Life in Singapore:
Singapore is safe, clean, and green - proud of its reputation as a Garden City. Singapore is an intriguing blend of Western modernity and Asian culture. For first-timers, it's an excellent way to get introduced to living in Asia. Within a total area of roughly 700 square kilometers, you'll find gleaming skyscrapers, Chinese shophouses, Malay mosques, Hindu temples, and endless chains of airconditioned shopping malls. 

Mercer's cost of living survey last year (2008) showed Singapore moved up one rank to become the 13th most expensive city in the world, for expatriates. Within Asia, Singapore is ranked 5th, after Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, and Osaka.

Rent is likely to be your biggest expense, along with schooling (if you have kids in international schools) and a car if you choose to buy one. Singapore has an excellent public transport system, which makes it easy to get around without a car