With an average per capita income of about 50 thousand euros, it is one of the richest countries in the world. For these and other reasons, many foreigners have chosen to live and work in Singapore.
Living and working in Singapore: what you
should know if you dream of moving to the
rich Asian city
Singapore, the garden city of the Malaysian peninsula, is the fourth largest financial center in the world,
plays an important role in international trade and its port is among the top five for activities and traffic
on a global scale. With an average per capita income of about 50 thousand euros, it is one of the richest
countries in the world. For these and other reasons, many foreigners have chosen to live and work in
Leaving the black list of tax havens, Singapore remains among the countries with preferential taxation
because it combines a low level of ordinary rates with a set of benefits and deductions. The city has a
practically non-existent crime rate and can count on a capillary system of public security.
Climate and culture challenge
Although Singapore looks like a happy island, there are some aspects that should not be overlooked
before deciding to move. The first is the climate. Living and working in Singapore means first of all
suffering the heat, always, every day of the year. The city does not have excessive temperatures, they
are always around 30 degrees, but it has a fixed humidity rate of 80% which sometimes makes a walk in
the open air simply a nightmare.
Another factor to keep in mind is the cultural one. Living in Asia means confronting yourself every day
with a mentality so far from ours that in many cases it turns into total incommunicability.
The greatest differences emerge especially when it comes to the education of children. To give an
example: Singaporeans think that we must begin to learn everything immediately. Private lessons in
every area begin at the age of two and then... fear the sun. They walk with an umbrella to protect
themselves from the sun and rarely from the rain, they buy every part of their body preserving an
immaculate skin, they go to the pool only after five in the afternoon.
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