Singapore is a very inviting country with low crime rates, good schools, great healthcare and tasty food. The country in whole is a fun happy place to live. With beautiful cities full of greenery and such high standards for safety, it is really tempting to pack up and move to Singapore as most people do each year.
Yet that all comes at a price as living in Singapore can prove to be very expensive, finding a home close to the city can be very costly as it is in such high demand. Luckily the country has an amazing transport system which works very well, getting to and from different parts, is quick and easy with plenty of train lines to travel by. But not all forms of travel are excellent; owning a car in Singapore is extremely expensive, for example maintaining your car’s transmission can end up costing you double to what you would usually pay in the United States.
To keep your car maintained you will have to go through some heftily priced taxes, things such as ERP, road tax, parking fees and then expensive petrol along with servicing can take up a big portion of your monthly payments. Almost making owning a car too expensive to be worth it. It all comes down and depends on what car you want, and how often you use it, but everything you will be paying, all together in general can come to $1000 and in worse cases could possibly be a lot higher around the $3000 mark. It all depends on what car you drive, and how often you use it, buying a car in Singapore should be properly planned and thought out before taking that step simply for how much it will cost you a month.
Once past the high price of maintaining your car in Singapore, you can rest assured that your car is safe, due to the very low crime rates that Singapore has, with such strict rules and penalties crime is at an all-time low. That does not mean you can go about your day leaving your car doors unlocked, but you can rest assured whilst leaving your car out on the streets that the chances of it being stolen or vandalized are extremely slim with how little crime there is in Singapore.
As for driving in Singapore the traffic flow is smooth with little to no trouble traveling through the city, besides the occasional road works, or traffic accidents that will always cause traffic jams in any country. Everything works out well with a vast amount of people preferring the public transport due to high car costs, the roads run fluently with little to no problems; you will almost always arrive to your destination on time from traveling by car.
Owning a car in Singapore has good and bad points, the bad points clearly being the high cost of maintaining your car. Yet, if you can afford that cost then it is definitely worth it as the country is such a safe and secure place to drive you will feel relieved not having to chase after buses or trains on the way to work.