Welcome to Singapore. You may notice there are some discrepancies between what you’ve heard, and this actual country (e.g. no riot police beating up bubblegum chewers, and the dominant presence of Boring Rich Asians). To avoid further confusion, we’re here to provide clarity on an important topic: how much it costs to stay near the top international schools.

1. Australian International School, Singapore

1 Lorong Chuan (Singapore 556818)

This neighbourhood (Serangoon Garden) is one of the oldest in Singapore, and was originally intended to house British military officers. Today, it’s well known for being a dining hub, with the nearby Chomp Chomp food centre. The Lorong Chuan MRT station provides convenient access to the rail network.

Average Rental (Condo): $2.91 per square foot, averaging $2,717 per month

Average Price (Condo): $1,510 per square foot, averaging $1.02 million

Average Rental (Landed): $2.35 per square foot, averaging $5,773 per month

Average Price (Landed): $1,246 per square foot, averaging $3.39 million

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Serangoon Garden Circus is an F&B paradise, from pubs fancy dining to local fare

2. Avondale Grammar School (AGS)

304 & 318 Phoenix Park, Tanglin Road (Singapore 247979)

Tanglin is one of the most desired upmarket locations in Singapore. It’s less than a 10 minute drive to Holland Village or Orchard Road, giving you access to Singapore’s best retail and F&B outlets. Tanglin is sometimes preferred over living along Orchard Road itself; many inhabitants will tell you it has fewer noise issues, while retaining access to the same amenities.

Average Rental (Condo): $3.55 per square foot, averaging $5,075 per month

Average Price (Condo): $1,948 per square foot, averaging $3.22 million

Average Rental (Landed): $3.02 per square foot, averaging $13,139 per month

Average Price (Landed): $1,758 per square foot, averaging $12 million

3. Canadian International School, Singapore

There are two campuses for this school:

Lakeside Campus, 7 Jurong West Street 41 (Singapore 649414)

Tanjong Katong Campus, 371 Tanjong Katong Road (Singapore 437128)

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Katong is a favourite haunt among east-enders, with its laid-back vibe

The Jurong campus is located in the western half of the island, whilst the Tanjong Katong  campus is in the eastern half.

The Jurong area was primarily noted for being industrial with few developments, but this has changed rapidly in the past few years. Jurong is now slated to become a major business hub, and the area has seen a notable surge in amenities. The Jurong area, as a whole, is an early beneficiary of Singapore attempts to decentralise its Central Business District.

The Tanjong Katong area is a heritage district, often associated with the local Peranakan people. It was was one of the wealthiest areas in Singapore between the 1800’s to 1900’s, and was formerly seafront land (the coast is now further away due to land reclamation). It’s regarded as a foodie haven today, and is well built up with a wide a range of amenities.

Jurong West

Average Rental (Condo): $3.14 per square foot, averaging $2,913 per month

Average Price (Condo): $1,054 per square foot, averaging $1.22 million

Average Rental (Landed): $1.82 per square foot, averaging $4,452 per month

Average Price (Landed): $755 per square foot, averaging $1.74 million

Tanjong Katong

Average Rental (Condo): $3.14 per square foot, averaging $2,761 per month

Average Price (Condo): $1,317 per square foot, averaging $1.41 million

There are few landed property up for rent in this area. The last recorded transaction (probably the only one for 2019) was at $2 per square foot, at $2,900 per month.

Average Price (Landed): $1,684 per square foot, averaging $3.15 million

4. Chatsworth International School, Singapore

A signboard showing "Orchard Road".
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Orchard is the heart of Singapore’s retail scene, and is home to the most posh brands

There are two campuses for this school:

Bukit Timah Campus, 72 Bukit Tinggi Road (Singapore 2897)

Orchard Campus, 37 Emerald Hill Road (Singapore 229313). Note that the Orchard Campus is for Kindergarten to Year 6 (Grade 5) only.

The Orchard campus, at Emerald Hill, is actually just off the main Orchard Road shopping belt (this will spare the students from the noise off the main road). This area needs no introduction; the Orchard area, as you would imagine, provides the top retail and entertainment amenities in Singapore.

The Bukit Timah area is also an affluent neighbourhood, consisting of mainly private and luxury developments. It’s known for its scenic views and greenery, and provides some relief from Singapore’s intensely urban environment.

Orchard

Average Rental (Condo): $5.37 per square foot, averaging $6,512 per month

Average Price (Condo): $3,561 per square foot, averaging $8.14 million

Average Rental (Landed): $3,33 per square foot, averaging $9,600 per month

There is no recent enough record of a landed property sale in this area.

Bukit Timah

Average Rental (Condo): $3.20 per square foot, averaging $4,013 per month

Average Price (Condo): $1,751 per square foot, averaging $1.89 million

Average Rental (Landed): $2.55 per square foot, averaging $7,932 per month

Average Price (Landed): $1,403 per square foot, averaging $7.22 million

5. United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA)

Report card that says A+
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Dover is home to a large number of educational institutes, so demand is always high from families

There are two campuses for this school:

Dover Campus, 1207 Dover Road (Singapore 139654)

East Campus, 1 Tampines Street 73 (Singapore 528704)

The Dover campus is toward the western half of Singapore, while the East Campus is where the name states.

The Dover campus is close to National University of Singapore (NUS), and it’s located in the neighbourhood known as Queenstown. The area is home to a disproportionately large number of educational institutes, from Secondary schools like the Anglo-Chinese School, to the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and the Singapore Polytechnic. The Ministry of Education (MoE) is also in this area. Dover sees high demand from many families, who want their children to be close to a school of choice.

The East Campus in Tampines is in a more distinctly residential area. It’s just a few minutes by car to Tampines hub, which has a cluster of three major malls; the neighbourhood is also home to IKEA, Giant, and a Courts mega store. Tampines forms something of an enclave, where residents have all their needs without having to travel out too much.

Dover

Average Rental (Condo): $3.26 per square foot, averaging $3,490 per month

Average Price (Condo): $1,128 per square foot, averaging $1.29 million

For landed properties, please check out surrounding areas like Holland Grove (none in the immediate vicinity)

Tampines

Average Rental (Condo): $2.52 per square foot, averaging $2,587 per month

Average Price (Condo): $1,269 per square foot, averaging $1.03 million

Average Rental (Landed): $1.85 per square foot, averaging $3,836 per month

Average Price (Landed): $1,067 per square foot, averaging $2.77 million

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