Cost of Giving Birth in Singapore for Foreigners: Updated for 2019 / 2020

The cost of giving birth in Singapore can cost between SGD$4,000 and SGD$12,000. For a C-section, you might expect to pay SGD$17,000.

There are public and private hospitals in Singapore. Costs of giving birth are generally higher in private hospitals and the subsidies offered in public hospitals are only granted to Singaporean Citizens and Permanent Residents. This means that if you are a foreigner (Employment Pass Holder), you will be required to pay the full price out of your own pocket.


How Much Does it Cost to Give Birth in Singapore?


The Singapore Ministry of Health regularly publishes average cost of giving birth of hospitals in the city. From these figures, we can get an indication into how much it costs to give birth in Singapore.

When you are doing your research, please take note that you are comparing 'apple to 'apple' , in order to avoid confusion. Obviously, the cost of 2 days' stay for normal vaginal delivery will be different from a 2 days' stay for a delivery by Caesarean section even within the same hospital.


The information below refers to typical costs in private hospitals and for a standard private room (1-bed). The figures quoted are based on actual bill size data submitted by the hospitals. The bill sizes for public hospitals are complete and include all charges including doctors' professional fees.

The data for private hospitals, however, may not be complete as not all doctors' professional fees may be fully accounted. 

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Normal Vaginal Delivery
Public Hospital (1 Bedded)
Bill Size Low ($)*
Bill Size High ($)**
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
4,336
5,731
National University Hospital
4,071
5,368
Singapore General Hospital
3,740
5,589
Private Hospital  (1 Bedded)
Bill Size Low ($)*
Bill Size High ($)**
Gleneagles Hospital
8,558
11,267
Mount Alvernia Hospital
6,822
9,088
Mount Elizabeth Hospital
8,223
10,438
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
7,987
10,137
Parkway East Hospital
6,104
7,713
Raffles Hospital
7,397
9,593
Thomson Medical Centre
6,048
8,004
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Caesarean section; no serious complications
Public Hospital (1 Bedded)
Bill Size Low ($)*
Bill Size High ($)**
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
7,491
9,894
National University Hospital
6,653
8,261
Singapore General Hospital
7,462
9,393
Private Hospital (1 Bedded)
Bill Size Low ($)*
Bill Size High ($)**
Gleneagles Hospital
13,063
17,125
Mount Alvernia Hospital
10,113
12,426
Mount Elizabeth Hospital
12,189
16,314
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
12,424
15,750
Parkway East Hospital
10,689
12,706
Raffles Hospital
11,841
16,248
Thomson Medical Centre
9,024
11,883

* 1 in 4 or patients paid less than this amount.
** 1 in 4 patients paid more than this amount.
Source: Ministry Of Health (MOH) Website - Last Updated by MOH, 23 Oct 2017
Last Accessed 16 August 2018

Please take note that the information above refers to cost of giving birth without major complications. However, bills for a complicated pregnancy or pre-mature birth can reach upwards of $20,000 to $150,000. 


List of Public and Private Hospitals in Singapore

1. KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital - Public Hospital

KKH delivery suite

KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (830-bed hospital) is a referral centre providing tertiary services to handle high-risk conditions in women and children, with more than 500 specialists. KKH is the only public hospital in Singapore that specialises in caring for women and children. 

Address: 100 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 229899
Tel: (+65) 6225 5554

Related: KKH Gynae Recommendation



2. National University Hospital - Public Hospital



In 2004, the NUH became the first Singapore hospital to receive the Joint Commission
International (JCI) accreditation, an international stamp for excellent clinical practices in patient care and safety.

At the NUH Women's Centre, we are committed to the delivery of excellent, safe and personalised care. As the medical teaching facility of the National University of Singapore, the specialist consultants in our department are devoted to ensuring high standards of patient care as well as achieving teaching and medical research excellence. Many doctors in Singapore, including the Obstetrics and Gynaecology specialists, are graduates of the National University of Singapore.

The discipline of Maternal Fetal Medicine is also known as High Risk Obstetrics. The staff in this division provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for women and their unborn babies who have complications identified prior to or during pregnancy. Women without problem pregnancies are also welcome and are equally supported by our qualified ambulatory and inpatient staff. We have a comprehensive range of obstetrical services and prenatal fetal care facilities - under one roof. Like most of our patients, it is likely that you will experience a normal, healthy pregnancy and birth. However, rest assured that should the need arise, major medical disciplines including advanced ICU care, neonatal care, cardiology, cardio-thoracic surgery and pediatric surgery are available in the hospital and are only a phone call away. This is the safety net for every patient of which we are very proud of.


Address: 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore, 119074Tel: (+65) 6772 2255 / 6772 2277


3. Singapore General Hospital - Public Hospital


Established in 1986, the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at SGH is a comprehensive clinical department that provides investigative, treatment and emergency services for a whole range of obstetric and gynaecological conditions. Set within a general hospital setting and always in close collaboration with the specialty centres, our patient-centric model of care delivery has made us a referral centre for tertiary care of complex gynaecological conditions and high risk obstetrics cases.

What's new or special?
  • Nutritious confinement menu created with advice from hospital dietitians.
  • Certified in house lactation consultants to provide counselling and support for breastfeeding.
  • Same site birth certificates registration of newborns at SGH.
  • Newly-renovated delivery suites featuring a wall encased with dry flowers.
  • An upgraded Cardiac & Monitoring system which ensures comprehensive obstetric care and record.
Address: Outram Road, Singapore 169608
Tel: (+65) 6222 3322



4. Gleneagles Singapore - Private Hospital

Located next to Singapore Botanic Gardens and close to the heart of the local shopping district, Gleneagles Hospital provides a wide range of specialist, diagnostic and imaging services. This 258-bed hospital houses an extensive range of medical and surgical specialties including oncology, cardiology, liver transplant, gastroenterology, orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine, and obstetrics and gynaecology. Since 2006, Gleneagles Hospital has been accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), an internationally recognised standard for patient and staff safety, thus reflecting the organisation’s commitment towards quality healthcare.

Address: 6A Napier Road, Singapore, 258500


5. Mount Alvernia Hospital (Mount Alvernia Maternity Package) - Private Hospital
Mount Alvernia Maternity Package
Mount Alvernia, Singapore’s first private hospital, provides different types of maternity packages to make sure that you are well supported and taken care of in all stages of your pregnancy. Our packages are designed to provide mothers and mother-to-be like you the necessary care and comfort during this precious moment in you and family’s life.

We understand that families come in different sizes so our packages also enable you to choose the room type that suits your needs. With a family-friendly facility and an experienced medical team that helps deliver 5,000 babies yearly, rest assured that you’re on the right place to start and grow a family.


Address: 820 Thomson Road, Singapore 574623



6. Mount Elizabeth Hospital - Private Hospital


Mount Elizabeth has been serving the Asia-Pacific for over 30 years as a leading medical hub, earning the trust of patients from all over the region with its strategic pairing of exceptional medical talents with advanced technology.

Staffed by a large team of dedicated professionals and a diverse mix of highly skilled specialists, Mount Elizabeth Hospitals have received the renowned Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation of quality care.


Address: 3 Mount Elizabeth, Singapore 228510

Cost for two days' stay and normal vaginal delivery: 

7. Parkway East Hospital - Private Hospital

Parkway East Hospital serves the eastern coast of Singapore, with a facility of 106 beds. This private, general acute care boutique hospital has a comprehensive range of clinical specialties and subspecialties, including obstetrics and gynaecology, general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, ear, nose and throat (ENT), and ophthalmology. Various ancillary services such as rehabilitation therapy and imaging services are also available. Patients are taken care of by a team of professional doctors and nurses who are passionate about their roles. Parkway East Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), thus demonstrating the hospital's commitment towards excellence for its patients and staff.

Address: 321 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427990


8. Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital - Private Hospital

Mount Elizabeth has been serving the Asia-Pacific for over 30 years as a leading medical hub, earning the trust of patients from all over the region with its strategic pairing of exceptional medical talents with advanced technology.

To provide patients with greater access to our wide spectrum of services, we extended our presence in Singapore from one hospital in the city (Mount Elizabeth Hospital) to an additional location in the heart of Singapore (Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital). With our doctors operating across both locations, patients can access the benefits of Mount Elizabeth’s medical expertise from both world-class medical facilities within the heart of Singapore.

Address: 38 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329563


9. Thomson Medical Centre - Private Hospital

Incorporated in 1979, Thomson Medical is one of Singapore’s leading providers of healthcare services for women and children. It owns and operates Thomson Medical Centre, a fully integrated hospital that provides a comprehensive range of facilities and services with a focus on obstetrics and gynaecology (O&G) and paediatric services.

Address: 339 Thomson Road, Singapore 307677


10. Raffles Hospital - Private Hospital



Raffles Women’s Centre has one of the largest teams of staff Consultant Obstetricians & Gynaecologists in the private healthcare sector. Our centre offer state-of-the-art facilities and our counsellors, nurses, and midwives provide sensitive and expert maternity and non-maternity medical and surgical care for women of all ages.

Our main centre is located at Raffles Hospital.

Address: 585 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188770

Wrapping It Up

If you are looking for the cheapest or most affordable maternity package in Singapore, NUH Hospital Ward C would be your choice. If you would prefer a private hospital instead, Parkway East Hospital in a 4 bedded room would be the cost-effective choice.

If there are any useful information or useful links that we’ve missed, then please let us know in the comments and we’ll try to add them to the post!

If you are looking for recommended gynaecologists in Singapore, check out Best Recommended Female Gynae in Singapore.

If you are looking for private gynae clinics in Singapore, check out Private Gynae Clinic Singapore.

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