As an oil-driven economy, Brunei is home to quite a number of expatriates and the bulk of them work for the petroleum giant, Shell. For expatriates in Brunei, hotels, service apartments, private houses and apartments are available. Depending on the location and accommodation type, monthly rent rates for a house is B$900-B$4,500 and an apartment is B$600-B$2,000.
Hotel rates range from B$40-B$360 per night depending on the standard of the accommodation and facilities available. There are more than sixteen hotels and service apartments providing accommodation in Bandar Seri Begawan.
The expatriate community are generally in Bandar Seri Begawan, Kuala Belait and Seria.