Cost of Living Comparison Between Melbourne and Singapore 

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Consumer Prices in Singapore are 16.1% higher than in Melbourne (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Singapore are 35.8% higher than in Melbourne
Rent Prices in Singapore are 72.8% higher than in Melbourne
Restaurant Prices in Singapore are 16.3% lower than in Melbourne
Groceries Prices in Singapore are 8.3% higher than in Melbourne
Local Purchasing Power in Singapore is 15.0% lower than in Melbourne
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Restaurants
Melbourne Edit Singapore Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 A$
(21.84 S$)
17.17 A$
(15.00 S$)
     -31.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 A$
(104.81 S$)
103.04 A$
(90.00 S$)
     -14.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 A$
(13.10 S$)
11.45 A$
(10.00 S$)
     -23.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 12.00 A$
(10.48 S$)
11.45 A$
(10.00 S$)
     -4.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 A$
(8.73 S$)
12.02 A$
(10.50 S$)
     +20.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.17 A$
(4.52 S$)
7.35 A$
(6.42 S$)
     +42.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.96 A$
(3.46 S$)
2.33 A$
(2.04 S$)
     -41.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.60 A$
(3.15 S$)
1.75 A$
(1.53 S$)
     -51.3 %
Markets
Melbourne Edit Singapore Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.22 A$
(7.18 S$)
16.99 A$
(14.84 S$)
     +106.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.61 A$
(3.16 S$)
2.90 A$
(2.53 S$)
     -19.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.53 A$
(1.34 S$)
1.87 A$
(1.63 S$)
     +21.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.77 A$
(5.04 S$)
5.19 A$
(4.54 S$)
     -10.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.74 A$
(5.88 S$)
12.95 A$
(11.31 S$)
     +92.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.95 A$
(5.19 S$)
7.31 A$
(6.39 S$)
     +23.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.64 A$
(7.55 S$)
14.66 A$
(12.81 S$)
     +69.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.08 A$
(1.81 S$)
2.93 A$
(2.56 S$)
     +41.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.74 A$
(1.52 S$)
2.23 A$
(1.95 S$)
     +28.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.80 A$
(1.57 S$)
2.70 A$
(2.36 S$)
     +50.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.45 A$
(2.14 S$)
2.00 A$
(1.75 S$)
     -18.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.52 A$
(1.33 S$)
1.57 A$
(1.37 S$)
     +3.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.48 A$
(1.29 S$)
1.57 A$
(1.38 S$)
     +6.3 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.24 A$
(2.83 S$)
2.59 A$
(2.26 S$)
     -20.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.03 A$
(1.78 S$)
2.05 A$
(1.79 S$)
     +0.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.50 A$
(15.28 S$)
34.35 A$
(30.00 S$)
     +96.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 7.36 A$
(6.43 S$)
6.25 A$
(5.45 S$)
     -15.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.67 A$
(7.57 S$)
7.06 A$
(6.17 S$)
     -18.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 45.00 A$
(39.30 S$)
18.43 A$
(16.10 S$)
     -59.0 %
Transportation
Melbourne Edit Singapore Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.30 A$
(4.63 S$)
2.29 A$
(2.00 S$)
     -56.8 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 194.00 A$
(169.44 S$)
146.55 A$
(128.00 S$)
     -24.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.50 A$
(5.68 S$)
4.98 A$
(4.35 S$)
     -23.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 A$
(4.22 S$)
1.84 A$
(1.61 S$)
     -61.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 65.00 A$
(56.77 S$)
22.90 A$
(20.00 S$)
     -64.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.32 A$
(6.40 S$)
12.33 A$
(10.77 S$)
     +68.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 40,608.50 A$
(35,467.73 S$)
206,089.58 A$
(180,000.00 S$)
     +407.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,706.35 A$
(28,565.94 S$)
181,328.06 A$
(158,373.12 S$)
     +454.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Melbourne Edit Singapore Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 291.09 A$
(254.24 S$)
242.91 A$
(212.16 S$)
     -16.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 43.09 A$
(37.63 S$)
27.11 A$
(23.68 S$)
     -37.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 81.18 A$
(70.91 S$)
53.88 A$
(47.06 S$)
     -33.6 %
Sports And Leisure
Melbourne Edit Singapore Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 89.93 A$
(78.55 S$)
155.57 A$
(135.88 S$)
     +73.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.96 A$
(22.67 S$)
20.11 A$
(17.57 S$)
     -22.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 22.00 A$
(19.21 S$)
17.17 A$
(15.00 S$)
     -21.9 %
Childcare
Melbourne Edit Singapore Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,460.05 A$
(2,148.62 S$)
1,715.93 A$
(1,498.70 S$)
     -30.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 29,600.00 A$
(25,852.83 S$)
41,914.17 A$
(36,608.12 S$)
     +41.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Melbourne Edit Singapore Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 132.83 A$
(116.01 S$)
105.11 A$
(91.80 S$)
     -20.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 88.25 A$
(77.08 S$)
66.64 A$
(58.20 S$)
     -24.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 167.00 A$
(145.86 S$)
143.18 A$
(125.05 S$)
     -14.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 195.63 A$
(170.86 S$)
166.90 A$
(145.77 S$)
     -14.7 %
Rent Per Month
Melbourne Edit Singapore Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,532.09 A$
(2,211.55 S$)
4,315.42 A$
(3,769.12 S$)
     +70.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,015.88 A$
(1,760.68 S$)
3,052.20 A$
(2,665.81 S$)
     +51.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,801.75 A$
(4,193.88 S$)
8,250.86 A$
(7,206.35 S$)
     +71.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,001.38 A$
(2,621.43 S$)
5,719.62 A$
(4,995.55 S$)
     +90.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
Melbourne Edit Singapore Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,231.70 A$
(1,075.78 S$)
2,858.87 A$
(2,496.96 S$)
     +132.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,049.60 A$
(916.73 S$)
1,815.31 A$
(1,585.50 S$)
     +73.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Melbourne Edit Singapore Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,005.77 A$
(5,245.48 S$)
6,935.63 A$
(6,057.63 S$)
     +15.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.59 3.48      -47.2 %
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