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Cost of Living Comparison Between Shanghai and Singapore 

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Consumer Prices in Singapore are 55.15% higher than in Shanghai
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Singapore are 61.09% higher than in Shanghai
Rent Prices in Singapore are 70.47% higher than in Shanghai
Restaurant Prices in Singapore are 51.89% higher than in Shanghai
Groceries Prices in Singapore are 22.79% higher than in Shanghai
Local Purchasing Power in Singapore is 46.76% higher than in Shanghai
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  ShanghaiSingaporeDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 ¥
(6.08 S$)
59.22 ¥
(12.00 S$)
     +97.40 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 200.00 ¥
(40.53 S$)
296.11 ¥
(60.00 S$)
     +48.05 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.00 ¥
(7.09 S$)
37.01 ¥
(7.50 S$)
     +5.75 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 15.00 ¥
(3.04 S$)
49.35 ¥
(10.00 S$)
     +229.01 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 25.00 ¥
(5.07 S$)
49.35 ¥
(10.00 S$)
     +97.40 %
Cappuccino (regular) 29.85 ¥
(6.05 S$)
25.07 ¥
(5.08 S$)
     -16.00 %
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.35 ¥
(0.88 S$)
8.19 ¥
(1.66 S$)
     +88.32 %
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.62 ¥
(0.53 S$)
5.96 ¥
(1.21 S$)
     +127.36 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 62.76 ¥
(12.72 S$)
59.89 ¥
(12.13 S$)
     -4.58 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 13.58 ¥
(2.75 S$)
9.63 ¥
(1.95 S$)
     -29.09 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.20 ¥
(0.65 S$)
5.81 ¥
(1.18 S$)
     +81.40 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 15.49 ¥
(3.14 S$)
12.84 ¥
(2.60 S$)
     -17.11 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 50.22 ¥
(10.18 S$)
48.27 ¥
(9.78 S$)
     -3.87 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 15.88 ¥
(3.22 S$)
18.20 ¥
(3.69 S$)
     +14.61 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 36.95 ¥
(7.49 S$)
40.58 ¥
(8.22 S$)
     +9.84 %
Apples (1 lb) 6.81 ¥
(1.38 S$)
9.46 ¥
(1.92 S$)
     +38.97 %
Banana (1 lb) 4.60 ¥
(0.93 S$)
5.40 ¥
(1.10 S$)
     +17.42 %
Oranges (1 lb) 7.03 ¥
(1.42 S$)
8.50 ¥
(1.72 S$)
     +20.85 %
Tomato (1 lb) 4.49 ¥
(0.91 S$)
5.47 ¥
(1.11 S$)
     +21.91 %
Potato (1 lb) 4.08 ¥
(0.83 S$)
5.40 ¥
(1.09 S$)
     +32.36 %
Onion (1 lb) 4.25 ¥
(0.86 S$)
4.82 ¥
(0.98 S$)
     +13.52 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.75 ¥
(0.96 S$)
9.10 ¥
(1.84 S$)
     +91.63 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.32 ¥
(0.88 S$)
8.00 ¥
(1.62 S$)
     +84.99 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 95.00 ¥
(19.25 S$)
123.38 ¥
(25.00 S$)
     +29.87 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.36 ¥
(1.29 S$)
21.86 ¥
(4.43 S$)
     +243.90 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 14.92 ¥
(3.02 S$)
24.27 ¥
(4.92 S$)
     +62.67 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 ¥
(4.05 S$)
66.62 ¥
(13.50 S$)
     +233.12 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 ¥
(0.81 S$)
8.88 ¥
(1.80 S$)
     +122.08 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 ¥
(40.53 S$)
468.84 ¥
(95.00 S$)
     +134.42 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 14.00 ¥
(2.84 S$)
17.27 ¥
(3.50 S$)
     +23.38 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.02 ¥
(0.82 S$)
4.37 ¥
(0.89 S$)
     +8.57 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 37.50 ¥
(7.60 S$)
85.87 ¥
(17.40 S$)
     +128.99 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 26.27 ¥
(5.32 S$)
42.14 ¥
(8.54 S$)
     +60.43 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 145,000.00 ¥
(29,381.24 S$)
587,032.82 ¥
(118,950.00 S$)
     +304.85 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 123,846.67 ¥
(25,094.95 S$)
513,577.17 ¥
(104,065.74 S$)
     +314.69 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 352.21 ¥
(71.37 S$)
709.50 ¥
(143.77 S$)
     +101.45 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.19 ¥
(0.04 S$)
0.67 ¥
(0.14 S$)
     +250.49 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 123.74 ¥
(25.07 S$)
221.47 ¥
(44.88 S$)
     +78.98 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 337.15 ¥
(68.32 S$)
662.67 ¥
(134.28 S$)
     +96.55 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 69.38 ¥
(14.06 S$)
57.70 ¥
(11.69 S$)
     -16.82 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 60.00 ¥
(12.16 S$)
59.22 ¥
(12.00 S$)
     -1.30 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,802.22 ¥
(770.44 S$)
4,844.00 ¥
(981.54 S$)
     +27.40 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 144,538.46 ¥
(29,287.71 S$)
128,200.63 ¥
(25,977.19 S$)
     -11.30 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 585.62 ¥
(118.66 S$)
459.96 ¥
(93.20 S$)
     -21.46 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 245.19 ¥
(49.68 S$)
246.79 ¥
(50.01 S$)
     +0.65 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 637.96 ¥
(129.27 S$)
591.62 ¥
(119.88 S$)
     -7.26 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 768.14 ¥
(155.65 S$)
599.51 ¥
(121.48 S$)
     -21.95 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 6,700.00 ¥
(1,357.62 S$)
13,301.55 ¥
(2,695.28 S$)
     +98.53 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,784.38 ¥
(766.82 S$)
8,698.15 ¥
(1,762.50 S$)
     +129.84 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 16,000.00 ¥
(3,242.07 S$)
22,985.57 ¥
(4,657.55 S$)
     +43.66 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 8,312.50 ¥
(1,684.36 S$)
14,366.69 ¥
(2,911.11 S$)
     +72.83 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 9,391.98 ¥
(1,903.09 S$)
10,551.23 ¥
(2,137.99 S$)
     +12.34 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,668.34 ¥
(945.94 S$)
5,411.61 ¥
(1,096.55 S$)
     +15.92 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 8,505.23 ¥
(1,723.41 S$)
20,107.59 ¥
(4,074.39 S$)
     +136.41 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.92 2.04      -58.47 %
Last update: July 2018July 2018
Contributors:211669
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Currency: CNY