Cost of Living Comparison Between Singapore and Dubai 

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Cost of Living in Dubai is 22.1% lower than in Singapore (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Dubai is 22.5% lower than in Singapore
Rent Prices in Dubai are 22.9% lower than in Singapore
Restaurant Prices in Dubai are 20.0% higher than in Singapore
Groceries Prices in Dubai are 38.8% lower than in Singapore
Local Purchasing Power in Dubai is 10.6% higher than in Singapore
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Restaurants
Singapore Edit Dubai Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 S$
(40.65 AED)
14.76 S$
(40.00 AED)
     -1.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 92.50 S$
(250.70 AED)
110.69 S$
(300.00 AED)
     +19.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 S$
(27.10 AED)
12.91 S$
(35.00 AED)
     +29.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 S$
(27.10 AED)
16.60 S$
(45.00 AED)
     +66.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 S$
(27.10 AED)
16.60 S$
(45.00 AED)
     +66.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 6.35 S$
(17.20 AED)
8.20 S$
(22.21 AED)
     +29.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.99 S$
(5.40 AED)
1.79 S$
(4.84 AED)
     -10.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.52 S$
(4.13 AED)
1.21 S$
(3.28 AED)
     -20.5 %
Markets
Singapore Edit Dubai Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 14.08 S$
(38.17 AED)
10.31 S$
(27.94 AED)
     -26.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.58 S$
(6.98 AED)
1.99 S$
(5.40 AED)
     -22.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.62 S$
(4.38 AED)
1.44 S$
(3.91 AED)
     -10.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.45 S$
(12.06 AED)
4.49 S$
(12.16 AED)
     +0.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 10.85 S$
(29.41 AED)
5.91 S$
(16.02 AED)
     -45.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.31 S$
(17.09 AED)
4.69 S$
(12.71 AED)
     -25.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 11.87 S$
(32.17 AED)
5.76 S$
(15.60 AED)
     -51.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.53 S$
(6.86 AED)
1.46 S$
(3.94 AED)
     -42.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.93 S$
(5.23 AED)
1.22 S$
(3.30 AED)
     -36.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.40 S$
(6.51 AED)
1.11 S$
(3.00 AED)
     -53.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.71 S$
(4.63 AED)
1.02 S$
(2.75 AED)
     -40.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.45 S$
(3.93 AED)
0.64 S$
(1.74 AED)
     -55.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.41 S$
(3.82 AED)
0.80 S$
(2.18 AED)
     -43.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.33 S$
(6.32 AED)
2.32 S$
(6.28 AED)
     -0.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.82 S$
(4.94 AED)
0.84 S$
(2.28 AED)
     -53.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 31.00 S$
(84.02 AED)
18.45 S$
(50.00 AED)
     -40.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.44 S$
(14.75 AED)
4.25 S$
(11.52 AED)
     -21.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.01 S$
(16.28 AED)
6.84 S$
(18.54 AED)
     +13.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.00 S$
(43.36 AED)
8.49 S$
(23.00 AED)
     -47.0 %
Transportation
Singapore Edit Dubai Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 S$
(5.42 AED)
2.40 S$
(6.50 AED)
     +19.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 128.00 S$
(346.92 AED)
110.69 S$
(300.00 AED)
     -13.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 S$
(12.20 AED)
4.43 S$
(12.00 AED)
     -1.6 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.61 S$
(4.36 AED)
1.78 S$
(4.83 AED)
     +10.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 S$
(54.21 AED)
11.07 S$
(30.00 AED)
     -44.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 10.78 S$
(29.20 AED)
4.29 S$
(11.62 AED)
     -60.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 180,000.00 S$
(487,854.19 AED)
46,673.78 S$
(126,500.00 AED)
     -74.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 157,373.12 S$
(426,528.53 AED)
30,771.56 S$
(83,400.20 AED)
     -80.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Singapore Edit Dubai Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 207.50 S$
(562.38 AED)
266.44 S$
(722.14 AED)
     +28.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 22.04 S$
(59.74 AED)
78.63 S$
(213.11 AED)
     +256.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 47.59 S$
(128.97 AED)
131.89 S$
(357.47 AED)
     +177.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Singapore Edit Dubai Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 139.11 S$
(377.02 AED)
123.90 S$
(335.79 AED)
     -10.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.78 S$
(42.78 AED)
65.49 S$
(177.50 AED)
     +314.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 S$
(40.65 AED)
18.45 S$
(50.00 AED)
     +23.0 %
Childcare
Singapore Edit Dubai Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,459.88 S$
(3,956.71 AED)
1,038.86 S$
(2,815.62 AED)
     -28.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 37,185.04 S$
(100,782.65 AED)
19,604.73 S$
(53,134.71 AED)
     -47.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Singapore Edit Dubai Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 90.00 S$
(243.93 AED)
79.78 S$
(216.23 AED)
     -11.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 56.11 S$
(152.07 AED)
74.02 S$
(200.62 AED)
     +31.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 125.45 S$
(340.00 AED)
133.38 S$
(361.51 AED)
     +6.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 132.27 S$
(358.49 AED)
128.89 S$
(349.34 AED)
     -2.6 %
Rent Per Month
Singapore Edit Dubai Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,536.11 S$
(9,583.91 AED)
3,021.03 S$
(8,187.91 AED)
     -14.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,717.80 S$
(7,366.07 AED)
1,844.81 S$
(5,000.00 AED)
     -32.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,138.70 S$
(19,348.04 AED)
5,518.70 S$
(14,957.35 AED)
     -22.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 5,101.45 S$
(13,826.47 AED)
3,867.31 S$
(10,481.58 AED)
     -24.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Singapore Edit Dubai Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,571.93 S$
(6,970.72 AED)
594.20 S$
(1,610.45 AED)
     -76.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,678.89 S$
(4,550.31 AED)
355.68 S$
(964.00 AED)
     -78.8 %
Salaries And Financing
Singapore Edit Dubai Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,083.58 S$
(16,488.34 AED)
5,216.74 S$
(14,138.92 AED)
     -14.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.55 4.94      +39.0 %
Last update: June 2024June 2024
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