Cost of Living Comparison Between Singapore and Johor Bahru 

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Consumer Prices in Johor Bahru are 65.2% lower than in Singapore (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Johor Bahru are 76.2% lower than in Singapore
Rent Prices in Johor Bahru are 90.2% lower than in Singapore
Restaurant Prices in Johor Bahru are 68.0% lower than in Singapore
Groceries Prices in Johor Bahru are 55.8% lower than in Singapore
Local Purchasing Power in Johor Bahru is 23.7% lower than in Singapore
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Restaurants
Singapore Edit Johor Bahru Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 S$
(52.70 RM)
3.42 S$
(12.00 RM)
     -77.2 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 S$
(351.31 RM)
22.77 S$
(80.00 RM)
     -77.2 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 S$
(35.13 RM)
4.70 S$
(16.50 RM)
     -53.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 S$
(35.13 RM)
4.27 S$
(15.00 RM)
     -57.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.50 S$
(36.89 RM)
7.12 S$
(25.00 RM)
     -32.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 6.42 S$
(22.55 RM)
3.38 S$
(11.87 RM)
     -47.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.04 S$
(7.16 RM)
0.87 S$
(3.05 RM)
     -57.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.52 S$
(5.35 RM)
0.54 S$
(1.91 RM)
     -64.2 %
Markets
Singapore Edit Johor Bahru Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 14.93 S$
(52.45 RM)
8.59 S$
(30.18 RM)
     -42.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.54 S$
(8.94 RM)
0.92 S$
(3.23 RM)
     -63.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.63 S$
(5.73 RM)
0.93 S$
(3.28 RM)
     -42.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.54 S$
(15.94 RM)
2.30 S$
(8.09 RM)
     -49.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 11.31 S$
(39.72 RM)
6.99 S$
(24.57 RM)
     -38.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.39 S$
(22.44 RM)
1.72 S$
(6.04 RM)
     -73.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 12.81 S$
(45.00 RM)
3.55 S$
(12.48 RM)
     -72.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.56 S$
(8.99 RM)
1.48 S$
(5.22 RM)
     -42.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.95 S$
(6.85 RM)
0.74 S$
(2.60 RM)
     -62.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.36 S$
(8.29 RM)
1.38 S$
(4.84 RM)
     -41.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.75 S$
(6.13 RM)
0.68 S$
(2.37 RM)
     -61.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.37 S$
(4.83 RM)
0.64 S$
(2.24 RM)
     -53.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.38 S$
(4.83 RM)
0.74 S$
(2.62 RM)
     -45.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.26 S$
(7.95 RM)
1.10 S$
(3.88 RM)
     -51.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.79 S$
(6.29 RM)
0.74 S$
(2.58 RM)
     -58.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 30.00 S$
(105.39 RM)
17.08 S$
(60.00 RM)
     -43.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.47 S$
(19.21 RM)
3.38 S$
(11.88 RM)
     -38.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.17 S$
(21.67 RM)
3.56 S$
(12.50 RM)
     -42.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.10 S$
(56.56 RM)
5.11 S$
(17.95 RM)
     -68.3 %
Transportation
Singapore Edit Johor Bahru Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 S$
(7.03 RM)
0.85 S$
(3.00 RM)
     -57.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 128.00 S$
(449.67 RM)
14.23 S$
(50.00 RM)
     -88.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.35 S$
(15.28 RM)
1.00 S$
(3.50 RM)
     -77.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.61 S$
(5.65 RM)
2.06 S$
(7.24 RM)
     +28.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 S$
(70.26 RM)
4.70 S$
(16.50 RM)
     -76.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 10.75 S$
(37.75 RM)
2.21 S$
(7.76 RM)
     -79.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 180,000.00 S$
(632,351.12 RM)
41,811.96 S$
(146,888.00 RM)
     -76.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 158,373.12 S$
(556,374.55 RM)
33,873.59 S$
(119,000.00 RM)
     -78.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Singapore Edit Johor Bahru Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 213.15 S$
(748.80 RM)
56.80 S$
(199.53 RM)
     -73.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 23.82 S$
(83.67 RM)
10.85 S$
(38.12 RM)
     -54.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.99 S$
(165.09 RM)
30.21 S$
(106.12 RM)
     -35.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Singapore Edit Johor Bahru Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 137.19 S$
(481.97 RM)
34.30 S$
(120.50 RM)
     -75.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.57 S$
(61.71 RM)
7.12 S$
(25.00 RM)
     -59.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 S$
(52.70 RM)
4.27 S$
(15.00 RM)
     -71.5 %
Childcare
Singapore Edit Johor Bahru Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,498.70 S$
(5,265.03 RM)
226.54 S$
(795.83 RM)
     -84.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 36,472.44 S$
(128,129.93 RM)
8,570.87 S$
(30,110.00 RM)
     -76.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Singapore Edit Johor Bahru Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 91.80 S$
(322.50 RM)
58.96 S$
(207.14 RM)
     -35.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 58.20 S$
(204.47 RM)
32.73 S$
(115.00 RM)
     -43.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 125.05 S$
(439.32 RM)
67.10 S$
(235.71 RM)
     -46.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 145.77 S$
(512.10 RM)
60.49 S$
(212.50 RM)
     -58.5 %
Rent Per Month
Singapore Edit Johor Bahru Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,769.12 S$
(13,241.14 RM)
398.51 S$
(1,400.00 RM)
     -89.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,665.81 S$
(9,365.17 RM)
327.35 S$
(1,150.00 RM)
     -87.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,189.53 S$
(25,257.26 RM)
583.54 S$
(2,050.00 RM)
     -91.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,963.74 S$
(17,437.92 RM)
517.12 S$
(1,816.67 RM)
     -89.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
Singapore Edit Johor Bahru Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,496.96 S$
(8,771.96 RM)
176.09 S$
(618.63 RM)
     -92.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,585.50 S$
(5,569.96 RM)
91.83 S$
(322.61 RM)
     -94.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Singapore Edit Johor Bahru Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,071.03 S$
(21,327.89 RM)
1,103.20 S$
(3,875.60 RM)
     -81.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.48 3.89      +11.6 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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