Cost of Living Comparison Between Singapore and New York, NY 

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 23.3% higher than in Singapore (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 29.9% higher than in Singapore
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 38.1% higher than in Singapore
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 86.2% higher than in Singapore
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 32.8% higher than in Singapore
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 3.9% higher than in Singapore
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Restaurants
Singapore Edit New York, NY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 S$
(11.16 $)
40.33 S$
(30.00 $)
     +168.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 S$
(74.38 $)
174.77 S$
(130.00 $)
     +74.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 S$
(7.44 $)
16.13 S$
(12.00 $)
     +61.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 S$
(7.44 $)
10.76 S$
(8.00 $)
     +7.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.00 S$
(8.93 $)
13.44 S$
(10.00 $)
     +12.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 6.43 S$
(4.78 $)
7.88 S$
(5.86 $)
     +22.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.09 S$
(1.55 $)
3.98 S$
(2.96 $)
     +90.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.60 S$
(1.19 $)
3.09 S$
(2.30 $)
     +93.5 %
Markets
Singapore Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 15.23 S$
(11.33 $)
7.20 S$
(5.35 $)
     -52.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.54 S$
(1.89 $)
5.71 S$
(4.25 $)
     +124.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.54 S$
(1.14 $)
4.37 S$
(3.25 $)
     +183.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.38 S$
(3.26 $)
7.57 S$
(5.63 $)
     +72.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 11.10 S$
(8.26 $)
10.03 S$
(7.46 $)
     -9.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.21 S$
(4.62 $)
9.88 S$
(7.35 $)
     +59.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 12.06 S$
(8.97 $)
11.96 S$
(8.90 $)
     -0.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.54 S$
(1.89 $)
4.24 S$
(3.15 $)
     +66.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.87 S$
(1.39 $)
1.23 S$
(0.91 $)
     -34.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.40 S$
(1.78 $)
3.59 S$
(2.67 $)
     +49.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.71 S$
(1.27 $)
3.78 S$
(2.82 $)
     +121.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.40 S$
(1.04 $)
2.49 S$
(1.85 $)
     +77.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.36 S$
(1.01 $)
2.36 S$
(1.75 $)
     +72.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.43 S$
(1.80 $)
3.87 S$
(2.88 $)
     +59.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.87 S$
(1.39 $)
3.29 S$
(2.45 $)
     +75.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 30.00 S$
(22.31 $)
26.89 S$
(20.00 $)
     -10.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.15 S$
(3.83 $)
3.22 S$
(2.39 $)
     -37.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.01 S$
(4.47 $)
5.15 S$
(3.83 $)
     -14.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.00 S$
(11.90 $)
22.85 S$
(17.00 $)
     +42.8 %
Transportation
Singapore Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 S$
(1.49 $)
3.90 S$
(2.90 $)
     +94.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 128.00 S$
(95.21 $)
177.46 S$
(132.00 $)
     +38.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.20 S$
(3.12 $)
6.72 S$
(5.00 $)
     +60.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.69 S$
(1.26 $)
4.37 S$
(3.25 $)
     +158.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 S$
(14.88 $)
40.33 S$
(30.00 $)
     +101.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 10.69 S$
(7.95 $)
5.27 S$
(3.92 $)
     -50.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 180,000.00 S$
(133,888.72 $)
37,643.20 S$
(28,000.00 $)
     -79.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 163,321.24 S$
(121,482.63 $)
34,802.05 S$
(25,886.68 $)
     -78.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Singapore Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 204.46 S$
(152.08 $)
226.46 S$
(168.45 $)
     +10.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 24.48 S$
(18.21 $)
85.37 S$
(63.50 $)
     +248.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.45 S$
(34.55 $)
95.45 S$
(71.00 $)
     +105.5 %
Sports And Leisure
Singapore Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 129.38 S$
(96.23 $)
153.75 S$
(114.37 $)
     +18.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.67 S$
(12.40 $)
88.51 S$
(65.83 $)
     +431.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 S$
(11.16 $)
26.89 S$
(20.00 $)
     +79.3 %
Childcare
Singapore Edit New York, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,631.28 S$
(1,213.39 $)
4,111.11 S$
(3,057.95 $)
     +152.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 36,493.70 S$
(27,144.97 $)
85,033.30 S$
(63,250.00 $)
     +133.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Singapore Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 90.13 S$
(67.04 $)
92.26 S$
(68.63 $)
     +2.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 57.37 S$
(42.67 $)
59.98 S$
(44.61 $)
     +4.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 125.68 S$
(93.48 $)
132.63 S$
(98.65 $)
     +5.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 148.89 S$
(110.75 $)
216.88 S$
(161.32 $)
     +45.7 %
Rent Per Month
Singapore Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,756.80 S$
(2,794.41 $)
5,473.50 S$
(4,071.33 $)
     +45.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,673.65 S$
(1,988.73 $)
3,611.66 S$
(2,686.44 $)
     +35.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,223.12 S$
(5,372.75 $)
10,935.78 S$
(8,134.32 $)
     +51.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 5,055.30 S$
(3,760.27 $)
5,802.83 S$
(4,316.30 $)
     +14.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Singapore Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,524.56 S$
(1,877.84 $)
1,986.87 S$
(1,477.89 $)
     -21.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,649.35 S$
(1,226.83 $)
1,565.78 S$
(1,164.67 $)
     -5.1 %
Salaries And Financing
Singapore Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,262.62 S$
(4,658.30 $)
8,445.41 S$
(6,281.92 $)
     +34.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.56 6.65      +86.8 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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