Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and Singapore 

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Consumer Prices in Singapore are 17.0% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Singapore are 18.0% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Singapore are 19.4% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Singapore are 41.4% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Singapore are 27.5% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Singapore is 30.0% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA Edit Singapore Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $
(34.05 S$)
11.01 $
(15.00 S$)
     -55.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 $
(163.44 S$)
73.42 $
(100.00 S$)
     -38.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $
(16.34 S$)
7.34 $
(10.00 S$)
     -38.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $
(10.90 S$)
7.34 $
(10.00 S$)
     -8.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(10.90 S$)
7.71 $
(10.50 S$)
     -3.6 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.67 $
(7.73 S$)
4.71 $
(6.42 S$)
     -16.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.90 $
(3.95 S$)
1.50 $
(2.04 S$)
     -48.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.37 $
(3.23 S$)
1.12 $
(1.53 S$)
     -52.6 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit Singapore Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.15 $
(8.37 S$)
10.96 $
(14.93 S$)
     +78.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.43 $
(6.04 S$)
1.87 $
(2.54 S$)
     -57.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.12 $
(4.25 S$)
1.20 $
(1.63 S$)
     -61.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.51 $
(7.51 S$)
3.33 $
(4.54 S$)
     -39.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.93 $
(13.52 S$)
8.30 $
(11.31 S$)
     -16.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.89 $
(10.75 S$)
4.69 $
(6.39 S$)
     -40.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.40 $
(12.81 S$)
9.40 $
(12.81 S$)
     -0.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.09 $
(4.22 S$)
1.88 $
(2.56 S$)
     -39.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.48 $
(2.01 S$)
1.43 $
(1.95 S$)
     -3.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.64 $
(3.60 S$)
1.73 $
(2.36 S$)
     -34.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.45 $
(4.70 S$)
1.28 $
(1.75 S$)
     -62.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.97 $
(2.68 S$)
1.01 $
(1.37 S$)
     -48.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.64 $
(2.24 S$)
1.01 $
(1.38 S$)
     -38.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.02 $
(4.12 S$)
1.66 $
(2.26 S$)
     -45.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.44 $
(3.32 S$)
1.32 $
(1.79 S$)
     -46.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 $
(24.52 S$)
22.03 $
(30.00 S$)
     +22.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.37 $
(3.23 S$)
4.02 $
(5.47 S$)
     +69.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.10 $
(4.23 S$)
4.53 $
(6.17 S$)
     +45.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.25 $
(18.05 S$)
11.82 $
(16.10 S$)
     -10.8 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit Singapore Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(3.75 S$)
1.47 $
(2.00 S$)
     -46.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 96.50 $
(131.43 S$)
93.98 $
(128.00 S$)
     -2.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $
(5.45 S$)
3.19 $
(4.35 S$)
     -20.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(4.09 S$)
1.18 $
(1.61 S$)
     -60.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 39.00 $
(53.12 S$)
14.68 $
(20.00 S$)
     -62.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.10 $
(6.95 S$)
7.89 $
(10.75 S$)
     +54.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000.00 $
(43,583.81 S$)
132,159.17 $
(180,000.00 S$)
     +313.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,336.48 $
(37,232.12 S$)
116,280.34 $
(158,373.12 S$)
     +325.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit Singapore Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 254.53 $
(346.67 S$)
156.50 $
(213.15 S$)
     -38.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 50.68 $
(69.03 S$)
17.49 $
(23.82 S$)
     -65.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 67.91 $
(92.49 S$)
34.50 $
(46.99 S$)
     -49.2 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit Singapore Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 113.36 $
(154.40 S$)
100.41 $
(136.75 S$)
     -11.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.50 $
(36.09 S$)
12.90 $
(17.57 S$)
     -51.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 $
(23.15 S$)
11.01 $
(15.00 S$)
     -35.2 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit Singapore Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,844.44 $
(3,874.12 S$)
1,100.37 $
(1,498.70 S$)
     -61.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 31,333.33 $
(42,675.81 S$)
26,778.71 $
(36,472.44 S$)
     -14.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit Singapore Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 63.27 $
(86.18 S$)
67.40 $
(91.80 S$)
     +6.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50.82 $
(69.21 S$)
42.73 $
(58.20 S$)
     -15.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 109.32 $
(148.89 S$)
91.82 $
(125.05 S$)
     -16.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 138.84 $
(189.10 S$)
107.03 $
(145.77 S$)
     -22.9 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit Singapore Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,215.69 $
(4,379.75 S$)
2,767.35 $
(3,769.12 S$)
     -13.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,726.92 $
(3,714.05 S$)
1,957.29 $
(2,665.81 S$)
     -28.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,915.00 $
(8,056.19 S$)
5,278.61 $
(7,189.43 S$)
     -10.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 5,047.73 $
(6,874.97 S$)
3,644.43 $
(4,963.70 S$)
     -27.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit Singapore Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,199.54 $
(1,633.76 S$)
1,833.31 $
(2,496.96 S$)
     +52.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,086.49 $
(1,479.79 S$)
1,164.10 $
(1,585.50 S$)
     +7.1 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit Singapore Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,767.71 $
(10,579.57 S$)
4,457.45 $
(6,071.03 S$)
     -42.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.66 3.48      -47.7 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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