Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and Singapore 

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Consumer Prices in Singapore are 12.32% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Singapore are 29.38% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Singapore are 44.95% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Singapore are 34.80% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Singapore are 24.64% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Singapore is 30.10% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA Edit Singapore Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(26.74 S$)
10.47 $
(14.00 S$)
     -47.65 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $
(106.96 S$)
52.35 $
(70.00 S$)
     -34.56 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $
(13.37 S$)
5.98 $
(8.00 S$)
     -40.17 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.75 $
(10.36 S$)
7.48 $
(10.00 S$)
     -3.50 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(10.70 S$)
8.60 $
(11.50 S$)
     +7.51 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.69 $
(6.27 S$)
4.19 $
(5.61 S$)
     -10.51 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.43 $
(3.25 S$)
1.38 $
(1.84 S$)
     -43.40 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.97 $
(2.63 S$)
1.07 $
(1.44 S$)
     -45.42 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit Singapore Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.56 $
(6.10 S$)
8.92 $
(11.93 S$)
     +95.57 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.52 $
(4.71 S$)
1.55 $
(2.08 S$)
     -55.87 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.40 $
(3.20 S$)
0.91 $
(1.22 S$)
     -61.98 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.79 $
(5.07 S$)
2.39 $
(3.20 S$)
     -36.87 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.63 $
(8.86 S$)
8.52 $
(11.40 S$)
     +28.63 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.69 $
(8.95 S$)
3.33 $
(4.45 S$)
     -50.30 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.03 $
(9.41 S$)
7.33 $
(9.80 S$)
     +4.22 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.13 $
(4.18 S$)
1.60 $
(2.13 S$)
     -48.99 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.96 $
(1.28 S$)
1.02 $
(1.36 S$)
     +6.00 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.29 $
(3.07 S$)
1.48 $
(1.97 S$)
     -35.71 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.19 $
(4.26 S$)
0.98 $
(1.31 S$)
     -69.21 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.82 $
(2.43 S$)
0.85 $
(1.13 S$)
     -53.42 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.63 $
(2.18 S$)
0.87 $
(1.17 S$)
     -46.49 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.99 $
(2.66 S$)
1.65 $
(2.20 S$)
     -17.09 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.99 $
(2.67 S$)
1.20 $
(1.60 S$)
     -39.98 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(20.06 S$)
22.44 $
(30.00 S$)
     +49.58 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.84 $
(3.79 S$)
3.93 $
(5.26 S$)
     +38.71 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.07 $
(4.11 S$)
4.56 $
(6.09 S$)
     +48.33 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.34 $
(15.17 S$)
10.51 $
(14.05 S$)
     -7.38 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit Singapore Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 $
(4.01 S$)
1.46 $
(1.95 S$)
     -51.39 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 83.50 $
(111.64 S$)
89.75 $
(120.00 S$)
     +7.48 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(4.68 S$)
2.69 $
(3.60 S$)
     -23.07 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(4.01 S$)
0.84 $
(1.13 S$)
     -71.91 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $
(44.12 S$)
13.49 $
(18.03 S$)
     -59.13 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.68 $
(4.92 S$)
6.14 $
(8.21 S$)
     +66.92 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $
(33,426.50 S$)
90,497.06 $
(121,000.00 S$)
     +261.99 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,350.38 $
(28,546.73 S$)
79,758.67 $
(106,642.13 S$)
     +273.57 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit Singapore Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 167.07 $
(223.38 S$)
110.65 $
(147.95 S$)
     -33.77 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $
(0.19 S$)
0.15 $
(0.19 S$)
     +2.61 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.79 $
(86.63 S$)
33.88 $
(45.30 S$)
     -47.71 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit Singapore Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 83.36 $
(111.46 S$)
105.66 $
(141.27 S$)
     +26.75 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.86 $
(29.22 S$)
9.72 $
(13.00 S$)
     -55.53 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(20.06 S$)
9.72 $
(13.00 S$)
     -35.18 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit Singapore Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,418.75 $
(3,234.01 S$)
974.60 $
(1,303.10 S$)
     -59.71 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 34,088.17 $
(45,577.92 S$)
20,682.73 $
(27,654.05 S$)
     -39.33 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit Singapore Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 56.23 $
(75.18 S$)
62.41 $
(83.44 S$)
     +10.99 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.58 $
(56.93 S$)
40.46 $
(54.10 S$)
     -4.96 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 87.70 $
(117.26 S$)
90.56 $
(121.08 S$)
     +3.26 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 140.42 $
(187.75 S$)
97.31 $
(130.11 S$)
     -30.70 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit Singapore Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,157.05 $
(4,221.16 S$)
2,147.39 $
(2,871.19 S$)
     -31.98 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,543.59 $
(3,400.94 S$)
1,392.54 $
(1,861.90 S$)
     -45.25 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,459.29 $
(9,973.51 S$)
3,871.02 $
(5,175.78 S$)
     -48.10 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,605.56 $
(6,157.90 S$)
2,369.20 $
(3,167.76 S$)
     -48.56 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit Singapore Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,265.75 $
(1,692.38 S$)
1,685.98 $
(2,254.25 S$)
     +33.20 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 905.81 $
(1,211.12 S$)
888.49 $
(1,187.97 S$)
     -1.91 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit Singapore Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,657.94 $
(10,239.12 S$)
3,780.53 $
(5,054.80 S$)
     -50.63 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.64 2.18      -40.06 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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