Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Singapore 

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Cost of Living in Singapore is 18.6% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Singapore is 25.7% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Singapore are 34.8% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Singapore are 44.9% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Singapore are 23.5% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Singapore is 11.3% higher than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Singapore Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 $
(40.27 S$)
11.17 $
(15.00 S$)
     -62.8 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 125.00 $
(167.80 S$)
68.91 $
(92.50 S$)
     -44.9 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $
(16.11 S$)
7.45 $
(10.00 S$)
     -37.9 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $
(10.74 S$)
7.45 $
(10.00 S$)
     -6.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 $
(13.42 S$)
7.45 $
(10.00 S$)
     -25.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.68 $
(7.63 S$)
4.74 $
(6.36 S$)
     -16.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.01 $
(4.04 S$)
1.47 $
(1.97 S$)
     -51.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.27 $
(3.04 S$)
1.11 $
(1.49 S$)
     -50.9 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Singapore Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.53 $
(7.43 S$)
10.25 $
(13.76 S$)
     +85.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.32 $
(5.80 S$)
1.92 $
(2.57 S$)
     -55.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.40 $
(4.57 S$)
1.19 $
(1.59 S$)
     -65.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.01 $
(6.72 S$)
3.31 $
(4.44 S$)
     -33.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.40 $
(9.94 S$)
8.02 $
(10.76 S$)
     +8.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.56 $
(8.80 S$)
4.75 $
(6.37 S$)
     -27.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.73 $
(11.72 S$)
8.61 $
(11.56 S$)
     -1.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.14 $
(4.22 S$)
1.94 $
(2.60 S$)
     -38.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.94 $
(1.26 S$)
1.44 $
(1.93 S$)
     +53.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.69 $
(3.61 S$)
1.80 $
(2.42 S$)
     -33.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.73 $
(3.67 S$)
1.28 $
(1.72 S$)
     -53.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.72 $
(2.32 S$)
1.06 $
(1.42 S$)
     -38.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.73 $
(2.32 S$)
1.05 $
(1.40 S$)
     -39.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.09 $
(4.15 S$)
1.69 $
(2.27 S$)
     -45.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.36 $
(3.17 S$)
1.35 $
(1.81 S$)
     -42.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 $
(26.85 S$)
22.35 $
(30.00 S$)
     +11.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.75 $
(3.69 S$)
4.08 $
(5.48 S$)
     +48.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.69 $
(4.95 S$)
4.64 $
(6.23 S$)
     +25.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.00 $
(22.82 S$)
12.25 $
(16.45 S$)
     -27.9 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Singapore Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.90 $
(3.89 S$)
1.49 $
(2.00 S$)
     -48.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 132.00 $
(177.20 S$)
95.35 $
(128.00 S$)
     -27.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $
(6.71 S$)
3.39 $
(4.55 S$)
     -32.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(4.70 S$)
1.20 $
(1.61 S$)
     -65.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 34.00 $
(45.64 S$)
14.90 $
(20.00 S$)
     -56.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.82 $
(5.13 S$)
8.06 $
(10.81 S$)
     +110.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,000.00 $
(46,984.53 S$)
134,086.70 $
(180,000.00 S$)
     +283.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,263.92 $
(37,941.90 S$)
117,574.03 $
(157,833.14 S$)
     +316.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Singapore Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 172.64 $
(231.76 S$)
156.94 $
(210.67 S$)
     -9.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 69.69 $
(93.56 S$)
16.22 $
(21.77 S$)
     -76.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 67.10 $
(90.08 S$)
35.31 $
(47.40 S$)
     -47.4 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Singapore Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 145.60 $
(195.46 S$)
104.40 $
(140.15 S$)
     -28.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 93.12 $
(125.01 S$)
11.63 $
(15.62 S$)
     -87.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 $
(26.85 S$)
11.17 $
(15.00 S$)
     -44.1 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Singapore Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,168.00 $
(4,252.77 S$)
1,089.06 $
(1,461.97 S$)
     -65.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 58,000.00 $
(77,860.07 S$)
27,317.80 $
(36,671.82 S$)
     -52.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Singapore Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 68.92 $
(92.52 S$)
66.67 $
(89.50 S$)
     -3.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 47.05 $
(63.16 S$)
43.56 $
(58.47 S$)
     -7.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 102.48 $
(137.57 S$)
93.17 $
(125.07 S$)
     -9.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 164.12 $
(220.32 S$)
104.01 $
(139.63 S$)
     -36.6 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Singapore Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,283.57 $
(5,750.33 S$)
2,669.38 $
(3,583.41 S$)
     -37.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,087.17 $
(4,144.26 S$)
2,042.56 $
(2,741.96 S$)
     -33.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,863.06 $
(11,897.91 S$)
5,293.68 $
(7,106.31 S$)
     -40.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,867.20 $
(6,533.80 S$)
3,762.47 $
(5,050.79 S$)
     -22.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Singapore Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,741.14 $
(2,337.33 S$)
1,907.35 $
(2,560.46 S$)
     +9.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,354.22 $
(1,817.92 S$)
1,257.68 $
(1,688.32 S$)
     -7.1 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Singapore Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,523.84 $
(7,415.29 S$)
4,569.48 $
(6,134.14 S$)
     -17.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.92 3.52      -49.1 %
Last update: July 2024July 2024
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