Cost of Living Comparison Between Singapore and United States Reverse

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Cost of Living in United States is 10.2% lower than in Singapore (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in United States is 22.3% lower than in Singapore
Rent Prices in United States are 37.6% lower than in Singapore
Restaurant Prices in United States are 29.3% higher than in Singapore
Groceries Prices in United States are 1.9% lower than in Singapore
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 31.1% higher than in Singapore
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Restaurants
Singapore Edit United States Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 S$
(11.15 $)
26.91 S$
(20.00 $)
     +79.4 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 95.00 S$
(70.61 $)
100.90 S$
(75.00 $)
     +6.2 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 S$
(7.43 $)
14.80 S$
(11.00 $)
     +48.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 S$
(7.43 $)
8.07 S$
(6.00 $)
     -19.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 S$
(7.43 $)
9.42 S$
(7.00 $)
     -5.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 6.40 S$
(4.76 $)
6.86 S$
(5.10 $)
     +7.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.06 S$
(1.53 $)
3.34 S$
(2.49 $)
     +62.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.54 S$
(1.15 $)
2.76 S$
(2.05 $)
     +78.6 %
Markets
Singapore Edit United States Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 14.49 S$
(10.77 $)
5.38 S$
(4.00 $)
     -62.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.54 S$
(1.89 $)
4.35 S$
(3.24 $)
     +71.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.63 S$
(1.21 $)
2.78 S$
(2.06 $)
     +69.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.48 S$
(3.33 $)
4.97 S$
(3.70 $)
     +11.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 11.45 S$
(8.51 $)
7.83 S$
(5.82 $)
     -31.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.27 S$
(4.66 $)
7.39 S$
(5.49 $)
     +17.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 12.22 S$
(9.08 $)
9.78 S$
(7.27 $)
     -20.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.59 S$
(1.93 $)
3.23 S$
(2.40 $)
     +24.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.95 S$
(1.45 $)
1.03 S$
(0.76 $)
     -47.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.39 S$
(1.78 $)
2.74 S$
(2.03 $)
     +14.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.72 S$
(1.28 $)
2.98 S$
(2.22 $)
     +73.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.42 S$
(1.05 $)
1.83 S$
(1.36 $)
     +29.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.38 S$
(1.03 $)
1.85 S$
(1.38 $)
     +34.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.27 S$
(1.69 $)
2.90 S$
(2.16 $)
     +27.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.78 S$
(1.32 $)
2.94 S$
(2.19 $)
     +65.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 30.00 S$
(22.30 $)
20.18 S$
(15.00 $)
     -32.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.52 S$
(4.10 $)
2.39 S$
(1.78 $)
     -56.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.20 S$
(4.61 $)
4.78 S$
(3.55 $)
     -23.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.20 S$
(12.04 $)
13.45 S$
(10.00 $)
     -17.0 %
Transportation
Singapore Edit United States Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 S$
(1.49 $)
3.36 S$
(2.50 $)
     +68.2 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 128.00 S$
(95.14 $)
96.87 S$
(72.00 $)
     -24.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.40 S$
(3.27 $)
5.05 S$
(3.75 $)
     +14.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.61 S$
(1.20 $)
3.70 S$
(2.75 $)
     +130.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 S$
(14.87 $)
40.36 S$
(30.00 $)
     +101.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 10.75 S$
(7.99 $)
4.92 S$
(3.65 $)
     -54.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 180,000.00 S$
(133,789.31 $)
44,874.44 S$
(33,354.00 $)
     -75.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 158,722.00 S$
(117,973.92 $)
35,090.24 S$
(26,081.66 $)
     -77.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Singapore Edit United States Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 201.90 S$
(150.07 $)
273.56 S$
(203.33 $)
     +35.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 23.79 S$
(17.68 $)
70.61 S$
(52.48 $)
     +196.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 48.18 S$
(35.81 $)
95.09 S$
(70.68 $)
     +97.3 %
Sports And Leisure
Singapore Edit United States Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 143.41 S$
(106.60 $)
63.16 S$
(46.94 $)
     -56.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.70 S$
(13.16 $)
29.45 S$
(21.89 $)
     +66.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 S$
(11.15 $)
18.84 S$
(14.00 $)
     +25.6 %
Childcare
Singapore Edit United States Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,521.32 S$
(1,130.76 $)
1,850.27 S$
(1,375.25 $)
     +21.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 37,415.81 S$
(27,810.19 $)
30,682.90 S$
(22,805.80 $)
     -18.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Singapore Edit United States Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 89.17 S$
(66.28 $)
70.00 S$
(52.03 $)
     -21.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 58.14 S$
(43.21 $)
57.22 S$
(42.53 $)
     -1.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 127.67 S$
(94.89 $)
119.03 S$
(88.47 $)
     -6.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 140.68 S$
(104.56 $)
153.32 S$
(113.96 $)
     +9.0 %
Rent Per Month
Singapore Edit United States Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,692.87 S$
(2,744.81 $)
2,368.35 S$
(1,760.33 $)
     -35.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,734.10 S$
(2,032.19 $)
1,948.59 S$
(1,448.33 $)
     -28.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,059.60 S$
(5,247.21 $)
3,979.63 S$
(2,957.95 $)
     -43.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,988.02 S$
(3,707.47 $)
3,230.04 S$
(2,400.81 $)
     -35.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Singapore Edit United States Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,427.58 S$
(1,804.36 $)
431.52 S$
(320.74 $)
     -82.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,654.68 S$
(1,229.88 $)
347.36 S$
(258.19 $)
     -79.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Singapore Edit United States Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,997.26 S$
(4,457.61 $)
6,111.11 S$
(4,542.23 $)
     +1.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.55 6.57      +85.0 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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