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Cost of Living in Singapore

Cost of living in Singapore is 19.80% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Singapore is 79.22% higher than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 S$ 9.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 S$ 40.00-80.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.50 S$ 6.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 S$ 6.00-12.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 10.00 S$ 6.00-15.00
Cappuccino (regular) 5.31 S$ 4.00-6.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.68 S$ 1.00-2.50
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.24 S$ 0.80-2.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.12 S$ 8.33-17.41
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.13 S$ 1.50-2.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.20 S$ 0.73-2.27
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.95 S$ 2.40-3.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.00 S$ 5.44-18.14
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.02 S$ 2.27-6.80
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 11.77 S$ 4.54-17.69
Apples (1 lb) 1.88 S$ 1.36-2.72
Banana (1 lb) 1.32 S$ 0.91-1.81
Oranges (1 lb) 1.75 S$ 1.13-3.15
Tomato (1 lb) 1.18 S$ 0.82-1.81
Potato (1 lb) 1.14 S$ 0.68-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 0.95 S$ 0.64-1.36
Lettuce (1 head) 2.40 S$ 1.50-4.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.92 S$ 1.20-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 30.00 S$ 25.00-45.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.12 S$ 3.70-8.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 6.60 S$ 4.00-12.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 13.00 S$ 12.00-13.50
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.80 S$ 1.20-2.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 S$ 60.00-120.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 S$ 3.20-3.80
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.89 S$ 0.64-1.42
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 18.00 S$ 13.20-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.79 S$ 6.81-8.56
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 120,000.00 S$ 100,000.00-138,900.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 108,599.06 S$ 95,000.00-120,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 146.06 S$ 99.17-250.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 S$ 0.10-0.22
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 45.21 S$ 30.00-73.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 131.28 S$ 90.00-160.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.70 S$ 10.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 S$ 10.00-14.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,086.07 S$ 600.00-1,800.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 26,638.10 S$ 18,000.00-36,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 91.63 S$ 50.00-130.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 49.50 S$ 30.00-80.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 126.14 S$ 90.00-180.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 133.85 S$ 80.00-200.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,971.72 S$ 2,000.00-3,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,957.68 S$ 1,500.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,176.49 S$ 3,500.00-7,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,123.93 S$ 2,400.00-4,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,410.03 S$ 1,858.05-2,999.98
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,212.48 S$ 899.99-1,672.24
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,247.49 S$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.36 1.68-4.00

Prices in Singapore

These data are based on 4644 entries in the past 12 months from 510 different contributors.
Last update: September 2017
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