Cost of living in Singapore

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district SGD $13
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) SGD $7
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast SGD $5.69
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk SGD $3.15
12 eggs, large SGD $4.21
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes SGD $3.49
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese SGD $14
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples SGD $4.54
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes SGD $2.99
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket SGD $5.63
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality SGD $35
2 liters of Coca-Cola SGD $2.52
Bread for 2 people for 1 day SGD $2.16
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area SGD $4,391
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat SGD $167
Internet 8MB (1 month) SGD $47
40” flat screen TV SGD $764
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt SGD $221
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) SGD $10
Hourly rate for cleaning help SGD $16
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) SGD $123
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) SGD $55
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) SGD $130
1 pair of leather business shoes SGD $184
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new SGD $147,817
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas SGD $2.13
Monthly ticket public transport SGD $97
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) SGD $12
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) SGD $10
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) SGD $10
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) SGD $5.03
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) SGD $9
4 rolls of toilet paper SGD $2.14
Tube of toothpaste SGD $3.49
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city SGD $30
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub SGD $56
2 tickets to the movies SGD $22
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) SGD $285
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert SGD $144
1 cocktail drink in downtown club SGD $19
Cappuccino in expat area of the city SGD $7
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) SGD $11
iPod nano 16GB SGD $217
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) SGD $0.20
1 month of gym membership in business district SGD $135
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes SGD $13
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 14,355 prices entered by 1,998 different people.
Latest price update: August 02, 2015.

Singapore position in our World Ranking

the world
10th
out of 197
asia
2nd
out of 17

Cheapest and most expensive products in Singapore compared to other cities:

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1st
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2nd
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4th
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5th
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1st
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