Cost of living in Singapore, Singapore

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Latest price update: August 23, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district SGD $12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) SGD $7
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast SGD $4.91
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk SGD $3.11
12 eggs, large SGD $2.93
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes SGD $3.25
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese SGD $13
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples SGD $3.72
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes SGD $3.79
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket SGD $5.48
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality SGD $32
2 liters of Coca-Cola SGD $2.84
Bread for 2 people for 1 day SGD $2.46
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area SGD $5,025
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat SGD $184
Internet 8MB (1 month) SGD $43
40” flat screen TV SGD $781
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt SGD $203
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) SGD $9
Hourly rate for cleaning help SGD $16
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) SGD $115
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) SGD $67
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) SGD $127
1 pair of leather business shoes SGD $120
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new SGD $165,088
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas SGD $2.33
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 $11
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) SGD $9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) SGD $4.99
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) SGD $7
4 rolls of toilet paper SGD $3.36
Tube of toothpaste SGD $3.64
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city SGD $26
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 $258
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert SGD $152
1 cocktail drink in downtown club SGD $19
Capuccino in expat area of the city SGD $7
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) SGD $10
iPod nano 16GB SGD $274
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) SGD $0.48
1 month of gym membership in business district SGD $154
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes SGD $12

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