- Cost of Living
- Singapore
- Egypt
- Singapore
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Singapore compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 228% | |||
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Food in Singapore is 228% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | SGD $10 (E£ 135) | E£ 68 | + 100% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | SGD $6 (E£ 80) | E£ 63 | + 27% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | SGD $4.88 (E£ 63) | E£ 31 | + 102% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | SGD $3.29 (E£ 43) | E£ 13 | + 232% | |
12 eggs, large | SGD $3.77 (E£ 49) | E£ 16 | + 198% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | SGD $2.69 (E£ 35) | E£ 6 | + 471% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | SGD $4.82 (E£ 63) | E£ 29 | + 117% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | SGD $4.64 (E£ 60) | E£ 15 | + 301% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | SGD $2.90 (E£ 38) | E£ 5.21 | + 623% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | SGD $5.65 (E£ 73) | E£ 14 | + 432% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | SGD $34 (E£ 446) | E£ 88 | + 404% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | SGD $2.65 (E£ 34) | E£ 10 | + 240% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | SGD $2.68 (E£ 35) | E£ 2.60 | + 1242% | |
Housing | + 620% | |||
Housing in Singapore is 620% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | SGD $2,975 (E£ 38,652) | E£ 4,715 | + 720% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | SGD $2,633 (E£ 34,207) | E£ 2,520 | + 1258% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | SGD $143 (E£ 1,858) | E£ 253 | + 634% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | SGD $2,941 (E£ 38,212) | E£ 2,488 | + 1436% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | SGD $2,018 (E£ 26,219) | E£ 1,489 | + 1661% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | SGD $108 (E£ 1,402) | E£ 238 | + 489% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | SGD $15 (E£ 190) | E£ 397 | - 52% | |
40” flat screen TV | SGD $548 (E£ 7,116) | E£ 6,060 | + 17% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | SGD $227 (E£ 2,955) | E£ 1,489 | + 98% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | SGD $11 (E£ 139) | E£ 60 | + 131% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | SGD $18 (E£ 228) | E£ 17 | + 1253% | |
Clothes | + 65% | |||
Clothes in Singapore is 65% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | SGD $116 (E£ 1,505) | E£ 735 | + 105% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | SGD $68 (E£ 879) | E£ 604 | + 46% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | SGD $140 (E£ 1,819) | E£ 1,448 | + 26% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | SGD $167 (E£ 2,169) | E£ 581 | + 273% | |
Transportation | + 400% | |||
Transportation in Singapore is 400% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | SGD $116,631 (E£ 1,515,348) | E£ 348,808 | + 334% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | SGD $1.78 (E£ 23) | E£ 3.19 | + 624% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | SGD $57 (E£ 738) | E£ 123 | + 502% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | SGD $14 (E£ 187) | E£ 21 | + 798% | |
Personal Care | + 355% | |||
Personal Care in Singapore is 355% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | SGD $9 (E£ 120) | E£ 24 | + 394% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | SGD $20 (E£ 264) | E£ 90 | + 193% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | SGD $49 (E£ 636) | E£ 98 | + 548% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | SGD $9 (E£ 112) | E£ 30 | + 273% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | SGD $7 (E£ 94) | E£ 19 | + 397% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | SGD $8 (E£ 109) | E£ 23 | + 386% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | SGD $3.35 (E£ 43) | E£ 13 | + 244% | |
Tube of toothpaste | SGD $4.56 (E£ 59) | E£ 12 | + 412% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | SGD $27 (E£ 347) | E£ 28 | + 1150% | |
Entertainment | + 195% | |||
Entertainment in Singapore is 195% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | SGD $54 (E£ 708) | E£ 119 | + 496% | |
2 tickets to the movies | SGD $24 (E£ 315) | E£ 86 | + 267% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | SGD $149 (E£ 1,931) | E£ 266 | + 625% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | SGD $33 (E£ 426) | E£ 214 | + 99% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | SGD $21 (E£ 266) | E£ 52 | + 411% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | SGD $7 (E£ 87) | E£ 24 | + 263% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | SGD $7 (E£ 92) | E£ 19 | + 370% | |
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | SGD $852 (E£ 11,070) | E£ 12,013 | - 8% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | SGD $0.08 (E£ 0.98) | E£ 0.23 | + 321% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | SGD $140 (E£ 1,825) | E£ 433 | + 322% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | SGD $11 (E£ 142) | E£ 26 | + 450% | |
TOTAL | + 335% |
This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 5,092 prices entered by 1,113 different people.
These prices were last updated on November 20, 2017.
Exchange rate:
12.993
EGP
/
SGD
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Cost of living in Singapore is 335% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 65,193
(SGD $5,018)
in Singapore
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 15,000
in Alexandria.
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