- Cost of Living
- Singapore
- Egypt
- Singapore
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Singapore**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 171% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Singapore is 171% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | SGD $10 (E£ 139) | E£ 72 | + 93% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | SGD $6 (E£ 83) | E£ 72 | + 16% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | SGD $5.14 (E£ 69) | E£ 36 | + 89% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | SGD $3.29 (E£ 44) | E£ 13 | + 227% | |

12 eggs, large | SGD $3.95 (E£ 53) | E£ 20 | + 163% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | SGD $2.89 (E£ 39) | E£ 14 | + 175% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | SGD $4.82 (E£ 64) | E£ 29 | + 123% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | SGD $5.22 (E£ 70) | E£ 21 | + 233% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | SGD $3.00 (E£ 40) | E£ 5.98 | + 570% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | SGD $5.65 (E£ 76) | E£ 19 | + 290% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | SGD $34 (E£ 459) | E£ 92 | + 397% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | SGD $2.60 (E£ 35) | E£ 11 | + 208% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | SGD $2.68 (E£ 36) | E£ 10 | + 247% | |

Housing | + 370% | |||

Housing in Singapore is 370% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | SGD $2,975 (E£ 39,788) | E£ 5,401 | + 637% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | SGD $2,629 (E£ 35,156) | E£ 3,866 | + 809% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | SGD $152 (E£ 2,027) | E£ 898 | + 126% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | SGD $2,885 (E£ 38,586) | E£ 3,625 | + 964% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | SGD $1,959 (E£ 26,206) | E£ 2,335 | + 1022% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | SGD $107 (E£ 1,437) | E£ 736 | + 95% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | SGD $15 (E£ 196) | E£ 365 | - 46% | |

40” flat screen TV | SGD $568 (E£ 7,598) | E£ 6,508 | + 17% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | SGD $208 (E£ 2,778) | E£ 1,489 | + 87% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | SGD $11 (E£ 145) | E£ 67 | + 116% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | SGD $17 (E£ 230) | - | - | |

Clothes | + 50% | |||

Clothes in Singapore is 50% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | SGD $105 (E£ 1,410) | E£ 740 | + 90% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | SGD $60 (E£ 806) | E£ 614 | + 31% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | SGD $139 (E£ 1,857) | E£ 1,504 | + 24% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | SGD $173 (E£ 2,313) | E£ 777 | + 198% | |

Transportation | + 257% | |||

Transportation in Singapore is 257% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | SGD $115,269 (E£ 1,541,658) | E£ 453,039 | + 240% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | SGD $1.78 (E£ 24) | E£ 3.88 | + 513% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | SGD $57 (E£ 759) | E£ 182 | + 316% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | SGD $14 (E£ 187) | E£ 126 | + 48% | |

Personal Care | + 253% | |||

Personal Care in Singapore is 253% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | SGD $12 (E£ 167) | E£ 33 | + 410% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | SGD $24 (E£ 324) | E£ 80 | + 306% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | SGD $45 (E£ 608) | E£ 200 | + 204% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | SGD $9 (E£ 121) | E£ 40 | + 203% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | SGD $5.90 (E£ 79) | E£ 21 | + 276% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | SGD $8 (E£ 106) | E£ 26 | + 310% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | SGD $2.76 (E£ 37) | E£ 20 | + 86% | |

Tube of toothpaste | SGD $4.43 (E£ 59) | E£ 15 | + 304% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | SGD $28 (E£ 368) | E£ 48 | + 674% | |

Entertainment | + 186% | |||

Entertainment in Singapore is 186% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | SGD $52 (E£ 691) | E£ 153 | + 351% | |

2 tickets to the movies | SGD $25 (E£ 333) | E£ 96 | + 246% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | SGD $185 (E£ 2,472) | E£ 520 | + 375% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | SGD $33 (E£ 438) | E£ 228 | + 92% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | SGD $21 (E£ 287) | E£ 52 | + 450% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | SGD $6 (E£ 84) | E£ 24 | + 246% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | SGD $7 (E£ 94) | E£ 19 | + 384% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | SGD $732 (E£ 9,792) | E£ 11,487 | - 15% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | SGD $0.08 (E£ 1.01) | E£ 0.23 | + 346% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | SGD $139 (E£ 1,855) | E£ 416 | + 346% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | SGD $11 (E£ 146) | E£ 28 | + 423% | |

TOTAL | + 236% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 4,725 prices entered by 1,124 different people.

These prices were last updated on April 21, 2018.
Exchange rate:
13.374
EGP
/
SGD

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#
Cost of living in
**Singapore**
is
**236% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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