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

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

Currency:

Food | + 166% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Singapore is 166% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | SGD $10 (E£ 137) | E£ 72 | + 90% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | SGD $6 (E£ 81) | E£ 72 | + 13% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | SGD $5.23 (E£ 69) | E£ 37 | + 84% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | SGD $3.29 (E£ 43) | E£ 14 | + 220% | |

12 eggs, large | SGD $4.05 (E£ 53) | E£ 20 | + 164% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | SGD $2.94 (E£ 39) | E£ 14 | + 175% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | SGD $4.82 (E£ 63) | E£ 29 | + 119% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | SGD $5.31 (E£ 70) | E£ 21 | + 232% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | SGD $2.94 (E£ 39) | E£ 5.86 | + 558% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | SGD $5.65 (E£ 74) | E£ 19 | + 283% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | SGD $33 (E£ 436) | E£ 92 | + 372% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | SGD $2.64 (E£ 35) | E£ 11 | + 207% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | SGD $2.68 (E£ 35) | E£ 10 | + 241% | |

Housing | + 364% | |||

Housing in Singapore is 364% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | SGD $2,975 (E£ 39,044) | E£ 5,401 | + 623% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | SGD $2,586 (E£ 33,940) | E£ 3,866 | + 778% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | SGD $145 (E£ 1,900) | E£ 898 | + 112% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | SGD $2,955 (E£ 38,783) | E£ 3,602 | + 977% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | SGD $1,946 (E£ 25,546) | E£ 2,335 | + 994% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | SGD $103 (E£ 1,354) | E£ 736 | + 84% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | SGD $15 (E£ 192) | E£ 365 | - 47% | |

40” flat screen TV | SGD $596 (E£ 7,824) | E£ 6,508 | + 20% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | SGD $219 (E£ 2,875) | E£ 1,877 | + 53% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | SGD $11 (E£ 139) | E£ 67 | + 107% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | SGD $17 (E£ 217) | - | - | |

Clothes | + 34% | |||

Clothes in Singapore is 34% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | SGD $105 (E£ 1,377) | E£ 740 | + 86% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | SGD $60 (E£ 787) | E£ 681 | + 16% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | SGD $136 (E£ 1,786) | E£ 1,691 | + 6% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | SGD $170 (E£ 2,232) | E£ 777 | + 187% | |

Transportation | + 250% | |||

Transportation in Singapore is 250% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | SGD $110,826 (E£ 1,454,532) | E£ 453,039 | + 221% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | SGD $1.78 (E£ 23) | E£ 3.88 | + 501% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | SGD $57 (E£ 745) | E£ 182 | + 309% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | SGD $15 (E£ 200) | E£ 101 | + 99% | |

Personal Care | + 280% | |||

Personal Care in Singapore is 280% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | SGD $15 (E£ 202) | E£ 33 | + 518% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | SGD $27 (E£ 355) | E£ 72 | + 390% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | SGD $47 (E£ 618) | E£ 200 | + 209% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | SGD $11 (E£ 146) | E£ 40 | + 264% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | SGD $5.84 (E£ 77) | E£ 21 | + 265% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | SGD $8 (E£ 111) | E£ 26 | + 332% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | SGD $3.34 (E£ 44) | E£ 20 | + 121% | |

Tube of toothpaste | SGD $4.23 (E£ 56) | E£ 15 | + 278% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | SGD $29 (E£ 385) | E£ 46 | + 735% | |

Entertainment | + 184% | |||

Entertainment in Singapore is 184% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | SGD $54 (E£ 702) | E£ 153 | + 359% | |

2 tickets to the movies | SGD $24 (E£ 315) | E£ 99 | + 218% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | SGD $159 (E£ 2,084) | E£ 520 | + 301% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | SGD $33 (E£ 430) | E£ 249 | + 73% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | SGD $24 (E£ 315) | E£ 52 | + 504% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | SGD $6 (E£ 85) | E£ 25 | + 236% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | SGD $7 (E£ 93) | E£ 19 | + 375% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | SGD $763 (E£ 10,015) | E£ 11,487 | - 13% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | SGD $0.08 (E£ 0.99) | E£ 0.23 | + 337% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | SGD $142 (E£ 1,869) | E£ 416 | + 349% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | SGD $11 (E£ 144) | E£ 28 | + 413% | |

TOTAL | + 229% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 4,668 prices entered by 1,079 different people.

These prices were last updated on June 24, 2018.
Exchange rate:
13.124
EGP
/
SGD

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#
Cost of living in
**Singapore**
is
**229% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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