- Cost of Living
- Singapore
- Egypt
- Singapore
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Singapore compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 246% | |||
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Food in Singapore is 246% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | SGD $10 (E£ 137) | E£ 66 | + 108% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | SGD $6 (E£ 81) | E£ 60 | + 35% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | SGD $5.33 (E£ 70) | E£ 32 | + 116% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | SGD $3.29 (E£ 43) | E£ 13 | + 240% | |
12 eggs, large | SGD $3.96 (E£ 52) | E£ 16 | + 215% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | SGD $3.10 (E£ 41) | E£ 6 | + 562% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | SGD $4.82 (E£ 63) | E£ 27 | + 133% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | SGD $4.39 (E£ 58) | E£ 15 | + 282% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | SGD $2.96 (E£ 39) | E£ 5.21 | + 645% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | SGD $5.65 (E£ 74) | E£ 13 | + 488% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | SGD $35 (E£ 455) | E£ 88 | + 414% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | SGD $2.70 (E£ 35) | E£ 10 | + 267% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | SGD $2.68 (E£ 35) | E£ 2.28 | + 1445% | |
Housing | + 638% | |||
Housing in Singapore is 638% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | SGD $2,975 (E£ 38,993) | E£ 4,826 | + 708% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | SGD $2,668 (E£ 34,970) | E£ 2,486 | + 1307% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | SGD $152 (E£ 1,988) | E£ 245 | + 710% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | SGD $2,955 (E£ 38,729) | E£ 2,488 | + 1456% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | SGD $2,004 (E£ 26,263) | E£ 1,489 | + 1664% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | SGD $115 (E£ 1,505) | E£ 238 | + 532% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | SGD $15 (E£ 192) | E£ 397 | - 52% | |
40” flat screen TV | SGD $595 (E£ 7,798) | E£ 6,060 | + 29% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | SGD $230 (E£ 3,015) | E£ 1,489 | + 103% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | SGD $13 (E£ 167) | E£ 55 | + 204% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | SGD $18 (E£ 240) | E£ 17 | + 1326% | |
Clothes | + 66% | |||
Clothes in Singapore is 66% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | SGD $121 (E£ 1,590) | E£ 735 | + 116% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | SGD $63 (E£ 829) | E£ 604 | + 37% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | SGD $141 (E£ 1,845) | E£ 1,360 | + 36% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | SGD $178 (E£ 2,328) | E£ 581 | + 300% | |
Transportation | + 408% | |||
Transportation in Singapore is 408% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | SGD $118,374 (E£ 1,551,566) | E£ 348,808 | + 345% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | SGD $1.78 (E£ 23) | E£ 3.19 | + 630% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | SGD $57 (E£ 744) | E£ 123 | + 507% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | SGD $13 (E£ 175) | E£ 21 | + 737% | |
Personal Care | + 360% | |||
Personal Care in Singapore is 360% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | SGD $9 (E£ 121) | E£ 24 | + 399% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | SGD $21 (E£ 269) | E£ 90 | + 199% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | SGD $47 (E£ 614) | E£ 98 | + 526% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | SGD $11 (E£ 139) | E£ 30 | + 362% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | SGD $7 (E£ 95) | E£ 19 | + 401% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | SGD $8 (E£ 108) | E£ 23 | + 381% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | SGD $3.40 (E£ 45) | E£ 13 | + 253% | |
Tube of toothpaste | SGD $4.49 (E£ 59) | E£ 12 | + 409% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | SGD $26 (E£ 346) | E£ 28 | + 1146% | |
Entertainment | + 202% | |||
Entertainment in Singapore is 202% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | SGD $55 (E£ 720) | E£ 119 | + 506% | |
2 tickets to the movies | SGD $24 (E£ 319) | E£ 80 | + 298% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | SGD $179 (E£ 2,346) | E£ 323 | + 626% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | SGD $33 (E£ 430) | E£ 214 | + 101% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | SGD $20 (E£ 268) | E£ 52 | + 414% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | SGD $7 (E£ 88) | E£ 24 | + 267% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | SGD $7 (E£ 92) | E£ 19 | + 374% | |
iPad Air 2, 64GB | SGD $821 (E£ 10,759) | E£ 12,013 | - 10% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | SGD $0.08 (E£ 0.99) | E£ 0.23 | + 325% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | SGD $144 (E£ 1,886) | E£ 433 | + 336% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | SGD $11 (E£ 143) | E£ 26 | + 455% | |
TOTAL | + 349% |
This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 5,342 prices entered by 1,169 different people.
These prices were last updated on September 23, 2017.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in Singapore is 349% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 67,317
(SGD $5,136)
in Singapore
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 15,000
in Alexandria.
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