- Cost of Living
- Singapore
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 128% | |||
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Food in Singapore is 128% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | SGD $12 (E£ 158) | E£ 142 | + 12% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | SGD $8 (E£ 107) | E£ 69 | + 56% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | SGD $5.57 (E£ 73) | E£ 39 | + 88% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | SGD $3.08 (E£ 40) | E£ 14 | + 179% | |

12 eggs, large | SGD $3.98 (E£ 52) | E£ 21 | + 143% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | SGD $2.91 (E£ 38) | E£ 10 | + 274% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | SGD $13 (E£ 165) | E£ 32 | + 419% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | SGD $4.82 (E£ 63) | E£ 25 | + 155% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | SGD $2.80 (E£ 36) | E£ 7 | + 438% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | SGD $5.10 (E£ 67) | E£ 22 | + 204% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | SGD $33 (E£ 428) | E£ 146 | + 194% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | SGD $2.60 (E£ 34) | E£ 12 | + 173% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | SGD $2.36 (E£ 31) | E£ 5.81 | + 430% | |

Housing | + 332% | |||

Housing in Singapore is 332% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | SGD $3,325 (E£ 43,358) | E£ 8,190 | + 429% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | SGD $2,610 (E£ 34,036) | E£ 5,267 | + 546% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | SGD $153 (E£ 1,996) | E£ 908 | + 120% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | SGD $3,051 (E£ 39,779) | E£ 6,098 | + 552% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | SGD $1,906 (E£ 24,851) | E£ 3,794 | + 555% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | SGD $101 (E£ 1,317) | E£ 610 | + 116% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | SGD $43 (E£ 566) | E£ 235 | + 141% | |

40” flat screen TV | SGD $637 (E£ 8,303) | E£ 6,021 | + 38% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | SGD $237 (E£ 3,090) | E£ 3,030 | + 2% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | SGD $10 (E£ 133) | E£ 102 | + 31% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | SGD $16 (E£ 208) | E£ 91 | + 128% | |

Clothes | + 12% | |||

Clothes in Singapore is 12% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | SGD $100 (E£ 1,309) | E£ 874 | + 50% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | SGD $56 (E£ 727) | E£ 761 | - 4% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | SGD $133 (E£ 1,734) | E£ 1,831 | - 5% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | SGD $166 (E£ 2,161) | E£ 1,123 | + 92% | |

Transportation | + 193% | |||

Transportation in Singapore is 193% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | SGD $106,804 (E£ 1,392,716) | E£ 444,807 | + 213% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | SGD $2.12 (E£ 28) | E£ 6 | + 358% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | SGD $96 (E£ 1,252) | E£ 435 | + 188% | |

Personal Care | + 123% | |||

Personal Care in Singapore is 123% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | SGD $13 (E£ 167) | E£ 37 | + 346% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | SGD $23 (E£ 302) | E£ 75 | + 303% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | SGD $46 (E£ 601) | E£ 351 | + 71% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | SGD $13 (E£ 172) | E£ 60 | + 187% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | SGD $5.39 (E£ 70) | E£ 49 | + 43% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | SGD $9 (E£ 112) | E£ 48 | + 133% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | SGD $3.10 (E£ 40) | E£ 25 | + 60% | |

Tube of toothpaste | SGD $3.97 (E£ 52) | E£ 19 | + 178% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | SGD $29 (E£ 373) | E£ 70 | + 433% | |

Entertainment | + 100% | |||

Entertainment in Singapore is 100% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | SGD $55 (E£ 721) | E£ 320 | + 125% | |

2 tickets to the movies | SGD $24 (E£ 315) | E£ 133 | + 136% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | SGD $160 (E£ 2,090) | E£ 728 | + 187% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | SGD $149 (E£ 1,937) | E£ 524 | + 270% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | SGD $26 (E£ 335) | E£ 95 | + 255% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | SGD $7 (E£ 88) | E£ 42 | + 112% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | SGD $11 (E£ 138) | E£ 41 | + 238% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | SGD $725 (E£ 9,452) | E£ 9,559 | - 1% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | SGD $0.27 (E£ 3.55) | E£ 4.68 | - 24% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | SGD $148 (E£ 1,934) | E£ 787 | + 146% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | SGD $14 (E£ 179) | E£ 37 | + 381% | |

TOTAL | + 173% |

These prices were last updated on December 15, 2018.
Exchange rate:
13.040
EGP
/
SGD

This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 6,525 prices entered by 1,197 different people.

#
Cost of living in
**Singapore**
is
**173% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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