Cost of living in Singapore

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district SGD $12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) SGD $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast SGD $4.88
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk SGD $3.07
12 eggs, large SGD $3.77
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes SGD $2.69
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese SGD $13
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples SGD $4.64
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes SGD $2.90
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket SGD $5.35
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality SGD $34
2 liters of Coca-Cola SGD $2.65
Bread for 2 people for 1 day SGD $2.38
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area SGD $3,443
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area SGD $2,633
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat SGD $143
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area SGD $2,941
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area SGD $2,018
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio SGD $108
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) SGD $42
40” flat screen TV SGD $548
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) SGD $227
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) SGD $11
Hourly rate for cleaning help SGD $18
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) SGD $116
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) SGD $68
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) SGD $140
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes SGD $167
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new SGD $116,631
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas SGD $2.14
Monthly ticket public transport SGD $89
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) SGD $9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) SGD $20
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) SGD $49
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) SGD $9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) SGD $7
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) SGD $8
4 rolls of toilet paper SGD $3.35
Tube of toothpaste SGD $4.56
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city SGD $27
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub SGD $54
2 tickets to the movies SGD $24
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) SGD $149
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert SGD $112
1 cocktail drink in downtown club SGD $21
Cappuccino in expat area of the city SGD $7
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) SGD $12
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB SGD $852
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) SGD $0.23
1 month of gym membership in business district SGD $140
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes SGD $13

Map of Cost of Living in Singapore

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This map shows only the top cities in Singapore. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Are you moving to Singapore? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

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Recent Prices Added

  • Monthly rent - 900 sqft furnished accommodation in expensive area in Singapore costs SGD $2,541 (about 17 hours ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Singapore costs SGD $29 (about 22 hours ago)
  • Internet 8 mbps, 1 month in Singapore costs SGD $50 (about 23 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Singapore costs SGD $500 (1 day ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Singapore costs SGD $120 (1 day ago)
  • Ipad wi-fi 128gb in Singapore costs SGD $900 (1 day ago)
  • Short visit to private doctor in Singapore costs SGD $50 (1 day ago)
  • Taxi, initial meter charge, weekday at noon in Singapore costs SGD $2.50 (1 day ago)
  • Public transport in Singapore costs SGD $50 (1 day ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Singapore costs SGD $120,000 (1 day ago)