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 $5.79
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk SGD $3.29
12 eggs, large SGD $4.18
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes SGD $3.24
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese SGD $12
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples SGD $4.40
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes SGD $2.99
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket SGD $5.65
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality SGD $35
2 liters of Coca-Cola SGD $2.56
Bread for 2 people for 1 day SGD $2.11
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area SGD $3,846
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area SGD $2,741
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat SGD $171
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area SGD $2,989
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area SGD $1,966
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio SGD $130
Internet 8MB (1 month) SGD $49
40” flat screen TV SGD $620
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) SGD $235
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) SGD $10
Hourly rate for cleaning help SGD $15
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) SGD $113
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) SGD $63
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) SGD $131
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes SGD $152
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new SGD $130,778
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas SGD $2.15
Monthly ticket public transport SGD $92
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) SGD $13
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) SGD $9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) SGD $31
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) SGD $49
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) SGD $11
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) SGD $6
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) SGD $8
4 rolls of toilet paper SGD $2.69
Tube of toothpaste SGD $4.34
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city SGD $26
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub SGD $58
2 tickets to the movies SGD $24
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) SGD $262
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert SGD $159
1 cocktail drink in downtown club SGD $21
Cappuccino in expat area of the city SGD $6
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) SGD $12
iPod nano 16GB SGD $208
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) SGD $0.17
1 month of gym membership in business district SGD $141
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes SGD $13
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,536 prices entered by 883 different people.
Latest price update: July 27, 2016.

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