Cost of living in Singapore

Summary of cost of living in Singapore

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: SGD $10,280
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: SGD $6,193
  • Singapore is the most expensive city in Asia (1 out of 10)
  • Cost of living in Singapore is more expensive than in 94% of cities in the World (11 out of 170)
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List of prices in Singapore
Current as of Jun 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district SGD $13
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) SGD $10
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast SGD $7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk SGD $3.99
12 eggs, large SGD $5.06
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes SGD $3.64
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese SGD $18
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples SGD $6
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes SGD $4.39
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket SGD $6
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality SGD $45
2 liters of coca-cola SGD $2.91
Bread for 2 people for 1 day SGD $3.71
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area SGD $5,203
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area SGD $4,110
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat SGD $249
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area SGD $3,758
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area SGD $2,888
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio SGD $168
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) SGD $39
40” flat screen tv SGD $801
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) SGD $183
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) SGD $13
Hourly rate for cleaning help SGD $19
Clothes Update prices
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 $81
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) SGD $134
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes SGD $213
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new SGD $178,681
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas SGD $2.92
Monthly ticket public transport SGD $110
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) SGD $29
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) SGD $13
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) SGD $20
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) SGD $70
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) SGD $14
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) SGD $5.44
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) SGD $11
4 rolls of toilet paper SGD $3.89
Tube of toothpaste SGD $4.03
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city SGD $42
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub SGD $64
2 tickets to the movies SGD $29
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) SGD $212
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert SGD $115
1 cocktail drink in downtown club SGD $22
Cappuccino in expat area of the city SGD $7
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) SGD $12
Ipad wi-fi 128gb SGD $922
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) SGD $0.27
1 month of gym membership in business district SGD $158
1 package of marlboro cigarettes SGD $16
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 395 prices entered by 96 different people.
Latest price update: June 17, 2024

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Singapore position in our World Ranking

the world
11th
out of 170
asia
1st
out of 10

Cheapest and most expensive products in Singapore compared to other cities:

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