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 $5.69
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk SGD $3.02
12 eggs, large SGD $4.25
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes SGD $3.18
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese SGD $14
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples SGD $4.31
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes SGD $3.01
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket SGD $5.61
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality SGD $34
2 liters of Coca-Cola SGD $2.66
Bread for 2 people for 1 day SGD $2.22
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area SGD $3,636
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area SGD $2,622
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat SGD $156
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area SGD $2,944
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area SGD $1,929
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio SGD $109
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) SGD $47
40” flat screen TV SGD $676
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) SGD $256
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) SGD $11
Hourly rate for cleaning help SGD $17
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) SGD $124
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 $140
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes SGD $156
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new SGD $125,893
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas SGD $2.08
Monthly ticket public transport SGD $89
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) SGD $12
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) SGD $9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) SGD $25
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) SGD $51
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) SGD $10
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) SGD $6
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) SGD $9
4 rolls of toilet paper SGD $3.14
Tube of toothpaste SGD $3.60
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city SGD $26
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub SGD $56
2 tickets to the movies SGD $24
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) SGD $225
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert SGD $131
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 $13
iPod nano 16GB SGD $299
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) SGD $0.23
1 month of gym membership in business district SGD $146
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes SGD $13
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,852 prices entered by 1,027 different people.
Latest price update: March 30, 2017.

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