Cost of living in Singapore

Summary of cost of living in Singapore

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $6,722 (SGD $9,626)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $4,133 (SGD $5,918)
  • Singapore is the 2nd most expensive city in Asia (2 out of 23)
  • Cost of living in Singapore is more expensive than in 95% of cities in the World (13 out of 229)
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List of prices in Singapore
Current as of Oct 2022.

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Food Update prices
SGD USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district SGD $14 ($9)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) SGD $10 ($7)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast SGD $6 ($4.41)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk SGD $3.82 ($2.66)
12 eggs, large SGD $4.42 ($3.08)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes SGD $3.65 ($2.55)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese SGD $14 ($10)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples SGD $5.42 ($3.79)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes SGD $3.65 ($2.55)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket SGD $5.79 ($4.04)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality SGD $32 ($22)
2 liters of coca-cola SGD $2.97 ($2.08)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day SGD $2.60 ($1.82)
Housing Update prices
SGD USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area SGD $5,739 ($4,008)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area SGD $3,383 ($2,362)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat SGD $234 ($163)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area SGD $3,159 ($2,206)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area SGD $2,218 ($1,549)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio SGD $137 ($96)
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) SGD $45 ($32)
40” flat screen tv SGD $670 ($468)
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) SGD $210 ($147)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) SGD $11 ($8)
Hourly rate for cleaning help SGD $20 ($14)
Clothes Update prices
SGD USD
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) SGD $116 ($81)
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) SGD $53 ($37)
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) SGD $139 ($97)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes SGD $177 ($124)
Transportation Update prices
SGD USD
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new SGD $143,507 ($100,215)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas SGD $2.68 ($1.87)
Monthly ticket public transport SGD $110 ($77)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) SGD $19 ($13)
Personal Care Update prices
SGD USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) SGD $14 ($10)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) SGD $18 ($12)
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) SGD $75 ($52)
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) SGD $13 ($9)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) SGD $6 ($4.37)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) SGD $9 ($6)
4 rolls of toilet paper SGD $2.99 ($2.09)
Tube of toothpaste SGD $4.73 ($3.30)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city SGD $41 ($29)
Entertainment Update prices
SGD USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub SGD $61 ($43)
2 tickets to the movies SGD $28 ($20)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) SGD $106 ($74)
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert SGD $127 ($89)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club SGD $22 ($15)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city SGD $7 ($4.80)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) SGD $11 ($8)
Ipad wi-fi 128gb SGD $989 ($691)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) SGD $0.20 ($0.14)
1 month of gym membership in business district SGD $192 ($134)
1 package of marlboro cigarettes SGD $14 ($10)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 650 prices entered by 85 different people.
Latest price update: October 03, 2022

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Singapore position in our World Ranking

the world
13th
out of 229
asia
2nd
out of 23

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