Living Costs in Singapore

On a broad-spectrum, prices for basic necessities such as food, clothing, public transport, basic education and utilities in Singapore are quite moderate. Public transport and taxis are reasonably priced as well. On the other hand, housing, private schooling and maintaining an automobile can be costly.

Price Index of General Items

General Items

Price in Singapore Dollar  (SDG)

Price in US Dollar (USD)

Combo meal at McDonald’s or similar


5.50 USD

Meal at an inexpensive restaurant

10 SDG

7.90 USD

Rent for an Apartment in City Centre (per month)

3300 SDG

2600 USD

Rent for an Apartment  outside of City Centre (per month)

2000 SDG

1560 USD

One-way Ticket (Local Transport)

1.70 SDG

1.33 USD

Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)

3.20 SDG

2.50 USD

Gasoline (1 litre)

2.10 SDG

1.65 USD

Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment

200 SDG

157 USD

Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)

40 SDG

31 USD

Depending on current exchange rate which is  1.27 Singapore Dollar is equal to One US Dollar.

The above table shows some of the estimated monthly and daily expenses that you will face as an individual or as a group. It can help you estimate the general cost of living in Singapore.

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