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Brisbane vs Singapore
Bne vs Sin

Average net salary (After tax)

Singapore
Brisbane

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sin
Bne
Outside city centre
Sin
Bne

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sin
Bne
Outside city centre
Sin
Bne

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sin
Bne
Outside city centre
Sin
Bne

Mortgage rates

Singapore
4.5%
Brisbane
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

Electricity, heating, water, Garbage for a 85m2 Apartment

Singapore
Brisbane

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sin
Bne

Mobile phone data

One-minute local prepaid call (no plan or discount)

Sin
Bne

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sin
Bne

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sin
Bne

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Singapore
Brisbane

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sin
Bne
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Sin
Bne
White bread 500g
Sin
Bne
Eggs 12
Sin
Bne
White rice 1kg
Sin
Bne

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Singapore
Brisbane

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Sin
Bne
Beef round 1kg
Sin
Bne
Local cheese 1kg
Sin
Bne

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sin
Bne
Lettuce 1 head
Sin
Bne
Tomatoes 1kg
Sin
Bne

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sin
Bne
Oranges 1 head
Sin
Bne
Bananas 1kg
Sin
Bne

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

Inexpensive restaurant 2 meals
Sin $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth
Mid-range restaurant Three-course meal for two people
Sin $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Singapore
4.5%
Brisbane
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Singapore are 17.14% higher than in Brisbane

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Sin $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Sin $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Sin $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sin
Bne
Market 0.5L bottle
Sin
Bne

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sin
Bne
Market 0.33L bottle
Sin
Bne

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Singapore
5
Brisbane

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sin
Bne

Summer dress

From a chain store (e.g. Zara, H&M)

Sin
Bne

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Sin
Bne
1 pair men's leather shoes
Sin
Bne

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Singapore
$15.33
Brisbane
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sin $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sin $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth