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Houston vs Singapore
Hou vs Sin

Average net salary (After tax)

Singapore
Houston

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sin
Hou
Outside city centre
Sin
Hou

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sin
Hou
Outside city centre
Sin
Hou

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sin
Hou
Outside city centre
Sin
Hou

Mortgage rates

Singapore
4.5%
Houston
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Singapore
Houston

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sin
Hou

Mobile phone data

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

Sin
Hou

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sin
Hou

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sin
Hou

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Singapore
Houston

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sin
Hou
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Singapore
Houston

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sin
Hou
Lettuce 1 head
Sin
Hou
Tomatoes 1kg
Sin
Hou

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sin
Hou
Oranges 1 head
Sin
Hou
Bananas 1kg
Sin
Hou

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Singapore
4.5%
Houston
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Singapore are 17.14% higher than in Houston

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sin
Hou
Market 0.5L bottle
Sin
Hou

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sin
Hou
Market 0.33L bottle
Sin
Hou

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Singapore
5
Houston

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sin
Hou

Summer dress

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

Sin
Hou

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Singapore
$15.33
Houston
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sin $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sin $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth