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San Francisco vs Singapore
Sfo vs Sin

Average net salary (After tax)

Singapore
San Francisco

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sin
Sfo
Outside city centre
Sin
Sfo

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sin
Sfo
Outside city centre
Sin
Sfo

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sin
Sfo
Outside city centre
Sin
Sfo

Mortgage rates

Singapore
4.5%
San Francisco
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Singapore
San Francisco

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sin
Sfo

Mobile phone data

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

Sin
Sfo

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sin
Sfo

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sin
Sfo

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Singapore
San Francisco

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sin
Sfo
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Singapore
San Francisco

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sin
Sfo
Lettuce 1 head
Sin
Sfo
Tomatoes 1kg
Sin
Sfo

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sin
Sfo
Oranges 1 head
Sin
Sfo
Bananas 1kg
Sin
Sfo

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Singapore
4.5%
San Francisco
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Singapore are 17.14% higher than in San Francisco

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sin
Sfo
Market 0.5L bottle
Sin
Sfo

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sin
Sfo
Market 0.33L bottle
Sin
Sfo

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Singapore
5
San Francisco

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sin
Sfo

Summer dress

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

Sin
Sfo

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Singapore
$15.33
San Francisco
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sin $4,070.74/mth
Sfo $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sin $4,070.74/mth
Sfo $4,070.74/mth