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Seattle vs Singapore
Sea vs Sin

Average net salary (After tax)

Singapore
Seattle

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sin
Sea
Outside city centre
Sin
Sea

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sin
Sea
Outside city centre
Sin
Sea

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sin
Sea
Outside city centre
Sin
Sea

Mortgage rates

Singapore
4.5%
Seattle
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Singapore
Seattle

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sin
Sea

Mobile phone data

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

Sin
Sea

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sin
Sea

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sin
Sea

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Singapore
Seattle

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sin
Sea
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Singapore
Seattle

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sin
Sea
Lettuce 1 head
Sin
Sea
Tomatoes 1kg
Sin
Sea

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sin
Sea
Oranges 1 head
Sin
Sea
Bananas 1kg
Sin
Sea

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Singapore
4.5%
Seattle
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Singapore are 17.14% higher than in Seattle

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sin
Sea
Market 0.5L bottle
Sin
Sea

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sin
Sea
Market 0.33L bottle
Sin
Sea

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Singapore
5
Seattle

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sin
Sea

Summer dress

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

Sin
Sea

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Singapore
$15.33
Seattle
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sin $4,070.74/mth
Sea $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sin $4,070.74/mth
Sea $4,070.74/mth