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Singapore vs Brisbane
Sin vs Bne

Average net salary (After tax)

Brisbane
Singapore

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bne
Sin
Outside city centre
Bne
Sin

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bne
Sin
Outside city centre
Bne
Sin

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Bne
Sin
Outside city centre
Bne
Sin

Mortgage rates

Brisbane
4.5%
Singapore
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Brisbane
Singapore

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Bne
Sin

Mobile phone data

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

Bne
Sin

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Bne
Sin

Monthly pass

Regular price

Bne
Sin

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Brisbane
Singapore

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Bne
Sin
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Brisbane
Singapore

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

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

Fruit

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

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Brisbane
4.5%
Singapore
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Brisbane are 17.14% higher than in Singapore

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

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

Imported beer

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

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Brisbane
5
Singapore

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Bne
Sin

Summer dress

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

Bne
Sin

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Brisbane
$15.33
Singapore
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

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

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

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