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Singapore vs Bucharest
Sin vs Buh

Average net salary (After tax)

Bucharest
Singapore

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Buh
Sin
Outside city centre
Buh
Sin

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Buh
Sin
Outside city centre
Buh
Sin

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Buh
Sin
Outside city centre
Buh
Sin

Mortgage rates

Bucharest
4.5%
Singapore
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Bucharest
Singapore

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Buh
Sin

Mobile phone data

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

Buh
Sin

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Buh
Sin

Monthly pass

Regular price

Buh
Sin

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Bucharest
Singapore

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Buh
Sin
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Bucharest
Singapore

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Buh
Sin
Lettuce 1 head
Buh
Sin
Tomatoes 1kg
Buh
Sin

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Buh
Sin
Oranges 1 head
Buh
Sin
Bananas 1kg
Buh
Sin

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Bucharest
4.5%
Singapore
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Bucharest are 17.14% higher than in Singapore

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Buh
Sin
Market 0.5L bottle
Buh
Sin

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Buh
Sin
Market 0.33L bottle
Buh
Sin

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Bucharest
5
Singapore

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Buh
Sin

Summer dress

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

Buh
Sin

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Bucharest
$15.33
Singapore
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Buh $4,070.74/mth
Sin $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Buh $4,070.74/mth
Sin $4,070.74/mth