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Singapore vs Los Angeles
Sin vs Lax

Average net salary (After tax)

Los Angeles
Singapore

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lax
Sin
Outside city centre
Lax
Sin

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lax
Sin
Outside city centre
Lax
Sin

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Lax
Sin
Outside city centre
Lax
Sin

Mortgage rates

Los Angeles
4.5%
Singapore
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Los Angeles
Singapore

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Lax
Sin

Mobile phone data

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

Lax
Sin

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Lax
Sin

Monthly pass

Regular price

Lax
Sin

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Los Angeles
Singapore

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Lax
Sin
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Los Angeles
Singapore

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Lax
Sin
Lettuce 1 head
Lax
Sin
Tomatoes 1kg
Lax
Sin

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Lax
Sin
Oranges 1 head
Lax
Sin
Bananas 1kg
Lax
Sin

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Los Angeles
4.5%
Singapore
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles are 17.14% higher than in Singapore

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Lax
Sin
Market 0.5L bottle
Lax
Sin

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Lax
Sin
Market 0.33L bottle
Lax
Sin

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Los Angeles
5
Singapore

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Lax
Sin

Summer dress

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

Lax
Sin

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Los Angeles
$15.33
Singapore
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Lax $4,070.74/mth
Sin $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Lax $4,070.74/mth
Sin $4,070.74/mth