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Singapore vs Seattle
Sin vs Sea

Average net salary (After tax)

Seattle
Singapore

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sea
Sin
Outside city centre
Sea
Sin

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sea
Sin
Outside city centre
Sea
Sin

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sea
Sin
Outside city centre
Sea
Sin

Mortgage rates

Seattle
4.5%
Singapore
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Seattle
Singapore

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sea
Sin

Mobile phone data

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

Sea
Sin

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sea
Sin

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sea
Sin

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Seattle
Singapore

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sea
Sin
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Seattle
Singapore

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

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

Fruit

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

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Seattle
4.5%
Singapore
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Seattle are 17.14% higher than in Singapore

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

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

Imported beer

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

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Seattle
5
Singapore

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sea
Sin

Summer dress

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

Sea
Sin

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Seattle
$15.33
Singapore
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

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

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

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