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Singapore vs Vancouver
Sin vs Van

Average net salary (After tax)

Vancouver
Singapore

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Van
Sin
Outside city centre
Van
Sin

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Van
Sin
Outside city centre
Van
Sin

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Van
Sin
Outside city centre
Van
Sin

Mortgage rates

Vancouver
4.5%
Singapore
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Vancouver
Singapore

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Van
Sin

Mobile phone data

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

Van
Sin

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Van
Sin

Monthly pass

Regular price

Van
Sin

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Vancouver
Singapore

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Van
Sin
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Vancouver
Singapore

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Van
Sin
Lettuce 1 head
Van
Sin
Tomatoes 1kg
Van
Sin

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Van
Sin
Oranges 1 head
Van
Sin
Bananas 1kg
Van
Sin

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Vancouver
4.5%
Singapore
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 17.14% higher than in Singapore

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Van
Sin
Market 0.5L bottle
Van
Sin

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Van
Sin
Market 0.33L bottle
Van
Sin

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Vancouver
5
Singapore

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Van
Sin

Summer dress

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

Van
Sin

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Vancouver
$15.33
Singapore
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Van $4,070.74/mth
Sin $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Van $4,070.74/mth
Sin $4,070.74/mth