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Singapore vs Wellington
Sin vs Wlg

Average net salary (After tax)

Wellington
Singapore

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Wlg
Sin
Outside city centre
Wlg
Sin

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Wlg
Sin
Outside city centre
Wlg
Sin

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Wlg
Sin
Outside city centre
Wlg
Sin

Mortgage rates

Wellington
4.5%
Singapore
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Wellington
Singapore

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Wlg
Sin

Mobile phone data

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

Wlg
Sin

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Wlg
Sin

Monthly pass

Regular price

Wlg
Sin

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Wellington
Singapore

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Wlg
Sin
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Wellington
Singapore

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Wlg
Sin
Lettuce 1 head
Wlg
Sin
Tomatoes 1kg
Wlg
Sin

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Wlg
Sin
Oranges 1 head
Wlg
Sin
Bananas 1kg
Wlg
Sin

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Wellington
4.5%
Singapore
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Wellington are 17.14% higher than in Singapore

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Wlg
Sin
Market 0.5L bottle
Wlg
Sin

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Wlg
Sin
Market 0.33L bottle
Wlg
Sin

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Wellington
5
Singapore

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Wlg
Sin

Summer dress

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

Wlg
Sin

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Wellington
$15.33
Singapore
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Wlg $4,070.74/mth
Sin $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Wlg $4,070.74/mth
Sin $4,070.74/mth