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Tokyo vs Singapore
Tyo vs Sin

Average net salary (After tax)

Singapore
Tokyo

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sin
Tyo
Outside city centre
Sin
Tyo

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sin
Tyo
Outside city centre
Sin
Tyo

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sin
Tyo
Outside city centre
Sin
Tyo

Mortgage rates

Singapore
4.5%
Tokyo
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Singapore
Tokyo

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sin
Tyo

Mobile phone data

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

Sin
Tyo

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sin
Tyo

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sin
Tyo

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Singapore
Tokyo

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sin
Tyo
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Singapore
Tokyo

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sin
Tyo
Lettuce 1 head
Sin
Tyo
Tomatoes 1kg
Sin
Tyo

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sin
Tyo
Oranges 1 head
Sin
Tyo
Bananas 1kg
Sin
Tyo

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Singapore
4.5%
Tokyo
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Singapore are 17.14% higher than in Tokyo

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sin
Tyo
Market 0.5L bottle
Sin
Tyo

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sin
Tyo
Market 0.33L bottle
Sin
Tyo

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Singapore
5
Tokyo

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sin
Tyo

Summer dress

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

Sin
Tyo

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Singapore
$15.33
Tokyo
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sin $4,070.74/mth
Tyo $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sin $4,070.74/mth
Tyo $4,070.74/mth