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Vancouver vs Singapore
Van vs Sin

Average net salary (After tax)

Singapore
Vancouver

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sin
Van
Outside city centre
Sin
Van

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sin
Van
Outside city centre
Sin
Van

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sin
Van
Outside city centre
Sin
Van

Mortgage rates

Singapore
4.5%
Vancouver
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Singapore
Vancouver

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sin
Van

Mobile phone data

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

Sin
Van

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sin
Van

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sin
Van

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Singapore
Vancouver

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sin
Van
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Singapore
Vancouver

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

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

Fruit

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

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Singapore
4.5%
Vancouver
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Singapore are 17.14% higher than in Vancouver

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

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

Imported beer

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

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Singapore
5
Vancouver

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sin
Van

Summer dress

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

Sin
Van

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Singapore
$15.33
Vancouver
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

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

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

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