Singapore travel budget

Singapore: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Singapore

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Singapore for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 47 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 5.7 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1137* (1540 $)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 84 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 31 per person
  • $ 8.1 per person
  • $ 10.2 per person

Total budget:

$ 2550* (3444 $)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 144 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 55 per person
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 21 per person

Total budget:

$ 4417* (5950 $)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Singapore compared to Singapore in 2021

On average, the cost of living in Singapore in 2021 is 12% higher than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Singapore in 2021 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):



Local prices in Singapore by expense type

Restaurant budget in Singapore

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Singapore is 4% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 11/person
($ 3.9 to $ 20)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 24/person
($ 14 to $ 48)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.3/person
($ 4.7 to $ 9.4)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 7.9
Local beer
Local beer
$ 7.9 for 500ml
($ 3.9 to $ 12)

61% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 4.8 for 330ml
($ 2.4 to $ 7.9)

74% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.3/cup
($ 2.4 to $ 5.5)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.4/can
($ 0.8 to $ 2.4)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1/bottle
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Singapore

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Singapore is 6% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 64/night
($ 46 to $ 89)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 60/night
($ 44 to $ 84)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 108/night
($ 78 to $ 140)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 180/night
($ 139 to $ 225)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 314/night
($ 226 to $ 457)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 55/month
($ 39 to $ 78)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 275/month
($ 152 to $ 472)

64% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 235/month
($ 122 to $ 386)

43% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 101/month
($ 70 to $ 146)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 429/month
($ 253 to $ 727)

146% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Singapore

On average, the price of supermarket food in Singapore is 5% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.5/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 4.5)

198% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Bread
Bread
$ 1.8/500g
($ 1.4 to $ 3.1)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 4.4)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.9
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.3/12 eggs
($ 1.6 to $ 3.9)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Cheese
Cheese
$ 15/kg
($ 7.9 to $ 36)

32% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6.9/kg
($ 3.9 to $ 12)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.9
Apples
Apples
$ 3.6/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 5.5)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Oranges
Oranges
$ 3.2/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 4.7)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.9
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 3.9)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.9)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 1.8/salad
($ 1.1 to $ 3)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.4
($ 0.7 to $ 2.4)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 15/kg
($ 7.9 to $ 28)

21% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Singapore

On average, the price of transport in Singapore is 27% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.4/ticket
($ 0.8 to $ 1.9)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 95/month
($ 48 to $ 101)

36% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 70
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.5/km
($ 0.2 to $ 0.8)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 2)

170% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.9
($ 2.4 to $ 3.9)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.2
Car hire
Car hire
$ 69/24hrs
($ 36 to $ 162)

73% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Singapore

On average, the cost of housing in Singapore is 42% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 116/month
($ 64 to $ 198)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 161
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 35/month
($ 24 to $ 60)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 65
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 2199/month
($ 1413 to $ 3137)

65% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1333
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 1419/month
($ 628 to $ 2197)

33% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1070
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 4091/month
($ 2353 to $ 6274)

93% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2126
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 2385/month
($ 1569 to $ 3921)

41% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1695
Gym
Gym
$ 108/month
($ 60 to $ 158)

188% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 919/month
($ 394 to $ 1413)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 923
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 22197/yr
($ 15055 to $ 31364)

43% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15597

Leisure activity budget in Singapore

On average, budget for leisure activities in Singapore is 22% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 10.2/ticket
($ 7.9 to $ 12)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Tennis
Tennis
$ 10.5/hr
($ 4.7 to $ 21)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Singapore

On average, shopping budget in Singapore is 32% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 11/pack
($ 9.8 to $ 16)

40% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 7.9
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 73
($ 40 to $ 119)

65% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 40
($ 24 to $ 64)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 36
Trainers
Trainers
$ 96
($ 64 to $ 143)

26% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 76
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 113
($ 64 to $ 158)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 95

Plane ticket budget

London → Singapore
London → Singapore
London → Singapore
$ 735
(fair price: $ 599)
Manchester → Singapore
Manchester → Singapore
Manchester → Singapore
$ 860
(fair price: $ 660)
New York City → Singapore
New York City → Singapore
New York City → Singapore
$ 985
(fair price: $ 745)
Los Angeles → Singapore
Los Angeles  → Singapore
Los Angeles  → Singapore
$ 904
(fair price: $ 700)
Dublin → Singapore
Dublin → Singapore
Dublin → Singapore
$ 797
(fair price: $ 668)
Edinburgh → Singapore
Edinburgh → Singapore
Edinburgh → Singapore
$ 827
(fair price: $ 674)
Auckland → Singapore
Auckland → Singapore
Auckland → Singapore
$ 959
(fair price: $ 704)
Toronto (Ontario) → Singapore
Toronto (Ontario) → Singapore
Toronto (Ontario) → Singapore
$ 1156
(fair price: $ 906)
Melbourne → Singapore
Melbourne → Singapore
Melbourne → Singapore
$ 751
(fair price: $ 547)
Montreal → Singapore
Montreal → Singapore
Montreal → Singapore
$ 1158
(fair price: $ 894)
Sydney → Singapore
Sydney → Singapore
Sydney → Singapore
$ 689
(fair price: $ 458)
Perth → Singapore
Perth → Singapore
Perth → Singapore
$ 690
(fair price: $ 477)


About this information on the cost of living in Singapore

The information about the cost of living in Singapore shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including: Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

The information about the cost of living in Singapore was updated on 14-01-2021.

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