# The cost of living in Singapore

Yesterday, I was surprised. A good friend of mine was invited to work in Singapore. He never plan to work there, as far as I know and I am not sure if he will in the future, but I decided to check out the

**cost of living in Singapore**. I find this source now:

http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/city_result.jsp?country=Singapore&city=Singapore I like this source and I will count the cost of living for him (approximately, of course).

1. Living. I think it is OK, to rent an apartment (an one bedroom apartment), outside of Centre. It is

**$ 1,582.73**.

2. Internet. We're an Internet generation.

We can't live without it. So...Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) is

**$ 33.07**.

3. Basic utilities (Electricity, Gas, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment --

**$ 160.22**.

4. Transportation. One-way Ticket (Local Transport) $ 1.38. Well, let's count 2 tickets per day, i.e. 60 per month, then: 60 x $ 1.38 =

**$ 82.8**.

5. Water. Water (1.5 liter bottle) $ 1.29. OK, let it be 15 bottles/month, i.e. $

**19.35**.

6. Beer (if he wish, I am not sure). Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) $ 4.21. 4 beers x $ 4.21 =

**$ 16.84**.

7. Food:

Milk (regular), 1 liter $ 2.15 ... 4 liters x $ 2.15 =

**$ 8.6**.

Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) $ 1.59 ... 8 loaves of bread x $ 1.59 =

**$ 12.72**.

Eggs (12) $ 2.03 ... 4 eggs (12) x $ 2.03 =

**$ 8.12**.

Local Cheese (1kg)

**$ 10.65**. 1 kg is OK!

Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) ... $ 7.61. 4 kg. x $ 7.61 =

**$ 30.44**.

Apples (1kg) $ 2.80 ... 6 kg apples x $ 2.80 =

**$ 16.80**.

Oranges (1kg) $ 2.62 ... 6 kg oranges x $ 2.62 =

**$ 15.72**.

Potato (1kg) $ 1.90 ... 20 kg. potatoes x $ 1.90 =

**$ 38.00**.

Lettuce (1 head) $ 1.24 $ ... 30 heads (lettuce) x $ 1.24 =

**$ 37.20**.

8. Restaurant

Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course $ 37.31

If twice per month, then: $ 37.31 x 2 =

**$ 74.62**.

9. Leisure

Cinema Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat $ 8.00

If twice per month, then: $ 8.00 x 2 =

**$ 16.00**.

10. Other

I don't know what else to count, but let's count "X", "Other", "unexpected spending" -

**$ 150**.

And now, let us count!

According to my calculation it is $ 2321.88. Check it carefully, once again and try other sources, if you're going to visit and live there!