Summary

Cost of living in Singapore is 44% more expensive than Shanghai according to the average local monthly cost. For more insights check the list of prices of Restaurants, Markets, Transportation, Utilities, and 40 more categories.

$1,881
$3,358
Cost of Living
$1,380
$3,102
Average Salary
$1,504
$2,749
Average House Rent

Rent Per Month

Name
Shanghai
Singapore
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre
$1,157.24
$2,115.37
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre
$637.41
$1,231.45
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre
$2,659.23
$3,937.11
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre
$1,345.53
$2,385.01

Salaries And Financing

Name
Shanghai
Singapore
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)
$1,380.15
$3,102.6
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate
%5.04
%2.78

Utilities (Monthly)

Name
Shanghai
Singapore
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment
$73.77
$121.14
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)
$0.03
$0.16
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)
$16.74
$35.44

Markets

Name
Shanghai
Singapore
Milk (regular), (1 liter)
$2.69
$2.58
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)
$2.42
$1.92
Eggs (regular) (12)
$2.8
$2.25
Local Cheese (1kg)
$16.49
$19.08
Water (1.5 liter bottle)
$0.8
$1.41
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)
$16.77
$23.04
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)
$0.85
$3.9
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$2.56
$4.42
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)
$3.39
$10.73
Apples (1kg)
$2.8
$3.57
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)
$6.04
$7.26
Oranges (1kg)
$2.69
$3.02
Potato (1kg)
$1.44
$2.5
Lettuce (1 head)
$0.72
$1.69
Rice (white), (1kg)
$1.47
$2.59
Tomato (1kg)
$1.7
$2.34
Banana (1kg)
$2.11
$2.55
Onion (1kg)
$1.39
$2.23
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)
$15.27
$13.22

Transportation

Name
Shanghai
Singapore
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)
$0.58
$1.22
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)
$30.49
$73.49
Gasoline (1 liter)
$1.1
$1.69
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)
$22,204.27
$85,546.29
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)
$2.2
$2.65
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)
$0.42
$0.49
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)
$6.44
$13.69
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)
$20,968.04
$79,762.08

Clothing And Shoes

Name
Shanghai
Singapore
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)
$71.53
$70.51
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)
$40.11
$41.01
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)
$93.81
$92.4
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes
$112.01
$108.17

Restaurants

Name
Shanghai
Singapore
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
$5.25
$8.59
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
$32.18
$46.09
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)
$5.54
$6.04
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)
$1.78
$7.47
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$3.62
$7.97
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)
$0.63
$1.46
Water (0.33 liter bottle)
$0.49
$1.12
Cappuccino (regular)
$4.3
$4.19

Sports And Leisure

Name
Shanghai
Singapore
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult
$58.44
$106.2
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)
$15.13
$11.08
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat
$9.27
$8.84

Childcare

Name
Shanghai
Singapore
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child
$760.12
$861.04
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child
$26,560.49
$20,410.73

Buy Apartment Price

Name
Shanghai
Singapore
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre
$13,775.88
$18,990.78
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre
$7,274.43
$9,508.84