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Standard living cost in SIngapore for one person

Postby tiebushan » Tue, 30 Sep 2014 6:11 am

Hi All,

I'm planning to move to Singapore and wish to know the average living cost in Singapore. Perhaps I'll be more specific:
How much does each of the following cost:
1. 1 whole chicken (organic and non organic)
2. 1 kg of beef
3. Total monthly electricity if I have the following in my apartment:
* Standard fridge 24x7
* washing machine used once a week
* 40 inch flat screen TV, on weekdays around 5 hours and on weekends might be 16 hours
4. Gas for cooking 2-3 times a day
5. Standard usage of water
6. Monthly transport cost (5 days a week) from suburb to city

Thanks

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 30 Sep 2014 6:44 am

Anything between $500 and $5000 as it depends on your life-style. BTW, organic food here will cost you five legs and 10 arms - a medium size chicken could be S$40.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 30 Sep 2014 6:50 am

do some research on this forum using the search engine or use the www.Numbeo.com link

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 30 Sep 2014 7:18 am

x9200 wrote:Anything between $500 and $5000 as it depends on your life-style. BTW, organic food here will cost you five legs and 10 arms - a medium size chicken could be S$40.


But a small non-organic "Kampong" chicken will be about S$6.

OP, if you adjust your expectations it can be cheap here. If you don't, you'll be taken for a ride.

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 30 Sep 2014 8:07 am

zzm9980 wrote:But a small non-organic "Kampong" chicken will be about S$6.

Even cheaper for ready to eat in Giant (~S$4.5, ~$7.5 for a bigger one) and they are not that bad actually. 1kg of minced chicken meat is there below S$10 and I only stopped buying it because I found once bones splinters inside.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:26 am

Interesting re: fresh roast chicken at Giant, I didn't know that. Get some of that (still warm) in a good bread roll with some salt + pepper, and a bit of mayo > 100% joy!

Also note to the OP that NTUC (the main grocery chain here) now do online ordering/delivery so you can browse their site and get comparables.
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Re: Standard living cost in SIngapore for one person

Postby beppi » Tue, 30 Sep 2014 3:13 pm

tiebushan wrote:3. Total monthly electricity if I have the following in my apartment:
* Standard fridge 24x7
* washing machine used once a week
* 40 inch flat screen TV, on weekdays around 5 hours and on weekends might be 16 hours

The cost of all this is negligible compared to aircon use - if you can get used to tropical heat and humidity you'll pay under S$100/month, with aircon 24/7 over S$500/month!

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Postby brian_singapore » Tue, 30 Sep 2014 5:49 pm

My electricity bill has dropped by $130 since I moved here as I've adjusted to the heat and rachetted back Air Con use during waking hours.

I'm still nowhere near local usage though, especially if my 'comparison' to my neighbors and national averages is to be believed.

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:23 am

My bill was always under S$50/month without aircon. This was laundry nearly every day (multiple times) and a 32" LED tv. No dryer.

It was a bit over $200/month with aircon on at night in a single bedroom only.

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Re: Standard living cost in SIngapore for one person

Postby Mi Amigo » Wed, 01 Oct 2014 2:28 am

Just curious... you wrote this today:

tiebushan wrote:Hi All,

I'm planning to move to Singapore and wish to know the average living cost in Singapore. Perhaps I'll be more specific:
How much does each of the following cost:
1. 1 whole chicken (organic and non organic)
2. 1 kg of beef
3. Total monthly electricity if I have the following in my apartment:
* Standard fridge 24x7
* washing machine used once a week
* 40 inch flat screen TV, on weekdays around 5 hours and on weekends might be 16 hours
4. Gas for cooking 2-3 times a day
5. Standard usage of water
6. Monthly transport cost (5 days a week) from suburb to city

Thanks

... but you wrote this in January:

tiebushan wrote:I'm living in SING now, I'm still doing my research on this issue. if I find the numbers add up (the money saved Vs the trip duration + QoL), I'll consider moving to JB. thanks

So which is it?
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Postby Mi Amigo » Thu, 02 Oct 2014 6:17 pm

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Postby tiebushan » Thu, 16 Oct 2014 4:54 pm

I'm a contractor mate, so I'm in Sydney now, but is planning to return to Singapore again. This will happen regularly (Sydney-Singapore)

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Re: Standard living cost in SIngapore for one person

Postby taxico » Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:19 pm

beppi wrote:
tiebushan wrote:3. Total monthly electricity if I have the following in my apartment:
* Standard fridge 24x7
* washing machine used once a week
* 40 inch flat screen TV, on weekdays around 5 hours and on weekends might be 16 hours

The cost of all this is negligible compared to aircon use - if you can get used to tropical heat and humidity you'll pay under S$100/month, with aircon 24/7 over S$500/month!


my home's almost perpetually air-conditioned but not 24 hours a day as i think they need downtime. probably an average of 18 hours a day - at least one, sometimes three or four, but mostly two units running.

it's nowhere near $500...! i use the washer and dryer too, at least once a week. we also have a fridge, TVs, alarm system, etc. lots of TVs, laptops and hifi use.

a dryer costs just $3-$5/run (my wife's calculated it before). electricity isn't as expensive as i'd imagined.

it's just me and my wife. we don't cook. no use of microwave either. i believe we're paying about $250-300/month.
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Postby nutnut » Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:09 pm

tiebushan wrote:I'm a contractor mate, so I'm in Sydney now, but is planning to return to Singapore again. This will happen regularly (Sydney-Singapore)


When was the last time you lived here? add 3% per year for everything....
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Postby JR8 » Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:18 pm

nutnut wrote:
tiebushan wrote:I'm a contractor mate, so I'm in Sydney now, but is planning to return to Singapore again. This will happen regularly (Sydney-Singapore)


When was the last time you lived here? add 3% per year for everything....


If he's that fussed, he probably knows better than any of us...


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