India vs Singapore - Cost of Living Comparison

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India Singapore
🚶 Cost of living one person
$441
$2873
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1112
$6717
🏠 One person rent
$182
$1947
🏘️ Family rent
$377
$3665
🍽️ Food expenses
$169
$540
🚐 Transport expenses
$48.4
$241
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$656
$6019
💸 GDP per capita
$2411
$82808
😃 Human freedom index
6.29
7.75
❤️ Life expectancy
67.2
83.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
39
83
🌐 English speaking %
10.6%
96.4%
🎓 Higher education
74
97
😀 Quality of life
43
99
🏙️ Population
1.33B
5.87M

The average cost of living in India ($441) is 85% less expensive than in Singapore ($2873). India ranked 192nd vs 4th for Singapore in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months in India compared to 2.1 months in Singapore. Ranked 109th and 2nd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in India vs Singapore

We calculate prices for India and Singapore as a population-weighted mean of 220 and 2 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

India Singapore
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.1
$9.47
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$14
$68.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.21
$7.34
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.23
$7.64
 Cappuccino
$1.93
$4.75
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.43
$1.55
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$203
$2278
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$133
$1674
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$505
$4549
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$288
$3197
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.9
$105
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$44.5
$163
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.56
$34.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.91%
2.93%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2125
$15039
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1094
$8777
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.43
$1.5
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$11.2
$93
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.19
$10.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.22
$2.16
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.7
$2.88
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$2.15
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.66
$2.47
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.96
$3.41
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.67
$18.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.42
$9.76
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.84
$19.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2
$4.17
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$3.13
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.13
$4.04
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.56
$2.77
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.36
$2.36
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.4
$2.24
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.23
$0.93
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.03
$2.22
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.95
$25
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.92
$4.02
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$11.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.99
$11.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.99
$7.96
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.75
$2.91
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.94
$3.02
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$17.7
$96
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.67
$11
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$12.2
$52.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.02
$25.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.3
$68.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$46.6
$99.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$73
$1243
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1984
$28066

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In India

City Cost of living Population
Delhi
$480
26.5M
Bangalore
$604
12.3M
Mumbai
$682
15.4M
Hyderabad
$497
9.31M
Chennai
$434
10.3M
Pune
$502
5.95M
Ahmedabad
$501
7.65M
Surat
$809
5.94M
Kolkata
$396
4.5M
Kanpur
$297
3.81M
Lucknow
$371
3.38M
Jaipur
$391
3.07M
Visakhapatnam
$419
2.04M
Thane
$487
1.89M
Nagpur
$453
2.41M
Mirzapur
$363
2.5M
Ghaziabad
$412
2.38M
Kalyan
$391
1.25M
Vadodara
$399
2.07M
Gurgaon
$516
877K
Navi Mumbai
$451
1.12M
Indore
$402
1.99M
Mysore
$320
1.26M
Jamshedpur
$327
1.56M
Agra
$362
1.59M
Nashik
$378
1.49M
Madurai
$309
1.56M
Bhopal
$331
1.8M
Meerut
$378
1.31M
Bilaspur
$353
1.63M

In Singapore

City Cost of living Population
Singapore City
$2880
5.87M
Bukit Merah
$2597
152K