Singapore Travel Budget - Visit Singapore on a Budget or Travel in Style

How much does it cost to travel to Singapore?

You should plan to spend around $59 (SG$80) per day on your vacation in Singapore. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $11 (SG$15) on meals
  • $4.08 (SG$5.51) on local transportation
  • $74 (SG$100) on hotels

A one week trip to Singapore for two people costs, on average, $826 (SG$1,116). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Singapore cost?

A one week trip to Singapore usually costs around $413 (SG$558) for one person and $826 (SG$1,116) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Singapore on average costs around $826 (SG$1,116) for one person and $1,653 (SG$2,232) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Singapore will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Singapore on average costs around $1,771 (SG$2,391) for one person and $3,542 (SG$4,782) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

How much do package tours cost in Singapore?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in Singapore is $389 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Singapore expensive to visit?

Singapore is a moderately priced destination to visit. It's about average with most other countries for travel costs. The prices for food, accommodation, and transportation are all fairly reasonable.

Within Asia, Singapore is somewhat more expensive compared to the other countries. It is in the top 25% of countries in Asia for its travel costs. While a few countries in the region are more expensive, Singapore is more expensive than most.

For more details, see Is Singapore Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Singapore?

The average Singapore trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Singapore travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) SG$100 ($74)
Local Transportation 1 SG$5.51 ($4.08)
Food 2 SG$15 ($11)
Entertainment 1 SG$17 ($13)
Tips and Handouts 1 SG$2 - 7 ($2 - 5)
Alcohol 2 SG$8 - 23 ($6 - 17)
Accommodation Budget in Singapore
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Singapore is $37 (SG$50). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Singapore is $74 (SG$100). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Singapore

Looking for a hotel in Singapore? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

Find the best hotel for your travel style.


Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Singapore based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $111. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Local Transportation Budget in Singapore
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Singapore is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $4.08 (SG$5.51) per person, per day, on local transportation in Singapore.

  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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What did other people spend on Local Transportation?

Typical prices for Local Transportation in Singapore are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Local Transportation prices in Singapore, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Taxi to Airport

Food Budget in Singapore
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Singapore can vary, the average cost of food in Singapore is $11 (SG$15) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Singapore should cost around $4.36 (SG$5.89) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Singapore is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


What did other people spend on Food?

Typical prices for Food in Singapore are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Food prices in Singapore, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Sugarcane Juice
  • Breakfast

Entertainment Budget in Singapore
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Singapore typically cost an average of $13 (SG$17) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Recommended Activities

Tips and Handouts Budget in Singapore
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Singapore is $3.47 (SG$4.68) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Singapore is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Singapore
Average Daily Costs

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  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Singapore is $56 (SG$75), as reported by travelers.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in Singapore
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $11 (SG$15) on alcoholic beverages in Singapore per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Singapore
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $1.26 (SG$1.70) on bottled water in Singapore per day. The public water in Singapore is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Last Updated: May 2, 2023
Singapore on a Budget
Singapore Singapore
Singapore is a city-state that was originally founded in 1819 as a British trading colony. Today it is a very international country that is incredibly modern and cosmopolitan. There is a strong financial industry in this country, and a correspondingly strong work ethic. It is one of the most prosperous cities in the world, and has one of the world's busiest ports.

It serves as a gateway to Southeast Asia, and many travelers find themselves here on either their way in or out of the region. The airport is convenient and offers many cheap flights throughout the region and the world. It's nice to allow yourself at least two or three days to explore the area as there are some great neighborhoods and interesting sights worth visiting.

Within the city, the majority of the population is of Indian, Malay, or Chinese descent. These cultures have dramatically influenced the area's culture, food and religion. You'll find an impressive Little India area with many good dining and shopping options. Likewise, the Chinatown area has some great food choices as well as discount stores where you can pick up any number of things.

Singapore is more expensive than other cities in Southeast Asia, but it is still significantly cheaper than most western cities. There are many hostels in the city where you can stay for cheap, or you can arrange a nice luxury hotel for a fraction of what you might pay in the U.S. or Europe. Food is also quite cheap. There are many seafood restaurants around town that offer some wonderful Asian style dishes. As a general rule, you can expect to pay about two thirds of what you would pay for a corresponding meal in the United States. For more information and ideas, see this 5-day itinerary of Singapore.

Taxis are convenient and easy to catch in Singapore. They run off of a meter and prices are set so you do not have to worry about haggling the way you might elsewhere in Southeast Asia. There's also a very convenient and affordable metro system that will take you most places in the city that you could want to go.
At A Glance
  • If you've been backpacking through Southeast Asia and you're about to head home, then Singapore is a great place to splurge on a nice hotel. You can find some excellent four star hotel options that are a fraction of the cost you might pay in Europe of the United States. Many offer rooftop pools that look out over the city's skyline. If it's your last night on the road live it up with a nice splurge for the evening.

  • There are some great tourist attractions around Singapore, but a more interesting experience is to get off the tourist trail for a while and explore some back roads and residential neighborhoods. It's fun to see how people are living, where they're doing their shopping and what daily life is like in this unique country.

  • Public transportation in Singapore is excellent. It's really not necessary to take a taxi anywhere because most places are served by either the subway or the bus system. You'll save yourself a lot of money if you avoid taxis in general.

  • You can expect it to rain almost once a day in Singapore, whatever time of year you visit. Come prepared with an umbrella and be prepared to hop inside a shop or restaurant until it passes. Storms are usually short, hard, and abrupt before they blow over.

  • Chinese New Year is a great time to visit Singapore. Because there is such a strong Chinese influence over the country, the festivities are popular and there is always something going on. If you're in town for the events definitely check them out. Do make sure you have reservations well in advance though as hotels tend to fill up and last minute prices can be quite high.

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Top Tourist Attractions
Chinatown: This is a fascinating area in downtown Singapore that is great for shopping and eating. While much of Singapore is influenced by the Chinese culture, this neighborhood in particular retains much of its old world charm. That's what makes this neighborhood one of the best places to visit in Singapore if you have 3 days, because it has everything to offer from interesting sights to food, to shopping. The area between Pagoda Street and Smith Street is probably the most touristy section, and if you head south or east you'll find more authentic sections.

Gardens by the Bay This beautiful park area in Marina Bay was built on reclaimed land and features plenty of activities. The crown jewel is perhaps the "supertrees" which are large sculptures which people can walk through and around. At night a light show keeps people entertained, as does the multitudes of flowers, the flower dome, and the cloud forest. For more information, check out this guide to visiting the gardens by the bay.

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve: This park offers a little bit of nature in an urban environment and it is a nice little escape if you're ready to get away from the crowds. It's in the middle of Singapore and is on the slopes of the city's highest hill, making it a nice place to take a walk or relax in peace and quiet for a little while.

Orchard Road: This is the best high end shopping district in the city. It's a great place to shop for cloths and gifts to take home with you. You'll find many western chain clothing stores along the street. There are also some high end restaurants that sell some good food of varying styles.

Popular Foods
Like the culture in Singapore, food throughout the city is really a combination of Indian, Malay and Chinese cuisines. There are a lot of seafood options available, many of which are served as curries or with Asian spices. You can find some excellent Indian food around the Little India area as well.

Chilli Crab: This dish is made with a whole crab that is coated in chilli sauce. The dish typically uses a mud crab which is common in the area. The sauce is made from tomatoes and chillies, although it is surprisingly mild with very little spice.

Laksa: This is a coconut curry soup that is made with noodles and shrimp. It is typically a very spicy dish. It's a combination dish that merges the cuisines of China and Malaysia with a subtle influence from Indonesia.

Popiah: These are popular spring rolls that are available either fresh or fried. They are often filled with vegetables and shrimp and are wrapped in a rice flour wrapper. They can be served as either an appetizer or as a snack.

For more information and an overview of the cuisine, see this great guide to what to eat in Singapore.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.