Singapore Travel Budget

How much does it cost to travel to Singapore?

How much money will you need for your trip to Singapore? You should plan to spend around SG$62 ($46) per day on your vacation in Singapore, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, SG$12 ($8.65) on meals for one day and SG$4.41 ($3.24) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Singapore for a couple is SG$76 ($56). So, a trip to Singapore for two people for one week costs on average SG$868 ($639). 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
    SG$62
  • One Week Per person
    SG$434
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    SG$868
  • One Month Per person
    SG$1,860
  • One Week For a couple
    SG$868
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    SG$1,736
  • One Month For a couple
    SG$3,721
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A vacation to Singapore for one week usually costs around SG$434 for one person. So, a trip to Singapore for two people costs around SG$868 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs SG$1,736 in Singapore. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price 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 can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.



How expensive is Singapore? How much money do I need for Singapore?

How much does a trip to Singapore cost? Is Singapore expensive? The average Singapore trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Singapore prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Singapore
Average Daily Costs

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The average price for one person for accommodation in Singapore is SG$38. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Singapore is SG$76.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    SG$38
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    SG$76

What did other people spend on Accommodation?

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


  • Hotel Tax
    SG$14

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Food Budget in Singapore
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Singapore can vary, the average cost of food in Singapore is SG$12 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Singapore should cost around SG$4.70 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
    SG$12

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.


  • Sugarcane Juice
    SG$2.00
  • Breakfast
    SG$6.09


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 SG$4.41 per person, per day, on local transportation in Singapore.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    SG$4.41

What did other people spend on Transportation?

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


  • Taxi to Airport
    SG$32


Intercity Transportation Budget in Singapore
Average Daily Costs

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  • Transportation between cities and towns in Singapore costs an average of SG$15. Naturally, prices vary by the length of the route, the type of transportation used, and the date.


  • Intercity Transportation1 Travel between cities
    SG$15

Flights to Singapore

How much does it cost to go to Singapore? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend SkyScanner or Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.




Entertainment Budget in Singapore
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Singapore typically cost an average of SG$14 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    SG$14


Tips and Handouts Budget in Singapore
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average price for Tips and Handouts in Singapore is SG$3.74 per day. The usual amount for a tip in Singapore is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    SG$3.74


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 SG$60.


  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
    SG$60


Alcohol Budget in Singapore
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about SG$12 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
    SG$12


Water Budget in Singapore
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend SG$1.36 on bottled water in Singapore per day. The public water in Singapore is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    SG$1.36


Last Updated: Feb 8, 2020
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.

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.

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Singapore's Nightlife

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Singapore has a great nightlife, and as a major international city, many musicians eventually make their way here when they're touring Asia. The best place to see some popular artists is superclub Zouk and is considered one of the world's best clubs. Most of the cities nightlife happens around the three Quays, Boat, Clarke, and Robertson.

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