A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Pokhara vs. Singapore for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Pokhara or Singapore?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Pokhara and Singapore can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Pokhara or Singapore?


Pokhara is the second largest city in Nepal and is strategically located near the popular Annapurna Circuit. The Annapurna Circuit, or the "Apple Pie Trail", is a popular trek through the Annapurna Valley that makes a circular route through stunning mountainous landscapes. Several other trekking options can be found in this region, too. Many people use Pohkara as a place to prepare or recover from their recently completed treks because it is less intimidating than the larger city of Kathmandu.


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.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in Nepal, The Best 10-Day Tours in Nepal, The Best Cultural Tours in Singapore, and The Best Budget Tours to Singapore.

Which place is cheaper, Singapore or Pokhara?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Pokhara is $19, while the average daily cost in Singapore is $152. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Pokhara and Singapore in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Pokhara $3.91
    Singapore $98
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Pokhara $7.82
    Singapore $196
Compare Hotels in Pokhara and Singapore

Looking for a hotel in Pokhara or Singapore? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Pokhara

Hotels in Singapore

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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Pokhara Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Pokhara $7.63
    Singapore $10
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Pokhara

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Pokhara:

  • Short Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Pokhara

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Pokhara:

  • Pokhara Airport Shuttles & Private Transfer: $15
  • Pokhara Airport Private Transfers: $20
  • Pokhara Airport To Lakeside Transfer Service: $27
  • Ayurvedic Spa Retreat with Transfers: $48
  • World Peace Pagoda Guided Tour with Transfers: $51
  • White Water Rafting Half Day with Hotel Transfers: $64
  • Whitewater River Rafting Tour with Hotel Transfers: $69
  • Half Day Pokhara White Water River Rafting with Hotel Transfers: $70
  • Comfortable One-Way Car Transfer from Pokhara to Lumbini: $78
  • Private Transfer to Kathmandu by Car, Jeep & Hiace: $78
  • Private Transfer to Kathmandu by Car: $78
  • One way transfer To or From Chitwan: $78

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Singapore

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Singapore:

  • Taxi to Airport

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Singapore

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Singapore:

  • Airport Transfer: $81
  • Changi International Airport Private MPV Transfer: $105
  • City Experience with National Orchid Garden + Roundtrip Transfers: $57
  • City Tour+Gardens by the Bay(FlowerDome&CloudForest)Transfers: $74
  • Departing Transfer to Changi Airport or Cruise Centre: $61
  • Downtown to Singapore Airport (SIN) - Departure Private Transfer: $36
  • ExhilaratingSentosa MorningTour(Guided Shared Roundtrip Transfer): $150
  • Free Wifi Rental | Two - Way Airport Transfer Minivan (4pax): $186
  • Gardens By the Bay with One Way Transfer (2 Domes): $38
  • Glittering Singapore Night Out + Roundtrip Transfers: $80
  • MBCC & HFCC - Cruise Terminal to City Hotel Transfer: $29
  • Morning at the Zoo with Transfer : $65

Is it cheaper to fly into Pokhara or Singapore?

Prices for flights to both Singapore and Pokhara change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Pokhara $8.09
    Singapore $27
Typical Food Prices in Pokhara

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Pokhara:

  • Dinner for Two
  • Dessert (for 2)
  • Pastries
  • Dinner

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Pokhara

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Pokhara.

  • Cooking Class Experience Dal Bhat & Momo Making: $18
  • Nepalese Momos or Dal Bhat Cooking Class (Cook with Delight): $19
  • Nepali cultural dinner night in Pokhara: $21
  • Nepalese Kitchen in Momos or Dal Bhat Cooking Class: $33
  • MoMo or Dal Bhat Cooking Class at Aama Kitchen in Pokhara: $41
  • 3 Hour Authentic Nepali Thakali Dish Cooking Class: $45
  • 3 Hours Momo Cooking class in Pokhara: $60
  • Typical Nepali Snack set cooking class in Pokhara: $74
  • Organic Farm Tour and Cooking Class at Durku: $115

Typical Food Prices in Singapore

Some typical examples of dining costs in Singapore are as follows:

  • Breakfast
  • Sugarcane Juice

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Singapore

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Singapore.

  • Singapore : Traditional Snacks Cooking Class: $34
  • Secrets of Singapore Kick Scooter Tour with Dinner: $48
  • Eat and Snap in Chinatown Walking Food Tour: $72
  • Small Group: Michelin and Local Hawker Food Tour: $73
  • Private Korean Cooking Class in Balmoral Road: $74
  • Zebra Urban Safari Bicycle Tour with Local Dinner and Drinks: $76
  • Local Food Tour: $82
  • Experience Cultural Cooking Class: $83
  • Singapore Heritage Food (Cooking Class - Hands-on) : $95
  • Michelin Premium Food Tour with Hawker Centre & Chinatown Tour: $105
  • Eat Pray Love - Singapore Food Tour With A Difference: $106
  • Off the Menu: Singapore Authentic Food Tour with Local Student: $114

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Pokhara $7.26
    Singapore $32

Tours and Activities in Pokhara

Here are a few actual costs in Pokhara for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Full Day Pokhara City Sightseeing by Sharing Bus Group Tour: $6.70
  • Sightseeing tour (Unguided) in Sharing Bus: $9.26
  • Group Joining Sarangkot Sunrise Tour : 3-Hour From Pokhara: $9.34
  • Group Joining Sarangkot Sunrise Himalayas Tour: $9.73
  • Sunrise Over the Himalayas Tour (Daily Departure): $10
  • Visit Best Seven Tourist Destination by Sharing Bus: $10
  • Guided Evening Walking Tour in Lakeside: $10
  • Pokhara City Tour in Sharing Bus: $10
  • Magic of the Himalayas: Sarangkot Sunrise Tour from Pokhara: $12
  • Pokhara/Baidam: Himalayas Sunrise Views from Sarangkot Tour: $12
  • Budget Unguided Tour By Sharing Bus: $12
  • City Tour in Sharing Bus : $12

Tours and Activities in Singapore

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Singapore are as follows:

  • Singapore Street Art Hunting in Kampong Glam: A Self-guided Audio Tour: $5.20
  • Big Little India: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $5.20
  • Singapore's History of Trade: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $5.20
  • Kampong Glam: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of Singapore's Malay Culture: $5.20
  • The Civic District: Hear stories about Singapore's past on an audio tour: $5.20
  • Indian Heritage Centre Admission Ticket: $5.36
  • Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall Admission Ticket: $6.07
  • Singapore's Stories and Histories: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $6.99
  • Singapore Central Area: Quest Experience: $7.10
  • National Orchid Garden Admission Ticket: $7.30
  • Chinatown Heritage Walking Tour: $7.59
  • Self Guided Tour to Explore and Play in Joo Chiat: $7.59

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Pokhara $6.56
    Singapore $27

Sample the Local Flavors in Singapore

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Singapore:

  • Tour of Tiger Brewery in Singapore: $21
  • Little India Pub Crawl : $23

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Pokhara and Singapore, we can see that Singapore is more expensive. And not only is Pokhara much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Pokhara would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Pokhara and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Singapore would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Singapore than you might in Pokhara.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Pokhara Expensive? and Is Singapore Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Pokhara or Singapore?

Singapore has a larger population, and is about 20 times larger than the population of Pokhara. When comparing the sizes of Pokhara and Singapore, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.