Abbi spent a weekend in Singapore as part of a 4-month Southeast Asia backpacking trip. For Bunch of Backpackers, she kept track of her spendings. This is her overview of costs of a weekend in Singapore! Thanks for participating in the series Abbi!
This article is part of the Money Matters series in which we ask travelers to keep their expenses for Bunch of Backpackers. Real travelers, real expenses.
COSTS 3-DAY SINGAPORE TRIP*: 114,63 EURO (129,12 USD)
DAILY TRAVEL EXPENSES SINGAPORE**: 57,31 EURO (64,55 USD)
*Two nights, two full days
**These daily travel expenses are per one person per day. Including all tours, domestic flights, souvenirs, lodging, food, drinks, entrance fees, tips etc. Excluding international flights.
EXAMPLES OF PRICES IN SINGAPORE:
These prices are per person unless stated otherwise.
Standard Singapore expenses
A bed in a 6-person dorm: 17,00 euro (19,14 USD)
A bottle of water (0,5L) at the store: 1,00 euro (1,12 USD)
A beer at a bar/restaurants: 6,00 euro (6,75 USD)
Lunch at a local restaurant: 3,50 euro (3,94 USD)
Notable Singapore expenses
Accommodation: 32,00 euro for 2 nights (After spending less than 7 euro per night in Indonesia. In Singapore, Abbi spent 32 Euro for 2 nights)
Transport (MRT metro and a bus from Singapore to KL – ticket purchased in Singapore): 45.90 SGD (30.72 euro)
Food and drink: 59.90 SGD (40.08 euro)
Entry Fee to the Orchid Garden at the Botanic Gardens: 5 SGD (3.35 euro)
Other (laundry, postcards and stamps, toiletries I had ran out by that time on my trip): 12.50 SGD (8.36 euro)
SOME DETAILS ON THIS TRIP:
About the backpackers: Abbi, 28 years
Destination and travel period: Singapore in June 2014 for 2 full days
Visited places: Singapore
Type of trip: Solo, independently
Accommodation*: Budget (mainly hostels / guesthouses / budget hotels)
Transportation*: Budget: with the cheapest available modes of transportation
Food*: Budget: local places and cheap western places (like hostel restaurants)
Currency rate: 1 euro = 1.50 Singapore Dollar
*4 options: basic, budget, standard and luxury
SINGAPORE TIPS BY ABBI
- Go couch surfing in Singapore to connect with locals and reduce your spending costs.
- Go to free attractions, such as the Botanic Gardens, Gardens by the bay, walk along Marina Bay Sands.
- Walk everywhere, and avoid shopping on Orchard Road!
- Marina Bay Sands often has free displays most weekend nights with fireworks and a music and light show.
- Eat at the Hawker Markets, but also go to Maxwell Road Food Court, where it is less touristy and prices are cheaper.
Abbi Morrison is a fellow travel blogger who blogs at Life In A Rucksack.
Check out her useful post on how to travel from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur by bus.
The featured image is also taken and owned by Abbi.
Have you been to Singapore? Can you relate to these travel costs?