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Money and costs

Currency
Dollars ($)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated February 13, 2019 2:06PM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
S$200
  • Dorm bed: S$25–45
  • Meals at hawker centres and food courts: around S$6
  • One-hour foot reflexology at People's Park Complex: S$25
  • Ticket to a major museum: S$6–20
Midrange
S$200–400
  • Double room in midrange hotel: S$150–300
  • Singapore Ducktour: S$43
  • Two-course dinner with wine: S$80
  • Cocktail at a decent bar: S$20–28
Top end (more than)
S$400
  • Four- or five-star double room: S$350–800
  • Food Playground cooking course: S$119
  • Degustation in top restaurant: S$300 or more
  • Theatre ticket: S$150

ATMs and moneychangers are widely available. Credit cards are accepted in most shops and restaurants.

Tipping

Tipping is generally not customary. It's prohibited at Changi Airport.

  • Restaurants Many add a 10% service charge, so tipping is discouraged. A small tip is still appreciated when staff have gone out of their way. Don't tip at hawker centres and food courts.

  • Hotels At higher-end establishments tip porters S$2 to S$5 and housekeeping S$2.

  • Taxis It's courteous to round up or tell the driver to keep the change.