The currency in Singapore is the dollar, and the exchange rate is approximately SGD$1.51= US$1. To find the most up to the minute exchange rate, go to XE.com Currency Converter
Eating and shopping are the two national pastimes of Singapore so get in on the act! Check out the price guide below with some sample prices for food and accommodation to help you budget for your Singapore trip:
Tiger beer = $6
Fish head soup = $10
Chilli crab = $10
Singapore Sling (cocktail) = $25
Trishaw transport per half hour = $50
Average room prices = a cheap room will cost anywhere between $30-165, mid range from $165-350 and for a bit of luxury you’re looking at spending $350 and upward.
Average meal prices = $3-20 for a low-cost meal, $20-35 for a mid-range restaurant, and $35-85 if you’re splashing out!
These prices are in Singapore dollars, are correct as of 03/01/2009 and are subject to change.
Tipping isn’t usual in Singapore and is generally covered by the 10% service charge that most hotels and restaurants add.
Banks are open from 10 am to 3 pm Monday to Friday and from 9.30 am to 1 pm on Saturdays. Some branches stay open till 3 pm. There are also some banks in Orchard Road (the main shopping area) which stay open on Sundays from 9.30 am to 3 pm.
Note that the currency of Brunei is also legal tender and 1 Brunei Dollar = 1 Singapore Dollar.
Major cards are widely accepted in Singapore.
*The Small Print
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