- James and Sarah bicycle around the world.

Singapore: April 2007

Average Daily Costs*
Lodging $0.00
Food $20.42
Miscellaneous $18.24
Other Costs**
Transportation $68.69
Gear $224.25
Fees, Fines, and Tolls $8.12
Entertainment $0.00
Health $0.00

Total Singapore Cost $610.38

Avg. Exchange Rate $US to Singapore Dollar 1.5243

Singapore was a break from cycling for us. We stayed with a friend, so our lodging costs were zero and we spent all of our time relaxing and eating all the great, cheap street food in the city. For about twenty dollars a day we ate out 4 to 5 times a day at the cheap restaurants and hawker centers. We mailed a large package home to the United States and also restocked our supplies of bicycle spares and toiletries which is why our Gear and Miscellaneous costs are high.

*We classify food, lodging, and miscellaneous costs as daily costs. Food and Lodging are pretty obvious. The only thing to mention is that beer is included in the Food category. Miscellaneous costs include toiletries, internet cafes, stamps and postage, haircuts, laundry, gasoline, phone calls, and any other small costs we need to keep us going on a daily basis.

**We categorize our non-daily costs into the following categories. Gear is the maintenance of our existing gear as well as new purchases. Maps and guidebooks are also included in this category. Fees, Fines, and Tolls includes visas, banking fees, and any other official fees we are required to pay. Entertainment is used for park and museum entry fees, guided tours, movies, books, and any other activities we do which require payment. The Transportation category includes bus, train, taxi, subway, and ferry rides including any fees we have to pay for the bicycles. Health includes trips to the doctor and medications as well as any immunizations boosters we need.

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