Thursday, November 24, 2011

Cereal and Other Expensive Things in Singapore

One thing that I find odd about Singapore is that some commodities (like chocolate and electronics) are ridiculously expensive to the point of where I just try not to buy them anymore.  A pint of Ben and Jerry's ice cream costs about US$3.50 - $5 in the States.   In Singapore it costs at least US$10.70 (SG$14)--over twice the price. Why?  Because there are no cows here, I guess?  Because Ben and Jerry are white guys' names?   Or maybe it's just because they can.

A bowl of Lucky Charms or Cinnamon Toast Crunch should cost about US$3, while here in Singapore it costs US$8.40 (SG$11).  So as you can guess I've pretty much given up eating Lucky Charms and stick to generic imitation cereal from the local grocery store

BUTT, I recently found a Value$ store near Boon Keng MRT that had a bunch of cereal for sale.. including Lucky Charms at US$3 (SG$3.95)!!!!!!  Pops and Apple Jacks were about SG$5, which also ain't too shabby.  Hopefully it's not just a fluke or a mistake.  I know where to go for cereal now.  I just need to find a cheap ice cream place too and I'm all set.

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Price for a pint of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream In US$ All Over The World
New York - $3.32
London - $6.60
Hong Kong - $7.73
Frankfurt - $7.76
Kuala Lumpur - $8.18
Brussels - $8.34
Bangkok - $8.76
Paris - $9.19
Singapore - $10.28
 - Source: Asia Wall Street Journal 21 Aug 2009

Carl's Jr. and Subway are also ridiculously priced in Singapore.. check out the US prices here, which are significantly lower than Singapore's... ($5 footlongs?  not in Singapore...)


  1. looks like they have SG$3.95 Lucky Charms at Value dollar in changi point mall too! maybe all the value dollar stores have it!!

  2. more overpriced electronics in singapore

  3. Tourist traps in Singapore for electronics

  4. Any Idea how where to buy Lucky Charms in Singapore?

  5. They still sell Lucky Charms at Cold Storage for about SG$10. I haven't seen them selling the cheaper boxes at value dollar for some time now, though.

  6. are lucky charms still available at this cheaper price at value dollar stores? :) if they were that'd be great!