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Budget Planner – 2017 Singapore Grand Prix

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Work out a budget for your trip to F1’s night race! We’ve crunched the numbers on going to the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix. This year’s race is on September 15-17, 2017.

Singapore is one of F1’s most expensive destinations. The city is known for its high quality shopping, food and accommodation, and this comes at a price. But it is possible to do the weekend on a budget by staying in a hostel and buying a walkabout or Bay Grandstand ticket. At the higher end, the sky is the limit in terms of luxury/VIP options in Singapore, with amazing 5-star trackside hotels and plenty of hospitality tickets to lighten your wallet.

Images kindly supplied by Singapore GP. Average costs below are per person based on a stay of 3 nights with race tickets, accommodation and spending money. The prices do not include flights (or other travel costs) required to reach Singapore.

Cheap Charlie

  • Weekend cost approx $493 SGD ($353 USD)

  • Three day Zone 4 Walkabout ticket = $268 SGD
  • Dorm bed at hostel in central Singapore (3 nights) = $105 SGD
  • Daily budget: $40 SGD x 3 = $120 SGD

Cheap Charlie - Explained

Cheap Charlie stays in a hostel, buys the cheapest weekend ticket (General Admission),  takes their own food and drink to the race, doesn’t drink alcohol trackside and either makes their own food away from the track or eats at budget restaurants such as McDonalds. If possible, the Cheap Charlie will look to eliminate the cost of accommodation altogether and either stay with friends or couchsurf.

Average Joe

  • Weekend cost approx $1163 SGD ($832 USD)

  • 3-day Padang Combination Package ticket = $698 SGD
  • Mid-range hotel in central Singapore for 3 nights (per person) = $225 SGD
  • Daily budget: $80 x 3 = $240 SGD

Average Joe - Explained

Average Joe buys a low to mid-range Grandstand ticket for the weekend, stays in a 3-star hotel or apartment, buys food and drink trackside, and can afford a reasonably priced restaurant meal at night as well as a few drinks at the pub. Average Joe’s budget doesn’t stretch to anything more than the cheapest of the merchandise items on sale at the track.

Extravagant Eddie

  • Weekend cost approx $2788 SGD ($1994 USD)

  • Three day Turn 1 Grandstand ticket = $1288
  • 4-star hotel in central Singapore (3 nights) = $900 SGD (per person)
  • Daily budget: $200 SGD x 3 = $600 SGD

Extravagant Eddie - Explained

Extravagant Eddie buys the most expensive Grandstand seat on offer, stays in a decent hotel and goes out to some of the city’s best restaurants and clubs. They will take taxis rather than public transport and spend up big on merchandise at the track. They may risk blowing their budget with a trip to the trackside Casino.

Click here for a breakdown of average daily travel costs in Singapore. Been to Marina Bay for the race? Leave a comment and share your money-saving tips!

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Andrew Balfour is the Founder and Editor of F1Destinations.com. He originally hails from Adelaide, where he went to his first F1 race way back in 1987. He's been resident in Europe for almost 15 years and travels regularly to F1 races around the world.

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