There are 3 major expensive vices in Singapore. Alcohol, Smoking, Gambling. I do not smoke nor gamble and I stopped alcohol intake since June 1 2018 and have never felt better! I have the same amount of energy the next day on less hours of sleep, I exercise more, and most importantly my cholesterol has dropped from 220 to 200.
A glass of wine or hard liquor costs about $17-20 in Singapore due to the alcohol tax, and I used to hang out for drinks every weekend. So on average I diverted about $400-500 in monthly alcohol expenses to another category.
For me, the positives in being alcohol free outweigh the negatives. I don’t care what all the medical research says about a glass of wine a day being good for health – I don’t sleep well after I drink and sleep is of utmost priority. You never know if the publisher/doctors behind the article are secretly funded by alcohol companies. Listen to your body, that’s the best health advice.