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Cost of Living in Kuching

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Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 44.43
Rent Index: 7.55
Groceries Index: 47.26
Restaurants Index: 19.00
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 27.04
Local Purchasing Power: 37.71
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8.00 RM 5.00-10.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 RM 30.00-80.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.50 RM 11.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 9.00 RM 7.00-16.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 12.00 RM 10.00-19.00
Cappuccino (regular) 7.80 RM 5.00-10.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.08 RM 2.00-2.50
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.03 RM 1.00-1.20
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 22.12 RM 19.31-25.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.63 RM 3.18-4.26
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.93 RM 1.36-2.27
Eggs (12) 4.23 RM 3.60-5.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 43.85 RM 22.68-54.43
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.87 RM 3.18-6.80
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.08 RM 3.63-4.54
Apples (1 lb) 4.99 RM 4.54-5.44
Banana (1 lb) 1.44 RM 0.91-1.81
Oranges (1 lb) 4.84 RM 4.54-5.44
Tomato (1 lb) 4.31 RM 4.08-4.54
Potato (1 lb) 2.72 RM 2.27-3.18
Onion (1 lb) 2.72 RM 2.72-2.72
Lettuce (1 head) 2.50 RM 1.00-4.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.50 RM 2.00-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 45.00 RM 45.00-50.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 8.33 RM 8.00-9.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 13.00 RM 12.00-16.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 15.00 RM 14.00-16.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 RM 2.00-2.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 RM 60.00-80.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.00 RM
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 RM
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 RM 21.00-35.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.82 RM 7.00-8.71
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 198,350.00 RM 100,000.00-210,860.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) ?
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 192.78 RM 150.00-255.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.27 RM 0.20-0.30
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 125.20 RM 80.00-170.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 102.75 RM 88.00-150.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 32.80 RM 29.00-45.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.50 RM 12.00-15.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 235.00 RM 200.00-250.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 86.00 RM 50.00-100.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 269.80 RM 200.00-300.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 262.50 RM 250.00-300.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 796.67 RM 600.00-980.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 725.00 RM 700.00-800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,783.33 RM 1,500.00-2,100.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 965.60 RM 800.00-1,200.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 496.98 RM 480.00-510.96
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 253.65 RM 232.26-278.71
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 1,630.00 RM
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.06 3.00-4.90

Prices in Kuching, Malaysia

These data are based on 360 entries in the past 18 months from 40 different contributors.
Last update: August, 2016
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Cost of living in Kuching is 55.57% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 438.42$ (1,809.95RM) and for four person family at 1,575.56$ (6,504.53RM) (without rent).
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2 Comments so far

#jahangir kabir on Jun 05, 2014 :
I am a Canadian living in Toronto and planning to move to Kuching or around the city buy a house and looking for a restaurant business..
#Takeru on May 04, 2013 :
It should be included that data like price of chicken in more specific. For example wings, legs and etc.