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Cost of Living in Kuching, Malaysia

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): ?
Rent Index: 8.51
Groceries Index: 48.53
Restaurants Index: 20.22
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: ?
Local Purchasing Power: ?

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7.00 RM
6.00
8.50
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 30.00 RM
25.00
50.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 RM
11.00
15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 7.50 RM
6.50
12.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 12.00 RM
10.00
15.00
Cappuccino (regular) 6.58 RM
5.00
9.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.16 RM
2.00
3.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.11 RM
1.00
1.50
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 4.97 RM
4.50
5.25
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.47 RM
2.60
4.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.20 RM
2.30
4.00
Eggs (12) 3.96 RM
3.60
4.20
Local Cheese (1kg) 48.33 RM
45.00
50.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 12.15 RM
11.99
12.46
Apples (1kg) 7.67 RM
6.00
10.00
Oranges (1kg) 7.67 RM
6.00
10.00
Tomato (1kg) 5.27 RM
3.00
8.00
Potato (1kg) 3.80 RM
2.00
6.00
Lettuce (1 head) 2.00 RM
1.00
3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.10 RM
1.50
2.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 45.00 RM
45.00
50.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 7.50 RM
6.50
8.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 10.67 RM
8.00
12.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 12.00 RM
10.50
12.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.98 RM
0.60
1.35
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) ?
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 RM
3.50
4.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.00 RM
0.65
2.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00 RM
10.00
35.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 2.32 RM
2.10
2.55
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 204,780.00 RM
198,700.00
210,860.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 163.33 RM
90.00
250.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.30 RM
0.20
0.40
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 137.50 RM
100.00
150.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 88.00 RM
88.00
88.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.00 RM
10.00
30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 RM
11.00
12.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 212.50 RM
200.00
225.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 97.00 RM
95.00
99.00
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 299.50 RM
299.00
300.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 190.00 RM
120.00
250.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 845.00 RM
600.00
1,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 566.67 RM
300.00
700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,925.00 RM
1,800.00
2,100.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 807.00 RM
800.00
828.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 4,652.78 RM
4,305.56
5,000.00
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,345.49 RM
2,000.00
2,690.98
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 1,650.00 RM
1,500.00
1,800.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.04
3.11
4.70

These data are based on 299 entries in the past 18 months from 31 different contributors.

Last update: January, 2015

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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.

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