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Cost of Living in Kuching

Cost of living in Kuching is 60.21% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 396.08$ (1,634.00RM) and for four person family at 1,396.62$ (5,761.60RM) (without rent).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 9.00 RM 5.00-11.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 47.50 RM 25.00-80.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 RM 12.00-18.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 7.50 RM 6.00-12.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 12.00 RM 7.00-15.00
Cappuccino (regular) 6.88 RM 4.70-10.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.10 RM 2.00-2.50
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.07 RM 1.00-1.20
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 21.10 RM 18.93-24.61
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.78 RM 3.45-4.26
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.72 RM 1.36-2.27
Eggs (12) 4.26 RM 4.00-4.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 27.22 RM 22.68-31.75
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.39 RM 3.63-6.80
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.54 RM
Apples (1 lb) 4.08 RM 3.18-4.54
Banana (1 lb) 1.25 RM 0.91-1.59
Oranges (1 lb) 3.48 RM 2.72-4.54
Tomato (1 lb) 3.14 RM 2.18-3.63
Potato (1 lb) 1.87 RM 1.54-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 2.27 RM 1.36-3.18
Lettuce (1 head) 2.33 RM 1.00-5.00
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) 7.33 RM 6.00-8.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 12.00 RM 12.00-12.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 14.00 RM 12.00-15.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.18 RM 1.00-1.35
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 RM
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 RM 3.50-4.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.41 RM 1.61-3.22
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 RM 15.00-35.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.12 RM 7.19-9.27
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 198,350.00 RM 100,000.00-210,860.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 214.31 RM 150.00-272.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.25 RM 0.20-0.30
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 135.00 RM 100.00-170.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 104.86 RM 88.00-150.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 32.80 RM 29.00-45.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.50 RM 11.00-14.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 231.25 RM 200.00-250.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 98.00 RM 95.00-100.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 274.75 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 836.00 RM 800.00-980.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 720.00 RM 700.00-800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,885.71 RM 1,500.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 971.33 RM 800.00-1,200.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 488.87 RM 464.51-510.96
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 240.24 RM 200.00-278.71
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 1,670.00 RM 1,450.00-2,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.06 3.00-4.90

Prices in Kuching, Malaysia

These data are based on 353 entries in the past 18 months from 42 different contributors.
Last update: February, 2016
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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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