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Cost of Living in Kuching

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Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 43.23
Rent Index: 7.93
Groceries Index: 45.43
Restaurants Index: 18.05
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 26.74
Local Purchasing Power: 41.25
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 6.50 RM 5.00-10.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 47.50 RM 30.00-68.56
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.50 RM 11.00-18.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 RM 7.00-12.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 12.00 RM 12.00-19.00
Cappuccino (regular) 7.04 RM 4.70-10.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.08 RM 2.00-2.50
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.06 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) 3.80 RM 3.18-4.54
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.91 RM 1.59-2.27
Eggs (12) 4.26 RM 4.00-4.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 40.82 RM 22.68-54.43
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.94 RM 3.63-5.65
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.08 RM 3.63-4.54
Apples (1 lb) 4.84 RM 4.54-5.44
Banana (1 lb) 1.44 RM 0.91-1.81
Oranges (1 lb) 4.08 RM 3.18-4.54
Tomato (1 lb) 4.08 RM 3.63-4.54
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) 2.58 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) 12.80 RM 12.00-16.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 15.00 RM 13.50-15.00
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) 3.75 RM 3.50-4.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.41 RM 1.61-3.22
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.50 RM 21.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.93 RM 7.19-8.71
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 202.31 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) 132.67 RM 88.00-170.00
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 11.00-15.00
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, ...) 86.00 RM 50.00-100.00
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 (Net After Tax) 1,670.00 RM
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.06 3.00-4.90

Prices in Kuching, Malaysia

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Last update: May, 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.