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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 42.20
Rent Index: 10.63
Groceries Index: 40.00
Restaurants Index: 24.21
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 26.86
Local Purchasing Power: 98.05

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7.00 RM
6.00
10.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 RM
30.00
70.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 RM
10.00
13.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 10.00 RM
8.00
14.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 12.00 RM
9.00
15.00
Cappuccino (regular) 8.76 RM
7.00
10.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.14 RM
2.00
2.50
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.19 RM
1.00
1.50
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 5.90 RM
5.00
6.90
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.97 RM
2.50
3.60
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.68 RM
2.80
5.00
Eggs (12) 4.60 RM
4.00
5.50
Local Cheese (1kg) 29.21 RM
15.00
50.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 10.15 RM
8.00
13.00
Apples (1kg) 8.21 RM
6.00
10.00
Oranges (1kg) 7.17 RM
5.00
10.00
Tomato (1kg) 4.19 RM
3.00
5.07
Potato (1kg) 3.54 RM
2.40
5.00
Lettuce (1 head) 3.07 RM
2.00
4.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.09 RM
1.90
2.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 50.00 RM
35.00
60.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 8.46 RM
6.00
12.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 11.01 RM
8.00
14.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 12.00 RM
12.00
13.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 RM
1.50
2.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 RM
60.00
100.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 RM
3.00
5.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.25 RM
1.00
2.50
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.50 RM
18.00
30.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 2.20 RM
2.10
2.30
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 150,000.00 RM
111,111.00
156,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 174.50 RM
102.00
250.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.27 RM
0.20
0.36
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 146.68 RM
120.00
155.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 134.98 RM
100.00
180.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.85 RM
12.00
30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 RM
11.00
15.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 230.53 RM
150.00
300.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 139.20 RM
89.00
200.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes 280.33 RM
249.90
300.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 250.59 RM
200.00
300.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,189.12 RM
750.00
2,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 633.33 RM
400.00
1,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,182.09 RM
1,300.00
3,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,275.82 RM
800.00
1,800.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 6,416.67 RM
4,305.56
9,149.32
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,063.22 RM
3,000.00
5,381.96
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,173.04 RM
2,000.00
4,500.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.70
4.20
5.20

These data are based on 6705 entries in the past 18 months from 815 different contributors.

Last update: March, 2015

Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.

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By City in Malaysia

City
Consumer Price Index
Rent Index
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Kota Kinabalu 50.10 10.62 30.93 49.42 28.05 68.98
Petaling Jaya 45.79 14.05 30.37 45.83 26.76 97.18
Kuala Lumpur 44.72 21.52 33.45 42.76 26.74 79.82
Johor Baharu 43.06 15.24 29.55 44.92 24.10 55.86
Penang 41.56 9.68 26.08 38.40 27.85 81.98

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