Historical Prices in Penang

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Restaurants

Year
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
Meal for 2 People,
Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
McMeal at McDonalds
(or Equivalent Combo Meal)
2020 10.00 60.00 15.00
2019 10.00 50.00 14.50
2018 10.00 65.00 14.50
2017 12.00 70.00 12.00
2016 10.00 65.00 15.00
2015 10.00 60.00 12.00
2014 10.00 60.00 9.75
2013 6.00 60.00 10.00
2012 7.00 80.00 10.00
Year
Domestic Beer
(0.5 liter draught)
Imported Beer
(0.33 liter bottle)
Coke/Pepsi
(0.33 liter bottle)
Water
(0.33 liter bottle)
Cappuccino
(regular)
2020 15.00 - 1.95 1.50 11.60
2019 15.00 - 2.50 1.10 11.56
2018 15.00 13.00 2.54 1.54 11.00
2017 13.00 15.00 2.35 1.38 10.41
2016 13.00 16.50 2.43 1.20 8.70
2015 9.50 12.50 2.12 1.17 10.56
2014 12.00 13.00 2.11 1.34 8.82
2013 10.00 12.00 2.04 1.03 9.29
2012 16.00 19.50 2.00 1.07 8.67

Markets

Year
Milk
(regular),
(1 liter)
Loaf of Fresh White Bread
(500g)
Eggs
(regular)
(12)
Water
(1.5 liter bottle)
Domestic Beer
(0.5 liter bottle)
Imported Beer
(0.33 liter bottle)
2020 6.42 - 6.44 - - -
2019 6.70 3.45 - - - -
2018 - - - - - -
2017 7.76 - - - - -
2016 - - - - - -
2015 6.42 3.12 5.88 - - -
2014 - - - - - -
2013 5.71 2.75 5.03 1.92 12.60 13.50
2012 5.75 2.93 4.70 2.40 11.00 13.93
Year
Apples
(1kg)
Oranges
(1kg)
Potato
(1kg)
Lettuce
(1 head)
Rice
(white),
(1kg)
Tomato
(1kg)
Banana
(1kg)
Onion
(1kg)
2020 - - - - 3.52 - - -
2019 - - - - - - - -
2018 - - - - - - - -
2017 - - - - - - - -
2016 - - - - - - - -
2015 - - - - 5.25 - - -
2014 - - - - - 4.26 - -
2013 9.00 - 2.83 2.60 3.75 - - -
2012 6.00 6.00 2.00 3.00 5.80 4.62 - -
Year
Local Cheese
(1kg)
Bottle of Wine
(Mid-Range)
Cigarettes 20 Pack
(Marlboro)
Chicken Fillets
(1kg)
Beef Round
(1kg)
(or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)
2020 - - - - -
2019 - - - - -
2018 - - - - -
2017 - - 17.75 - -
2016 - 55.00 17.00 - -
2015 - - 13.50 13.00 -
2014 - - 12.20 9.93 -
2013 18.33 50.00 10.50 - -
2012 25.00 50.00 10.00 10.50 -

Rent Per Month

Year
Apartment
(1 bedroom)
in City Centre
Apartment
(1 bedroom)
Outside of Centre
Apartment
(3 bedrooms)
in City Centre
Apartment
(3 bedrooms)
Outside of Centre
2020 - - 2433.33 1828.57
2019 1408.90 1180.00 2143.83 1820.00
2018 900.00 635.71 2312.50 1350.00
2017 - - 2280.00 1535.71
2016 1149.17 870.83 2388.89 1740.00
2015 1116.67 840.00 2035.71 1485.71
2014 - 916.67 1720.00 950.00
2013 1399.67 616.67 1927.78 730.00
2012 - - 1500.00 1250.00

Buy Apartment Price

Year
Price per Square Meter
to Buy Apartment
in City Centre
Price per Square Meter
to Buy Apartment
Outside of Centre
2020 - -
2019 7440.98 -
2018 - -
2017 - -
2016 7663.71 -
2015 - -
2014 8870.38 -
2013 5634.90 -
2012 5852.78 4905.91

Salaries And Financing

Year
Average Monthly Net Salary
(After Tax)
2020 4525.00
2019 3356.17
2018 4240.00
2017 3250.00
2016 3501.22
2015 3700.00
2014 3360.00
2013 3115.38
2012 2500.00

Transportation

Year
One-way Ticket
(Local Transport)
Gasoline
(1 liter)
2020 - 2.02
2019 - 2.10
2018 - 2.25
2017 2.15 2.27
2016 2.70 1.82
2015 2.00 2.10
2014 - 2.20
2013 2.00 2.08
2012 1.50 1.90
Year
Monthly Pass
(Regular Price)
2020 -
2019 -
2018 -
2017 -
2016 95.00
2015 -
2014 -
2013 -
2012 85.00

Salaries And Financing

Year
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages
(%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate
2020 -
2019 -
2018 -
2017 4.52
2016 4.74
2015 -
2014 4.33
2013 4.41
2012 4.00

Utilities (Monthly)

Year
Basic
(Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment
Internet
(60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)
2020 185.12 104.67
2019 150.36 129.89
2018 133.65 139.50
2017 121.28 178.17
2016 179.51 157.00
2015 169.17 162.40
2014 - 151.00
2013 174.95 147.18
2012 361.64 137.50

Sports And Leisure

Year
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult
Tennis Court Rent
(1 Hour on Weekend)
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat
2020 - - 15.75
2019 - - 15.00
2018 138.33 - 15.50
2017 136.50 - 15.00
2016 128.00 - 15.00
2015 - - 14.00
2014 - - 13.50
2013 83.87 11.67 12.00
2012 100.00 10.00 9.50

Clothing And Shoes

Year
1 Pair of Jeans
(Levis 501 Or Similar)
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store
(Zara, H&M, ...)
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes
(Mid-Range)
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes
2020 - - - -
2019 209.07 - 266.67 282.67
2018 140.00 91.00 250.00 281.60
2017 217.00 103.40 283.33 300.00
2016 263.33 134.00 271.67 -
2015 - - - -
2014 300.00 - - -
2013 207.50 95.58 283.33 233.22
2012 196.33 140.00 260.00 243.33
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