Cost of Living Comparison Between Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur 

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Consumer Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 3.97% lower than in Jakarta (without rent)
Rent Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 25.42% lower than in Jakarta
Restaurant Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 6.46% higher than in Jakarta
Groceries Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 6.39% lower than in Jakarta
Local Purchasing Power in Kuala Lumpur is 166.44% higher than in Jakarta
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Restaurants
Jakarta[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 37,000.00 Rp
(10.64 RM)
41,728.89 Rp
(12.00 RM)
     +12.78 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 300,000.00 Rp
(86.27 RM)
260,805.54 Rp
(75.00 RM)
     -13.06 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 50,000.00 Rp
(14.38 RM)
55,638.52 Rp
(16.00 RM)
     +11.28 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 45,000.00 Rp
(12.94 RM)
52,161.11 Rp
(15.00 RM)
     +15.91 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 55,000.00 Rp
(15.82 RM)
62,593.33 Rp
(18.00 RM)
     +13.81 %
Cappuccino (regular) 31,294.12 Rp
(9.00 RM)
40,505.80 Rp
(11.65 RM)
     +29.44 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 8,742.42 Rp
(2.51 RM)
9,159.80 Rp
(2.63 RM)
     +4.77 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3,889.19 Rp
(1.12 RM)
4,948.60 Rp
(1.42 RM)
     +27.24 %
Markets
Jakarta[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 78,921.23 Rp
(22.70 RM)
88,984.73 Rp
(25.59 RM)
     +12.75 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 15,765.92 Rp
(4.53 RM)
10,095.79 Rp
(2.90 RM)
     -35.96 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 5,980.48 Rp
(1.72 RM)
7,068.61 Rp
(2.03 RM)
     +18.19 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 23,487.29 Rp
(6.75 RM)
21,295.01 Rp
(6.12 RM)
     -9.33 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 59,654.67 Rp
(17.15 RM)
68,446.58 Rp
(19.68 RM)
     +14.74 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 22,574.56 Rp
(6.49 RM)
19,555.43 Rp
(5.62 RM)
     -13.37 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 57,088.06 Rp
(16.42 RM)
56,399.93 Rp
(16.22 RM)
     -1.21 %
Apples (1 lb) 18,357.22 Rp
(5.28 RM)
15,691.35 Rp
(4.51 RM)
     -14.52 %
Banana (1 lb) 10,267.69 Rp
(2.95 RM)
9,368.69 Rp
(2.69 RM)
     -8.76 %
Oranges (1 lb) 15,569.57 Rp
(4.48 RM)
14,407.67 Rp
(4.14 RM)
     -7.46 %
Tomato (1 lb) 7,778.43 Rp
(2.24 RM)
7,857.34 Rp
(2.26 RM)
     +1.01 %
Potato (1 lb) 9,219.01 Rp
(2.65 RM)
6,023.93 Rp
(1.73 RM)
     -34.66 %
Onion (1 lb) 14,917.77 Rp
(4.29 RM)
6,652.90 Rp
(1.91 RM)
     -55.40 %
Lettuce (1 head) 16,500.10 Rp
(4.74 RM)
13,937.08 Rp
(4.01 RM)
     -15.53 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 6,987.50 Rp
(2.01 RM)
8,203.52 Rp
(2.36 RM)
     +17.40 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 400,000.00 Rp
(115.03 RM)
243,418.51 Rp
(70.00 RM)
     -39.15 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 37,865.43 Rp
(10.89 RM)
35,609.83 Rp
(10.24 RM)
     -5.96 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 51,250.00 Rp
(14.74 RM)
52,793.36 Rp
(15.18 RM)
     +3.01 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 30,000.00 Rp
(8.63 RM)
62,593.33 Rp
(18.00 RM)
     +108.64 %
Transportation
Jakarta[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4,250.00 Rp
(1.22 RM)
10,432.22 Rp
(3.00 RM)
     +145.46 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200,000.00 Rp
(57.51 RM)
347,740.72 Rp
(100.00 RM)
     +73.87 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 7,000.00 Rp
(2.01 RM)
12,170.93 Rp
(3.50 RM)
     +73.87 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 7,242.05 Rp
(2.08 RM)
16,789.04 Rp
(4.83 RM)
     +131.83 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 42,000.00 Rp
(12.08 RM)
69,548.14 Rp
(20.00 RM)
     +65.59 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 34,215.31 Rp
(9.84 RM)
26,148.75 Rp
(7.52 RM)
     -23.58 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 475,000,000.00 Rp
(136,596.02 RM)
552,907,747.74 Rp
(159,000.00 RM)
     +16.40 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 459,607,812.50 Rp
(132,169.68 RM)
439,946,415.78 Rp
(126,515.64 RM)
     -4.28 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Jakarta[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,520,934.52 Rp
(437.38 RM)
709,363.69 Rp
(203.99 RM)
     -53.36 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1,946.67 Rp
(0.56 RM)
843.85 Rp
(0.24 RM)
     -56.65 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 424,461.54 Rp
(122.06 RM)
420,935.80 Rp
(121.05 RM)
     -0.83 %
Sports And Leisure
Jakarta[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 567,828.57 Rp
(163.29 RM)
584,618.39 Rp
(168.12 RM)
     +2.96 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 153,541.67 Rp
(44.15 RM)
97,698.58 Rp
(28.10 RM)
     -36.37 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 50,000.00 Rp
(14.38 RM)
62,593.33 Rp
(18.00 RM)
     +25.19 %
Childcare
Jakarta[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,144,000.00 Rp
(616.55 RM)
2,537,169.81 Rp
(729.62 RM)
     +18.34 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 107,028,614.51 Rp
(30,778.28 RM)
118,118,438.14 Rp
(33,967.39 RM)
     +10.36 %
Clothing And Shoes
Jakarta[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 655,236.84 Rp
(188.43 RM)
767,265.06 Rp
(220.64 RM)
     +17.10 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 464,588.24 Rp
(133.60 RM)
414,527.40 Rp
(119.21 RM)
     -10.78 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,106,395.35 Rp
(318.17 RM)
1,015,327.31 Rp
(291.98 RM)
     -8.23 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,175,862.07 Rp
(338.14 RM)
1,039,744.76 Rp
(299.00 RM)
     -11.58 %
Rent Per Month
Jakarta[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 6,906,250.00 Rp
(1,986.03 RM)
6,885,428.03 Rp
(1,980.05 RM)
     -0.30 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,970,588.24 Rp
(1,141.82 RM)
4,361,527.89 Rp
(1,254.25 RM)
     +9.85 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 18,903,846.15 Rp
(5,436.19 RM)
11,974,376.16 Rp
(3,443.48 RM)
     -36.66 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 11,538,204.49 Rp
(3,318.05 RM)
7,594,805.34 Rp
(2,184.04 RM)
     -34.18 %
Buy Apartment Price
Jakarta[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,744,602.88 Rp
(1,076.84 RM)
3,987,231.69 Rp
(1,146.61 RM)
     +6.48 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,886,630.65 Rp
(542.54 RM)
1,947,683.91 Rp
(560.10 RM)
     +3.24 %
Salaries And Financing
Jakarta[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,460,033.40 Rp
(1,857.72 RM)
15,480,750.57 Rp
(4,451.81 RM)
     +139.64 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.18 4.27      -58.10 %
Last update: December 2020December 2020
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