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Cost of Living Comparison Between Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur 

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Consumer Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 50.31% lower than in Tokyo
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Kuala Lumpur are 53.80% lower than in Tokyo
Rent Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 62.02% lower than in Tokyo
Restaurant Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 51.55% lower than in Tokyo
Groceries Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 49.52% lower than in Tokyo
Local Purchasing Power in Kuala Lumpur is 24.03% lower than in Tokyo
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Restaurants Tokyo[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 950.00 ¥
(35.66 RM)
319.64 ¥
(12.00 RM)
     -66.35 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 5,218.73 ¥
(195.92 RM)
1,997.77 ¥
(75.00 RM)
     -61.72 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 700.00 ¥
(26.28 RM)
399.55 ¥
(15.00 RM)
     -42.92 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 500.00 ¥
(18.77 RM)
399.55 ¥
(15.00 RM)
     -20.09 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 600.00 ¥
(22.53 RM)
532.74 ¥
(20.00 RM)
     -11.21 %
Cappuccino (regular) 392.77 ¥
(14.75 RM)
307.18 ¥
(11.53 RM)
     -21.79 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 140.48 ¥
(5.27 RM)
70.26 ¥
(2.64 RM)
     -49.99 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 104.79 ¥
(3.93 RM)
39.79 ¥
(1.49 RM)
     -62.03 %
Markets Tokyo[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 710.28 ¥
(26.67 RM)
671.31 ¥
(25.20 RM)
     -5.49 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 171.16 ¥
(6.43 RM)
81.45 ¥
(3.06 RM)
     -52.41 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 285.29 ¥
(10.71 RM)
56.65 ¥
(2.13 RM)
     -80.14 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 236.30 ¥
(8.87 RM)
144.84 ¥
(5.44 RM)
     -38.71 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 515.45 ¥
(19.35 RM)
528.17 ¥
(19.83 RM)
     +2.47 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 351.08 ¥
(13.18 RM)
144.49 ¥
(5.42 RM)
     -58.84 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,023.61 ¥
(38.43 RM)
413.07 ¥
(15.51 RM)
     -59.65 %
Apples (1 lb) 352.20 ¥
(13.22 RM)
131.27 ¥
(4.93 RM)
     -62.73 %
Banana (1 lb) 149.63 ¥
(5.62 RM)
71.78 ¥
(2.69 RM)
     -52.02 %
Oranges (1 lb) 268.03 ¥
(10.06 RM)
106.15 ¥
(3.99 RM)
     -60.40 %
Tomato (1 lb) 251.22 ¥
(9.43 RM)
56.94 ¥
(2.14 RM)
     -77.33 %
Potato (1 lb) 181.44 ¥
(6.81 RM)
40.07 ¥
(1.50 RM)
     -77.91 %
Onion (1 lb) 166.32 ¥
(6.24 RM)
41.67 ¥
(1.56 RM)
     -74.94 %
Lettuce (1 head) 179.09 ¥
(6.72 RM)
107.87 ¥
(4.05 RM)
     -39.77 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 130.50 ¥
(4.90 RM)
60.97 ¥
(2.29 RM)
     -53.28 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 ¥
(45.05 RM)
1,864.59 ¥
(70.00 RM)
     +55.38 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 285.04 ¥
(10.70 RM)
250.25 ¥
(9.39 RM)
     -12.21 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 430.00 ¥
(16.14 RM)
375.07 ¥
(14.08 RM)
     -12.77 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 510.00 ¥
(19.15 RM)
463.48 ¥
(17.40 RM)
     -9.12 %
Transportation Tokyo[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 180.00 ¥
(6.76 RM)
79.91 ¥
(3.00 RM)
     -55.61 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,000.00 ¥
(375.42 RM)
2,663.70 ¥
(100.00 RM)
     -73.36 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 460.00 ¥
(17.27 RM)
79.91 ¥
(3.00 RM)
     -82.63 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 675.92 ¥
(25.38 RM)
101.88 ¥
(3.82 RM)
     -84.93 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,497.50 ¥
(131.30 RM)
665.92 ¥
(25.00 RM)
     -80.96 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 526.26 ¥
(19.76 RM)
214.40 ¥
(8.05 RM)
     -59.26 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,530,000.00 ¥
(94,980.68 RM)
4,168,689.86 ¥
(156,500.00 RM)
     +64.77 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,188,333.33 ¥
(82,153.91 RM)
3,072,133.53 ¥
(115,333.33 RM)
     +40.39 %
Utilities (Monthly) Tokyo[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 20,589.86 ¥
(772.98 RM)
5,724.26 ¥
(214.90 RM)
     -72.20 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 45.00 ¥
(1.69 RM)
8.08 ¥
(0.30 RM)
     -82.05 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,550.00 ¥
(170.82 RM)
3,264.27 ¥
(122.55 RM)
     -28.26 %
Sports And Leisure Tokyo[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 9,668.89 ¥
(362.99 RM)
4,608.44 ¥
(173.01 RM)
     -52.34 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 3,219.05 ¥
(120.85 RM)
772.47 ¥
(29.00 RM)
     -76.00 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥
(67.58 RM)
479.47 ¥
(18.00 RM)
     -73.36 %
Childcare Tokyo[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 75,391.30 ¥
(2,830.32 RM)
20,140.53 ¥
(756.11 RM)
     -73.29 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,117,857.14 ¥
(79,508.11 RM)
738,736.93 ¥
(27,733.49 RM)
     -65.12 %
Clothing And Shoes Tokyo[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,364.52 ¥
(276.48 RM)
5,988.05 ¥
(224.80 RM)
     -18.69 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,503.37 ¥
(169.06 RM)
3,507.58 ¥
(131.68 RM)
     -22.11 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,861.40 ¥
(332.67 RM)
7,517.88 ¥
(282.23 RM)
     -15.16 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 14,418.18 ¥
(541.28 RM)
7,287.19 ¥
(273.57 RM)
     -49.46 %
Rent Per Month Tokyo[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 123,500.00 ¥
(4,636.41 RM)
57,814.29 ¥
(2,170.45 RM)
     -53.19 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 75,720.39 ¥
(2,842.68 RM)
33,263.15 ¥
(1,248.76 RM)
     -56.07 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 300,000.00 ¥
(11,262.53 RM)
101,225.56 ¥
(3,800.19 RM)
     -66.26 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 153,333.33 ¥
(5,756.40 RM)
55,037.91 ¥
(2,066.22 RM)
     -64.11 %
Buy Apartment Price Tokyo[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 109,900.85 ¥
(4,125.87 RM)
30,965.79 ¥
(1,162.51 RM)
     -71.82 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 61,315.50 ¥
(2,301.89 RM)
15,241.92 ¥
(572.21 RM)
     -75.14 %
Salaries And Financing Tokyo[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 318,515.15 ¥
(11,957.62 RM)
111,779.49 ¥
(4,196.40 RM)
     -64.91 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.42 4.56      +221.25 %
Last update: February 2020February 2020
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Currency: JPY