Cost of Living Comparison Between Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur 

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Consumer Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 47.48% lower than in Tokyo (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Kuala Lumpur are 52.13% lower than in Tokyo
Rent Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 63.18% lower than in Tokyo
Restaurant Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 41.81% lower than in Tokyo
Groceries Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 49.68% lower than in Tokyo
Local Purchasing Power in Kuala Lumpur is 10.43% lower than in Tokyo
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Restaurants
Tokyo Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1,000.00 ¥
(32.71 RM)
458.59 ¥
(15.00 RM)
     -54.14 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 6,000.00 ¥
(196.26 RM)
3,057.25 ¥
(100.00 RM)
     -49.05 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 700.00 ¥
(22.90 RM)
550.30 ¥
(18.00 RM)
     -21.39 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 590.00 ¥
(19.30 RM)
458.59 ¥
(15.00 RM)
     -22.27 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 700.00 ¥
(22.90 RM)
611.45 ¥
(20.00 RM)
     -12.65 %
Cappuccino (regular) 473.01 ¥
(15.47 RM)
351.75 ¥
(11.51 RM)
     -25.64 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 159.22 ¥
(5.21 RM)
81.50 ¥
(2.67 RM)
     -48.81 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 110.34 ¥
(3.61 RM)
53.20 ¥
(1.74 RM)
     -51.79 %
Markets
Tokyo Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 707.38 ¥
(23.14 RM)
825.36 ¥
(27.00 RM)
     +16.68 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 203.13 ¥
(6.64 RM)
99.38 ¥
(3.25 RM)
     -51.07 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 216.84 ¥
(7.09 RM)
94.39 ¥
(3.09 RM)
     -56.47 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 252.19 ¥
(8.25 RM)
212.56 ¥
(6.95 RM)
     -15.71 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 927.03 ¥
(30.32 RM)
589.37 ¥
(19.28 RM)
     -36.42 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 485.34 ¥
(15.88 RM)
204.29 ¥
(6.68 RM)
     -57.91 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,431.73 ¥
(46.83 RM)
546.23 ¥
(17.87 RM)
     -61.85 %
Apples (1 lb) 439.73 ¥
(14.38 RM)
156.52 ¥
(5.12 RM)
     -64.41 %
Banana (1 lb) 190.12 ¥
(6.22 RM)
93.96 ¥
(3.07 RM)
     -50.58 %
Oranges (1 lb) 362.60 ¥
(11.86 RM)
174.05 ¥
(5.69 RM)
     -52.00 %
Tomato (1 lb) 322.30 ¥
(10.54 RM)
89.58 ¥
(2.93 RM)
     -72.21 %
Potato (1 lb) 276.37 ¥
(9.04 RM)
64.23 ¥
(2.10 RM)
     -76.76 %
Onion (1 lb) 250.59 ¥
(8.20 RM)
58.81 ¥
(1.92 RM)
     -76.53 %
Lettuce (1 head) 200.62 ¥
(6.56 RM)
119.03 ¥
(3.89 RM)
     -40.67 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 137.14 ¥
(4.49 RM)
79.73 ¥
(2.61 RM)
     -41.86 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 ¥
(39.25 RM)
2,140.07 ¥
(70.00 RM)
     +78.34 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 287.49 ¥
(9.40 RM)
342.52 ¥
(11.20 RM)
     +19.14 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 387.69 ¥
(12.68 RM)
474.68 ¥
(15.53 RM)
     +22.44 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 580.00 ¥
(18.97 RM)
550.30 ¥
(18.00 RM)
     -5.12 %
Transportation
Tokyo Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥
(6.54 RM)
91.72 ¥
(3.00 RM)
     -54.14 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,000.00 ¥
(327.09 RM)
3,057.25 ¥
(100.00 RM)
     -69.43 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 475.00 ¥
(15.54 RM)
152.86 ¥
(5.00 RM)
     -67.82 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 675.92 ¥
(22.11 RM)
196.81 ¥
(6.44 RM)
     -70.88 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,388.24 ¥
(110.83 RM)
489.16 ¥
(16.00 RM)
     -85.56 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 628.68 ¥
(20.56 RM)
249.23 ¥
(8.15 RM)
     -60.36 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,700,000.00 ¥
(88,314.77 RM)
4,738,731.87 ¥
(155,000.00 RM)
     +75.51 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,319,928.57 ¥
(75,882.94 RM)
3,947,894.85 ¥
(129,132.38 RM)
     +70.17 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Tokyo Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 23,487.96 ¥
(768.27 RM)
7,146.84 ¥
(233.77 RM)
     -69.57 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 50.00 ¥
(1.64 RM)
10.19 ¥
(0.33 RM)
     -79.62 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,532.20 ¥
(148.24 RM)
3,422.32 ¥
(111.94 RM)
     -24.49 %
Sports And Leisure
Tokyo Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 9,833.33 ¥
(321.64 RM)
5,189.27 ¥
(169.74 RM)
     -47.23 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 3,558.33 ¥
(116.39 RM)
904.44 ¥
(29.58 RM)
     -74.58 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥
(58.88 RM)
550.30 ¥
(18.00 RM)
     -69.43 %
Childcare
Tokyo Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 74,375.00 ¥
(2,432.74 RM)
35,444.95 ¥
(1,159.38 RM)
     -52.34 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,129,090.91 ¥
(69,640.80 RM)
1,308,256.87 ¥
(42,792.00 RM)
     -38.55 %
Clothing And Shoes
Tokyo Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 6,045.88 ¥
(197.76 RM)
6,490.10 ¥
(212.29 RM)
     +7.35 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 5,422.31 ¥
(177.36 RM)
3,741.49 ¥
(122.38 RM)
     -31.00 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,875.00 ¥
(290.29 RM)
8,529.72 ¥
(279.00 RM)
     -3.89 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 14,700.00 ¥
(480.82 RM)
8,337.94 ¥
(272.73 RM)
     -43.28 %
Rent Per Month
Tokyo Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 153,847.19 ¥
(5,032.21 RM)
56,673.42 ¥
(1,853.74 RM)
     -63.16 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 87,577.97 ¥
(2,864.60 RM)
36,885.82 ¥
(1,206.50 RM)
     -57.88 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 333,181.82 ¥
(10,898.10 RM)
114,526.64 ¥
(3,746.07 RM)
     -65.63 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 186,956.52 ¥
(6,115.19 RM)
72,129.69 ¥
(2,359.30 RM)
     -61.42 %
Buy Apartment Price
Tokyo Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 119,722.79 ¥
(3,916.03 RM)
27,678.07 ¥
(905.33 RM)
     -76.88 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 70,880.67 ¥
(2,318.45 RM)
14,892.72 ¥
(487.13 RM)
     -78.99 %
Salaries And Financing
Tokyo Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 374,819.79 ¥
(12,260.05 RM)
160,726.82 ¥
(5,257.24 RM)
     -57.12 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.15 3.67      +219.78 %
Last update: June 2022June 2022
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