Cost of Living Comparison Between Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur 

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Consumer Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 46.7% lower than in Tokyo (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Kuala Lumpur are 50.6% lower than in Tokyo
Rent Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 59.8% lower than in Tokyo
Restaurant Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 41.7% lower than in Tokyo
Groceries Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 49.5% lower than in Tokyo
Local Purchasing Power in Kuala Lumpur is 4.5% lower than in Tokyo
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Restaurants
Tokyo Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1,000.00 ¥
(32.47 RM)
461.95 ¥
(15.00 RM)
     -53.8 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 6,225.00 ¥
(202.13 RM)
3,079.70 ¥
(100.00 RM)
     -50.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 700.00 ¥
(22.73 RM)
554.35 ¥
(18.00 RM)
     -20.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 550.00 ¥
(17.86 RM)
538.95 ¥
(17.50 RM)
     -2.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 700.00 ¥
(22.73 RM)
615.94 ¥
(20.00 RM)
     -12.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 462.17 ¥
(15.01 RM)
371.71 ¥
(12.07 RM)
     -19.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 165.35 ¥
(5.37 RM)
82.64 ¥
(2.68 RM)
     -50.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 119.84 ¥
(3.89 RM)
52.51 ¥
(1.71 RM)
     -56.2 %
Markets
Tokyo Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 733.06 ¥
(23.80 RM)
870.00 ¥
(28.25 RM)
     +18.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 184.99 ¥
(6.01 RM)
100.87 ¥
(3.28 RM)
     -45.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 202.39 ¥
(6.57 RM)
84.42 ¥
(2.74 RM)
     -58.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 259.67 ¥
(8.43 RM)
242.87 ¥
(7.89 RM)
     -6.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 912.52 ¥
(29.63 RM)
554.78 ¥
(18.01 RM)
     -39.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 505.89 ¥
(16.43 RM)
244.90 ¥
(7.95 RM)
     -51.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,427.00 ¥
(46.34 RM)
596.98 ¥
(19.38 RM)
     -58.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 430.52 ¥
(13.98 RM)
166.77 ¥
(5.42 RM)
     -61.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 201.41 ¥
(6.54 RM)
92.56 ¥
(3.01 RM)
     -54.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 415.48 ¥
(13.49 RM)
171.11 ¥
(5.56 RM)
     -58.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 287.41 ¥
(9.33 RM)
86.09 ¥
(2.80 RM)
     -70.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 274.06 ¥
(8.90 RM)
59.10 ¥
(1.92 RM)
     -78.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 234.10 ¥
(7.60 RM)
55.57 ¥
(1.80 RM)
     -76.3 %
Lettuce (1 head) 197.00 ¥
(6.40 RM)
122.05 ¥
(3.96 RM)
     -38.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 132.96 ¥
(4.32 RM)
87.14 ¥
(2.83 RM)
     -34.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 ¥
(38.96 RM)
2,078.79 ¥
(67.50 RM)
     +73.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 293.30 ¥
(9.52 RM)
347.17 ¥
(11.27 RM)
     +18.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 390.00 ¥
(12.66 RM)
477.35 ¥
(15.50 RM)
     +22.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 600.00 ¥
(19.48 RM)
554.35 ¥
(18.00 RM)
     -7.6 %
Transportation
Tokyo Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥
(6.49 RM)
92.39 ¥
(3.00 RM)
     -53.8 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,000.00 ¥
(324.71 RM)
2,155.79 ¥
(70.00 RM)
     -78.4 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 475.00 ¥
(15.42 RM)
153.98 ¥
(5.00 RM)
     -67.6 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 675.92 ¥
(21.95 RM)
247.81 ¥
(8.05 RM)
     -63.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,388.00 ¥
(110.01 RM)
461.95 ¥
(15.00 RM)
     -86.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 632.85 ¥
(20.55 RM)
244.22 ¥
(7.93 RM)
     -61.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,700,000.00 ¥
(87,671.00 RM)
4,850,520.46 ¥
(157,500.00 RM)
     +79.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,348,500.00 ¥
(76,257.54 RM)
3,981,372.21 ¥
(129,278.11 RM)
     +69.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Tokyo Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 23,575.42 ¥
(765.51 RM)
7,132.89 ¥
(231.61 RM)
     -69.7 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 52.22 ¥
(1.70 RM)
13.94 ¥
(0.45 RM)
     -73.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,565.64 ¥
(148.25 RM)
3,420.27 ¥
(111.06 RM)
     -25.1 %
Sports And Leisure
Tokyo Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 9,309.09 ¥
(302.27 RM)
5,609.61 ¥
(182.15 RM)
     -39.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 3,000.00 ¥
(97.41 RM)
1,077.89 ¥
(35.00 RM)
     -64.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥
(58.45 RM)
615.94 ¥
(20.00 RM)
     -65.8 %
Childcare
Tokyo Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 64,444.44 ¥
(2,092.56 RM)
33,456.69 ¥
(1,086.36 RM)
     -48.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,180,000.00 ¥
(70,786.22 RM)
1,090,357.14 ¥
(35,404.71 RM)
     -50.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Tokyo Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 6,135.41 ¥
(199.22 RM)
6,119.97 ¥
(198.72 RM)
     -0.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 5,169.35 ¥
(167.85 RM)
3,867.03 ¥
(125.57 RM)
     -25.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,737.50 ¥
(283.71 RM)
9,084.08 ¥
(294.97 RM)
     +4.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 13,884.21 ¥
(450.83 RM)
8,609.76 ¥
(279.57 RM)
     -38.0 %
Rent Per Month
Tokyo Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 152,763.16 ¥
(4,960.33 RM)
65,058.57 ¥
(2,112.50 RM)
     -57.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 88,126.07 ¥
(2,861.52 RM)
39,167.41 ¥
(1,271.79 RM)
     -55.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 335,800.00 ¥
(10,903.68 RM)
135,410.36 ¥
(4,396.88 RM)
     -59.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 185,370.37 ¥
(6,019.11 RM)
71,627.76 ¥
(2,325.81 RM)
     -61.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Tokyo Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 108,553.96 ¥
(3,524.83 RM)
28,023.66 ¥
(909.95 RM)
     -74.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 63,943.30 ¥
(2,076.29 RM)
15,142.53 ¥
(491.69 RM)
     -76.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Tokyo Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 374,307.81 ¥
(12,154.05 RM)
176,577.84 ¥
(5,733.61 RM)
     -52.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.13 3.58      +216.0 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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