Cost of Living Comparison Between Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Ipoh are 15.6% lower than in Kuala Lumpur (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Ipoh are 21.9% lower than in Kuala Lumpur
Rent Prices in Ipoh are 41.1% lower than in Kuala Lumpur
Restaurant Prices in Ipoh are 23.5% lower than in Kuala Lumpur
Groceries Prices in Ipoh are 16.3% lower than in Kuala Lumpur
Local Purchasing Power in Ipoh is 12.2% lower than in Kuala Lumpur
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Restaurants
Kuala Lumpur Edit Ipoh Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 19.79 RM 16.00 RM      -19.2 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 141.63 RM 80.00 RM      -43.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 20.00 RM 17.00 RM      -15.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 15.50 RM 15.50 RM      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 25.00 RM 25.00 RM      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 12.80 RM 11.25 RM      -12.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.54 RM 3.50 RM      -1.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.19 RM 1.90 RM      -13.2 %
Markets
Kuala Lumpur Edit Ipoh Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 30.19 RM 23.29 RM      -22.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.78 RM 2.86 RM      -24.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.92 RM 2.24 RM      -23.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 9.30 RM 9.27 RM      -0.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 27.42 RM 19.65 RM      -28.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 9.05 RM 6.92 RM      -23.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 20.82 RM 14.74 RM      -29.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 5.30 RM 5.30 RM      0.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 2.89 RM 2.64 RM      -8.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 5.33 RM 5.33 RM      0.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.02 RM 2.99 RM      -1.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.01 RM 1.49 RM      -26.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.95 RM 1.95 RM      0.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.55 RM 4.11 RM      -9.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 3.00 RM 2.23 RM      -25.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 70.00 RM 60.00 RM      -14.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 13.84 RM 11.16 RM      -19.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 18.92 RM 17.42 RM      -7.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 18.00 RM 18.00 RM      0.0 %
Transportation
Kuala Lumpur Edit Ipoh Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 RM 2.50 RM      -16.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 RM 74.00 RM      +48.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 RM 3.00 RM      -40.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 8.05 RM 8.05 RM      0.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00 RM 15.00 RM      0.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.77 RM 7.76 RM      -0.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 160,000.00 RM 160,000.00 RM      0.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 135,022.10 RM 100,000.00 RM      -25.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Kuala Lumpur Edit Ipoh Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 272.91 RM 186.24 RM      -31.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 50.50 RM 40.00 RM      -20.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 118.73 RM 118.73 RM      0.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Kuala Lumpur Edit Ipoh Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 207.80 RM 200.00 RM      -3.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 35.42 RM 20.00 RM      -43.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 RM 15.00 RM      -25.0 %
Childcare
Kuala Lumpur Edit Ipoh Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,045.83 RM 623.33 RM      -40.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 32,333.33 RM 15,733.33 RM      -51.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Kuala Lumpur Edit Ipoh Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 228.38 RM 228.38 RM      0.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 148.22 RM 115.00 RM      -22.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 328.36 RM 328.36 RM      0.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 302.80 RM 302.80 RM      0.0 %
Rent Per Month
Kuala Lumpur Edit Ipoh Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,435.33 RM 1,400.00 RM      -42.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,669.57 RM 866.67 RM      -48.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,717.86 RM 3,000.00 RM      -36.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,666.00 RM 1,500.00 RM      -43.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Kuala Lumpur Edit Ipoh Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,091.61 RM 899.99 RM      -17.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 531.38 RM 450.00 RM      -15.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Kuala Lumpur Edit Ipoh Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,960.00 RM 4,089.00 RM      -31.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.21 3.99      -5.1 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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