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Cost of Living Comparison Between Kuala Lumpur and Melbourne 

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Consumer Prices in Melbourne are 71.48% higher than in Kuala Lumpur
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Melbourne are 94.44% higher than in Kuala Lumpur
Rent Prices in Melbourne are 162.16% higher than in Kuala Lumpur
Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 136.55% higher than in Kuala Lumpur
Groceries Prices in Melbourne are 65.65% higher than in Kuala Lumpur
Local Purchasing Power in Melbourne is 58.80% higher than in Kuala Lumpur
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  Kuala LumpurMelbourneDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 RM
(5.30 A$)
50.36 RM
(17.80 A$)
     +235.72 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 RM
(28.28 A$)
226.31 RM
(80.00 A$)
     +182.88 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 RM
(5.30 A$)
31.12 RM
(11.00 A$)
     +107.45 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 15.00 RM
(5.30 A$)
25.46 RM
(9.00 A$)
     +69.73 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.00 RM
(7.07 A$)
25.46 RM
(9.00 A$)
     +27.30 %
Cappuccino (regular) 11.40 RM
(4.03 A$)
11.88 RM
(4.20 A$)
     +4.20 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.57 RM
(0.91 A$)
8.65 RM
(3.06 A$)
     +236.59 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.50 RM
(0.53 A$)
7.90 RM
(2.79 A$)
     +428.12 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 25.09 RM
(8.87 A$)
15.68 RM
(5.54 A$)
     -37.52 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.06 RM
(1.08 A$)
7.97 RM
(2.82 A$)
     +160.53 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.06 RM
(0.73 A$)
3.40 RM
(1.20 A$)
     +64.80 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.42 RM
(1.92 A$)
13.25 RM
(4.68 A$)
     +144.30 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 18.96 RM
(6.70 A$)
12.49 RM
(4.42 A$)
     -34.11 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.53 RM
(1.96 A$)
13.55 RM
(4.79 A$)
     +145.03 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 14.92 RM
(5.27 A$)
19.30 RM
(6.82 A$)
     +29.37 %
Apples (1 lb) 4.86 RM
(1.72 A$)
5.20 RM
(1.84 A$)
     +7.01 %
Banana (1 lb) 2.66 RM
(0.94 A$)
4.42 RM
(1.56 A$)
     +66.14 %
Oranges (1 lb) 3.86 RM
(1.36 A$)
4.40 RM
(1.55 A$)
     +14.09 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.30 RM
(0.81 A$)
6.49 RM
(2.29 A$)
     +181.51 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.52 RM
(0.54 A$)
4.47 RM
(1.58 A$)
     +194.21 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.60 RM
(0.57 A$)
3.48 RM
(1.23 A$)
     +116.97 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.01 RM
(1.42 A$)
7.13 RM
(2.52 A$)
     +77.69 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.33 RM
(0.83 A$)
5.61 RM
(1.98 A$)
     +140.11 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 70.00 RM
(24.75 A$)
42.43 RM
(15.00 A$)
     -39.38 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 8.80 RM
(3.11 A$)
13.74 RM
(4.86 A$)
     +56.25 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 13.43 RM
(4.75 A$)
15.91 RM
(5.62 A$)
     +18.48 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.40 RM
(6.15 A$)
86.56 RM
(30.60 A$)
     +397.49 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 RM
(1.06 A$)
12.45 RM
(4.40 A$)
     +314.90 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 RM
(35.35 A$)
435.64 RM
(154.00 A$)
     +335.64 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 RM
(1.06 A$)
14.14 RM
(5.00 A$)
     +371.47 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 RM
(1.14 A$)
8.19 RM
(2.90 A$)
     +154.60 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 RM
(8.84 A$)
96.75 RM
(34.20 A$)
     +286.98 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.02 RM
(2.84 A$)
15.32 RM
(5.42 A$)
     +90.91 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 152,995.00 RM
(54,084.05 A$)
71,131.12 RM
(25,145.00 A$)
     -53.51 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 110,637.01 RM
(39,110.41 A$)
69,265.27 RM
(24,485.42 A$)
     -37.39 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 218.20 RM
(77.13 A$)
569.21 RM
(201.22 A$)
     +160.87 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.28 RM
(0.10 A$)
0.59 RM
(0.21 A$)
     +109.00 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 120.18 RM
(42.48 A$)
198.88 RM
(70.30 A$)
     +65.48 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 173.12 RM
(61.20 A$)
216.60 RM
(76.57 A$)
     +25.11 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 30.08 RM
(10.63 A$)
67.15 RM
(23.74 A$)
     +123.23 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 RM
(6.36 A$)
56.58 RM
(20.00 A$)
     +214.32 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 710.00 RM
(250.99 A$)
5,543.94 RM
(1,959.79 A$)
     +680.84 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 28,967.00 RM
(10,239.89 A$)
58,816.25 RM
(20,791.67 A$)
     +103.05 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 228.51 RM
(80.78 A$)
283.30 RM
(100.15 A$)
     +23.98 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 132.02 RM
(46.67 A$)
171.23 RM
(60.53 A$)
     +29.69 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 276.44 RM
(97.72 A$)
353.28 RM
(124.89 A$)
     +27.80 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 269.04 RM
(95.11 A$)
395.63 RM
(139.86 A$)
     +47.05 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,303.52 RM
(814.30 A$)
5,278.61 RM
(1,866.00 A$)
     +129.15 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,269.29 RM
(448.70 A$)
4,082.63 RM
(1,443.22 A$)
     +221.65 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,068.14 RM
(1,438.10 A$)
9,735.18 RM
(3,441.41 A$)
     +139.30 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,023.06 RM
(715.16 A$)
6,212.98 RM
(2,196.30 A$)
     +207.11 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,139.33 RM
(402.76 A$)
2,543.01 RM
(898.96 A$)
     +123.20 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 564.97 RM
(199.72 A$)
2,050.64 RM
(724.91 A$)
     +262.96 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,155.00 RM
(1,468.80 A$)
12,829.54 RM
(4,535.27 A$)
     +208.77 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.57 4.17      -8.78 %
Last update: November 2019November 2019
Contributors:451450
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: MYR