Cost of Living Comparison Between Johor Bahru and Batam 

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Cost of Living in Batam is 4.2% higher than in Johor Bahru (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Batam is 6.2% higher than in Johor Bahru
Rent Prices in Batam are 13.7% higher than in Johor Bahru
Restaurant Prices in Batam are 28.0% lower than in Johor Bahru
Groceries Prices in Batam are 5.1% higher than in Johor Bahru
Local Purchasing Power in Batam is 55.1% lower than in Johor Bahru
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Restaurants
Johor Bahru Edit Batam Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 RM
(40,946.43 Rp)
10.63 RM
(36,258.10 Rp)
     -11.4 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 RM
(272,976.23 Rp)
35.17 RM
(120,000.00 Rp)
     -56.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 17.00 RM
(58,007.45 Rp)
14.65 RM
(50,000.00 Rp)
     -13.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 15.00 RM
(51,183.04 Rp)
11.72 RM
(40,000.00 Rp)
     -21.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 25.00 RM
(85,305.07 Rp)
16.85 RM
(57,500.00 Rp)
     -32.6 %
Cappuccino (regular) 12.68 RM
(43,266.73 Rp)
10.26 RM
(35,000.00 Rp)
     -19.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.05 RM
(10,407.22 Rp)
5.13 RM
(17,500.00 Rp)
     +68.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.93 RM
(6,568.49 Rp)
1.17 RM
(4,000.00 Rp)
     -39.1 %
Markets
Johor Bahru Edit Batam Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 30.18 RM
(102,963.72 Rp)
22.85 RM
(77,979.50 Rp)
     -24.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.23 RM
(11,037.40 Rp)
4.98 RM
(17,009.73 Rp)
     +54.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.28 RM
(11,201.85 Rp)
1.72 RM
(5,885.37 Rp)
     -47.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 8.09 RM
(27,616.10 Rp)
6.78 RM
(23,120.00 Rp)
     -16.3 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 24.57 RM
(83,836.51 Rp)
16.40 RM
(55,943.13 Rp)
     -33.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.04 RM
(20,611.59 Rp)
6.65 RM
(22,679.65 Rp)
     +10.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 12.48 RM
(42,585.26 Rp)
18.08 RM
(61,688.64 Rp)
     +44.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 5.22 RM
(17,799.14 Rp)
5.98 RM
(20,411.68 Rp)
     +14.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 2.60 RM
(8,876.16 Rp)
3.94 RM
(13,456.59 Rp)
     +51.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 4.84 RM
(16,515.31 Rp)
5.10 RM
(17,387.73 Rp)
     +5.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.37 RM
(8,103.47 Rp)
2.66 RM
(9,071.86 Rp)
     +12.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.24 RM
(7,639.15 Rp)
2.35 RM
(8,013.47 Rp)
     +4.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 2.62 RM
(8,928.94 Rp)
3.99 RM
(13,607.79 Rp)
     +52.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.88 RM
(13,222.29 Rp)
7.33 RM
(25,000.00 Rp)
     +89.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.58 RM
(8,814.86 Rp)
1.90 RM
(6,500.00 Rp)
     -26.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 60.00 RM
(204,732.17 Rp)
102.57 RM
(350,000.00 Rp)
     +71.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 11.88 RM
(40,547.61 Rp)
8.53 RM
(29,090.91 Rp)
     -28.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.50 RM
(42,652.54 Rp)
11.72 RM
(40,000.00 Rp)
     -6.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.95 RM
(61,249.04 Rp)
10.26 RM
(35,000.00 Rp)
     -42.9 %
Transportation
Johor Bahru Edit Batam Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 RM
(10,236.61 Rp)
2.20 RM
(7,500.00 Rp)
     -26.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 RM
(170,610.15 Rp)
68.87 RM
(235,000.00 Rp)
     +37.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 RM
(11,942.71 Rp)
2.93 RM
(10,000.00 Rp)
     -16.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.82 RM
(9,609.97 Rp)
5.90 RM
(20,116.81 Rp)
     +109.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 16.50 RM
(56,301.35 Rp)
17.58 RM
(60,000.00 Rp)
     +6.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.76 RM
(26,479.02 Rp)
14.57 RM
(49,711.72 Rp)
     +87.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 133,444.00 RM
(455,338,004.45 Rp)
139,206.26 RM
(475,000,000.00 Rp)
     +4.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 119,000.00 RM
(406,052,145.69 Rp)
90,117.74 RM
(307,500,000.00 Rp)
     -24.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Johor Bahru Edit Batam Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 199.53 RM
(680,831.68 Rp)
432.27 RM
(1,475,000.00 Rp)
     +116.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 38.12 RM
(130,090.24 Rp)
14.36 RM
(49,000.00 Rp)
     -62.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 106.12 RM
(362,120.03 Rp)
154.59 RM
(527,500.00 Rp)
     +45.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Johor Bahru Edit Batam Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 120.50 RM
(411,170.45 Rp)
131.88 RM
(450,000.00 Rp)
     +9.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.00 RM
(85,305.07 Rp)
53.73 RM
(183,333.33 Rp)
     +114.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 RM
(51,183.04 Rp)
15.39 RM
(52,500.00 Rp)
     +2.6 %
Childcare
Johor Bahru Edit Batam Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 795.83 RM
(2,715,544.81 Rp)
1,074.57 RM
(3,666,666.67 Rp)
     +35.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 37,250.00 RM
(127,104,558.21 Rp)
24,422.15 RM
(83,333,333.33 Rp)
     -34.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Johor Bahru Edit Batam Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 207.14 RM
(706,813.46 Rp)
204.17 RM
(696,666.67 Rp)
     -1.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 115.00 RM
(392,403.33 Rp)
141.65 RM
(483,333.33 Rp)
     +23.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 235.71 RM
(804,304.97 Rp)
268.64 RM
(916,666.67 Rp)
     +14.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 212.50 RM
(725,093.12 Rp)
185.61 RM
(633,333.33 Rp)
     -12.7 %
Rent Per Month
Johor Bahru Edit Batam Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,533.33 RM
(5,232,044.45 Rp)
1,442.58 RM
(4,922,385.57 Rp)
     -5.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,316.67 RM
(4,492,733.82 Rp)
806.05 RM
(2,750,401.64 Rp)
     -38.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,328.57 RM
(7,945,558.19 Rp)
3,969.91 RM
(13,546,124.59 Rp)
     +70.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,050.00 RM
(6,995,015.96 Rp)
1,993.08 RM
(6,800,803.28 Rp)
     -2.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Johor Bahru Edit Batam Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 639.44 RM
(2,181,893.56 Rp)
615.32 RM
(2,099,591.23 Rp)
     -3.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 338.01 RM
(1,153,369.52 Rp)
422.01 RM
(1,439,985.14 Rp)
     +24.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Johor Bahru Edit Batam Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,877.03 RM
(13,229,228.67 Rp)
1,848.76 RM
(6,308,333.33 Rp)
     -52.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.04 14.00      +246.7 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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