Cost of Living Comparison Between Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru 

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Cost of Living in Johor Bahru is 19.4% lower than in Kuala Lumpur (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Johor Bahru is 23.5% lower than in Kuala Lumpur
Rent Prices in Johor Bahru are 36.2% lower than in Kuala Lumpur
Restaurant Prices in Johor Bahru are 27.0% lower than in Kuala Lumpur
Groceries Prices in Johor Bahru are 14.7% lower than in Kuala Lumpur
Local Purchasing Power in Johor Bahru is 15.5% lower than in Kuala Lumpur
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Restaurants
Kuala Lumpur Edit Johor Bahru Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 19.72 RM 12.00 RM      -39.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 140.40 RM 80.00 RM      -43.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 20.00 RM 17.00 RM      -15.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 15.50 RM 15.00 RM      -3.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 25.00 RM 25.00 RM      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 12.95 RM 12.42 RM      -4.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.49 RM 3.05 RM      -12.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.14 RM 1.93 RM      -10.0 %
Markets
Kuala Lumpur Edit Johor Bahru Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 30.14 RM 30.18 RM      +0.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.78 RM 3.23 RM      -14.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.94 RM 3.28 RM      +11.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 9.27 RM 8.09 RM      -12.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 27.42 RM 24.57 RM      -10.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 9.26 RM 6.04 RM      -34.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 20.18 RM 12.48 RM      -38.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 5.38 RM 5.22 RM      -3.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 2.91 RM 2.60 RM      -10.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 5.32 RM 4.84 RM      -9.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.03 RM 2.37 RM      -21.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.01 RM 2.24 RM      +11.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.94 RM 2.62 RM      +34.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.55 RM 3.88 RM      -14.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 3.02 RM 2.58 RM      -14.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 70.00 RM 60.00 RM      -14.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 13.84 RM 11.88 RM      -14.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 18.92 RM 12.50 RM      -33.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 18.00 RM 17.95 RM      -0.3 %
Transportation
Kuala Lumpur Edit Johor Bahru Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 RM 3.00 RM      0.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 RM 50.00 RM      0.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 RM 3.50 RM      -30.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 8.05 RM 2.82 RM      -65.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00 RM 16.50 RM      +10.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.77 RM 7.76 RM      -0.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 160,000.00 RM 133,444.00 RM      -16.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 135,702.91 RM 119,000.00 RM      -12.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Kuala Lumpur Edit Johor Bahru Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 278.24 RM 199.53 RM      -28.3 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 49.72 RM 38.12 RM      -23.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 118.48 RM 106.12 RM      -10.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Kuala Lumpur Edit Johor Bahru Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 206.21 RM 120.50 RM      -41.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 35.42 RM 25.00 RM      -29.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 RM 15.00 RM      -25.0 %
Childcare
Kuala Lumpur Edit Johor Bahru Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,054.17 RM 795.83 RM      -24.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 32,227.27 RM 37,250.00 RM      +15.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Kuala Lumpur Edit Johor Bahru Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 234.19 RM 207.14 RM      -11.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 152.86 RM 115.00 RM      -24.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 324.41 RM 235.71 RM      -27.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 307.08 RM 212.50 RM      -30.8 %
Rent Per Month
Kuala Lumpur Edit Johor Bahru Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,389.58 RM 1,533.33 RM      -35.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,624.00 RM 1,316.67 RM      -18.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,646.43 RM 2,328.57 RM      -49.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,666.00 RM 2,050.00 RM      -23.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Kuala Lumpur Edit Johor Bahru Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,096.07 RM 639.44 RM      -41.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 535.66 RM 338.01 RM      -36.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Kuala Lumpur Edit Johor Bahru Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,998.09 RM 3,876.06 RM      -35.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.24 4.04      -4.8 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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