Cost of Living Comparison Between Kuala Lumpur and Manila 

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Consumer Prices in Manila are 0.2% higher than in Kuala Lumpur (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Manila are 11.4% higher than in Kuala Lumpur
Rent Prices in Manila are 46.7% higher than in Kuala Lumpur
Restaurant Prices in Manila are 3.7% higher than in Kuala Lumpur
Groceries Prices in Manila are 6.2% lower than in Kuala Lumpur
Local Purchasing Power in Manila is 70.0% lower than in Kuala Lumpur
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Restaurants
Kuala Lumpur Edit Manila Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 RM
(190.64 ₱)
17.70 RM
(225.00 ₱)
     +18.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 RM
(1,270.92 ₱)
125.89 RM
(1,600.00 ₱)
     +25.9 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 18.00 RM
(228.77 ₱)
15.74 RM
(200.00 ₱)
     -12.6 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 17.50 RM
(222.41 ₱)
5.98 RM
(76.00 ₱)
     -65.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.00 RM
(254.18 ₱)
9.44 RM
(120.00 ₱)
     -52.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 12.07 RM
(153.40 ₱)
13.30 RM
(169.05 ₱)
     +10.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.68 RM
(34.10 ₱)
4.40 RM
(55.96 ₱)
     +64.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.71 RM
(21.67 ₱)
2.05 RM
(26.00 ₱)
     +20.0 %
Markets
Kuala Lumpur Edit Manila Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 28.25 RM
(359.03 ₱)
28.37 RM
(360.56 ₱)
     +0.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.28 RM
(41.63 ₱)
5.17 RM
(65.65 ₱)
     +57.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.74 RM
(34.84 ₱)
1.82 RM
(23.16 ₱)
     -33.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 7.89 RM
(100.23 ₱)
7.97 RM
(101.27 ₱)
     +1.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 18.01 RM
(228.95 ₱)
13.33 RM
(169.38 ₱)
     -26.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.95 RM
(101.06 ₱)
8.97 RM
(113.98 ₱)
     +12.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 19.38 RM
(246.36 ₱)
14.38 RM
(182.70 ₱)
     -25.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 5.42 RM
(68.82 ₱)
5.84 RM
(74.28 ₱)
     +7.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 3.01 RM
(38.20 ₱)
2.92 RM
(37.09 ₱)
     -2.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 5.56 RM
(70.61 ₱)
6.14 RM
(78.00 ₱)
     +10.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.80 RM
(35.53 ₱)
3.07 RM
(38.97 ₱)
     +9.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.92 RM
(24.39 ₱)
3.84 RM
(48.80 ₱)
     +100.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.80 RM
(22.93 ₱)
3.76 RM
(47.84 ₱)
     +108.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.96 RM
(50.37 ₱)
5.97 RM
(75.90 ₱)
     +50.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.83 RM
(35.96 ₱)
2.95 RM
(37.52 ₱)
     +4.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 67.50 RM
(857.87 ₱)
39.34 RM
(500.00 ₱)
     -41.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 11.27 RM
(143.27 ₱)
5.17 RM
(65.77 ₱)
     -54.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 15.50 RM
(196.99 ₱)
7.59 RM
(96.45 ₱)
     -51.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 18.00 RM
(228.77 ₱)
11.80 RM
(150.00 ₱)
     -34.4 %
Transportation
Kuala Lumpur Edit Manila Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 RM
(38.13 ₱)
2.36 RM
(30.00 ₱)
     -21.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 RM
(889.65 ₱)
53.27 RM
(677.00 ₱)
     -23.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 RM
(63.55 ₱)
3.15 RM
(40.00 ₱)
     -37.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 8.05 RM
(102.27 ₱)
1.71 RM
(21.73 ₱)
     -78.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00 RM
(190.64 ₱)
9.44 RM
(120.00 ₱)
     -37.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.93 RM
(100.78 ₱)
22.86 RM
(290.53 ₱)
     +188.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 157,500.00 RM
(2,001,704.29 ₱)
102,287.84 RM
(1,300,000.00 ₱)
     -35.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 129,278.11 RM
(1,643,025.71 ₱)
80,562.60 RM
(1,023,888.89 ₱)
     -37.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Kuala Lumpur Edit Manila Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 231.61 RM
(2,943.59 ₱)
465.17 RM
(5,911.99 ₱)
     +100.8 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.45 RM
(5.75 ₱)
0.64 RM
(8.14 ₱)
     +41.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 111.06 RM
(1,411.47 ₱)
169.33 RM
(2,152.07 ₱)
     +52.5 %
Sports And Leisure
Kuala Lumpur Edit Manila Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 182.15 RM
(2,314.96 ₱)
225.32 RM
(2,863.64 ₱)
     +23.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 35.00 RM
(444.82 ₱)
25.87 RM
(328.75 ₱)
     -26.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 RM
(254.18 ₱)
25.97 RM
(330.00 ₱)
     +29.8 %
Childcare
Kuala Lumpur Edit Manila Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,086.36 RM
(13,806.85 ₱)
1,134.35 RM
(14,416.67 ₱)
     +4.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 35,404.71 RM
(449,966.68 ₱)
55,078.07 RM
(700,000.00 ₱)
     +55.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Kuala Lumpur Edit Manila Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 198.72 RM
(2,525.58 ₱)
188.84 RM
(2,400.00 ₱)
     -5.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 125.57 RM
(1,595.84 ₱)
131.30 RM
(1,668.75 ₱)
     +4.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 294.97 RM
(3,748.80 ₱)
318.43 RM
(4,047.06 ₱)
     +8.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 279.57 RM
(3,553.06 ₱)
307.65 RM
(3,910.00 ₱)
     +10.0 %
Rent Per Month
Kuala Lumpur Edit Manila Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,112.50 RM
(26,848.26 ₱)
2,398.23 RM
(30,479.73 ₱)
     +13.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,271.79 RM
(16,163.54 ₱)
1,226.53 RM
(15,588.24 ₱)
     -3.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,396.88 RM
(55,880.91 ₱)
7,755.89 RM
(98,571.43 ₱)
     +76.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,325.81 RM
(29,559.22 ₱)
3,447.30 RM
(43,812.50 ₱)
     +48.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Kuala Lumpur Edit Manila Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 909.95 RM
(11,564.76 ₱)
1,837.90 RM
(23,358.28 ₱)
     +102.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 491.69 RM
(6,248.99 ₱)
1,131.20 RM
(14,376.63 ₱)
     +130.1 %
Salaries And Financing
Kuala Lumpur Edit Manila Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,733.61 RM
(72,869.83 ₱)
1,918.94 RM
(24,388.24 ₱)
     -66.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.58 8.11      +126.7 %
Last update: February 2023January 2023
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