Cost of Living Comparison Between Kuala Lumpur and Manila 

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Consumer Prices in Manila are 2.78% higher than in Kuala Lumpur (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Manila are 17.98% higher than in Kuala Lumpur
Rent Prices in Manila are 69.13% higher than in Kuala Lumpur
Restaurant Prices in Manila are 13.44% higher than in Kuala Lumpur
Groceries Prices in Manila are 7.81% lower than in Kuala Lumpur
Local Purchasing Power in Manila is 67.00% lower than in Kuala Lumpur
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Restaurants
Kuala Lumpur Edit Manila Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.00 RM
(155.16 ₱)
16.76 RM
(200.00 ₱)
     +28.90 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 RM
(954.84 ₱)
117.30 RM
(1,400.00 ₱)
     +46.62 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 18.00 RM
(214.84 ₱)
16.76 RM
(200.00 ₱)
     -6.91 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 15.00 RM
(179.03 ₱)
6.37 RM
(76.00 ₱)
     -57.55 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.00 RM
(238.71 ₱)
9.64 RM
(115.00 ₱)
     -51.82 %
Cappuccino (regular) 11.83 RM
(141.25 ₱)
13.11 RM
(156.43 ₱)
     +10.74 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.72 RM
(32.42 ₱)
5.16 RM
(61.61 ₱)
     +90.01 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.75 RM
(20.86 ₱)
2.89 RM
(34.45 ₱)
     +65.17 %
Markets
Kuala Lumpur Edit Manila Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 26.31 RM
(314.03 ₱)
28.13 RM
(335.72 ₱)
     +6.91 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.18 RM
(38.00 ₱)
5.15 RM
(61.46 ₱)
     +61.73 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.01 RM
(35.88 ₱)
1.86 RM
(22.20 ₱)
     -38.12 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.81 RM
(81.26 ₱)
7.77 RM
(92.77 ₱)
     +14.16 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 20.08 RM
(239.65 ₱)
10.96 RM
(130.84 ₱)
     -45.40 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.65 RM
(79.33 ₱)
8.59 RM
(102.58 ₱)
     +29.31 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 18.43 RM
(219.95 ₱)
14.25 RM
(170.10 ₱)
     -22.67 %
Apples (1 lb) 5.11 RM
(60.95 ₱)
5.55 RM
(66.28 ₱)
     +8.75 %
Banana (1 lb) 3.02 RM
(36.08 ₱)
2.95 RM
(35.23 ₱)
     -2.36 %
Oranges (1 lb) 5.81 RM
(69.32 ₱)
6.22 RM
(74.22 ₱)
     +7.07 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.01 RM
(35.98 ₱)
2.76 RM
(32.96 ₱)
     -8.39 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.07 RM
(24.66 ₱)
3.69 RM
(44.10 ₱)
     +78.82 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.84 RM
(21.97 ₱)
3.48 RM
(41.58 ₱)
     +89.25 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.04 RM
(48.26 ₱)
6.76 RM
(80.67 ₱)
     +67.16 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.61 RM
(31.13 ₱)
3.07 RM
(36.64 ₱)
     +17.70 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 70.00 RM
(835.49 ₱)
41.89 RM
(500.00 ₱)
     -40.15 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 10.96 RM
(130.76 ₱)
4.90 RM
(58.53 ₱)
     -55.24 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 15.24 RM
(181.84 ₱)
7.59 RM
(90.56 ₱)
     -50.20 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 18.00 RM
(214.84 ₱)
11.73 RM
(140.00 ₱)
     -34.84 %
Transportation
Kuala Lumpur Edit Manila Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 RM
(35.81 ₱)
2.51 RM
(30.00 ₱)
     -16.22 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 RM
(1,193.55 ₱)
55.68 RM
(664.59 ₱)
     -44.32 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 RM
(59.68 ₱)
3.35 RM
(40.00 ₱)
     -32.97 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.84 RM
(81.64 ₱)
1.89 RM
(22.53 ₱)
     -72.40 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 17.00 RM
(202.90 ₱)
10.05 RM
(120.00 ₱)
     -40.86 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.12 RM
(96.89 ₱)
22.73 RM
(271.31 ₱)
     +180.01 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 155,000.00 RM
(1,850,006.25 ₱)
108,918.55 RM
(1,300,000.00 ₱)
     -29.73 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 130,074.53 RM
(1,552,507.74 ₱)
90,905.10 RM
(1,085,000.00 ₱)
     -30.11 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Kuala Lumpur Edit Manila Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 230.38 RM
(2,749.75 ₱)
465.30 RM
(5,553.62 ₱)
     +101.97 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.33 RM
(3.98 ₱)
0.70 RM
(8.35 ₱)
     +109.73 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 111.47 RM
(1,330.41 ₱)
192.17 RM
(2,293.69 ₱)
     +72.40 %
Sports And Leisure
Kuala Lumpur Edit Manila Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 163.33 RM
(1,949.47 ₱)
214.70 RM
(2,562.50 ₱)
     +31.45 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 29.00 RM
(346.13 ₱)
27.02 RM
(322.50 ₱)
     -6.83 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 RM
(214.84 ₱)
25.14 RM
(300.00 ₱)
     +39.64 %
Childcare
Kuala Lumpur Edit Manila Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,082.14 RM
(12,915.94 ₱)
1,108.39 RM
(13,229.17 ₱)
     +2.43 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 43,848.57 RM
(523,355.69 ₱)
49,222.81 RM
(587,500.00 ₱)
     +12.26 %
Clothing And Shoes
Kuala Lumpur Edit Manila Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 213.24 RM
(2,545.11 ₱)
183.63 RM
(2,191.67 ₱)
     -13.89 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 126.50 RM
(1,509.84 ₱)
126.44 RM
(1,509.09 ₱)
     -0.05 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 272.83 RM
(3,256.32 ₱)
319.77 RM
(3,816.67 ₱)
     +17.21 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 259.52 RM
(3,097.55 ₱)
280.67 RM
(3,350.00 ₱)
     +8.15 %
Rent Per Month
Kuala Lumpur Edit Manila Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,876.19 RM
(22,393.35 ₱)
2,519.95 RM
(30,076.92 ₱)
     +34.31 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,226.88 RM
(14,643.46 ₱)
1,276.09 RM
(15,230.77 ₱)
     +4.01 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,697.20 RM
(44,128.02 ₱)
8,462.13 RM
(101,000.00 ₱)
     +128.88 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,348.94 RM
(28,035.80 ₱)
3,183.77 RM
(38,000.00 ₱)
     +35.54 %
Buy Apartment Price
Kuala Lumpur Edit Manila Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 888.78 RM
(10,608.08 ₱)
1,553.34 RM
(18,539.94 ₱)
     +74.77 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 486.27 RM
(5,803.90 ₱)
1,146.37 RM
(13,682.47 ₱)
     +135.75 %
Salaries And Financing
Kuala Lumpur Edit Manila Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,067.59 RM
(60,484.30 ₱)
1,973.10 RM
(23,550.00 ₱)
     -61.06 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.76 7.88      +109.44 %
Last update: May 2022May 2022
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