Cost of Living Comparison Between Kuala Lumpur and Manila 

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Consumer Prices in Manila are 7.67% higher than in Kuala Lumpur (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Manila are 28.54% higher than in Kuala Lumpur
Rent Prices in Manila are 95.95% higher than in Kuala Lumpur
Restaurant Prices in Manila are 3.18% higher than in Kuala Lumpur
Groceries Prices in Manila are 2.46% higher than in Kuala Lumpur
Local Purchasing Power in Manila is 72.02% lower than in Kuala Lumpur
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Restaurants
Kuala Lumpur Edit Manila Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 14.00 RM
(162.94 ₱)
17.18 RM
(200.00 ₱)
     +22.74 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 RM
(931.10 ₱)
103.10 RM
(1,200.00 ₱)
     +28.88 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 RM
(174.58 ₱)
12.89 RM
(150.00 ₱)
     -14.08 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 15.00 RM
(174.58 ₱)
7.56 RM
(88.00 ₱)
     -49.59 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.00 RM
(232.77 ₱)
10.31 RM
(120.00 ₱)
     -48.45 %
Cappuccino (regular) 11.40 RM
(132.68 ₱)
10.64 RM
(123.86 ₱)
     -6.65 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.59 RM
(30.19 ₱)
3.39 RM
(39.44 ₱)
     +30.66 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.49 RM
(17.35 ₱)
2.12 RM
(24.69 ₱)
     +42.33 %
Markets
Kuala Lumpur Edit Manila Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 25.65 RM
(298.49 ₱)
28.55 RM
(332.26 ₱)
     +11.31 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.91 RM
(33.84 ₱)
4.89 RM
(56.89 ₱)
     +68.12 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.30 RM
(26.79 ₱)
2.01 RM
(23.44 ₱)
     -12.51 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.32 RM
(73.57 ₱)
8.32 RM
(96.88 ₱)
     +31.69 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 18.02 RM
(209.68 ₱)
12.11 RM
(140.92 ₱)
     -32.79 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.36 RM
(74.00 ₱)
8.04 RM
(93.55 ₱)
     +26.42 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 16.13 RM
(187.78 ₱)
12.92 RM
(150.38 ₱)
     -19.92 %
Apples (1 lb) 4.50 RM
(52.36 ₱)
5.33 RM
(62.04 ₱)
     +18.49 %
Banana (1 lb) 2.52 RM
(29.36 ₱)
3.33 RM
(38.77 ₱)
     +32.06 %
Oranges (1 lb) 4.37 RM
(50.88 ₱)
5.40 RM
(62.81 ₱)
     +23.43 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.16 RM
(25.12 ₱)
3.61 RM
(41.99 ₱)
     +67.14 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.68 RM
(19.59 ₱)
4.19 RM
(48.79 ₱)
     +149.09 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.81 RM
(21.11 ₱)
3.93 RM
(45.77 ₱)
     +116.78 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.93 RM
(45.70 ₱)
6.62 RM
(77.10 ₱)
     +68.71 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.44 RM
(28.35 ₱)
3.36 RM
(39.12 ₱)
     +37.98 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 75.00 RM
(872.90 ₱)
42.96 RM
(500.00 ₱)
     -42.72 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 10.22 RM
(118.90 ₱)
5.07 RM
(58.97 ₱)
     -50.41 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 15.50 RM
(180.40 ₱)
8.00 RM
(93.08 ₱)
     -48.41 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 18.00 RM
(209.50 ₱)
10.31 RM
(120.00 ₱)
     -42.72 %
Transportation
Kuala Lumpur Edit Manila Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 RM
(34.92 ₱)
2.15 RM
(25.00 ₱)
     -28.40 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 RM
(1,163.87 ₱)
58.30 RM
(678.50 ₱)
     -41.70 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 RM
(40.74 ₱)
3.44 RM
(40.00 ₱)
     -1.81 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 RM
(56.19 ₱)
1.87 RM
(21.73 ₱)
     -61.34 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 16.00 RM
(186.22 ₱)
10.31 RM
(120.00 ₱)
     -35.56 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.29 RM
(84.84 ₱)
16.45 RM
(191.48 ₱)
     +125.71 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 160,000.00 RM
(1,862,190.92 ₱)
111,696.39 RM
(1,300,000.00 ₱)
     -30.19 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 128,405.58 RM
(1,494,473.12 ₱)
90,875.04 RM
(1,057,666.67 ₱)
     -29.23 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Kuala Lumpur Edit Manila Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 213.40 RM
(2,483.75 ₱)
486.64 RM
(5,663.89 ₱)
     +128.04 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.23 RM
(2.73 ₱)
0.63 RM
(7.35 ₱)
     +169.07 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 120.01 RM
(1,396.78 ₱)
212.54 RM
(2,473.70 ₱)
     +77.10 %
Sports And Leisure
Kuala Lumpur Edit Manila Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 163.77 RM
(1,906.03 ₱)
220.12 RM
(2,561.86 ₱)
     +34.41 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 28.86 RM
(335.94 ₱)
25.49 RM
(296.67 ₱)
     -11.69 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.50 RM
(192.04 ₱)
25.78 RM
(300.00 ₱)
     +56.22 %
Childcare
Kuala Lumpur Edit Manila Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 742.33 RM
(8,639.79 ₱)
884.66 RM
(10,296.30 ₱)
     +19.17 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 36,149.23 RM
(420,729.81 ₱)
44,213.15 RM
(514,583.33 ₱)
     +22.31 %
Clothing And Shoes
Kuala Lumpur Edit Manila Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 203.31 RM
(2,366.24 ₱)
186.25 RM
(2,167.76 ₱)
     -8.39 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 111.86 RM
(1,301.87 ₱)
126.39 RM
(1,471.05 ₱)
     +13.00 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 294.21 RM
(3,424.18 ₱)
361.61 RM
(4,208.70 ₱)
     +22.91 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 262.30 RM
(3,052.79 ₱)
362.77 RM
(4,222.22 ₱)
     +38.31 %
Rent Per Month
Kuala Lumpur Edit Manila Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,897.30 RM
(22,082.06 ₱)
2,854.07 RM
(33,217.61 ₱)
     +50.43 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,175.71 RM
(13,683.78 ₱)
1,452.05 RM
(16,900.00 ₱)
     +23.50 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,612.50 RM
(42,044.78 ₱)
9,343.83 RM
(108,750.00 ₱)
     +158.65 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,253.85 RM
(26,231.82 ₱)
3,866.41 RM
(45,000.00 ₱)
     +71.55 %
Buy Apartment Price
Kuala Lumpur Edit Manila Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,053.95 RM
(12,266.55 ₱)
1,327.22 RM
(15,447.14 ₱)
     +25.93 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 549.98 RM
(6,401.00 ₱)
917.68 RM
(10,680.63 ₱)
     +66.86 %
Salaries And Financing
Kuala Lumpur Edit Manila Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,513.08 RM
(52,526.30 ₱)
1,622.94 RM
(18,888.89 ₱)
     -64.04 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.24 8.06      +90.27 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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