Cost of Living Comparison Between Manila and Kuala Lumpur 

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Consumer Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 3.68% higher than in Manila (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Kuala Lumpur are 7.38% lower than in Manila
Rent Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 30.67% lower than in Manila
Restaurant Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 1.16% higher than in Manila
Groceries Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 13.97% higher than in Manila
Local Purchasing Power in Kuala Lumpur is 224.60% higher than in Manila
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Restaurants
Manila Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 200.00 ₱
(15.82 RM)
189.58 ₱
(15.00 RM)
     -5.21 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,500.00 ₱
(118.68 RM)
1,263.86 ₱
(100.00 RM)
     -15.74 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 200.00 ₱
(15.82 RM)
227.50 ₱
(18.00 RM)
     +13.75 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 73.00 ₱
(5.78 RM)
202.22 ₱
(16.00 RM)
     +177.01 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 107.50 ₱
(8.51 RM)
252.77 ₱
(20.00 RM)
     +135.14 %
Cappuccino (regular) 165.00 ₱
(13.06 RM)
150.96 ₱
(11.94 RM)
     -8.51 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 55.40 ₱
(4.38 RM)
33.41 ₱
(2.64 RM)
     -39.70 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 29.15 ₱
(2.31 RM)
21.66 ₱
(1.71 RM)
     -25.70 %
Markets
Manila Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 348.84 ₱
(27.60 RM)
350.22 ₱
(27.71 RM)
     +0.39 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 62.04 ₱
(4.91 RM)
41.45 ₱
(3.28 RM)
     -33.19 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 22.61 ₱
(1.79 RM)
37.32 ₱
(2.95 RM)
     +65.10 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 97.99 ₱
(7.75 RM)
96.45 ₱
(7.63 RM)
     -1.57 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 115.61 ₱
(9.15 RM)
241.08 ₱
(19.07 RM)
     +108.54 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 104.73 ₱
(8.29 RM)
90.47 ₱
(7.16 RM)
     -13.61 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 171.95 ₱
(13.61 RM)
226.01 ₱
(17.88 RM)
     +31.44 %
Apples (1 lb) 68.27 ₱
(5.40 RM)
65.72 ₱
(5.20 RM)
     -3.74 %
Banana (1 lb) 36.52 ₱
(2.89 RM)
38.57 ₱
(3.05 RM)
     +5.63 %
Oranges (1 lb) 74.05 ₱
(5.86 RM)
72.74 ₱
(5.76 RM)
     -1.77 %
Tomato (1 lb) 36.88 ₱
(2.92 RM)
35.54 ₱
(2.81 RM)
     -3.63 %
Potato (1 lb) 45.76 ₱
(3.62 RM)
25.24 ₱
(2.00 RM)
     -44.85 %
Onion (1 lb) 43.11 ₱
(3.41 RM)
23.69 ₱
(1.87 RM)
     -45.04 %
Lettuce (1 head) 78.06 ₱
(6.18 RM)
48.69 ₱
(3.85 RM)
     -37.63 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 35.80 ₱
(2.83 RM)
36.45 ₱
(2.88 RM)
     +1.80 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 500.00 ₱
(39.56 RM)
884.71 ₱
(70.00 RM)
     +76.94 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 64.29 ₱
(5.09 RM)
137.38 ₱
(10.87 RM)
     +113.68 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 87.88 ₱
(6.95 RM)
198.11 ₱
(15.68 RM)
     +125.45 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 140.00 ₱
(11.08 RM)
227.50 ₱
(18.00 RM)
     +62.50 %
Transportation
Manila Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 30.00 ₱
(2.37 RM)
37.92 ₱
(3.00 RM)
     +26.39 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 670.80 ₱
(53.07 RM)
1,263.86 ₱
(100.00 RM)
     +88.41 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 40.00 ₱
(3.16 RM)
63.19 ₱
(5.00 RM)
     +57.98 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 21.73 ₱
(1.72 RM)
101.70 ₱
(8.05 RM)
     +368.10 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 120.00 ₱
(9.49 RM)
227.50 ₱
(18.00 RM)
     +89.58 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 297.17 ₱
(23.51 RM)
100.37 ₱
(7.94 RM)
     -66.23 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,300,000.00 ₱
(102,859.13 RM)
1,958,990.01 ₱
(155,000.00 RM)
     +50.69 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,029,444.44 ₱
(81,452.12 RM)
1,659,177.47 ₱
(131,278.11 RM)
     +61.17 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Manila Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 5,511.66 ₱
(436.10 RM)
2,883.72 ₱
(228.17 RM)
     -47.68 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 8.33 ₱
(0.66 RM)
4.21 ₱
(0.33 RM)
     -49.45 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,172.95 ₱
(171.93 RM)
1,416.73 ₱
(112.10 RM)
     -34.80 %
Sports And Leisure
Manila Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,688.89 ₱
(212.75 RM)
2,208.60 ₱
(174.75 RM)
     -17.86 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 331.11 ₱
(26.20 RM)
373.89 ₱
(29.58 RM)
     +12.92 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 310.00 ₱
(24.53 RM)
227.50 ₱
(18.00 RM)
     -26.61 %
Childcare
Manila Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 14,416.67 ₱
(1,140.68 RM)
14,201.85 ₱
(1,123.68 RM)
     -1.49 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 614,285.71 ₱
(48,603.76 RM)
526,778.73 ₱
(41,680.00 RM)
     -14.25 %
Clothing And Shoes
Manila Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,175.00 ₱
(172.09 RM)
2,647.27 ₱
(209.46 RM)
     +21.71 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,560.00 ₱
(123.43 RM)
1,483.27 ₱
(117.36 RM)
     -4.92 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,929.41 ₱
(310.90 RM)
3,685.85 ₱
(291.63 RM)
     -6.20 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,380.77 ₱
(267.49 RM)
3,396.64 ₱
(268.75 RM)
     +0.47 %
Rent Per Month
Manila Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 31,647.06 ₱
(2,503.99 RM)
24,990.22 ₱
(1,977.29 RM)
     -21.03 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 15,937.50 ₱
(1,261.01 RM)
15,723.84 ₱
(1,244.11 RM)
     -1.34 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 97,307.69 ₱
(7,699.22 RM)
55,554.57 ₱
(4,395.61 RM)
     -42.91 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 36,857.14 ₱
(2,916.23 RM)
29,746.62 ₱
(2,353.62 RM)
     -19.29 %
Buy Apartment Price
Manila Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 18,633.56 ₱
(1,474.33 RM)
11,514.83 ₱
(911.08 RM)
     -38.20 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 13,643.36 ₱
(1,079.50 RM)
6,183.29 ₱
(489.24 RM)
     -54.68 %
Salaries And Financing
Manila Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 24,725.00 ₱
(1,956.30 RM)
74,332.57 ₱
(5,881.37 RM)
     +200.64 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.78 3.65      -53.06 %
Last update: September 2022October 2022
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