Cost of Living Comparison Between Manila and Kuala Lumpur 

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Consumer Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 4.46% lower than in Manila (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Kuala Lumpur are 19.53% lower than in Manila
Rent Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 46.46% lower than in Manila
Restaurant Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 0.55% lower than in Manila
Groceries Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 2.60% higher than in Manila
Local Purchasing Power in Kuala Lumpur is 203.86% higher than in Manila
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Restaurants
Manila Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 200.00 ₱
(16.70 RM)
173.63 ₱
(14.50 RM)
     -13.19 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,200.00 ₱
(100.21 RM)
957.95 ₱
(80.00 RM)
     -20.17 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 160.00 ₱
(13.36 RM)
185.60 ₱
(15.50 RM)
     +16.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 80.00 ₱
(6.68 RM)
179.62 ₱
(15.00 RM)
     +124.52 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 120.00 ₱
(10.02 RM)
227.51 ₱
(19.00 RM)
     +89.59 %
Cappuccino (regular) 132.49 ₱
(11.06 RM)
137.71 ₱
(11.50 RM)
     +3.94 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 46.63 ₱
(3.89 RM)
31.65 ₱
(2.64 RM)
     -32.13 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 29.76 ₱
(2.49 RM)
19.59 ₱
(1.64 RM)
     -34.16 %
Markets
Manila Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 333.46 ₱
(27.85 RM)
298.93 ₱
(24.96 RM)
     -10.36 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 58.50 ₱
(4.89 RM)
35.78 ₱
(2.99 RM)
     -38.84 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 23.09 ₱
(1.93 RM)
31.78 ₱
(2.65 RM)
     +37.63 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 96.36 ₱
(8.05 RM)
76.19 ₱
(6.36 RM)
     -20.93 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 123.14 ₱
(10.28 RM)
216.10 ₱
(18.05 RM)
     +75.49 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 95.82 ₱
(8.00 RM)
73.16 ₱
(6.11 RM)
     -23.65 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 153.47 ₱
(12.82 RM)
183.84 ₱
(15.35 RM)
     +19.79 %
Apples (1 lb) 58.10 ₱
(4.85 RM)
51.87 ₱
(4.33 RM)
     -10.73 %
Banana (1 lb) 36.99 ₱
(3.09 RM)
31.06 ₱
(2.59 RM)
     -16.01 %
Oranges (1 lb) 59.83 ₱
(5.00 RM)
51.64 ₱
(4.31 RM)
     -13.69 %
Tomato (1 lb) 39.17 ₱
(3.27 RM)
29.78 ₱
(2.49 RM)
     -23.99 %
Potato (1 lb) 47.17 ₱
(3.94 RM)
21.01 ₱
(1.75 RM)
     -55.47 %
Onion (1 lb) 44.84 ₱
(3.75 RM)
21.32 ₱
(1.78 RM)
     -52.46 %
Lettuce (1 head) 76.59 ₱
(6.40 RM)
48.91 ₱
(4.08 RM)
     -36.14 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 37.99 ₱
(3.17 RM)
29.30 ₱
(2.45 RM)
     -22.88 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 500.00 ₱
(41.76 RM)
838.21 ₱
(70.00 RM)
     +67.64 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 59.74 ₱
(4.99 RM)
124.86 ₱
(10.43 RM)
     +109.02 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 101.15 ₱
(8.45 RM)
180.40 ₱
(15.07 RM)
     +78.34 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 121.00 ₱
(10.10 RM)
212.54 ₱
(17.75 RM)
     +75.66 %
Transportation
Manila Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 25.00 ₱
(2.09 RM)
29.94 ₱
(2.50 RM)
     +19.74 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 677.00 ₱
(56.54 RM)
1,197.44 ₱
(100.00 RM)
     +76.87 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 40.00 ₱
(3.34 RM)
47.90 ₱
(4.00 RM)
     +19.74 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 21.73 ₱
(1.81 RM)
57.81 ₱
(4.83 RM)
     +166.10 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 120.00 ₱
(10.02 RM)
191.59 ₱
(16.00 RM)
     +59.66 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 194.87 ₱
(16.27 RM)
93.89 ₱
(7.84 RM)
     -51.82 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,300,000.00 ₱
(108,565.26 RM)
1,915,898.40 ₱
(160,000.00 RM)
     +47.38 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,075,461.54 ₱
(89,813.66 RM)
1,501,081.88 ₱
(125,357.95 RM)
     +39.58 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Manila Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 5,966.97 ₱
(498.31 RM)
2,412.94 ₱
(201.51 RM)
     -59.56 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 7.87 ₱
(0.66 RM)
2.83 ₱
(0.24 RM)
     -63.98 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,472.55 ₱
(206.49 RM)
1,418.94 ₱
(118.50 RM)
     -42.61 %
Sports And Leisure
Manila Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,711.71 ₱
(226.46 RM)
1,894.69 ₱
(158.23 RM)
     -30.13 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 297.14 ₱
(24.81 RM)
373.49 ₱
(31.19 RM)
     +25.69 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 300.00 ₱
(25.05 RM)
215.54 ₱
(18.00 RM)
     -28.15 %
Childcare
Manila Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 10,875.00 ₱
(908.19 RM)
9,236.78 ₱
(771.38 RM)
     -15.06 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 537,500.00 ₱
(44,887.56 RM)
443,553.29 ₱
(37,041.90 RM)
     -17.48 %
Clothing And Shoes
Manila Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,427.94 ₱
(202.76 RM)
2,557.97 ₱
(213.62 RM)
     +5.36 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,502.78 ₱
(125.50 RM)
1,353.09 ₱
(113.00 RM)
     -9.96 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 4,263.64 ₱
(356.06 RM)
3,237.68 ₱
(270.38 RM)
     -24.06 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 4,029.41 ₱
(336.50 RM)
2,976.69 ₱
(248.59 RM)
     -26.13 %
Rent Per Month
Manila Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 34,524.05 ₱
(2,883.16 RM)
22,921.84 ₱
(1,914.24 RM)
     -33.61 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 15,555.56 ₱
(1,299.07 RM)
13,610.67 ₱
(1,136.65 RM)
     -12.50 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 106,153.85 ₱
(8,865.09 RM)
44,527.96 ₱
(3,718.61 RM)
     -58.05 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 46,538.46 ₱
(3,886.51 RM)
26,704.62 ₱
(2,230.15 RM)
     -42.62 %
Buy Apartment Price
Manila Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 15,867.15 ₱
(1,325.09 RM)
11,106.85 ₱
(927.55 RM)
     -30.00 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 11,734.16 ₱
(979.94 RM)
6,447.47 ₱
(538.44 RM)
     -45.05 %
Salaries And Financing
Manila Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 21,600.00 ₱
(1,803.85 RM)
52,812.91 ₱
(4,410.50 RM)
     +144.50 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.06 4.13      -48.75 %
Last update: September 2021September 2021
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