Cost of Living Comparison Between Moscow and Kuala Lumpur 

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Consumer Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 3.8% lower than in Moscow (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Kuala Lumpur are 16.3% lower than in Moscow
Rent Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 40.0% lower than in Moscow
Restaurant Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 31.6% lower than in Moscow
Groceries Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 25.0% higher than in Moscow
Local Purchasing Power in Kuala Lumpur is 25.2% higher than in Moscow
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Restaurants
Moscow Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 9.54 $
(900.00 руб)
3.76 $
(18.00 RM)
     -60.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 38.16 $
(3,600.00 руб)
27.13 $
(130.00 RM)
     -28.9 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4.77 $
(450.00 руб)
4.17 $
(20.00 RM)
     -12.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.18 $
(300.00 руб)
3.23 $
(15.50 RM)
     +1.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.18 $
(300.00 руб)
5.22 $
(25.00 RM)
     +64.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.50 $
(235.63 руб)
2.66 $
(12.76 RM)
     +6.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.05 $
(98.62 руб)
0.74 $
(3.57 RM)
     -28.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.58 $
(54.25 руб)
0.45 $
(2.16 RM)
     -21.8 %
Markets
Moscow Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.46 $
(326.26 руб)
6.33 $
(30.31 RM)
     +82.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.56 $
(53.20 руб)
0.79 $
(3.78 RM)
     +39.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.61 $
(57.38 руб)
0.61 $
(2.94 RM)
     +1.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.69 $
(159.28 руб)
1.95 $
(9.33 RM)
     +15.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.04 $
(381.04 руб)
5.72 $
(27.42 RM)
     +41.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.08 $
(195.92 руб)
1.89 $
(9.05 RM)
     -9.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.14 $
(390.19 руб)
4.31 $
(20.64 RM)
     +4.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.60 $
(56.89 руб)
1.11 $
(5.30 RM)
     +83.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.65 $
(61.70 руб)
0.60 $
(2.89 RM)
     -7.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.76 $
(71.86 руб)
1.11 $
(5.33 RM)
     +46.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.46 $
(137.30 руб)
0.63 $
(3.02 RM)
     -56.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.19 $
(17.60 руб)
0.42 $
(2.01 RM)
     +125.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.20 $
(18.46 руб)
0.41 $
(1.95 RM)
     +108.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.13 $
(107.06 руб)
0.95 $
(4.55 RM)
     -16.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.58 $
(54.76 руб)
0.62 $
(2.98 RM)
     +7.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.36 $
(600.00 руб)
14.61 $
(70.00 RM)
     +129.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.83 $
(78.32 руб)
2.89 $
(13.84 RM)
     +247.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.75 $
(164.98 руб)
3.95 $
(18.92 RM)
     +125.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2.44 $
(230.00 руб)
3.76 $
(18.00 RM)
     +54.1 %
Transportation
Moscow Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.64 $
(60.00 руб)
0.63 $
(3.00 RM)
     -1.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 28.94 $
(2,730.00 руб)
10.44 $
(50.00 RM)
     -63.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.12 $
(200.00 руб)
1.04 $
(5.00 RM)
     -50.8 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.68 $
(64.37 руб)
1.68 $
(8.05 RM)
     +146.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.72 $
(540.00 руб)
3.13 $
(15.00 RM)
     -45.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.25 $
(211.83 руб)
1.62 $
(7.77 RM)
     -27.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 31,800.00 $
(3,000,000.00 руб)
33,392.47 $
(160,000.00 RM)
     +5.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 31,881.54 $
(3,007,692.31 руб)
28,179.50 $
(135,022.10 RM)
     -11.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Moscow Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 113.39 $
(10,697.38 руб)
56.96 $
(272.91 RM)
     -49.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 5.85 $
(551.77 руб)
10.65 $
(51.02 RM)
     +82.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 5.69 $
(536.50 руб)
24.78 $
(118.73 RM)
     +335.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Moscow Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 31.29 $
(2,951.75 руб)
43.37 $
(207.80 RM)
     +38.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 24.82 $
(2,341.58 руб)
7.39 $
(35.42 RM)
     -70.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5.30 $
(500.00 руб)
4.17 $
(20.00 RM)
     -21.2 %
Childcare
Moscow Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 464.45 $
(43,816.09 руб)
218.27 $
(1,045.83 RM)
     -53.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,194.73 $
(1,056,106.46 руб)
6,748.06 $
(32,333.33 RM)
     -39.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
Moscow Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 87.96 $
(8,297.87 руб)
47.66 $
(228.38 RM)
     -45.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.50 $
(4,009.49 руб)
30.93 $
(148.22 RM)
     -27.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 101.91 $
(9,614.29 руб)
68.53 $
(328.36 RM)
     -32.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 100.04 $
(9,437.45 руб)
63.20 $
(302.80 RM)
     -36.8 %
Rent Per Month
Moscow Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 830.81 $
(78,378.38 руб)
508.31 $
(2,435.55 RM)
     -38.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 501.95 $
(47,354.05 руб)
348.44 $
(1,669.57 RM)
     -30.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,730.11 $
(163,218.18 руб)
984.63 $
(4,717.86 RM)
     -43.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 933.83 $
(88,097.08 руб)
556.40 $
(2,666.00 RM)
     -40.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Moscow Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 489.19 $
(46,150.36 руб)
227.89 $
(1,091.95 RM)
     -53.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 278.65 $
(26,287.64 руб)
110.90 $
(531.38 RM)
     -60.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Moscow Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,184.29 $
(111,725.89 руб)
1,241.05 $
(5,946.51 RM)
     +4.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 14.10 4.21      -70.2 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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