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Cost of Living Comparison Between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur 

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Consumer Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 48.42% lower than in Singapore
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Kuala Lumpur are 59.61% lower than in Singapore
Rent Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 75.43% lower than in Singapore
Restaurant Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 53.20% lower than in Singapore
Groceries Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 40.39% lower than in Singapore
Local Purchasing Power in Kuala Lumpur is 23.75% lower than in Singapore
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  SingaporeKuala LumpurDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 S$
(36.72 RM)
4.58 S$
(14.00 RM)
     -61.87 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 S$
(183.59 RM)
24.54 S$
(75.08 RM)
     -59.11 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 S$
(24.48 RM)
4.90 S$
(15.00 RM)
     -38.72 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 S$
(30.60 RM)
4.90 S$
(15.00 RM)
     -50.98 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.00 S$
(36.72 RM)
6.54 S$
(20.00 RM)
     -45.53 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.38 S$
(16.46 RM)
3.70 S$
(11.32 RM)
     -31.23 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.89 S$
(5.79 RM)
0.85 S$
(2.60 RM)
     -55.20 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.41 S$
(4.31 RM)
0.48 S$
(1.47 RM)
     -65.98 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.38 S$
(34.81 RM)
8.08 S$
(24.73 RM)
     -28.97 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.13 S$
(6.50 RM)
1.00 S$
(3.06 RM)
     -52.90 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.42 S$
(4.36 RM)
0.68 S$
(2.09 RM)
     -52.03 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.90 S$
(8.89 RM)
1.76 S$
(5.40 RM)
     -39.27 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.96 S$
(27.41 RM)
6.29 S$
(19.26 RM)
     -29.72 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.19 S$
(12.82 RM)
1.78 S$
(5.46 RM)
     -57.43 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.81 S$
(23.91 RM)
4.93 S$
(15.09 RM)
     -36.88 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.93 S$
(5.89 RM)
1.62 S$
(4.95 RM)
     -15.94 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.51 S$
(4.62 RM)
0.89 S$
(2.71 RM)
     -41.37 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.82 S$
(5.57 RM)
1.27 S$
(3.89 RM)
     -30.09 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.28 S$
(3.92 RM)
0.74 S$
(2.27 RM)
     -42.11 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.39 S$
(4.26 RM)
0.49 S$
(1.50 RM)
     -64.85 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.27 S$
(3.88 RM)
0.50 S$
(1.53 RM)
     -60.53 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.07 S$
(6.34 RM)
1.30 S$
(3.97 RM)
     -37.27 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.72 S$
(5.27 RM)
0.77 S$
(2.35 RM)
     -55.48 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 30.00 S$
(91.80 RM)
22.88 S$
(70.00 RM)
     -23.74 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.99 S$
(15.26 RM)
2.98 S$
(9.13 RM)
     -40.15 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.58 S$
(17.06 RM)
4.34 S$
(13.28 RM)
     -22.12 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.50 S$
(44.37 RM)
5.69 S$
(17.40 RM)
     -60.78 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.80 S$
(5.51 RM)
0.88 S$
(2.70 RM)
     -50.98 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 120.00 S$
(367.18 RM)
32.68 S$
(100.00 RM)
     -72.77 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.60 S$
(11.02 RM)
0.98 S$
(3.00 RM)
     -72.77 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.89 S$
(2.71 RM)
1.05 S$
(3.22 RM)
     +18.84 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 17.92 S$
(54.85 RM)
8.17 S$
(25.00 RM)
     -54.42 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.55 S$
(26.17 RM)
2.63 S$
(8.04 RM)
     -69.26 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 114,950.00 S$
(351,730.60 RM)
50,979.50 S$
(155,990.00 RM)
     -55.65 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 102,223.49 S$
(312,789.30 RM)
37,049.60 S$
(113,366.49 RM)
     -63.76 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 148.11 S$
(453.19 RM)
71.58 S$
(219.01 RM)
     -51.67 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.21 S$
(0.65 RM)
0.09 S$
(0.27 RM)
     -57.96 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 43.99 S$
(134.59 RM)
38.69 S$
(118.38 RM)
     -12.04 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 137.78 S$
(421.58 RM)
56.95 S$
(174.26 RM)
     -58.67 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.52 S$
(41.37 RM)
9.69 S$
(29.65 RM)
     -28.33 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.50 S$
(38.25 RM)
5.56 S$
(17.00 RM)
     -55.55 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,167.32 S$
(3,571.84 RM)
246.96 S$
(755.66 RM)
     -78.84 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 27,941.07 S$
(85,495.69 RM)
8,711.03 S$
(26,654.51 RM)
     -68.82 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 93.63 S$
(286.49 RM)
75.01 S$
(229.51 RM)
     -19.89 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50.69 S$
(155.09 RM)
43.20 S$
(132.18 RM)
     -14.77 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 122.37 S$
(374.43 RM)
91.47 S$
(279.89 RM)
     -25.25 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 141.55 S$
(433.11 RM)
89.42 S$
(273.62 RM)
     -36.82 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,773.65 S$
(8,486.97 RM)
733.82 S$
(2,245.37 RM)
     -73.54 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,708.64 S$
(5,228.20 RM)
413.26 S$
(1,264.52 RM)
     -75.81 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,336.11 S$
(16,327.74 RM)
1,316.45 S$
(4,028.15 RM)
     -75.33 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,945.35 S$
(9,012.35 RM)
672.06 S$
(2,056.40 RM)
     -77.18 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,445.13 S$
(7,481.73 RM)
371.83 S$
(1,137.73 RM)
     -84.79 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,281.51 S$
(3,921.23 RM)
185.43 S$
(567.39 RM)
     -85.53 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,523.75 S$
(13,842.02 RM)
1,393.12 S$
(4,262.75 RM)
     -69.20 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.52 4.57      +81.53 %
Last update: December 2019December 2019
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Currency: SGD