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Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 16.52% lower than in Bangkok
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Kuala Lumpur are 21.99% lower than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 34.28% lower than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 3.72% higher than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 22.46% lower than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Kuala Lumpur is 74.83% higher than in Bangkok
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 60.00 ฿
(7.64 RM)
117.82 ฿
(15.00 RM)
     +96.37 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 789.39 ฿
(100.50 RM)
549.84 ฿
(70.00 RM)
     -30.35 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 160.00 ฿
(20.37 RM)
102.11 ฿
(13.00 RM)
     -36.18 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 70.00 ฿
(8.91 RM)
117.82 ฿
(15.00 RM)
     +68.32 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 130.00 ฿
(16.55 RM)
141.39 ฿
(18.00 RM)
     +8.76 %
Cappuccino (regular) 70.35 ฿
(8.96 RM)
83.96 ฿
(10.69 RM)
     +19.34 %
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 17.51 ฿
(2.23 RM)
19.39 ฿
(2.47 RM)
     +10.72 %
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 9.04 ฿
(1.15 RM)
10.97 ฿
(1.40 RM)
     +21.36 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 196.23 ฿
(24.98 RM)
213.83 ฿
(27.22 RM)
     +8.97 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 36.27 ฿
(4.62 RM)
23.49 ฿
(2.99 RM)
     -35.24 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 19.66 ฿
(2.50 RM)
18.67 ฿
(2.38 RM)
     -5.03 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 60.13 ฿
(7.65 RM)
43.61 ฿
(5.55 RM)
     -27.47 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 296.70 ฿
(37.77 RM)
235.49 ฿
(29.98 RM)
     -20.63 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 53.68 ฿
(6.83 RM)
44.46 ฿
(5.66 RM)
     -17.18 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 175.89 ฿
(22.39 RM)
104.42 ฿
(13.29 RM)
     -40.63 %
Apples (1 lb) 44.80 ฿
(5.70 RM)
33.11 ฿
(4.22 RM)
     -26.08 %
Banana (1 lb) 25.82 ฿
(3.29 RM)
21.58 ฿
(2.75 RM)
     -16.44 %
Oranges (1 lb) 35.59 ฿
(4.53 RM)
30.24 ฿
(3.85 RM)
     -15.04 %
Tomato (1 lb) 18.77 ฿
(2.39 RM)
15.37 ฿
(1.96 RM)
     -18.13 %
Potato (1 lb) 26.15 ฿
(3.33 RM)
14.23 ฿
(1.81 RM)
     -45.58 %
Onion (1 lb) 20.38 ฿
(2.59 RM)
12.74 ฿
(1.62 RM)
     -37.51 %
Lettuce (1 head) 40.59 ฿
(5.17 RM)
32.77 ฿
(4.17 RM)
     -19.27 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 17.27 ฿
(2.20 RM)
19.28 ฿
(2.45 RM)
     +11.66 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 700.00 ฿
(89.12 RM)
471.29 ฿
(60.00 RM)
     -32.67 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 58.24 ฿
(7.41 RM)
97.31 ฿
(12.39 RM)
     +67.09 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 143.72 ฿
(18.30 RM)
97.27 ฿
(12.38 RM)
     -32.32 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 120.00 ฿
(15.28 RM)
133.53 ฿
(17.00 RM)
     +11.28 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 37.40 ฿
(4.76 RM)
23.56 ฿
(3.00 RM)
     -36.99 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,040.00 ฿
(132.40 RM)
981.85 ฿
(125.00 RM)
     -5.59 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ฿
(4.46 RM)
23.56 ฿
(3.00 RM)
     -32.67 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 9.66 ฿
(1.23 RM)
19.59 ฿
(2.49 RM)
     +102.92 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 120.00 ฿
(15.28 RM)
196.37 ฿
(25.00 RM)
     +63.64 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 109.27 ฿
(13.91 RM)
65.11 ฿
(8.29 RM)
     -40.41 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 869,000.00 ฿
(110,633.11 RM)
1,170,363.96 ฿
(149,000.00 RM)
     +34.68 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 823,293.75 ฿
(104,814.21 RM)
946,285.48 ฿
(120,472.38 RM)
     +14.94 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,789.19 ฿
(355.09 RM)
1,647.71 ฿
(209.77 RM)
     -40.93 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.83 ฿
(0.23 RM)
1.93 ฿
(0.25 RM)
     +5.77 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 682.89 ฿
(86.94 RM)
1,329.60 ฿
(169.27 RM)
     +94.70 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,377.65 ฿
(302.70 RM)
1,334.31 ฿
(169.87 RM)
     -43.88 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 322.50 ฿
(41.06 RM)
192.01 ฿
(24.44 RM)
     -40.46 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 200.00 ฿
(25.46 RM)
117.82 ฿
(15.00 RM)
     -41.09 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 12,577.94 ฿
(1,601.31 RM)
6,367.99 ฿
(810.71 RM)
     -49.37 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 501,111.11 ฿
(63,796.87 RM)
201,920.51 ฿
(25,706.67 RM)
     -59.71 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,066.17 ฿
(263.05 RM)
1,959.12 ฿
(249.42 RM)
     -5.18 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,179.54 ฿
(150.17 RM)
1,113.15 ฿
(141.72 RM)
     -5.63 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,261.16 ฿
(415.18 RM)
2,268.64 ฿
(288.82 RM)
     -30.43 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,923.04 ฿
(372.13 RM)
2,314.17 ฿
(294.62 RM)
     -20.83 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 21,214.43 ฿
(2,700.83 RM)
18,301.23 ฿
(2,329.94 RM)
     -13.73 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 9,419.71 ฿
(1,199.23 RM)
10,762.74 ฿
(1,370.21 RM)
     +14.26 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 62,813.03 ฿
(7,996.78 RM)
34,081.69 ฿
(4,338.97 RM)
     -45.74 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 28,365.39 ฿
(3,611.22 RM)
16,977.75 ฿
(2,161.45 RM)
     -40.15 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 12,635.21 ฿
(1,608.60 RM)
8,003.61 ฿
(1,018.95 RM)
     -36.66 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,116.07 ฿
(778.64 RM)
4,474.02 ฿
(569.59 RM)
     -26.85 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 24,849.61 ฿
(3,163.62 RM)
33,892.27 ฿
(4,314.85 RM)
     +36.39 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.47 4.51      -17.51 %
Last update: October 2017October 2017
Contributors:305393
Data from past:18 months12 months
Currency: THB