Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur 

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Consumer Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 22.19% lower than in Bangkok (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Kuala Lumpur are 28.99% lower than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 44.50% lower than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 0.47% lower than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 20.51% lower than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Kuala Lumpur is 78.95% higher than in Bangkok
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Restaurants
Bangkok Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2.24 $
(70.00 ฿)
3.39 $
(14.00 RM)
     +51.27 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 26.42 $
(825.40 ฿)
19.37 $
(80.00 RM)
     -26.69 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.91 $
(184.50 ฿)
3.63 $
(15.00 RM)
     -38.51 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.24 $
(70.00 ฿)
3.63 $
(15.00 RM)
     +62.08 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.16 $
(130.00 ฿)
4.84 $
(20.00 RM)
     +16.36 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.24 $
(70.04 ฿)
2.76 $
(11.40 RM)
     +23.10 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.58 $
(18.23 ฿)
0.63 $
(2.59 RM)
     +7.60 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.29 $
(8.98 ฿)
0.36 $
(1.49 RM)
     +25.55 %
Markets
Bangkok Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.29 $
(196.45 ฿)
6.19 $
(25.55 RM)
     -1.63 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.23 $
(38.35 ฿)
0.70 $
(2.91 RM)
     -42.66 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.59 $
(18.29 ฿)
0.57 $
(2.34 RM)
     -3.40 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.88 $
(58.63 ฿)
1.53 $
(6.32 RM)
     -18.45 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.06 $
(282.98 ฿)
4.36 $
(18.02 RM)
     -51.85 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1.14 $
(35.73 ฿)
1.50 $
(6.19 RM)
     +31.08 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.35 $
(135.78 ฿)
3.91 $
(16.13 RM)
     -10.13 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.48 $
(46.38 ฿)
1.07 $
(4.44 RM)
     -27.63 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.61 $
(19.13 ฿)
0.61 $
(2.52 RM)
     -0.27 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.01 $
(31.46 ฿)
1.06 $
(4.37 RM)
     +5.12 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.71 $
(22.21 ฿)
0.52 $
(2.16 RM)
     -26.34 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.69 $
(21.43 ฿)
0.40 $
(1.67 RM)
     -41.02 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.63 $
(19.71 ฿)
0.44 $
(1.83 RM)
     -29.89 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.99 $
(30.88 ฿)
0.95 $
(3.93 RM)
     -3.82 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.49 $
(15.40 ฿)
0.59 $
(2.44 RM)
     +19.64 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 22.01 $
(687.50 ฿)
18.16 $
(75.00 RM)
     -17.49 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.90 $
(59.30 ฿)
2.47 $
(10.22 RM)
     +30.30 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.21 $
(100.33 ฿)
3.75 $
(15.50 RM)
     +16.85 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.80 $
(150.00 ฿)
4.33 $
(17.90 RM)
     -9.74 %
Transportation
Bangkok Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.17 $
(36.50 ฿)
0.73 $
(3.00 RM)
     -37.83 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 41.62 $
(1,300.00 ฿)
24.21 $
(100.00 RM)
     -41.82 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.12 $
(35.00 ฿)
0.85 $
(3.50 RM)
     -24.36 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.91 $
(59.55 ฿)
1.17 $
(4.83 RM)
     -38.67 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3.84 $
(120.00 ฿)
3.87 $
(16.00 RM)
     +0.85 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.21 $
(100.25 ฿)
1.76 $
(7.29 RM)
     -45.00 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 49,619.85 $
(1,550,000.00 ฿)
38,740.92 $
(160,000.00 RM)
     -21.92 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,943.00 $
(872,869.57 ฿)
31,090.94 $
(128,405.58 RM)
     +11.27 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Bangkok Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 93.30 $
(2,914.51 ฿)
51.67 $
(213.40 RM)
     -44.62 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 $
(1.85 ฿)
0.06 $
(0.23 RM)
     -4.17 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 19.71 $
(615.80 ฿)
29.06 $
(120.01 RM)
     +47.40 %
Sports And Leisure
Bangkok Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 65.93 $
(2,059.40 ฿)
39.65 $
(163.77 RM)
     -39.85 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 8.69 $
(271.43 ฿)
6.99 $
(28.86 RM)
     -19.57 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 7.04 $
(220.00 ฿)
4.00 $
(16.50 RM)
     -43.27 %
Childcare
Bangkok Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 350.65 $
(10,953.33 ฿)
179.74 $
(742.33 RM)
     -48.74 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,473.56 $
(514,592.86 ฿)
8,752.84 $
(36,149.23 RM)
     -46.87 %
Clothing And Shoes
Bangkok Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 55.37 $
(1,729.69 ฿)
49.23 $
(203.31 RM)
     -11.10 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.85 $
(1,151.19 ฿)
27.08 $
(111.86 RM)
     -26.51 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 96.29 $
(3,008.00 ฿)
71.24 $
(294.21 RM)
     -26.02 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 83.70 $
(2,614.67 ฿)
63.84 $
(263.64 RM)
     -23.73 %
Rent Per Month
Bangkok Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 605.65 $
(18,918.92 ฿)
459.39 $
(1,897.30 RM)
     -24.15 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 312.38 $
(9,758.06 ฿)
284.68 $
(1,175.71 RM)
     -8.87 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,096.20 $
(65,480.00 ฿)
887.62 $
(3,665.85 RM)
     -57.66 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 917.70 $
(28,666.67 ฿)
550.53 $
(2,273.68 RM)
     -40.01 %
Buy Apartment Price
Bangkok Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 512.41 $
(16,006.54 ฿)
255.22 $
(1,054.07 RM)
     -50.19 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 231.11 $
(7,219.28 ฿)
133.17 $
(549.98 RM)
     -42.38 %
Salaries And Financing
Bangkok Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 848.42 $
(26,502.40 ฿)
1,078.09 $
(4,452.52 RM)
     +27.07 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.01 4.23      -15.65 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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