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Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur 

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Consumer Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 24.26% lower than in Bangkok
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Kuala Lumpur are 28.74% lower than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 38.99% lower than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 11.96% lower than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 27.04% lower than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Kuala Lumpur is 93.64% higher than in Bangkok
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 80.00 ฿
(10.25 RM)
93.70 ฿
(12.00 RM)
     +17.12 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 875.00 ฿
(112.06 RM)
546.57 ฿
(70.00 RM)
     -37.53 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 180.00 ฿
(23.05 RM)
117.12 ฿
(15.00 RM)
     -34.93 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 80.00 ฿
(10.25 RM)
117.12 ฿
(15.00 RM)
     +46.40 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 150.00 ฿
(19.21 RM)
140.55 ฿
(18.00 RM)
     -6.30 %
Cappuccino (regular) 72.32 ฿
(9.26 RM)
86.55 ฿
(11.08 RM)
     +19.68 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 18.41 ฿
(2.36 RM)
18.29 ฿
(2.34 RM)
     -0.65 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 9.86 ฿
(1.26 RM)
11.92 ฿
(1.53 RM)
     +20.93 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 200.53 ฿
(25.68 RM)
206.47 ฿
(26.44 RM)
     +2.96 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 32.66 ฿
(4.18 RM)
23.07 ฿
(2.95 RM)
     -29.37 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 19.27 ฿
(2.47 RM)
17.00 ฿
(2.18 RM)
     -11.77 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 55.65 ฿
(7.13 RM)
41.06 ฿
(5.26 RM)
     -26.22 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 323.12 ฿
(41.38 RM)
185.10 ฿
(23.71 RM)
     -42.71 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 48.18 ฿
(6.17 RM)
46.36 ฿
(5.94 RM)
     -3.76 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 189.90 ฿
(24.32 RM)
109.58 ฿
(14.03 RM)
     -42.29 %
Apples (1 lb) 47.11 ฿
(6.03 RM)
34.75 ฿
(4.45 RM)
     -26.22 %
Banana (1 lb) 20.93 ฿
(2.68 RM)
20.66 ฿
(2.65 RM)
     -1.31 %
Oranges (1 lb) 34.13 ฿
(4.37 RM)
28.08 ฿
(3.60 RM)
     -17.71 %
Tomato (1 lb) 19.13 ฿
(2.45 RM)
16.62 ฿
(2.13 RM)
     -13.11 %
Potato (1 lb) 20.21 ฿
(2.59 RM)
11.36 ฿
(1.45 RM)
     -43.81 %
Onion (1 lb) 16.60 ฿
(2.13 RM)
11.50 ฿
(1.47 RM)
     -30.72 %
Lettuce (1 head) 35.67 ฿
(4.57 RM)
30.31 ฿
(3.88 RM)
     -15.01 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 16.80 ฿
(2.15 RM)
18.71 ฿
(2.40 RM)
     +11.37 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 700.00 ฿
(89.65 RM)
546.57 ฿
(70.00 RM)
     -21.92 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 58.97 ฿
(7.55 RM)
63.51 ฿
(8.13 RM)
     +7.70 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 130.33 ฿
(16.69 RM)
97.18 ฿
(12.45 RM)
     -25.44 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 145.00 ฿
(18.57 RM)
132.74 ฿
(17.00 RM)
     -8.46 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 35.00 ฿
(4.48 RM)
23.42 ฿
(3.00 RM)
     -33.07 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,080.00 ฿
(138.32 RM)
780.81 ฿
(100.00 RM)
     -27.70 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ฿
(4.48 RM)
23.42 ฿
(3.00 RM)
     -33.07 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 9.86 ฿
(1.26 RM)
23.88 ฿
(3.06 RM)
     +142.21 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 120.00 ฿
(15.37 RM)
195.20 ฿
(25.00 RM)
     +62.67 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 115.15 ฿
(14.75 RM)
65.01 ฿
(8.33 RM)
     -43.54 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,300,000.00 ฿
(166,493.15 RM)
1,151,040.43 ฿
(147,415.65 RM)
     -11.46 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 832,244.70 ฿
(106,586.95 RM)
878,058.25 ฿
(112,454.37 RM)
     +5.50 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,634.80 ฿
(337.44 RM)
1,549.39 ฿
(198.43 RM)
     -41.20 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.88 ฿
(0.24 RM)
2.13 ฿
(0.27 RM)
     +13.05 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 745.63 ฿
(95.49 RM)
1,040.60 ฿
(133.27 RM)
     +39.56 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,263.53 ฿
(289.89 RM)
1,259.24 ฿
(161.27 RM)
     -44.37 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 314.93 ฿
(40.33 RM)
218.63 ฿
(28.00 RM)
     -30.58 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 220.00 ฿
(28.18 RM)
132.74 ฿
(17.00 RM)
     -39.66 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 9,486.05 ฿
(1,214.89 RM)
4,774.92 ฿
(611.53 RM)
     -49.66 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 398,481.48 ฿
(51,034.18 RM)
232,682.25 ฿
(29,800.00 RM)
     -41.61 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,824.12 ฿
(233.62 RM)
1,900.50 ฿
(243.40 RM)
     +4.19 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,072.31 ฿
(137.33 RM)
940.16 ฿
(120.41 RM)
     -12.32 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,080.41 ฿
(394.51 RM)
2,266.40 ฿
(290.26 RM)
     -26.43 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,848.98 ฿
(364.87 RM)
2,199.56 ฿
(281.70 RM)
     -22.79 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 21,450.78 ฿
(2,747.24 RM)
18,030.68 ฿
(2,309.22 RM)
     -15.94 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,547.92 ฿
(1,350.89 RM)
10,372.86 ฿
(1,328.47 RM)
     -1.66 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 64,275.86 ฿
(8,231.92 RM)
32,069.91 ฿
(4,107.25 RM)
     -50.11 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 29,816.33 ฿
(3,818.63 RM)
16,365.42 ฿
(2,095.95 RM)
     -45.11 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 14,488.11 ฿
(1,855.52 RM)
9,006.82 ฿
(1,153.52 RM)
     -37.83 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 7,014.12 ฿
(898.31 RM)
4,738.09 ฿
(606.82 RM)
     -32.45 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 23,390.00 ฿
(2,995.60 RM)
32,277.59 ฿
(4,133.84 RM)
     +38.00 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.76 4.56      -20.80 %
Last update: March 2019March 2019
Contributors:475476
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: THB