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Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur 

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Consumer Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 24.45% lower than in Bangkok
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Kuala Lumpur are 28.92% lower than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 39.03% lower than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 13.05% lower than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 27.61% lower than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Kuala Lumpur is 86.78% higher than in Bangkok
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 80.00 ฿
(10.38 RM)
92.46 ฿
(12.00 RM)
     +15.58 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 850.00 ฿
(110.32 RM)
577.89 ฿
(75.00 RM)
     -32.01 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 185.00 ฿
(24.01 RM)
115.58 ฿
(15.00 RM)
     -37.53 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 80.00 ฿
(10.38 RM)
115.58 ฿
(15.00 RM)
     +44.47 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 150.00 ฿
(19.47 RM)
123.28 ฿
(16.00 RM)
     -17.81 %
Cappuccino (regular) 76.48 ฿
(9.93 RM)
83.96 ฿
(10.90 RM)
     +9.78 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 20.84 ฿
(2.70 RM)
17.95 ฿
(2.33 RM)
     -13.86 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 10.52 ฿
(1.37 RM)
11.52 ฿
(1.49 RM)
     +9.47 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 202.13 ฿
(26.23 RM)
201.07 ฿
(26.10 RM)
     -0.52 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 34.29 ฿
(4.45 RM)
22.93 ฿
(2.98 RM)
     -33.12 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 22.21 ฿
(2.88 RM)
17.40 ฿
(2.26 RM)
     -21.65 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 57.56 ฿
(7.47 RM)
40.73 ฿
(5.29 RM)
     -29.23 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 315.68 ฿
(40.97 RM)
190.52 ฿
(24.73 RM)
     -39.65 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 49.44 ฿
(6.42 RM)
45.75 ฿
(5.94 RM)
     -7.46 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 189.05 ฿
(24.54 RM)
107.11 ฿
(13.90 RM)
     -43.34 %
Apples (1 lb) 46.84 ฿
(6.08 RM)
34.29 ฿
(4.45 RM)
     -26.78 %
Banana (1 lb) 21.68 ฿
(2.81 RM)
20.56 ฿
(2.67 RM)
     -5.16 %
Oranges (1 lb) 35.41 ฿
(4.60 RM)
29.09 ฿
(3.77 RM)
     -17.85 %
Tomato (1 lb) 19.20 ฿
(2.49 RM)
16.40 ฿
(2.13 RM)
     -14.58 %
Potato (1 lb) 20.48 ฿
(2.66 RM)
11.21 ฿
(1.45 RM)
     -45.29 %
Onion (1 lb) 16.68 ฿
(2.17 RM)
11.35 ฿
(1.47 RM)
     -31.98 %
Lettuce (1 head) 37.67 ฿
(4.89 RM)
30.82 ฿
(4.00 RM)
     -18.17 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 17.36 ฿
(2.25 RM)
18.36 ฿
(2.38 RM)
     +5.78 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 700.00 ฿
(90.85 RM)
539.36 ฿
(70.00 RM)
     -22.95 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 57.73 ฿
(7.49 RM)
60.94 ฿
(7.91 RM)
     +5.57 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 127.31 ฿
(16.52 RM)
97.15 ฿
(12.61 RM)
     -23.69 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 145.00 ฿
(18.82 RM)
130.99 ฿
(17.00 RM)
     -9.66 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 35.00 ฿
(4.54 RM)
23.12 ฿
(3.00 RM)
     -33.96 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,050.00 ฿
(136.27 RM)
770.52 ฿
(100.00 RM)
     -26.62 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ฿
(4.54 RM)
23.12 ฿
(3.00 RM)
     -33.96 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 9.66 ฿
(1.25 RM)
23.34 ฿
(3.03 RM)
     +141.69 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 120.00 ฿
(15.57 RM)
192.63 ฿
(25.00 RM)
     +60.53 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 115.76 ฿
(15.02 RM)
64.67 ฿
(8.39 RM)
     -44.14 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,200,000.00 ฿
(155,738.86 RM)
1,139,933.58 ฿
(147,943.30 RM)
     -5.01 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 837,122.96 ฿
(108,643.82 RM)
878,127.21 ฿
(113,965.44 RM)
     +4.90 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,597.83 ฿
(337.15 RM)
1,534.30 ฿
(199.13 RM)
     -40.94 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.80 ฿
(0.23 RM)
1.96 ฿
(0.25 RM)
     +9.02 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 765.78 ฿
(99.39 RM)
1,086.37 ฿
(140.99 RM)
     +41.86 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,239.60 ฿
(290.66 RM)
1,220.69 ฿
(158.42 RM)
     -45.50 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 330.42 ฿
(42.88 RM)
215.75 ฿
(28.00 RM)
     -34.71 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 220.00 ฿
(28.55 RM)
123.28 ฿
(16.00 RM)
     -43.96 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 10,767.97 ฿
(1,397.49 RM)
4,891.45 ฿
(634.82 RM)
     -54.57 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 441,962.96 ฿
(57,359.01 RM)
222,517.00 ฿
(28,878.79 RM)
     -49.65 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,833.97 ฿
(238.02 RM)
1,853.85 ฿
(240.60 RM)
     +1.08 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,130.75 ฿
(146.75 RM)
941.00 ฿
(122.12 RM)
     -16.78 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,173.86 ฿
(411.91 RM)
2,275.85 ฿
(295.37 RM)
     -28.29 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,910.00 ฿
(377.67 RM)
2,159.81 ฿
(280.31 RM)
     -25.78 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 21,411.05 ฿
(2,778.78 RM)
18,206.42 ฿
(2,362.87 RM)
     -14.97 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,235.89 ฿
(1,328.44 RM)
10,402.03 ฿
(1,350.00 RM)
     +1.62 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 66,086.21 ฿
(8,576.83 RM)
32,403.14 ฿
(4,205.36 RM)
     -50.97 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 29,357.14 ฿
(3,810.04 RM)
16,474.46 ฿
(2,138.10 RM)
     -43.88 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 14,041.51 ฿
(1,822.34 RM)
8,965.35 ฿
(1,163.54 RM)
     -36.15 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,921.22 ฿
(898.25 RM)
4,682.74 ฿
(607.74 RM)
     -32.34 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 24,393.62 ฿
(3,165.86 RM)
32,382.98 ฿
(4,202.74 RM)
     +32.75 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.17 4.51      -12.82 %
Last update: January 2019January 2019
Contributors:444451
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: THB