Cost of Living Comparison Between Dubai and Kuala Lumpur 

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Consumer Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 37.87% lower than in Dubai
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Kuala Lumpur are 51.67% lower than in Dubai
Rent Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 72.00% lower than in Dubai
Restaurant Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 64.69% lower than in Dubai
Groceries Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 18.71% lower than in Dubai
Local Purchasing Power in Kuala Lumpur is 28.99% lower than in Dubai
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Restaurants Dubai[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 35.00 AED
(39.50 RM)
10.63 AED
(12.00 RM)
     -69.62 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 230.00 AED
(259.57 RM)
68.67 AED
(77.50 RM)
     -70.14 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 30.00 AED
(33.86 RM)
13.56 AED
(15.30 RM)
     -54.81 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 45.00 AED
(50.79 RM)
13.29 AED
(15.00 RM)
     -70.46 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 45.00 AED
(50.79 RM)
15.95 AED
(18.00 RM)
     -64.56 %
Cappuccino (regular) 18.66 AED
(21.06 RM)
10.33 AED
(11.66 RM)
     -44.64 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.36 AED
(4.92 RM)
2.39 AED
(2.70 RM)
     -45.17 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.64 AED
(1.86 RM)
1.28 AED
(1.44 RM)
     -22.40 %
Markets Dubai[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 22.09 AED
(24.93 RM)
23.10 AED
(26.07 RM)
     +4.56 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.52 AED
(5.10 RM)
2.65 AED
(2.99 RM)
     -41.45 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.05 AED
(3.44 RM)
1.70 AED
(1.92 RM)
     -44.14 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 10.06 AED
(11.36 RM)
5.43 AED
(6.13 RM)
     -45.99 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 18.24 AED
(20.59 RM)
19.12 AED
(21.58 RM)
     +4.81 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 12.88 AED
(14.53 RM)
4.99 AED
(5.63 RM)
     -61.23 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 19.14 AED
(21.60 RM)
15.15 AED
(17.10 RM)
     -20.86 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.53 AED
(3.99 RM)
4.23 AED
(4.77 RM)
     +19.55 %
Banana (1 lb) 2.77 AED
(3.13 RM)
2.55 AED
(2.87 RM)
     -8.08 %
Oranges (1 lb) 3.11 AED
(3.51 RM)
3.75 AED
(4.24 RM)
     +20.79 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.42 AED
(2.73 RM)
2.06 AED
(2.32 RM)
     -14.82 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.79 AED
(2.02 RM)
1.54 AED
(1.74 RM)
     -13.85 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.55 AED
(1.75 RM)
1.68 AED
(1.90 RM)
     +8.61 %
Lettuce (1 head) 6.29 AED
(7.10 RM)
3.61 AED
(4.07 RM)
     -42.60 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.25 AED
(2.54 RM)
2.06 AED
(2.33 RM)
     -8.21 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 65.00 AED
(73.36 RM)
62.02 AED
(70.00 RM)
     -4.58 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 15.06 AED
(17.00 RM)
9.34 AED
(10.54 RM)
     -38.01 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 18.36 AED
(20.72 RM)
13.65 AED
(15.40 RM)
     -25.67 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 23.00 AED
(25.96 RM)
15.86 AED
(17.90 RM)
     -31.04 %
Transportation Dubai[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.35 AED
(6.04 RM)
2.66 AED
(3.00 RM)
     -50.31 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 AED
(338.57 RM)
88.61 AED
(100.00 RM)
     -70.46 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 AED
(13.54 RM)
3.54 AED
(4.00 RM)
     -70.46 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.86 AED
(4.36 RM)
4.28 AED
(4.83 RM)
     +10.76 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 AED
(33.86 RM)
22.15 AED
(25.00 RM)
     -26.16 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.00 AED
(9.02 RM)
6.82 AED
(7.70 RM)
     -14.68 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 90,000.00 AED
(101,572.20 RM)
140,885.01 AED
(159,000.00 RM)
     +56.54 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 71,373.42 AED
(80,550.61 RM)
108,949.73 AED
(122,958.48 RM)
     +52.65 %
Utilities (Monthly) Dubai[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 642.43 AED
(725.03 RM)
185.06 AED
(208.86 RM)
     -71.19 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.49 AED
(0.56 RM)
0.24 AED
(0.27 RM)
     -51.81 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 359.89 AED
(406.17 RM)
110.19 AED
(124.36 RM)
     -69.38 %
Sports And Leisure Dubai[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 296.57 AED
(334.70 RM)
152.40 AED
(172.00 RM)
     -48.61 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 117.74 AED
(132.87 RM)
28.54 AED
(32.21 RM)
     -75.76 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 45.00 AED
(50.79 RM)
15.95 AED
(18.00 RM)
     -64.56 %
Childcare Dubai[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,223.33 AED
(2,509.21 RM)
709.64 AED
(800.89 RM)
     -68.08 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 40,860.94 AED
(46,114.84 RM)
28,632.69 AED
(32,314.29 RM)
     -29.93 %
Clothing And Shoes Dubai[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 212.95 AED
(240.33 RM)
197.65 AED
(223.07 RM)
     -7.18 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 189.92 AED
(214.34 RM)
111.36 AED
(125.68 RM)
     -41.36 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 337.95 AED
(381.41 RM)
259.53 AED
(292.90 RM)
     -23.20 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 351.69 AED
(396.91 RM)
273.77 AED
(308.98 RM)
     -22.15 %
Rent Per Month Dubai[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 5,761.63 AED
(6,502.47 RM)
1,825.27 AED
(2,059.97 RM)
     -68.32 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,832.90 AED
(4,325.73 RM)
1,089.93 AED
(1,230.07 RM)
     -71.56 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 11,248.28 AED
(12,694.58 RM)
3,123.37 AED
(3,524.97 RM)
     -72.23 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 7,718.29 AED
(8,710.71 RM)
1,948.55 AED
(2,199.09 RM)
     -74.75 %
Buy Apartment Price Dubai[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,292.55 AED
(1,458.75 RM)
1,025.75 AED
(1,157.64 RM)
     -20.64 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 802.33 AED
(905.50 RM)
487.25 AED
(549.90 RM)
     -39.27 %
Salaries And Financing Dubai[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 10,932.19 AED
(12,337.85 RM)
3,752.18 AED
(4,234.63 RM)
     -65.68 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.32 4.39      +1.60 %
Last update: October 2020October 2020
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