Cost of Living Comparison Between Phoenix, AZ and Kuala Lumpur 

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Consumer Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 50.8% lower than in Phoenix, AZ (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Kuala Lumpur are 57.6% lower than in Phoenix, AZ
Rent Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 70.1% lower than in Phoenix, AZ
Restaurant Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 65.5% lower than in Phoenix, AZ
Groceries Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 41.9% lower than in Phoenix, AZ
Local Purchasing Power in Kuala Lumpur is 36.7% lower than in Phoenix, AZ
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Restaurants
Phoenix, AZ Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(95.50 RM)
4.14 $
(19.79 RM)
     -79.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $
(382.00 RM)
29.66 $
(141.62 RM)
     -62.9 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $
(47.75 RM)
4.19 $
(20.00 RM)
     -58.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.25 $
(25.07 RM)
3.25 $
(15.50 RM)
     -38.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.25 $
(29.84 RM)
5.24 $
(25.00 RM)
     -16.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.36 $
(25.61 RM)
2.68 $
(12.80 RM)
     -50.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.58 $
(12.30 RM)
0.74 $
(3.54 RM)
     -71.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.99 $
(9.51 RM)
0.46 $
(2.19 RM)
     -77.0 %
Markets
Phoenix, AZ Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.52 $
(16.79 RM)
6.32 $
(30.19 RM)
     +79.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.42 $
(16.35 RM)
0.79 $
(3.78 RM)
     -76.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.95 $
(9.30 RM)
0.61 $
(2.92 RM)
     -68.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.67 $
(17.53 RM)
1.95 $
(9.30 RM)
     -46.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.92 $
(23.48 RM)
5.74 $
(27.42 RM)
     +16.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.45 $
(21.23 RM)
1.89 $
(9.05 RM)
     -57.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.26 $
(29.88 RM)
4.36 $
(20.82 RM)
     -30.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.08 $
(9.92 RM)
1.11 $
(5.30 RM)
     -46.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.66 $
(3.14 RM)
0.60 $
(2.89 RM)
     -8.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.82 $
(8.68 RM)
1.12 $
(5.33 RM)
     -38.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.92 $
(9.19 RM)
0.63 $
(3.02 RM)
     -67.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.33 $
(6.35 RM)
0.42 $
(2.01 RM)
     -68.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.25 $
(5.99 RM)
0.41 $
(1.95 RM)
     -67.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.85 $
(8.86 RM)
0.95 $
(4.55 RM)
     -48.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.43 $
(11.60 RM)
0.63 $
(3.00 RM)
     -74.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(71.62 RM)
14.66 $
(70.00 RM)
     -2.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.09 $
(9.96 RM)
2.90 $
(13.84 RM)
     +39.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.51 $
(21.56 RM)
3.96 $
(18.92 RM)
     -12.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.00 $
(42.98 RM)
3.77 $
(18.00 RM)
     -58.1 %
Transportation
Phoenix, AZ Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $
(9.55 RM)
0.63 $
(3.00 RM)
     -68.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 64.00 $
(305.60 RM)
10.47 $
(50.00 RM)
     -83.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.75 $
(13.13 RM)
1.05 $
(5.00 RM)
     -61.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.20 $
(10.51 RM)
1.69 $
(8.05 RM)
     -23.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 36.00 $
(171.90 RM)
3.14 $
(15.00 RM)
     -91.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.15 $
(19.79 RM)
1.63 $
(7.77 RM)
     -60.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 $
(143,250.00 RM)
33,507.85 $
(160,000.00 RM)
     +11.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,595.23 $
(131,767.21 RM)
28,276.88 $
(135,022.10 RM)
     +2.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Phoenix, AZ Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 235.37 $
(1,123.89 RM)
57.15 $
(272.91 RM)
     -75.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 71.05 $
(339.25 RM)
10.58 $
(50.50 RM)
     -85.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 70.21 $
(335.24 RM)
24.87 $
(118.73 RM)
     -64.6 %
Sports And Leisure
Phoenix, AZ Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 26.62 $
(127.12 RM)
43.52 $
(207.80 RM)
     +63.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.33 $
(92.32 RM)
7.42 $
(35.42 RM)
     -61.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.75 $
(60.88 RM)
4.19 $
(20.00 RM)
     -67.1 %
Childcare
Phoenix, AZ Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,142.86 $
(5,457.14 RM)
219.02 $
(1,045.83 RM)
     -80.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,400.00 $
(49,660.00 RM)
6,771.38 $
(32,333.33 RM)
     -34.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
Phoenix, AZ Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 46.67 $
(222.85 RM)
47.83 $
(228.38 RM)
     +2.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.44 $
(188.34 RM)
31.04 $
(148.22 RM)
     -21.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 86.67 $
(413.83 RM)
68.77 $
(328.36 RM)
     -20.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 110.68 $
(528.52 RM)
63.41 $
(302.80 RM)
     -42.7 %
Rent Per Month
Phoenix, AZ Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,581.04 $
(7,549.45 RM)
509.81 $
(2,434.33 RM)
     -67.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,404.71 $
(6,707.51 RM)
349.65 $
(1,669.57 RM)
     -75.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,736.32 $
(13,065.92 RM)
988.03 $
(4,717.86 RM)
     -63.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,335.29 $
(11,150.99 RM)
558.32 $
(2,666.00 RM)
     -76.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Phoenix, AZ Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 319.48 $
(1,525.51 RM)
228.61 $
(1,091.60 RM)
     -28.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 289.81 $
(1,383.82 RM)
111.28 $
(531.38 RM)
     -61.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Phoenix, AZ Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,646.48 $
(22,186.95 RM)
1,248.17 $
(5,960.00 RM)
     -73.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.54 4.21      -35.7 %
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