Cost of Living Comparison Between Phoenix, AZ and Kuala Lumpur 

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Consumer Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 37.74% lower than in Phoenix, AZ
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Kuala Lumpur are 45.98% lower than in Phoenix, AZ
Rent Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 62.15% lower than in Phoenix, AZ
Restaurant Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 62.59% lower than in Phoenix, AZ
Groceries Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 31.84% lower than in Phoenix, AZ
Local Purchasing Power in Kuala Lumpur is 47.61% lower than in Phoenix, AZ
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Restaurants Phoenix, AZ[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 $
50.06 RM
2.88 $
12.00 RM
     -76.03 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $
250.29 RM
18.58 $
77.50 RM
     -69.04 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.75 $
32.33 RM
3.60 $
15.00 RM
     -53.60 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
20.86 RM
3.60 $
15.00 RM
     -28.08 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.25 $
26.07 RM
4.31 $
18.00 RM
     -30.96 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.20 $
17.50 RM
2.76 $
11.51 RM
     -34.26 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.81 $
7.56 RM
0.64 $
2.67 RM
     -64.67 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.35 $
5.63 RM
0.34 $
1.44 RM
     -74.47 %
Markets Phoenix, AZ[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.69 $
11.23 RM
6.14 $
25.63 RM
     +128.20 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.36 $
9.86 RM
0.72 $
3.02 RM
     -69.35 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.83 $
7.63 RM
0.43 $
1.79 RM
     -76.49 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.17 $
9.05 RM
1.46 $
6.11 RM
     -32.51 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.94 $
20.59 RM
5.16 $
21.51 RM
     +4.44 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.68 $
15.34 RM
1.31 $
5.46 RM
     -64.40 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.71 $
19.63 RM
4.06 $
16.95 RM
     -13.68 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.57 $
6.56 RM
1.16 $
4.83 RM
     -26.41 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.72 $
2.99 RM
0.68 $
2.85 RM
     -4.73 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.25 $
5.20 RM
1.00 $
4.19 RM
     -19.42 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.81 $
7.53 RM
0.56 $
2.35 RM
     -68.84 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.95 $
3.95 RM
0.42 $
1.75 RM
     -55.74 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.92 $
3.86 RM
0.46 $
1.92 RM
     -50.11 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.39 $
5.82 RM
0.99 $
4.13 RM
     -28.93 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $
7.39 RM
0.57 $
2.36 RM
     -68.07 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
62.57 RM
16.78 $
70.00 RM
     +11.87 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.62 $
6.75 RM
2.47 $
10.28 RM
     +52.43 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.74 $
7.27 RM
3.61 $
15.05 RM
     +106.90 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $
33.37 RM
4.27 $
17.80 RM
     -46.66 %
Transportation Phoenix, AZ[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $
8.34 RM
0.72 $
3.00 RM
     -64.04 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 64.00 $
266.98 RM
23.97 $
100.00 RM
     -62.54 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.12 $
13.04 RM
0.96 $
4.00 RM
     -69.32 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.23 $
9.28 RM
1.16 $
4.83 RM
     -47.98 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 36.00 $
150.17 RM
5.15 $
21.50 RM
     -85.68 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.88 $
12.01 RM
1.86 $
7.77 RM
     -35.29 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,079.00 $
96,274.05 RM
37,636.34 $
157,000.00 RM
     +63.08 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,331.77 $
84,813.99 RM
29,295.46 $
122,206.00 RM
     +44.09 %
Utilities (Monthly) Phoenix, AZ[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 172.35 $
718.97 RM
52.75 $
220.05 RM
     -69.39 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $
0.57 RM
0.07 $
0.28 RM
     -50.52 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 76.66 $
319.78 RM
29.70 $
123.90 RM
     -61.25 %
Sports And Leisure Phoenix, AZ[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 30.30 $
126.39 RM
39.75 $
165.80 RM
     +31.18 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.59 $
65.05 RM
7.72 $
32.19 RM
     -50.51 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
50.06 RM
4.31 $
18.00 RM
     -64.04 %
Childcare Phoenix, AZ[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 763.10 $
3,183.29 RM
186.54 $
778.15 RM
     -75.56 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,033.33 $
62,711.55 RM
8,001.18 $
33,376.92 RM
     -46.78 %
Clothing And Shoes Phoenix, AZ[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.66 $
169.63 RM
53.26 $
222.16 RM
     +30.97 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.72 $
140.66 RM
30.43 $
126.96 RM
     -9.74 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 72.48 $
302.37 RM
69.48 $
289.85 RM
     -4.14 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 86.64 $
361.44 RM
70.82 $
295.41 RM
     -18.27 %
Rent Per Month Phoenix, AZ[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,249.14 $
5,210.78 RM
494.20 $
2,061.55 RM
     -60.44 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 982.44 $
4,098.25 RM
295.10 $
1,231.01 RM
     -69.96 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,024.46 $
8,445.04 RM
862.98 $
3,599.94 RM
     -57.37 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,498.58 $
6,251.32 RM
525.99 $
2,194.16 RM
     -64.90 %
Buy Apartment Price Phoenix, AZ[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 249.34 $
1,040.14 RM
265.33 $
1,106.82 RM
     +6.41 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 156.31 $
652.05 RM
132.28 $
551.82 RM
     -15.37 %
Salaries And Financing Phoenix, AZ[ Edit ] Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,595.04 $
14,996.69 RM
1,017.27 $
4,243.53 RM
     -71.70 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.11 4.42      +7.54 %
Last update: September 2020September 2020
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