NUMBEO

Cost of Living Comparison Between Phoenix, AZ and Kuala Lumpur 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 37.93% lower than in Phoenix, AZ
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Kuala Lumpur are 43.78% lower than in Phoenix, AZ
Rent Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 56.01% lower than in Phoenix, AZ
Restaurant Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 60.23% lower than in Phoenix, AZ
Groceries Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 35.29% lower than in Phoenix, AZ
Local Purchasing Power in Kuala Lumpur is 50.48% lower than in Phoenix, AZ
Currency: Sticky Currency      Switch to metric measurement units
  Phoenix, AZKuala LumpurDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 $
(50.22 RM)
3.58 $
(15.00 RM)
     -70.13 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $
(251.10 RM)
17.96 $
(75.15 RM)
     -70.07 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.50 $
(31.39 RM)
3.58 $
(15.00 RM)
     -52.21 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 $
(16.74 RM)
3.58 $
(15.00 RM)
     -10.39 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 $
(20.92 RM)
4.30 $
(18.00 RM)
     -13.98 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.14 $
(17.34 RM)
2.70 $
(11.28 RM)
     -34.95 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.67 $
(7.00 RM)
0.60 $
(2.50 RM)
     -64.33 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.26 $
(5.26 RM)
0.37 $
(1.55 RM)
     -70.62 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.14 $
(8.96 RM)
6.08 $
(25.43 RM)
     +183.70 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.16 $
(9.02 RM)
0.73 $
(3.07 RM)
     -66.01 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.92 $
(8.04 RM)
0.53 $
(2.23 RM)
     -72.22 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.10 $
(8.78 RM)
1.27 $
(5.32 RM)
     -39.48 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.77 $
(19.94 RM)
4.88 $
(20.41 RM)
     +2.35 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.22 $
(17.68 RM)
1.39 $
(5.80 RM)
     -67.19 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.47 $
(22.88 RM)
3.61 $
(15.12 RM)
     -33.93 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.34 $
(5.59 RM)
1.16 $
(4.87 RM)
     -12.98 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.69 $
(2.88 RM)
0.63 $
(2.64 RM)
     -8.61 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.45 $
(6.08 RM)
0.89 $
(3.70 RM)
     -39.08 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.52 $
(6.36 RM)
0.57 $
(2.40 RM)
     -62.26 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.99 $
(4.12 RM)
0.37 $
(1.53 RM)
     -62.91 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.94 $
(3.95 RM)
0.37 $
(1.56 RM)
     -60.39 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.32 $
(5.54 RM)
0.94 $
(3.94 RM)
     -28.89 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.87 $
(7.82 RM)
0.56 $
(2.35 RM)
     -69.91 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(50.22 RM)
16.73 $
(70.00 RM)
     +39.39 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.56 $
(6.55 RM)
2.20 $
(9.21 RM)
     +40.71 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.13 $
(8.93 RM)
3.09 $
(12.94 RM)
     +44.91 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.67 $
(32.10 RM)
4.11 $
(17.20 RM)
     -46.42 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $
(8.37 RM)
0.72 $
(3.00 RM)
     -64.16 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 64.00 $
(267.84 RM)
23.89 $
(100.00 RM)
     -62.66 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.38 $
(14.12 RM)
0.72 $
(3.00 RM)
     -78.76 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.23 $
(9.31 RM)
0.86 $
(3.61 RM)
     -61.24 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 36.00 $
(150.66 RM)
5.97 $
(25.00 RM)
     -83.41 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.88 $
(12.06 RM)
1.91 $
(8.01 RM)
     -33.54 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,830.00 $
(91,358.05 RM)
35,842.49 $
(150,000.00 RM)
     +64.19 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,468.25 $
(85,659.16 RM)
26,267.06 $
(109,927.04 RM)
     +28.33 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 164.51 $
(688.45 RM)
51.20 $
(214.29 RM)
     -68.87 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $
(0.45 RM)
0.07 $
(0.28 RM)
     -37.48 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 72.71 $
(304.30 RM)
29.07 $
(121.68 RM)
     -60.01 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 28.40 $
(118.85 RM)
41.18 $
(172.33 RM)
     +45.00 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 6.10 $
(25.53 RM)
7.29 $
(30.50 RM)
     +19.47 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $
(46.03 RM)
4.30 $
(18.00 RM)
     -60.90 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 729.46 $
(3,052.76 RM)
148.07 $
(619.66 RM)
     -79.70 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 14,440.00 $
(60,431.07 RM)
6,692.53 $
(28,008.06 RM)
     -53.65 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.69 $
(170.27 RM)
55.48 $
(232.18 RM)
     +36.36 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.73 $
(145.34 RM)
30.55 $
(127.87 RM)
     -12.02 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.79 $
(321.34 RM)
67.59 $
(282.85 RM)
     -11.98 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 90.63 $
(379.30 RM)
63.86 $
(267.25 RM)
     -29.54 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,191.95 $
(4,988.30 RM)
541.10 $
(2,264.51 RM)
     -54.60 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 886.60 $
(3,710.40 RM)
304.04 $
(1,272.42 RM)
     -65.71 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,769.26 $
(7,404.31 RM)
972.51 $
(4,069.93 RM)
     -45.03 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,402.27 $
(5,868.45 RM)
491.88 $
(2,058.53 RM)
     -64.92 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 215.27 $
(900.91 RM)
268.24 $
(1,122.56 RM)
     +24.60 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 142.41 $
(595.98 RM)
134.26 $
(561.89 RM)
     -5.72 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,379.10 $
(14,141.44 RM)
940.70 $
(3,936.79 RM)
     -72.16 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.29 4.57      +6.62 %
Last update: September 2019September 2019
Contributors:240454
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD