Cost of Living Comparison Between Malaysia and Thailand Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Thailand are 25.19% higher than in Malaysia (without rent)
Rent Prices in Thailand are 52.46% higher than in Malaysia
Restaurant Prices in Thailand are 14.22% higher than in Malaysia
Groceries Prices in Thailand are 26.28% higher than in Malaysia
Local Purchasing Power in Thailand is 44.57% lower than in Malaysia
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Restaurants
Malaysia[ Edit ] Thailand[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 RM
(74.22 ฿)
8.76 RM
(65.00 ฿)
     -12.42 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 RM
(445.33 ฿)
94.31 RM
(700.00 ฿)
     +57.19 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 RM
(111.33 ฿)
26.95 RM
(200.00 ฿)
     +79.64 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 14.00 RM
(103.91 ฿)
9.43 RM
(70.00 ฿)
     -32.63 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 16.00 RM
(118.75 ฿)
14.82 RM
(110.00 ฿)
     -7.37 %
Cappuccino (regular) 10.44 RM
(77.52 ฿)
8.08 RM
(60.00 ฿)
     -22.60 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.42 RM
(18.00 ฿)
2.75 RM
(20.39 ฿)
     +13.26 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.33 RM
(9.86 ฿)
1.50 RM
(11.13 ฿)
     +12.90 %
Markets
Malaysia[ Edit ] Thailand[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 25.43 RM
(188.78 ฿)
27.13 RM
(201.34 ฿)
     +6.65 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.03 RM
(22.51 ฿)
4.85 RM
(36.02 ฿)
     +60.03 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.71 RM
(12.71 ฿)
2.25 RM
(16.70 ฿)
     +31.37 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.67 RM
(42.11 ฿)
6.81 RM
(50.57 ฿)
     +20.11 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 20.42 RM
(151.59 ฿)
36.52 RM
(271.04 ฿)
     +78.79 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.74 RM
(42.61 ฿)
4.69 RM
(34.83 ฿)
     -18.25 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 13.27 RM
(98.51 ฿)
19.49 RM
(144.66 ฿)
     +46.85 %
Apples (1 lb) 4.55 RM
(33.80 ฿)
5.15 RM
(38.23 ฿)
     +13.11 %
Banana (1 lb) 2.49 RM
(18.49 ฿)
2.29 RM
(16.96 ฿)
     -8.23 %
Oranges (1 lb) 4.09 RM
(30.33 ฿)
3.72 RM
(27.61 ฿)
     -8.97 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.14 RM
(15.85 ฿)
2.64 RM
(19.60 ฿)
     +23.69 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.60 RM
(11.85 ฿)
2.55 RM
(18.95 ฿)
     +59.90 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.84 RM
(13.69 ฿)
2.22 RM
(16.47 ฿)
     +20.34 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.53 RM
(26.24 ฿)
4.13 RM
(30.66 ฿)
     +16.85 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.26 RM
(16.77 ฿)
2.25 RM
(16.71 ฿)
     -0.35 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 65.00 RM
(482.44 ฿)
79.49 RM
(590.00 ฿)
     +22.29 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 9.68 RM
(71.86 ฿)
7.58 RM
(56.22 ฿)
     -21.76 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 13.34 RM
(98.98 ฿)
12.96 RM
(96.19 ฿)
     -2.82 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.50 RM
(129.89 ฿)
18.86 RM
(140.00 ฿)
     +7.78 %
Transportation
Malaysia[ Edit ] Thailand[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 RM
(22.27 ฿)
3.37 RM
(25.00 ฿)
     +12.28 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 RM
(742.22 ฿)
161.68 RM
(1,200.00 ฿)
     +61.68 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 RM
(29.69 ฿)
4.72 RM
(35.00 ฿)
     +17.89 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 RM
(23.89 ฿)
4.72 RM
(35.00 ฿)
     +46.51 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 RM
(185.55 ฿)
16.84 RM
(125.00 ฿)
     -32.63 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.88 RM
(58.46 ฿)
14.86 RM
(110.28 ฿)
     +88.62 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 155,995.00 RM
(1,157,823.96 ฿)
161,677.43 RM
(1,200,000.00 ฿)
     +3.64 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 121,902.74 RM
(904,784.87 ฿)
112,523.31 RM
(835,168.98 ฿)
     -7.69 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Malaysia[ Edit ] Thailand[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 191.93 RM
(1,424.51 ฿)
324.93 RM
(2,411.72 ฿)
     +69.30 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.25 RM
(1.82 ฿)
0.23 RM
(1.74 ฿)
     -4.56 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 127.78 RM
(948.39 ฿)
92.80 RM
(688.77 ฿)
     -27.38 %
Sports And Leisure
Malaysia[ Edit ] Thailand[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 143.64 RM
(1,066.09 ฿)
208.68 RM
(1,548.84 ฿)
     +45.28 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.80 RM
(176.62 ฿)
40.92 RM
(303.73 ฿)
     +71.97 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 RM
(118.75 ฿)
26.95 RM
(200.00 ฿)
     +68.41 %
Childcare
Malaysia[ Edit ] Thailand[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 644.01 RM
(4,779.95 ฿)
1,306.63 RM
(9,698.02 ฿)
     +102.89 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,739.08 RM
(191,040.25 ฿)
51,549.47 RM
(382,609.79 ฿)
     +100.28 %
Clothing And Shoes
Malaysia[ Edit ] Thailand[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 222.40 RM
(1,650.70 ฿)
245.68 RM
(1,823.51 ฿)
     +10.47 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 107.65 RM
(799.02 ฿)
128.17 RM
(951.28 ฿)
     +19.06 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 278.95 RM
(2,070.42 ฿)
387.77 RM
(2,878.10 ฿)
     +39.01 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 260.55 RM
(1,933.87 ฿)
339.62 RM
(2,520.70 ฿)
     +30.34 %
Rent Per Month
Malaysia[ Edit ] Thailand[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,446.15 RM
(10,733.58 ฿)
1,919.13 RM
(14,244.17 ฿)
     +32.71 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 928.56 RM
(6,891.92 ฿)
1,126.66 RM
(8,362.28 ฿)
     +21.33 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,573.02 RM
(19,097.45 ฿)
4,470.31 RM
(33,179.47 ฿)
     +73.74 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,680.22 RM
(12,470.88 ฿)
2,571.30 RM
(19,084.68 ฿)
     +53.03 %
Buy Apartment Price
Malaysia[ Edit ] Thailand[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 827.17 RM
(6,139.37 ฿)
1,395.78 RM
(10,359.74 ฿)
     +68.74 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 467.38 RM
(3,468.99 ฿)
718.12 RM
(5,329.99 ฿)
     +53.65 %
Salaries And Financing
Malaysia[ Edit ] Thailand[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,529.43 RM
(26,196.05 ฿)
2,554.02 RM
(18,956.39 ฿)
     -27.64 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.40 5.33      +20.93 %
Last update: December 2020December 2020
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