Cost of Living Comparison Between Malaysia and Thailand Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Thailand are 23.30% higher than in Malaysia (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Thailand are 28.90% higher than in Malaysia
Rent Prices in Thailand are 52.29% higher than in Malaysia
Restaurant Prices in Thailand are 12.39% higher than in Malaysia
Groceries Prices in Thailand are 22.39% higher than in Malaysia
Local Purchasing Power in Thailand is 42.25% lower than in Malaysia
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Restaurants
Malaysia Edit Thailand Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 RM
(75.00 ฿)
8.33 RM
(62.50 ฿)
     -16.67 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 RM
(450.02 ฿)
93.33 RM
(700.00 ฿)
     +55.55 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 RM
(112.50 ฿)
26.67 RM
(200.00 ฿)
     +77.77 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 15.00 RM
(112.50 ฿)
9.33 RM
(70.00 ฿)
     -37.78 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 16.00 RM
(120.00 ฿)
16.00 RM
(120.00 ฿)
     -0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 10.53 RM
(79.00 ฿)
8.02 RM
(60.12 ฿)
     -23.90 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.46 RM
(18.47 ฿)
2.67 RM
(20.04 ฿)
     +8.52 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.35 RM
(10.14 ฿)
1.43 RM
(10.75 ฿)
     +6.00 %
Markets
Malaysia Edit Thailand Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 25.53 RM
(191.45 ฿)
26.81 RM
(201.07 ฿)
     +5.03 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.01 RM
(22.55 ฿)
4.87 RM
(36.52 ฿)
     +61.96 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.77 RM
(13.24 ฿)
2.28 RM
(17.07 ฿)
     +28.92 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.74 RM
(43.07 ฿)
6.89 RM
(51.67 ฿)
     +19.97 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 20.77 RM
(155.81 ฿)
32.97 RM
(247.30 ฿)
     +58.72 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.87 RM
(51.54 ฿)
4.56 RM
(34.22 ฿)
     -33.61 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 13.41 RM
(100.59 ฿)
19.32 RM
(144.88 ฿)
     +44.03 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.96 RM
(29.69 ฿)
5.20 RM
(38.98 ฿)
     +31.29 %
Banana (1 lb) 2.26 RM
(16.99 ฿)
2.29 RM
(17.19 ฿)
     +1.21 %
Oranges (1 lb) 4.21 RM
(31.57 ฿)
3.69 RM
(27.65 ฿)
     -12.42 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.08 RM
(15.60 ฿)
2.66 RM
(19.93 ฿)
     +27.71 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.44 RM
(10.79 ฿)
2.56 RM
(19.17 ฿)
     +77.69 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.85 RM
(13.89 ฿)
2.21 RM
(16.61 ฿)
     +19.62 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.54 RM
(26.54 ฿)
4.03 RM
(30.24 ฿)
     +13.92 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.29 RM
(17.16 ฿)
2.21 RM
(16.61 ฿)
     -3.21 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 65.00 RM
(487.52 ฿)
73.33 RM
(550.00 ฿)
     +12.82 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 9.54 RM
(71.57 ฿)
7.53 RM
(56.46 ฿)
     -21.11 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 13.38 RM
(100.35 ฿)
11.81 RM
(88.59 ฿)
     -11.72 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.50 RM
(131.25 ฿)
18.67 RM
(140.00 ฿)
     +6.66 %
Transportation
Malaysia Edit Thailand Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 RM
(22.50 ฿)
3.33 RM
(25.00 ฿)
     +11.11 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 RM
(750.03 ฿)
159.99 RM
(1,200.00 ฿)
     +59.99 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 RM
(30.00 ฿)
4.67 RM
(35.00 ฿)
     +16.66 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 RM
(24.14 ฿)
7.51 RM
(56.33 ฿)
     +133.32 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 RM
(187.51 ฿)
16.67 RM
(125.00 ฿)
     -33.34 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.75 RM
(58.16 ฿)
14.50 RM
(108.74 ฿)
     +86.95 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 156,000.00 RM
(1,170,043.58 ฿)
159,994.04 RM
(1,200,000.00 ฿)
     +2.56 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 122,225.80 RM
(916,727.67 ฿)
111,888.83 RM
(839,197.49 ฿)
     -8.46 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Malaysia Edit Thailand Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 193.37 RM
(1,450.31 ฿)
311.98 RM
(2,339.91 ฿)
     +61.34 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.25 RM
(1.84 ฿)
0.23 RM
(1.72 ฿)
     -6.54 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 126.55 RM
(949.15 ฿)
90.04 RM
(675.36 ฿)
     -28.85 %
Sports And Leisure
Malaysia Edit Thailand Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 142.25 RM
(1,066.91 ฿)
210.50 RM
(1,578.78 ฿)
     +47.98 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.82 RM
(178.65 ฿)
39.87 RM
(299.00 ฿)
     +67.37 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 RM
(112.50 ฿)
26.67 RM
(200.00 ฿)
     +77.77 %
Childcare
Malaysia Edit Thailand Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 644.50 RM
(4,833.92 ฿)
1,340.83 RM
(10,056.62 ฿)
     +108.04 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,331.21 RM
(189,991.16 ฿)
51,363.86 RM
(385,243.29 ฿)
     +102.77 %
Clothing And Shoes
Malaysia Edit Thailand Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 217.06 RM
(1,628.01 ฿)
234.31 RM
(1,757.40 ฿)
     +7.95 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 105.47 RM
(791.02 ฿)
126.23 RM
(946.77 ฿)
     +19.69 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 275.99 RM
(2,070.03 ฿)
382.09 RM
(2,865.75 ฿)
     +38.44 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 252.44 RM
(1,893.36 ฿)
340.62 RM
(2,554.78 ฿)
     +34.93 %
Rent Per Month
Malaysia Edit Thailand Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,390.21 RM
(10,426.96 ฿)
1,787.70 RM
(13,408.22 ฿)
     +28.59 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 878.37 RM
(6,588.01 ฿)
1,073.23 RM
(8,049.52 ฿)
     +22.18 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,560.00 RM
(19,200.73 ฿)
4,407.73 RM
(33,059.18 ฿)
     +72.18 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,641.25 RM
(12,309.84 ฿)
2,551.25 RM
(19,135.07 ฿)
     +55.45 %
Buy Apartment Price
Malaysia Edit Thailand Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 812.37 RM
(6,092.98 ฿)
1,404.77 RM
(10,536.18 ฿)
     +72.92 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 465.18 RM
(3,489.00 ฿)
692.42 RM
(5,193.34 ฿)
     +48.85 %
Salaries And Financing
Malaysia Edit Thailand Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,456.48 RM
(25,924.53 ฿)
2,573.20 RM
(19,299.76 ฿)
     -25.55 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.37 5.26      +20.23 %
Last update: March 2021March 2021
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