Cost of Living Comparison Between Malaysia and Thailand Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Thailand are 22.37% higher than in Malaysia (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Thailand are 27.90% higher than in Malaysia
Rent Prices in Thailand are 50.93% higher than in Malaysia
Restaurant Prices in Thailand are 11.86% higher than in Malaysia
Groceries Prices in Thailand are 20.99% higher than in Malaysia
Local Purchasing Power in Thailand is 42.47% lower than in Malaysia
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Restaurants
Malaysia Edit Thailand Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 RM
(75.70 ฿)
8.59 RM
(65.00 ฿)
     -14.13 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 RM
(454.17 ฿)
92.48 RM
(700.00 ฿)
     +54.13 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 RM
(113.54 ฿)
26.42 RM
(200.00 ฿)
     +76.14 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 15.00 RM
(113.54 ฿)
9.25 RM
(70.00 ฿)
     -38.35 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 15.50 RM
(117.33 ฿)
15.85 RM
(120.00 ฿)
     +2.28 %
Cappuccino (regular) 10.58 RM
(80.12 ฿)
7.97 RM
(60.29 ฿)
     -24.74 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.49 RM
(18.85 ฿)
2.70 RM
(20.41 ฿)
     +8.32 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.38 RM
(10.44 ฿)
1.40 RM
(10.61 ฿)
     +1.68 %
Markets
Malaysia Edit Thailand Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 25.32 RM
(191.67 ฿)
26.61 RM
(201.44 ฿)
     +5.10 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.00 RM
(22.72 ฿)
4.81 RM
(36.41 ฿)
     +60.22 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.79 RM
(13.55 ฿)
2.26 RM
(17.11 ฿)
     +26.22 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.73 RM
(43.38 ฿)
6.93 RM
(52.46 ฿)
     +20.95 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 19.88 RM
(150.51 ฿)
32.03 RM
(242.44 ฿)
     +61.07 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.80 RM
(51.45 ฿)
4.47 RM
(33.87 ฿)
     -34.16 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 13.16 RM
(99.58 ฿)
18.90 RM
(143.05 ฿)
     +43.66 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.97 RM
(30.09 ฿)
5.24 RM
(39.63 ฿)
     +31.72 %
Banana (1 lb) 2.24 RM
(16.98 ฿)
2.38 RM
(18.00 ฿)
     +6.01 %
Oranges (1 lb) 4.27 RM
(32.30 ฿)
3.63 RM
(27.46 ฿)
     -14.99 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.08 RM
(15.74 ฿)
2.53 RM
(19.19 ฿)
     +21.93 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.46 RM
(11.06 ฿)
2.50 RM
(18.94 ฿)
     +71.15 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.80 RM
(13.61 ฿)
2.10 RM
(15.88 ฿)
     +16.71 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.55 RM
(26.90 ฿)
3.92 RM
(29.65 ฿)
     +10.21 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.24 RM
(16.99 ฿)
2.19 RM
(16.54 ฿)
     -2.64 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 66.00 RM
(499.59 ฿)
72.66 RM
(550.00 ฿)
     +10.09 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 9.93 RM
(75.14 ฿)
7.45 RM
(56.37 ฿)
     -24.98 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 13.46 RM
(101.86 ฿)
11.63 RM
(88.04 ฿)
     -13.57 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.50 RM
(132.47 ฿)
18.50 RM
(140.00 ฿)
     +5.69 %
Transportation
Malaysia Edit Thailand Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.95 RM
(22.33 ฿)
3.57 RM
(27.00 ฿)
     +20.91 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 RM
(756.96 ฿)
158.53 RM
(1,200.00 ฿)
     +58.53 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 RM
(30.28 ฿)
4.62 RM
(35.00 ฿)
     +15.59 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 RM
(24.36 ฿)
7.44 RM
(56.33 ฿)
     +131.19 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.80 RM
(157.45 ฿)
19.16 RM
(145.00 ฿)
     -7.91 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.78 RM
(58.92 ฿)
14.48 RM
(109.62 ฿)
     +86.04 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 155,845.50 RM
(1,179,684.35 ฿)
158,529.36 RM
(1,200,000.00 ฿)
     +1.72 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 122,308.73 RM
(925,825.19 ฿)
111,776.51 RM
(846,100.77 ฿)
     -8.61 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Malaysia Edit Thailand Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 190.90 RM
(1,445.02 ฿)
303.48 RM
(2,297.19 ฿)
     +58.97 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.25 RM
(1.88 ฿)
0.23 RM
(1.74 ฿)
     -7.42 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 125.19 RM
(947.63 ฿)
89.20 RM
(675.17 ฿)
     -28.75 %
Sports And Leisure
Malaysia Edit Thailand Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 140.98 RM
(1,067.19 ฿)
215.34 RM
(1,630.03 ฿)
     +52.74 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.85 RM
(180.55 ฿)
38.84 RM
(294.04 ฿)
     +62.86 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 RM
(113.54 ฿)
26.42 RM
(200.00 ฿)
     +76.14 %
Childcare
Malaysia Edit Thailand Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 651.32 RM
(4,930.19 ฿)
1,328.38 RM
(10,055.29 ฿)
     +103.95 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,699.47 RM
(194,534.07 ฿)
54,107.53 RM
(409,571.05 ฿)
     +110.54 %
Clothing And Shoes
Malaysia Edit Thailand Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 215.32 RM
(1,629.88 ฿)
231.17 RM
(1,749.86 ฿)
     +7.36 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 104.80 RM
(793.32 ฿)
126.10 RM
(954.51 ฿)
     +20.32 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 276.66 RM
(2,094.18 ฿)
379.93 RM
(2,875.89 ฿)
     +37.33 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 247.73 RM
(1,875.18 ฿)
332.05 RM
(2,513.46 ฿)
     +34.04 %
Rent Per Month
Malaysia Edit Thailand Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,378.42 RM
(10,434.07 ฿)
1,750.06 RM
(13,247.21 ฿)
     +26.96 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 867.30 RM
(6,565.12 ฿)
1,042.26 RM
(7,889.49 ฿)
     +20.17 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,540.59 RM
(19,231.18 ฿)
4,375.47 RM
(33,120.43 ฿)
     +72.22 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,658.74 RM
(12,555.95 ฿)
2,565.33 RM
(19,418.50 ฿)
     +54.66 %
Buy Apartment Price
Malaysia Edit Thailand Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 793.27 RM
(6,004.70 ฿)
1,331.63 RM
(10,079.86 ฿)
     +67.87 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 470.71 RM
(3,563.10 ฿)
676.49 RM
(5,120.76 ฿)
     +43.72 %
Salaries And Financing
Malaysia Edit Thailand Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,407.08 RM
(25,790.16 ฿)
2,506.91 RM
(18,976.24 ฿)
     -26.42 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.31 5.30      +23.09 %
Last update: June 2021June 2021
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