Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Malaysia Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Malaysia are 51.1% lower than in United States (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Malaysia are 61.3% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Malaysia are 78.5% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Malaysia are 71.3% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Malaysia are 47.9% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Malaysia is 44.6% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit Malaysia Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.00 $
(73.07 RM)
2.33 $
(10.00 RM)
     -86.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 $
(300.89 RM)
18.61 $
(80.00 RM)
     -73.4 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.50 $
(40.84 RM)
3.72 $
(16.00 RM)
     -60.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(21.49 RM)
3.49 $
(15.00 RM)
     -30.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.50 $
(27.94 RM)
4.19 $
(18.00 RM)
     -35.6 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.65 $
(20.01 RM)
2.65 $
(11.40 RM)
     -43.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.29 $
(9.86 RM)
0.62 $
(2.65 RM)
     -73.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.81 $
(7.79 RM)
0.35 $
(1.50 RM)
     -80.7 %
Markets
United States Edit Malaysia Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.86 $
(16.58 RM)
6.14 $
(26.38 RM)
     +59.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.95 $
(12.68 RM)
0.74 $
(3.18 RM)
     -74.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.88 $
(8.07 RM)
0.54 $
(2.30 RM)
     -71.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.98 $
(17.09 RM)
1.51 $
(6.49 RM)
     -62.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.29 $
(22.73 RM)
5.08 $
(21.82 RM)
     -4.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.38 $
(23.15 RM)
1.87 $
(8.05 RM)
     -65.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.80 $
(29.22 RM)
3.45 $
(14.84 RM)
     -49.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.18 $
(9.37 RM)
1.06 $
(4.56 RM)
     -51.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.73 $
(3.13 RM)
0.56 $
(2.39 RM)
     -23.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.87 $
(8.04 RM)
1.11 $
(4.76 RM)
     -40.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.05 $
(8.82 RM)
0.54 $
(2.31 RM)
     -73.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.24 $
(5.31 RM)
0.36 $
(1.56 RM)
     -70.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.24 $
(5.33 RM)
0.43 $
(1.84 RM)
     -65.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.96 $
(8.41 RM)
0.87 $
(3.73 RM)
     -55.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.92 $
(8.26 RM)
0.57 $
(2.43 RM)
     -70.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.00 $
(55.88 RM)
16.28 $
(70.00 RM)
     +25.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.67 $
(11.48 RM)
2.41 $
(10.34 RM)
     -9.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.33 $
(14.30 RM)
3.29 $
(14.15 RM)
     -1.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.99 $
(38.64 RM)
4.19 $
(18.00 RM)
     -53.4 %
Transportation
United States Edit Malaysia Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(10.75 RM)
0.70 $
(3.00 RM)
     -72.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 $
(300.89 RM)
23.26 $
(100.00 RM)
     -66.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(15.04 RM)
0.93 $
(4.00 RM)
     -73.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $
(11.61 RM)
0.94 $
(4.02 RM)
     -65.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(128.95 RM)
4.65 $
(20.00 RM)
     -84.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.78 $
(16.25 RM)
1.82 $
(7.81 RM)
     -52.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $
(107,462.50 RM)
36,873.33 $
(158,500.00 RM)
     +47.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,210.97 $
(99,772.35 RM)
28,824.12 $
(123,900.49 RM)
     +24.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit Malaysia Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 182.02 $
(782.40 RM)
46.85 $
(201.38 RM)
     -74.3 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $
(0.71 RM)
0.06 $
(0.28 RM)
     -60.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 69.35 $
(298.08 RM)
27.48 $
(118.14 RM)
     -60.4 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit Malaysia Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.90 $
(180.09 RM)
33.89 $
(145.66 RM)
     -19.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.41 $
(79.13 RM)
5.29 $
(22.74 RM)
     -71.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(51.58 RM)
3.95 $
(17.00 RM)
     -67.0 %
Childcare
United States Edit Malaysia Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,166.24 $
(5,013.10 RM)
162.66 $
(699.21 RM)
     -86.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,576.34 $
(71,253.38 RM)
6,300.71 $
(27,083.59 RM)
     -62.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit Malaysia Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 46.30 $
(199.00 RM)
50.92 $
(218.88 RM)
     +10.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.47 $
(156.75 RM)
26.24 $
(112.77 RM)
     -28.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 79.97 $
(343.74 RM)
64.29 $
(276.35 RM)
     -19.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 110.21 $
(473.72 RM)
58.90 $
(253.18 RM)
     -46.6 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit Malaysia Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,705.62 $
(7,331.61 RM)
379.42 $
(1,630.93 RM)
     -77.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,374.62 $
(5,908.81 RM)
257.75 $
(1,107.92 RM)
     -81.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,841.75 $
(12,215.27 RM)
685.04 $
(2,944.66 RM)
     -75.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,242.01 $
(9,637.29 RM)
432.21 $
(1,857.86 RM)
     -80.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit Malaysia Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 418.15 $
(1,797.44 RM)
174.21 $
(748.83 RM)
     -58.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 282.06 $
(1,212.43 RM)
100.99 $
(434.11 RM)
     -64.2 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit Malaysia Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,188.64 $
(18,004.86 RM)
897.76 $
(3,859.02 RM)
     -78.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.38 3.87      -27.9 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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