Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Malaysia Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Malaysia are 46.26% lower than in United States (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Malaysia are 56.08% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Malaysia are 74.98% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Malaysia are 69.87% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Malaysia are 43.34% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Malaysia is 46.72% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit Malaysia Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(61.95 RM)
2.42 $
(10.00 RM)
     -83.86 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $
(247.80 RM)
14.53 $
(60.00 RM)
     -75.79 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(33.04 RM)
3.63 $
(15.00 RM)
     -54.60 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(20.65 RM)
3.63 $
(15.00 RM)
     -27.36 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(24.78 RM)
3.75 $
(15.50 RM)
     -37.45 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.29 $
(17.70 RM)
2.55 $
(10.55 RM)
     -40.40 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.90 $
(7.86 RM)
0.60 $
(2.48 RM)
     -68.42 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.54 $
(6.35 RM)
0.33 $
(1.36 RM)
     -78.60 %
Markets
United States Edit Malaysia Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.23 $
(13.35 RM)
6.14 $
(25.37 RM)
     +90.04 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.48 $
(10.24 RM)
0.73 $
(3.01 RM)
     -70.63 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.80 $
(7.44 RM)
0.44 $
(1.81 RM)
     -75.70 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.30 $
(9.52 RM)
1.39 $
(5.76 RM)
     -39.52 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.01 $
(20.69 RM)
4.82 $
(19.91 RM)
     -3.77 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.14 $
(17.11 RM)
1.67 $
(6.89 RM)
     -59.77 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.70 $
(23.53 RM)
3.20 $
(13.20 RM)
     -43.90 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.05 $
(8.48 RM)
0.98 $
(4.03 RM)
     -52.50 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 $
(2.92 RM)
0.54 $
(2.24 RM)
     -23.07 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.80 $
(7.44 RM)
1.04 $
(4.28 RM)
     -42.51 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.94 $
(8.00 RM)
0.50 $
(2.07 RM)
     -74.05 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.17 $
(4.84 RM)
0.35 $
(1.45 RM)
     -70.06 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.18 $
(4.87 RM)
0.44 $
(1.82 RM)
     -62.50 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.64 $
(6.76 RM)
0.87 $
(3.60 RM)
     -46.72 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.81 $
(7.46 RM)
0.55 $
(2.26 RM)
     -69.69 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(49.56 RM)
16.83 $
(69.50 RM)
     +40.23 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.43 $
(10.02 RM)
2.36 $
(9.75 RM)
     -2.66 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.82 $
(11.65 RM)
3.26 $
(13.46 RM)
     +15.56 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $
(33.04 RM)
4.24 $
(17.50 RM)
     -47.03 %
Transportation
United States Edit Malaysia Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $
(9.29 RM)
0.73 $
(3.00 RM)
     -67.72 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 $
(268.45 RM)
24.21 $
(100.00 RM)
     -62.75 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(13.42 RM)
0.97 $
(4.00 RM)
     -70.20 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.62 $
(10.82 RM)
0.78 $
(3.22 RM)
     -70.25 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(123.90 RM)
5.04 $
(20.80 RM)
     -83.21 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.56 $
(10.55 RM)
1.89 $
(7.79 RM)
     -26.22 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $
(94,990.00 RM)
37,771.19 $
(155,995.00 RM)
     +64.22 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,592.16 $
(89,175.62 RM)
29,668.71 $
(122,531.75 RM)
     +37.40 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit Malaysia Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 164.44 $
(679.14 RM)
46.82 $
(193.38 RM)
     -71.53 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $
(0.58 RM)
0.06 $
(0.24 RM)
     -57.59 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.75 $
(271.53 RM)
30.68 $
(126.72 RM)
     -53.33 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit Malaysia Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.07 $
(153.10 RM)
34.01 $
(140.44 RM)
     -8.27 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.66 $
(64.68 RM)
5.78 $
(23.85 RM)
     -63.12 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(49.56 RM)
3.63 $
(15.00 RM)
     -69.73 %
Childcare
United States Edit Malaysia Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 935.79 $
(3,864.81 RM)
157.71 $
(651.34 RM)
     -83.15 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,684.35 $
(64,776.37 RM)
6,471.14 $
(26,725.81 RM)
     -58.74 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit Malaysia Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.81 $
(180.94 RM)
52.32 $
(216.06 RM)
     +19.41 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.48 $
(146.52 RM)
25.42 $
(104.97 RM)
     -28.36 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.97 $
(313.75 RM)
67.23 $
(277.68 RM)
     -11.50 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 96.05 $
(396.69 RM)
60.26 $
(248.86 RM)
     -37.27 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit Malaysia Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,338.60 $
(5,528.43 RM)
334.57 $
(1,381.79 RM)
     -75.01 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,081.04 $
(4,464.71 RM)
211.83 $
(874.85 RM)
     -80.41 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,153.98 $
(8,895.94 RM)
626.27 $
(2,586.48 RM)
     -70.93 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,735.29 $
(7,166.73 RM)
405.58 $
(1,675.02 RM)
     -76.63 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit Malaysia Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 332.72 $
(1,374.12 RM)
193.53 $
(799.29 RM)
     -41.83 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 198.67 $
(820.53 RM)
111.93 $
(462.26 RM)
     -43.66 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit Malaysia Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,549.65 $
(14,660.06 RM)
830.62 $
(3,430.47 RM)
     -76.60 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.05 4.33      +6.81 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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