Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Malaysia Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Malaysia are 44.99% lower than in United States (without rent)
Rent Prices in Malaysia are 74.11% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Malaysia are 68.64% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Malaysia are 42.44% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Malaysia is 45.83% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States[ Edit ] Malaysia[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(60.90 RM)
2.46 $
(10.00 RM)
     -83.58 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 $
(223.30 RM)
14.78 $
(60.00 RM)
     -73.13 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(32.48 RM)
3.69 $
(15.00 RM)
     -53.82 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(20.30 RM)
3.45 $
(14.00 RM)
     -31.03 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(24.36 RM)
3.94 $
(16.00 RM)
     -34.32 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.25 $
(17.27 RM)
2.57 $
(10.44 RM)
     -39.51 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.89 $
(7.67 RM)
0.60 $
(2.43 RM)
     -68.40 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.54 $
(6.24 RM)
0.33 $
(1.33 RM)
     -78.71 %
Markets
United States[ Edit ] Malaysia[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.22 $
(13.09 RM)
6.26 $
(25.43 RM)
     +94.38 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.46 $
(9.99 RM)
0.75 $
(3.03 RM)
     -69.66 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.81 $
(7.35 RM)
0.42 $
(1.71 RM)
     -76.71 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.33 $
(9.45 RM)
1.40 $
(5.67 RM)
     -39.96 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.01 $
(20.33 RM)
5.03 $
(20.42 RM)
     +0.49 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.11 $
(16.69 RM)
1.41 $
(5.74 RM)
     -65.60 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.65 $
(22.95 RM)
3.27 $
(13.27 RM)
     -42.17 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.07 $
(8.41 RM)
1.12 $
(4.55 RM)
     -45.85 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 $
(2.87 RM)
0.61 $
(2.49 RM)
     -13.35 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.82 $
(7.40 RM)
1.01 $
(4.09 RM)
     -44.79 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.94 $
(7.88 RM)
0.53 $
(2.14 RM)
     -72.91 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.20 $
(4.87 RM)
0.39 $
(1.60 RM)
     -67.21 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.20 $
(4.86 RM)
0.45 $
(1.84 RM)
     -62.04 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.62 $
(6.59 RM)
0.87 $
(3.53 RM)
     -46.35 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.81 $
(7.34 RM)
0.56 $
(2.26 RM)
     -69.22 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(48.72 RM)
16.01 $
(65.00 RM)
     +33.42 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.43 $
(9.87 RM)
2.38 $
(9.68 RM)
     -1.91 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.96 $
(12.02 RM)
3.28 $
(13.34 RM)
     +10.97 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $
(32.48 RM)
4.31 $
(17.50 RM)
     -46.12 %
Transportation
United States[ Edit ] Malaysia[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $
(9.13 RM)
0.74 $
(3.00 RM)
     -67.16 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 $
(284.20 RM)
24.63 $
(100.00 RM)
     -64.81 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(13.19 RM)
0.99 $
(4.00 RM)
     -69.69 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $
(10.96 RM)
0.79 $
(3.22 RM)
     -70.64 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(121.80 RM)
6.16 $
(25.00 RM)
     -79.47 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.58 $
(10.46 RM)
1.94 $
(7.88 RM)
     -24.66 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $
(93,380.00 RM)
38,422.41 $
(155,995.00 RM)
     +67.05 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,459.57 $
(87,125.85 RM)
30,023.92 $
(121,897.11 RM)
     +39.91 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States[ Edit ] Malaysia[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 162.32 $
(659.04 RM)
47.27 $
(191.92 RM)
     -70.88 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $
(0.56 RM)
0.06 $
(0.25 RM)
     -55.89 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.28 $
(265.05 RM)
31.47 $
(127.77 RM)
     -51.79 %
Sports And Leisure
United States[ Edit ] Malaysia[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.23 $
(151.14 RM)
35.38 $
(143.64 RM)
     -4.96 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.82 $
(64.23 RM)
5.86 $
(23.80 RM)
     -62.95 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(48.72 RM)
3.94 $
(16.00 RM)
     -67.16 %
Childcare
United States[ Edit ] Malaysia[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 938.59 $
(3,810.66 RM)
158.62 $
(644.01 RM)
     -83.10 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,008.67 $
(64,995.20 RM)
6,339.49 $
(25,738.33 RM)
     -60.40 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States[ Edit ] Malaysia[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.99 $
(178.60 RM)
54.78 $
(222.40 RM)
     +24.52 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.53 $
(144.24 RM)
26.51 $
(107.64 RM)
     -25.37 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.86 $
(307.98 RM)
68.71 $
(278.95 RM)
     -9.43 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 96.03 $
(389.90 RM)
64.17 $
(260.53 RM)
     -33.18 %
Rent Per Month
United States[ Edit ] Malaysia[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,347.86 $
(5,472.33 RM)
356.17 $
(1,446.06 RM)
     -73.58 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,081.76 $
(4,391.96 RM)
228.73 $
(928.65 RM)
     -78.86 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,158.07 $
(8,761.78 RM)
633.71 $
(2,572.87 RM)
     -70.64 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,718.03 $
(6,975.19 RM)
413.84 $
(1,680.17 RM)
     -75.91 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States[ Edit ] Malaysia[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 292.29 $
(1,186.71 RM)
203.74 $
(827.17 RM)
     -30.30 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 193.94 $
(787.42 RM)
115.12 $
(467.38 RM)
     -40.64 %
Salaries And Financing
United States[ Edit ] Malaysia[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,562.71 $
(14,464.60 RM)
869.27 $
(3,529.24 RM)
     -75.60 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.17 4.40      +5.61 %
Last update: December 2020December 2020
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