Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Malaysia Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Malaysia are 49.27% lower than in United States (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Malaysia are 60.64% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Malaysia are 79.29% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Malaysia are 68.97% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Malaysia are 45.48% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Malaysia is 41.95% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit Malaysia Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(65.92 RM)
2.28 $
(10.00 RM)
     -84.83 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $
(263.67 RM)
18.20 $
(80.00 RM)
     -69.66 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(35.16 RM)
3.41 $
(15.00 RM)
     -57.33 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(21.97 RM)
3.41 $
(15.00 RM)
     -31.73 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(26.37 RM)
3.81 $
(16.75 RM)
     -36.47 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.44 $
(19.52 RM)
2.45 $
(10.78 RM)
     -44.78 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.99 $
(8.75 RM)
0.57 $
(2.52 RM)
     -71.21 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.59 $
(6.97 RM)
0.33 $
(1.44 RM)
     -79.41 %
Markets
United States Edit Malaysia Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.38 $
(14.84 RM)
5.81 $
(25.55 RM)
     +72.17 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.57 $
(11.31 RM)
0.70 $
(3.08 RM)
     -72.81 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.80 $
(7.91 RM)
0.53 $
(2.31 RM)
     -70.82 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.37 $
(10.42 RM)
1.36 $
(5.97 RM)
     -42.73 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.06 $
(22.24 RM)
5.19 $
(22.79 RM)
     +2.50 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.35 $
(19.10 RM)
1.71 $
(7.53 RM)
     -60.59 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.03 $
(26.48 RM)
3.15 $
(13.82 RM)
     -47.80 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.11 $
(9.28 RM)
0.95 $
(4.18 RM)
     -54.98 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.72 $
(3.16 RM)
0.53 $
(2.34 RM)
     -26.09 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.84 $
(8.07 RM)
1.04 $
(4.56 RM)
     -43.52 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.96 $
(8.62 RM)
0.51 $
(2.25 RM)
     -73.84 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.19 $
(5.23 RM)
0.34 $
(1.51 RM)
     -71.19 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.19 $
(5.22 RM)
0.41 $
(1.82 RM)
     -65.19 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.70 $
(7.46 RM)
0.82 $
(3.59 RM)
     -51.87 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.83 $
(8.05 RM)
0.53 $
(2.32 RM)
     -71.17 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(52.73 RM)
15.93 $
(70.00 RM)
     +32.74 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.92 $
(12.83 RM)
2.29 $
(10.06 RM)
     -21.59 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.99 $
(13.15 RM)
3.08 $
(13.55 RM)
     +3.08 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.50 $
(37.35 RM)
3.98 $
(17.50 RM)
     -53.15 %
Transportation
United States Edit Malaysia Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(10.99 RM)
0.68 $
(3.00 RM)
     -72.69 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 67.00 $
(294.43 RM)
22.76 $
(100.00 RM)
     -66.04 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.20 $
(14.06 RM)
0.91 $
(4.00 RM)
     -71.56 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $
(11.43 RM)
0.73 $
(3.22 RM)
     -71.83 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(131.83 RM)
4.92 $
(21.60 RM)
     -83.62 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.76 $
(16.51 RM)
1.79 $
(7.85 RM)
     -52.48 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 $
(105,468.00 RM)
35,271.36 $
(155,000.00 RM)
     +46.96 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,294.51 $
(97,973.22 RM)
27,896.14 $
(122,589.61 RM)
     +25.13 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit Malaysia Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 171.43 $
(753.33 RM)
44.12 $
(193.90 RM)
     -74.26 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $
(0.64 RM)
0.06 $
(0.27 RM)
     -58.76 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 67.58 $
(296.96 RM)
27.34 $
(120.14 RM)
     -59.55 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit Malaysia Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.02 $
(162.69 RM)
30.71 $
(134.96 RM)
     -17.05 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.87 $
(69.73 RM)
4.81 $
(21.12 RM)
     -69.71 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(52.73 RM)
3.41 $
(15.00 RM)
     -71.56 %
Childcare
United States Edit Malaysia Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,022.09 $
(4,491.59 RM)
153.11 $
(672.83 RM)
     -85.02 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,746.94 $
(69,199.92 RM)
6,029.84 $
(26,498.13 RM)
     -61.71 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit Malaysia Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 44.35 $
(194.91 RM)
49.02 $
(215.42 RM)
     +10.52 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.44 $
(155.75 RM)
24.65 $
(108.30 RM)
     -30.46 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.28 $
(339.62 RM)
61.05 $
(268.29 RM)
     -21.00 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 98.17 $
(431.42 RM)
55.80 $
(245.23 RM)
     -43.16 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit Malaysia Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,547.97 $
(6,802.57 RM)
337.36 $
(1,482.54 RM)
     -78.21 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,227.19 $
(5,392.90 RM)
226.84 $
(996.86 RM)
     -81.52 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,722.00 $
(11,961.82 RM)
605.72 $
(2,661.83 RM)
     -77.75 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,144.17 $
(9,422.58 RM)
412.25 $
(1,811.61 RM)
     -80.77 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit Malaysia Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 421.32 $
(1,851.47 RM)
173.09 $
(760.62 RM)
     -58.92 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 196.66 $
(864.24 RM)
101.31 $
(445.19 RM)
     -48.49 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit Malaysia Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,622.12 $
(15,917.41 RM)
827.44 $
(3,636.20 RM)
     -77.16 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.38 4.11      +21.62 %
Last update: May 2022May 2022
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