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Cost of Living in Malaysia

Cost of living in Malaysia is 44.22% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Malaysia is 73.73% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 RM 7.00-15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 RM 40.00-84.80
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.43 RM 11.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 15.00 RM 10.00-20.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 15.00 RM 9.00-20.00
Cappuccino (regular) 10.29 RM 7.00-13.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.34 RM 1.70-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.30 RM 1.00-2.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 25.53 RM 18.93-32.18
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.94 RM 2.27-3.63
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.74 RM 1.04-3.18
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.09 RM 4.00-6.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 21.42 RM 9.53-45.36
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.55 RM 3.40-8.62
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 11.76 RM 5.59-18.14
Apples (1 lb) 4.45 RM 2.72-6.80
Banana (1 lb) 2.35 RM 1.36-3.63
Oranges (1 lb) 4.10 RM 2.00-6.35
Tomato (1 lb) 2.03 RM 1.30-3.63
Potato (1 lb) 1.46 RM 0.90-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 1.57 RM 0.90-2.72
Lettuce (1 head) 3.41 RM 2.00-5.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.18 RM 1.05-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 60.00 RM 40.00-80.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 8.17 RM 3.95-13.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 11.33 RM 7.00-15.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.00 RM 17.00-18.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 RM 2.00-4.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 RM 60.00-120.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 RM 3.00-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 RM 1.69-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 RM 15.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.29 RM 7.65-9.08
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 149,944.00 RM 100,000.00-173,390.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 114,934.36 RM 80,000.00-130,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 185.20 RM 85.00-300.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.24 RM 0.10-0.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 137.64 RM 90.00-200.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 150.68 RM 90.00-200.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.12 RM 10.00-50.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 RM 13.00-18.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 559.67 RM 300.00-1,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,777.05 RM 10,320.00-45,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 231.04 RM 120.00-350.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 104.38 RM 60.00-199.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 272.68 RM 199.00-400.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 249.83 RM 150.00-400.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,444.03 RM 700.00-2,700.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 879.28 RM 400.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,606.89 RM 1,500.00-5,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,574.67 RM 900.00-2,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 787.00 RM 450.00-1,199.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 455.37 RM 250.00-666.66
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,474.84 RM
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.52 4.00-5.70

Prices in Malaysia

These data are based on 10374 entries in the past 18 months from 1310 different contributors.
Last update: July 2019
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