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Cost of Living in Malaysia

Cost of living in Malaysia is 42.83% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Malaysia is 71.24% 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 55.00 RM 40.00-80.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.00 RM 10.99-15.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 15.00 RM 10.00-19.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 15.00 RM 9.00-20.00
Cappuccino (regular) 9.90 RM 7.00-13.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.26 RM 1.70-3.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.28 RM 1.00-2.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 25.88 RM 18.93-30.28
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.90 RM 2.27-3.63
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.77 RM 1.13-3.18
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.16 RM 4.00-6.96
Local Cheese (1 lb) 25.34 RM 11.34-52.16
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.75 RM 3.81-8.62
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 12.28 RM 7.71-18.14
Apples (1 lb) 4.64 RM 3.18-6.35
Banana (1 lb) 2.48 RM 1.81-3.63
Oranges (1 lb) 4.38 RM 2.72-6.80
Tomato (1 lb) 2.05 RM 1.36-3.18
Potato (1 lb) 1.61 RM 0.91-2.72
Onion (1 lb) 1.74 RM 0.91-2.72
Lettuce (1 head) 3.83 RM 2.50-6.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.23 RM 1.50-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 55.00 RM 40.00-80.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 10.44 RM 5.00-15.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 12.28 RM 7.00-20.00
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 50.00-150.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 RM 3.00-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 RM 1.61-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 RM 15.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.46 RM 7.95-9.08
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 147,415.65 RM 100,000.00-160,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 114,064.36 RM 85,000.00-139,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 182.08 RM 100.00-300.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.25 RM 0.12-0.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 158.99 RM 100.00-200.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 138.83 RM 80.00-200.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.40 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 584.91 RM 300.00-1,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,971.69 RM 12,000.00-60,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 225.65 RM 110.00-300.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 111.94 RM 65.00-200.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 278.09 RM 200.00-350.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 261.06 RM 150.00-400.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,468.13 RM 700.00-2,643.45
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 950.46 RM 500.00-1,600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,814.57 RM 1,500.00-5,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,673.68 RM 950.00-2,800.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 798.59 RM 473.71-1,199.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 458.65 RM 250.00-600.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,518.06 RM
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.54 4.00-5.50

Prices in Malaysia

These data are based on 10687 entries in the past 18 months from 1262 different contributors.
Last update: September 2018
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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By City in Malaysia

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City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Selangor 44.83 8.61 27.56 43.22 23.98 86.79
Johor Bahru 43.84 8.99 27.22 53.32 23.42 57.38
Petaling Jaya 43.64 11.68 28.40 50.26 21.89 73.06
Penang 43.42 9.32 27.16 46.66 24.65 72.40
Kuala Lumpur 41.56 16.07 29.40 41.56 24.27 80.56
Kota Kinabalu 40.36 10.86 26.29 41.28 21.81 38.04
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