Cost of Living in Malaysia

Summary of cost of living in Malaysia:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 RM 8.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 RM 60.00-200.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 18.00 RM 15.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 15.00 RM 8.80-25.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.00 RM 12.00-30.00
Cappuccino (regular) 11.71 RM 6.00-18.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.25 RM 2.30-5.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.88 RM 1.50-3.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 27.06 RM 18.93-34.07
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.42 RM 2.63-7.26
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.44 RM 1.18-4.54
Eggs (regular) (12) 8.35 RM 4.92-12.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 25.80 RM 9.07-63.96
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 8.10 RM 3.63-12.66
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 16.05 RM 7.71-27.22
Apples (1 lb) 4.82 RM 2.27-8.00
Banana (1 lb) 2.49 RM 1.81-4.54
Oranges (1 lb) 5.16 RM 2.27-11.34
Tomato (1 lb) 2.57 RM 1.36-4.08
Potato (1 lb) 1.61 RM 0.91-2.72
Onion (1 lb) 1.96 RM 1.13-3.63
Lettuce (1 head) 4.27 RM 2.50-7.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.47 RM 1.50-3.80
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 70.00 RM 35.00-120.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 11.05 RM 6.00-16.43
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 15.44 RM 8.00-25.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 18.00 RM 17.40-22.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 RM 2.00-5.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 RM 50.00-120.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 RM 3.00-6.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.43 RM 1.61-8.05
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 RM 15.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.77 RM 7.76-8.33
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 160,000.00 RM 140,000.00-180,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 128,590.79 RM 120,000.00-140,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 206.92 RM 120.00-350.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 42.00 RM 30.00-75.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 118.66 RM 90.00-160.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 157.46 RM 75.00-260.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 29.05 RM 15.00-50.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 RM 14.00-25.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 709.48 RM 400.00-1,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 27,207.94 RM 15,000.00-60,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 239.94 RM 100.00-360.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 129.07 RM 60.00-250.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 305.91 RM 159.00-400.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 266.19 RM 150.00-500.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,564.81 RM 1,000.00-3,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,132.55 RM 700.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,870.00 RM 1,500.00-5,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,908.19 RM 1,100.00-3,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 785.03 RM 450.00-1,393.53
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 447.11 RM 281.93-611.95
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,944.95 RM
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.02 3.00-5.00

Prices in Malaysia

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