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Cost of Living in Malaysia

Cost of living in Malaysia is 46.41% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Malaysia is 73.92% 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 40.00-82.50
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 14.00 RM 12.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 15.00 RM 10.00-20.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 15.00 RM 10.00-20.00
Cappuccino (regular) 10.38 RM 7.00-13.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.38 RM 1.70-3.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.28 RM 1.00-2.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 25.15 RM 18.93-30.28
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.00 RM 2.27-3.63
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.75 RM 1.04-3.18
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.09 RM 4.00-6.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 19.84 RM 9.07-40.82
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.46 RM 3.54-8.16
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 12.15 RM 6.80-19.05
Apples (1 lb) 4.36 RM 2.72-6.80
Banana (1 lb) 2.30 RM 1.36-3.18
Oranges (1 lb) 4.00 RM 2.00-6.35
Tomato (1 lb) 2.00 RM 1.36-3.63
Potato (1 lb) 1.45 RM 0.90-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 1.57 RM 0.90-2.72
Lettuce (1 head) 3.28 RM 2.00-5.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.17 RM 1.10-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 60.00 RM 40.00-80.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 8.35 RM 3.95-15.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 11.22 RM 7.00-17.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.00 RM 17.00-18.50
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 RM 2.00-4.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 RM 60.00-100.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 RM 3.00-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 RM 1.77-5.15
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 RM 15.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.26 RM 7.87-9.35
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 150,000.00 RM 98,000.00-174,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 114,905.88 RM 80,000.00-135,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 188.71 RM 100.00-300.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.26 RM 0.10-0.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 131.46 RM 89.00-199.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 149.87 RM 90.00-200.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.36 RM 10.00-50.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.50 RM 13.00-19.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 582.89 RM 300.00-1,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,071.88 RM 10,000.00-45,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 227.15 RM 120.00-350.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 106.76 RM 59.00-199.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 267.83 RM 199.00-376.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 243.60 RM 150.00-400.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,479.11 RM 700.00-2,640.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 895.24 RM 400.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,669.23 RM 1,500.00-5,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,589.48 RM 900.00-2,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 793.90 RM 450.00-1,199.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 456.68 RM 250.00-699.99
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,388.26 RM
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.52 4.00-5.31

Prices in Malaysia

These data are based on 10227 entries in the past 18 months from 1298 different contributors.
Last update: October 2019
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