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Cost of Living in Malaysia

Cost of living in Malaysia is 46.36% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Malaysia is 73.57% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2.20 € 1.32-3.30
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 13.20 € 7.70-20.91
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 3.30 € 2.30-3.74
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.30 € 1.98-4.40
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.30 € 1.98-5.50
Cappuccino (regular) 2.30 € 1.54-3.08
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.53 € 0.40-0.77
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.28 € 0.22-0.44
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.49 € 4.17-6.66
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.66 € 0.50-0.80
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.38 € 0.23-0.70
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.12 € 0.88-1.45
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.22 € 2.00-8.98
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1.18 € 0.78-1.80
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.71 € 1.30-4.49
Apples (1 lb) 0.97 € 0.55-1.50
Banana (1 lb) 0.51 € 0.30-0.70
Oranges (1 lb) 0.90 € 0.48-1.28
Tomato (1 lb) 0.43 € 0.29-0.70
Potato (1 lb) 0.32 € 0.20-0.53
Onion (1 lb) 0.35 € 0.20-0.60
Lettuce (1 head) 0.73 € 0.44-1.10
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.48 € 0.23-0.66
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.20 € 8.80-18.71
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.87 € 0.87-3.30
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.59 € 1.54-3.96
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 3.83 € 3.74-4.40
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.66 € 0.44-1.10
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 22.01 € 11.00-29.71
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.66 € 0.66-1.10
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.71 € 0.35-1.77
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.50 € 3.30-6.60
Gasoline (1 gallon) 1.80 € 1.73-2.07
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,011.03 € 19,806.62-38,818.77
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,160.25 € 18,926.32-30,568.21
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 41.85 € 22.01-66.02
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 € 0.02-0.11
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 28.61 € 19.81-42.91
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 32.97 € 19.81-44.01
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 4.84 € 2.20-11.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.52 € 2.64-4.40
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 139.63 € 66.02-264.09
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 5,165.12 € 2,640.88-9,903.31
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 48.57 € 24.21-70.42
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 24.29 € 13.20-44.01
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 59.75 € 39.61-88.03
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 54.55 € 33.01-88.03
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 326.08 € 154.05-572.19
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 198.26 € 99.03-330.11
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 596.20 € 330.11-1,012.34
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 365.92 € 220.07-616.21
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 181.92 € 99.03-286.09
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 101.62 € 55.02-154.05
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 778.93 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.47 0.88-1.17

Prices in Malaysia

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Last update: February 2020
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