Cost of Living in Johor Bahru

Summary about cost of living in Johor Bahru, Malaysia:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 RM 8.00-12.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 RM 45.00-120.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 14.00 RM 14.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 15.00 RM 9.00-20.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.00 RM 17.00-30.00
Cappuccino (regular) 11.51 RM 8.00-16.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.32 RM 1.80-8.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.20 RM 1.00-1.50
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 26.73 RM 21.20-30.28
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.72 RM 1.96-4.08
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.77 RM 1.13-2.22
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.32 RM 3.00-8.40
Local Cheese (1 lb) 29.91 RM 8.16-45.36
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.44 RM 3.18-8.16
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 17.66 RM 13.61-20.41
Apples (1 lb) 7.00 RM 4.54-10.89
Banana (1 lb) 3.31 RM 2.27-5.90
Oranges (1 lb) 4.84 RM 4.54-5.44
Tomato (1 lb) 1.99 RM 1.27-3.13
Potato (1 lb) 1.80 RM 0.73-2.68
Onion (1 lb) 2.70 RM 1.36-5.44
Lettuce (1 head) 4.38 RM 2.30-5.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.01 RM 1.50-2.80
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 60.00 RM 40.00-90.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 13.89 RM 8.00-17.14
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 13.37 RM 10.00-22.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.00 RM 17.00-17.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.57 RM 2.00-4.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 RM 45.00-121.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 RM 2.00-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 RM 1.61-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00 RM 15.00-15.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.88 RM 6.44-9.08
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 142,500.00 RM 110,000.00-157,888.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 124,972.22 RM 111,000.00-130,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 215.04 RM 173.09-250.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.27 RM 0.20-0.30
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 166.78 RM 99.00-200.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 114.71 RM 80.00-143.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.33 RM 10.00-15.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 RM 13.00-20.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 766.12 RM 600.00-1,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,940.00 RM 15,600.00-36,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 276.00 RM 180.00-359.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 150.00 RM 100.00-200.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 251.44 RM 180.00-350.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 255.29 RM 180.00-317.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 893.75 RM 700.00-1,200.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 813.29 RM 600.00-1,043.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,442.86 RM 1,600.00-3,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,540.75 RM 1,000.00-3,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 658.27 RM 450.00-929.02
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 404.08 RM 167.22-910.44
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,950.62 RM
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.48 4.30-4.60

Prices in Johor Bahru

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Last update: October 2020
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2 Comments so far
Abu Ubaidah on Sep 19, 2019:
yes thank you . keep it up.
anyway i was searching about morocco live living after watched mib international. just just amazing ghe scene is exactly my 2nd place at heart, mansoura egypt. where i studied medicine. i miss that cozy little place. also cairo. cairo one of the oldest cities. is awesome. there are literally 1001 of treasure in that cities. makes me wonder what medical degree in morocco cost . cause i know the first university is constituted by a woman in morocco
Dr. Michael Moseley on Jan 26, 2018:
Thank you for your thoughtful enterprise for making clear the social and economic circumstances of the world. I would otherwise have to do quite a bit of digging and still come up short-handed. Your enterprise is much appreciated!

Dr. Mike Moseley
physician psychologist
Retired, California Department
of Industrial Relations