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Cost of Living in Kota Kinabalu

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 RM 7.00-10.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 RM 40.00-60.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 14.00 RM 12.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 12.50 RM 8.00-16.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 13.50 RM 10.00-17.00
Cappuccino (regular) 10.81 RM 8.50-12.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.65 RM 2.00-3.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.44 RM 1.00-2.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 25.91 RM 18.93-32.18
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.63 RM 3.63-4.54
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.19 RM 1.13-1.27
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.42 RM 3.90-11.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 25.85 RM 19.05-40.82
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 6.88 RM 4.53-9.07
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.47 RM 5.90-13.61
Apples (1 lb) 4.46 RM 2.72-6.80
Banana (1 lb) 2.12 RM 1.36-3.18
Oranges (1 lb) 5.59 RM 3.63-6.80
Tomato (1 lb) 1.36 RM 0.91-2.72
Potato (1 lb) 1.36 RM 0.45-2.72
Onion (1 lb) 2.57 RM 0.45-3.63
Lettuce (1 head) 5.27 RM 2.80-10.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.32 RM 1.50-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 62.50 RM 50.00-75.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.32 RM 2.96-8.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.50 RM 9.00-18.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.50 RM 17.00-20.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 RM 2.00-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 RM 100.00-150.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.00 RM 5.00-8.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.45 RM 1.69-3.22
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 RM 20.00-25.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.48 RM 7.95-9.01
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 138,000.00 RM 130,000.00-146,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 119,125.89 RM 80,000.00-121,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 253.19 RM 159.58-350.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.34 RM 0.20-0.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 153.28 RM 120.00-190.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 127.40 RM 75.00-150.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 44.17 RM 30.00-60.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 RM 12.50-15.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 600.00 RM 500.00-650.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,580.00 RM 10,320.00-30,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 253.75 RM 200.00-325.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 79.15 RM 60.00-100.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 285.00 RM 250.00-355.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 226.67 RM 180.00-300.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,360.00 RM 700.00-1,800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 870.00 RM 700.00-1,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,783.33 RM 2,200.00-4,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,583.33 RM 1,500.00-2,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 933.33 RM 799.99-999.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 475.00 RM 111.48-550.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,850.00 RM
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.50 4.50-4.60

Prices in Kota Kinabalu

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Last update: October 2018
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1 Comments so far

#KK gal on Sep 18, 2015 :
The average salary us way too high. It should be more around 1800 to 2k