Cost of Living in Kota Kinabalu

Summary about cost of living in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 RM 10.00-15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 RM 35.00-200.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 18.00 RM 16.00-19.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 15.00 RM 7.00-22.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.00 RM 15.00-30.00
Cappuccino (regular) 11.67 RM 8.00-15.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.50 RM 2.00-3.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.42 RM 1.00-2.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 24.23 RM 18.93-28.77
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.02 RM 3.63-4.99
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.92 RM 1.22-2.27
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.48 RM 4.80-17.76
Local Cheese (1 lb) 52.92 RM 9.07-81.65
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 8.97 RM 5.44-10.19
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 13.81 RM 4.08-20.87
Apples (1 lb) 3.89 RM 2.86-9.07
Banana (1 lb) 1.81 RM 1.81-1.81
Oranges (1 lb) 8.77 RM 1.36-11.34
Tomato (1 lb) 2.49 RM 1.81-3.63
Potato (1 lb) 1.70 RM 1.13-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 1.93 RM 1.76-2.27
Lettuce (1 head) 4.50 RM 3.50-6.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.45 RM 1.50-3.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 75.00 RM 35.00-180.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 10.00 RM 6.00-13.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 14.00 RM 7.00-20.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.50 RM 17.50-25.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 RM 1.00-6.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 110.00 RM 30.00-173.91
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.61 RM 3.00-10.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 RM 1.93-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 RM 21.60-40.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.76 RM 7.76-8.71
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 130,000.00 RM 120,000.00-174,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 131,186.29 RM 122,304.00-135,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 164.09 RM 100.00-300.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.19 RM 0.00-0.30
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 125.33 RM 72.00-150.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 110.25 RM 60.00-150.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.25 RM 6.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 RM 13.00-18.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 343.75 RM 200.00-570.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,500.00 RM 13,000.00-65,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 206.25 RM 138.35-300.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 83.74 RM 60.00-150.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 316.50 RM 240.00-350.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 272.38 RM 150.00-400.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,750.00 RM 900.00-2,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 900.00 RM 500.00-1,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,160.00 RM 1,500.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,662.50 RM 950.00-2,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 780.32 RM 560.57-1,199.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 432.37 RM 320.00-500.00
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,333.33 RM
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.36 3.00-7.00

Prices in Kota Kinabalu

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Last update: September 2022
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