Cost of Living in Kuala Lumpur

Summary about cost of living in Kuala Lumpur:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 RM 9.04-16.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 RM 50.00-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.00 RM 10.70-15.95
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 15.00 RM 10.00-20.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 18.00 RM 12.00-25.00
Cappuccino (regular) 10.76 RM 8.00-14.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.43 RM 1.80-3.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.32 RM 1.00-2.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 27.62 RM 22.71-34.07
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.99 RM 2.27-3.63
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.81 RM 1.18-3.18
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.32 RM 4.00-6.70
Local Cheese (1 lb) 28.10 RM 15.88-45.36
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.58 RM 3.63-7.71
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 13.40 RM 9.98-17.69
Apples (1 lb) 4.19 RM 3.18-4.99
Banana (1 lb) 2.43 RM 1.81-3.63
Oranges (1 lb) 3.75 RM 2.27-4.54
Tomato (1 lb) 1.97 RM 1.36-3.18
Potato (1 lb) 1.31 RM 0.91-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 1.68 RM 0.91-3.18
Lettuce (1 head) 3.92 RM 2.50-5.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.46 RM 1.70-3.30
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 60.00 RM 50.00-80.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 11.91 RM 7.24-19.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 12.79 RM 8.00-20.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 17.00 RM 17.00-18.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 RM 2.00-4.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 125.00 RM 100.00-150.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 RM 3.00-3.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.41 RM 1.61-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 RM 18.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.62 RM 7.95-9.46
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 149,888.00 RM 120,000.00-160,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 119,925.30 RM 100,000.00-140,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 225.97 RM 150.00-300.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.24 RM 0.15-0.45
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 172.54 RM 140.00-235.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 162.43 RM 120.00-200.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.33 RM 15.00-50.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 RM 15.00-20.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 745.00 RM 380.00-1,200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 28,133.33 RM 14,400.00-50,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 233.47 RM 130.00-300.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 125.88 RM 75.00-200.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 290.72 RM 250.00-350.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 290.32 RM 200.00-400.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,247.52 RM 1,500.00-3,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,333.84 RM 800.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,324.57 RM 2,800.00-6,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,189.36 RM 1,500.00-3,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,187.40 RM 749.99-1,799.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 601.89 RM 300.00-699.99
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,273.03 RM
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.49 4.00-5.00

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Last update: February 2018
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100 Comments so far

#Thomas on Jan 02, 2018 :
Hi ,

Guys I have 6 plus year experience as software engineer and earning 70K in India. at what salary I should join in Malaysia.

What is living cost of family of three members in Malaysia.
#NoTourismTax on Oct 08, 2017 :
An additional daily toursim tax of 10 Malaysia dollar would be charged to all tourist staying in all kind of hostels or hotels in Malaysia starting from Sept 11, 2017.
So if tourist choose to stay at budget hostels or hotels, the burden of the tourism tax shall be as much as additional 30% on top of the room cost everyday.

Nazri, the ministry of toursim said the additional daily tourism tax of 10 Malaysia dollar for tourist stay in Malaysia was needed for the tourism promotion, but most tourist including me, potential tourist to Malaysia, feel differently to his message, and instead feel as an indication to tourist not to come to Malaysia or else we, tourist shall be fined 10 Malaysia dollar everyday staying in Malaysia. I myself planning to visit Malaysia and even checked flight tickets today, but after finding this horrible news of panalizing 10 Malaysia dollar daily to tourist, I decided to cancel visiting Malaysia and planning again to visit other reasonable countries.

This additional daily tourism tax of 10 Malaysia dollar for tourist stay in Malaysia is indeed kind of the first unique invention by Malaysia seemingly with the potential power of destroying tourism market in Malaysia as well as closing of many hotels follows gradually due to less and less tourist visiting to Malaysia due to this very unreasonable tourism tax.

Worker Union is supposed to protect worker from losing job, but instead the Worker Union is demanding a higher pay for existing workers without considering the suffering of lots of jobless people who can't find job in Malaysia. What about lowering the minimum wage which would certainly create a lot of hiring which should certainly lessen the burden of the jobless people, but unfortunately the Worker Union never consider this option at all just because of seemingly its greed. Even the fresh graduate, Ms Nor Asma Arifin spent 1 year looking for a job but couldn't find it so eventually decided to work as a maid.

"Don't kill a chicken that lays eggs for a delicious meal, and instead for the sake of eggs, don't kill the chicken", Cambodia PM Hun Sen said it recently that is a vision with future that is also exactly what the ministry of tourism and the Worker Union should learn to stay away from evil greed. Or else tourism job shall be lost across the tourism industry UNCONTROLLABLY or even worse as well as with higher minimum wage, employers have to let go many existing employees so as to be able to maintain a profit margin of the business.

Kindly plead Malaysia not to kill the chicken that lays egg in order to not further deteriorate the current bad employment market of Malaysia, or else lots more unpredictable jobless people from the tourism industry shall be created on top the lots of current jobless people in Malaysia. Then what solution Malaysia has in hand to resolve the future suffering of additional jobless people from the tourism sector due to lack of normal income.
#KundanJSR on Sep 14, 2017 :
I got an offer 12K MYR/PM after tax. Will this be sufficient for a family of 4? (two kids, one is 8 years and 1.6 years). How much will I save after all my expenditures which includes school fee of my kid?
Is it worth coming to KL? Please give your pointers on this, so that I can decide further.
#Sam on Sep 03, 2017 :
#Vincent you must be mistaking in counting. Either its 8,000 MYR per month or 80,000 MYR annual. 80,000 MYR is almost $20,000 per month. Who would pay such insane salary unless you are an expert of black magic :D
#customer support on Aug 21, 2017 :
hello if a person gets job with 55k INR at malaysia living at malaysia capital with a wife and small kid with some saving is possible are living single with saving is possible
#Emily on Jul 29, 2017 :
Hi, my Husband has an ecsepted a job in KL for 19,000rm pm, we are set to move the beginning of next month. will this be enough for us both (2 adults) to live comfortably on? we are looking at living in Bangsar and are hoping to also try to save. is this something we could achieve on this wage?
any help would be much appreciated.
#Tonyw on Jul 18, 2017 :
can anyone tell us if it is possible to rent a property longterm without having a full "Living in malayasia Visa with all the associated costs "
We only need to be in the country for 5 months each year !!!!
#Abdullah on Jul 15, 2017 :
I am getting 1L INR in Bangalore India and I got offer oh 11K RM in KL; can I anybody tell how much the expense is in KL with family of 4 in KL. am I able to save 5K RM monthly. I heard that the Income Tax & PF is very high there.
#Anonymous on Jun 19, 2017 :
Hi There,
i have got this job offer in KL with 5000RM per month. I am single, how much i can save.?
##donutking on Jun 05, 2017 :
#Zeenat International schools are expensive around KL.
#Rajashekar you need around 2100 RM per month for a decent place.
#saif, #siti 5,000 RM is somewhat on edge. You'll need 7,000 RM to save something. I was on 12,000 RM when I worked there.
#vincent 55K SGD per month is insane. normal people get 3.5K to 4.5K, the better ones get 7K up per month. and 80,000 RM per month in Malaysia is good enough for 10 families with 2 kids each.

#KL Guy Yes that looks just right. Just increase by a bit for 2017
#Zeenat Sacoor on Jun 05, 2017 :
Hi there. We were thinking of relocating to Malaysia from South Africa. We have a six year old son. Everything is so reasonably priced except for one thing. The cost of private schooling is terribly high but what really shocked me were the ridiculous amounts the schools want as registration fees. Can anyine shed some light on this for me.
#Rajashekar on May 18, 2017 :
I am planning to come to KL I need a hostel to stay 1 year please let me know the rent for monthly pls provide complete details pls
#saif on May 13, 2017 :

i have got this job offer in KL with MYR 5000. I am planning to move with my wife. is it enough to live in KL.

will i be able to save with this amount.
#daniela on Apr 16, 2017 :
I was wondering if somebody could tell me about way of managing and expenses of childcare and household woman from The Philippines for living with my family in KL
#siti norliza binti mohd shukor on Apr 05, 2017 :

I am considering an offer in KL Malaysia. Just wanted to know that MYR4,200 is sufficient for a family of 2 adults and a 14 year old daughter. Need to save some money.

My expenses are very moderate:
1. House rent & utilities < 6km from city centre
2. Using Public Transportation (I will buy a used car)
3. School for my daughter.
4. Regular household expenses.
5. Weekly once going our for food and roaming.
6. Moderate shopping

#Vincent on Mar 24, 2017 :
Hmm, but I feel that RM80,000 still short of my expectation. I was considering another offer from Singapore. But the cost of living in Singapore is rather high. The offer from Singapore is SGD55,000 per month.
#Anonymous on Mar 17, 2017 :
#Vincent, RM80,000 will allow you to live very comfortably in a country where a meal in the top restaurants for 2 will still cost under RM1,000. A new E-Class is under RM400k. Most middle class locals get by with household income of not more than RM20k. RM80k a month will put you at top range of employees' salaries.
#Vincent on Mar 16, 2017 :
I got an offer in KL, RM80,000 per month. Is it enough to live comfortably in KL? I'm Single.
#Shameem on Feb 01, 2017 :
Hi .can anyone suggest me which site can help my husband to get a job in malaysia. He is a F & b cost controller in star hotels.working in gulf.He is an indian with more than 10 years of experience.

#Heilis on Jan 27, 2017 :
How hard would it be to get a working permit in KL? Im thinking about relocating to KL with my family ( my daughter and husband) but i would like to know if its as hard as indonesia for foreigners to get a job? Also how hard would it be to get residence???
#Jim Pars on Jan 13, 2017 :
Please guide me on the following:

1) Is it possible to live within RM 3200 in an area like Kota Damansara with place of work in Damansara area itself (RM 3200 includes rent). I will be living with my wife. She will be cooking most of times at home only.

2) Assuming my salary is RM 9500, what is going to be the tax amount for an expat. Please provide rough idea.

Thank you very much.
#KL Guy on Nov 21, 2016 :
I have been living in KL for more than 30 years. Here's my sharing on the cost of living:

Rental: Ranges from RM1,500 to RM2,000 p/month for a decent mid-range condominium with 3 rooms

Utilities: RM150 to RM300

Food: Home cooking most of the time (RM150 to RM200) per week - should be good for 3 person, if eat out: Above RM300 per week

Public Transport :RM100 to RM200 per month

Mid-range car Installment: RM600 to RM1,000 per month

Cinema Ticket: RM10 to RM18 per person

Meal at McD: RM12 to RM15 per person

Meal at a mid-range restaurant for 2: RM40 to RM80

Everyday meal type of resto: RM5 to Rm10 per person

Higher end resto for 2: RM100 to RM200

Luxury Resto: Above RM200

Phone Bill: RM50 to RM100 per month for mobile plan with data
#Awais on Nov 20, 2016 :
Hi. I am planning to move to KL and i cannot understand. After tax Salary is 4350 whereas if me and my dad live like beggars as per my calculations. It will cost us around 5000 a month. How does people work and live there.
#Anonymous on Nov 15, 2016 :
Hi, i have an offer or 5000 MYR. I'm planning to relocate by myself and leave My wife and 2 kids in Tunisia. Is it enough for me to live in KL and send circa 2400 MYR to my familly every month please?
#Pradeep on Nov 07, 2016 :
Hello All,

I am moving to KL with family. I got an offer of 16000 MYR p.m + 20% Bonus + Medical Benefits.

Please advise me the cost of living for family of 4 considering below factors.

1. 2 BHK Apartment fully furnished / semi furnished in KL City centre or nearby
2. Monthly Grocery, we are Vegetarians
3. Utilities
4. Schooling of 2 kids in Indian international school, first one in Class 7 and second one in Class Nursery
5. Transport
6. Entertainment

#Zulhafiy on Oct 15, 2016 :
Hi, i am a real estate agent based in KLCC. (Kuala Lumpur City Centre)
the rental rate is quite inaccurate. If you looking a decent place to rent in the city centre it will be around RM4500 for 2 bedrooms & around RM6000 for 3 bedrooms. However the rate is varies from each building, facilities, & location. Basically the rate will be higher when the building is closer to the Petronas Twin Towers. If you want to know more about rental or property market in KLCC, please do not hesitate to email me at

welcome to Kuala Lumpur.
#dsk-5000 on Oct 13, 2016 :
I am getting the offer in KL for a job,
If I accept this offer how much amount I should get

2 elder
2 children (schooling)

If staying in KL in most popular area (high society or modest society)

If I have to save min INR 1-lac/anum then how much I should get per month
#Good Answer on Sep 24, 2016 :
@Deepan 2000 is enough if you live frugally and modestly. If you want to live comfortably in KL, even as a single person with accommodation provided, you need to be making double what you are being offered. Bear in mind that there are many hidden costs in KL which could potentially force you to fork out more money than you intend on spending. You could save up to 200-300 ringgit a month if you are careful with how you spend.
#Deepan on Sep 24, 2016 :
Hi..I got a job offer to work in KL..2000 p/m is enough for single person? Accommodation free, I have to spend money for much can I save at last..pls sugges me
#Anonymous on Jul 23, 2016 :
I had been in Malaysia, the cost of living there is cheaper than the information above and it's cheaper than Jakarta.
#Ronnie Slach on Jul 11, 2016 :
Hi I am planning to move to Kuala Lumpur, My office location is TPM, Bulkit Jalil.
I would living there alone, being a female I am looking for a secured accommodation along with decent neighborhood and all daily necessaries should be near by.
I am strict vegetarian so if you could let me know what would be the cost of living per month there.
#Amy on Jun 07, 2016 :

I got a job in KL, Malaysia so with 35000 MYR is enough for living in there
#ravi on May 10, 2016 :
I am a married person, willing to relocate to Malaysia with my spouse. I got an offer from Malaysia of 11000 MYR, Can anyone tell me the cost of living in Malaysia, inclusive of all expenses including (Apartment, food, transportation, utilities, internet etc).
is 11000MYR is enough to live in KL with family of two. Kindly suggest.

how much we can save per month?

how is hospitality charges?

Please suggest me.

THanks in advance
#Dennon Low on May 02, 2016 :

Since most of your high expenses are covered by your company, you and your family should able to live comfortably in Malaysia for RM10,000 per month.. So, on the safe side.. I will say 50% savings can be allocated.. as for taxes, talk to your company. They have way to optimise your tax savings.

Good luck. Dennon.
#Sandeep on Mar 29, 2016 :
Hi i am offered a job in KL with a package of MYR 25 K pm. Company also includes international school education for 2 kids as well as house rental and company provided car. We are a family of 4 2 adlt + 2 kids (8 & 1). Just want to know how much is the savings for maintaining a good lifestyle and after paying taxes. What is the effective tax paying percentage in Malaysia? Appreciate response
#Manoj Kumar on Mar 11, 2016 :
I am a married person, willing to relocate to Malaysia with my spouse and 1 kid. I got an offer from Malaysia of 11000 MYR, Can anyone tell me the cost of living in Malaysia, inclusive of all expenses including (Apartment, food, transportation, utilities, internet etc).
is 11000MYR is enough to live in KL with family of three. Kindly suggest.
#Ammad Urrehman on Feb 29, 2016 :

I am a married person having no kids and willing to relocate to Malaysia with my spouse. I got an offer from Malaysia of 4500 MYR, Can anyone tell me the cost of living in Malaysia, inclusive of all expenses including (Apartment, food, transportation, utilities, internet etc).
is 4500MYR is enough to live in KL. Kindly suggest.
#Jeff on Feb 08, 2016 :
@ronald balicwat I think it depends on your years of experience. I've seen on most job listing sites in Malaysia that a bartender's salary ranges anywhere between RM 1100 - 3000 a month (that's about 12600 - 34250 philippine pesos a month)
#ronald balicwat on Feb 08, 2016 :
How much salary for bartender in malaysia?im from.phillipines thanks
#Anonymous on Jan 26, 2016 :
"#Dev on Sep 29, 2015 :

In India, I earn around INR 80K/month (RM 5400) and my monthly expenses including tax and other deductions is around INR 20K (RM 1350). So, I save around INR 60K/month (RM 4050).

Now, I got an offer from a company in Kuala Lampur. Salary - RM 8000/month. I just want to know what will be basic cost of living which includes renting a shared apartment, cooking own food, occasional dine out, transportation, paying mobile, internet, electricity bill etc. Also, what will be percentage of tax?"

If I make as much money as u do I wont be sharing an apartment, LOL. Most expat dont purchase a car and usually use the train, however I might warn you that train in KL is very unreliable, and the traffic jam is bad as well. Anyway if you dont purchase a car, I believe you can save 2-3 k per month easily.
#Dev on Sep 29, 2015 :

In India, I earn around INR 80K/month (RM 5400) and my monthly expenses including tax and other deductions is around INR 20K (RM 1350). So, I save around INR 60K/month (RM 4050).

Now, I got an offer from a company in Kuala Lampur. Salary - RM 8000/month. I just want to know what will be basic cost of living which includes renting a shared apartment, cooking own food, occasional dine out, transportation, paying mobile, internet, electricity bill etc. Also, what will be percentage of tax?
#Yap on Aug 18, 2015 :
Reading from the previous post I noticed the concerns are mainly made up of 2 categories:

1) Sufficiency of salary to live in KL
Based on my experience in KL (close to 40 years of local experience, yes I'm a local Malaysian), here are my personal opinion:
a) If you are a student (undergrad or postgrad), the "salary", scholarship or allowance that you receive may structured to cover your daily necessity for living. Don't expect to have a lavish lifestyle no matter where you are in the world when you are under such sponsored scheme.
b) Minimum salary in Malaysia is MYR900/month. A Malaysia citizen may earn MYR1200 - MYR1800/month working in McDonalds, hair saloon, Pizza hut, restaurant waiter, sales assistant in retail shopping mall or general operators. These people usually stay with the parents with minimum family burden.
c) University freshgrad, average earning around MYR1500-MYR3000/month. They need to start make a good financial planning to achieve a reasonable living standard either on their own or live with family.
d) Average 5-8 years skilled/experience grads or specialist technician makes MYR3000 - MYR6000/month. Where personally I think this is the median income in KL. You won't have a luxury lifestyle in KL but you live like majority of people in KL, even with a small family. Well budgeting allow you to dine in medium-high class restaurant once in a week.
e) I consider MYR6k to MYR10k/month as medium-high level of income. You may enjoy a little more options in your lifestyle, such as better car/house/meal and oversea travelling if you planned well.
f) for those who make MYR10k-15k/month, I consider this is a moderate comfortable income in KL if you planned well.
The above is a benchmark for citizen live in KL, exclude children international schooling fee (which will cost a bomb).
How much you can save? Depending on your lifestyle and financial planning. We don't expect people come to KL to live like a robot with fixed routine and eating same dish and doing the same thing everyday. KL is a vibrant city and full of excitement.

2) Job recommendation / offers
I think this is a cost of living index website and posting such question will usually receive very minimal respond.
#Yap on Aug 18, 2015 :
Kuala Lumpur or Klang Valley (Kuala Lumpur & Selangor State) is relatively a very livable place compare to a lot of capital city in the world. There are plenty of lifestyle choices with wide range of price tag on it.

For individual without family:
You can have a cup of coffee in a mamak stall cost you MYR1.50 or you can have it in a cafe like Starbucks which cost you MYR15.00. You can buy a loaf of Gardenia bread that cost MYR2.40 for 2-3 days breakfast (with some fruit jam/butter) or you can dine in high end restaurant for about MYR50 for a course of dim sum. Transport may be a challenge and usually most of the citizen own a car. Car is very expansive here -- entry level 1.0L new local car (like Perodua Axia) cost around MYR25k, Japanese small car (1.5L) starting from MYR70k. Suggest to go for 5-7 years used car as a start up plan. If you don't want to queue in government clinic or hospital, a general practice clinic will cost around MYR30-MYR120 per visit with basic medicine; specialist hospital charges vary (consultation MYR100-MYR300; diagnostic fee vary, normal hospitalization MYR250-500 per day). You can choose to rent a small room (around 150-200 sq feet) in a terrace house that cost around MYR300-MYR600 / month, usually condo with facilities will be more expansive. Entertainment highly depending on individual lifestyle and expectation. We have free jungle trekking and waterfalls within 30KM driving distance, or you can get a VIP seat for an F1 racing at MYR3000/ticket.

For family of 2 adults and 2 children below 16:
A 1000 sq feet 3 rooms condo without furnishing rent ranging from MYR1200 - 5000/month depending on location in Klang Valley. Set aside minimum MYR300/month for utilities bill. Local kindergarten (age 3-6) MYR300 - 1500/month for half day per kid; MYR800-3000/month for full day per kid. Various International School are available, fee starting MYR40k / year to MYR100k/year per kid. Home school or private school with international syllabus are available for cheaper option (still need approx MYR15k-20k/year per kid). Grocery shopping: try local stuff instead of imported one to save money (I spend on average MYR800/month to feed a family of 4, kids are not malnutrition). Local C Segment 1.6L new car cost around MYR60k. Japanese C Segment 1.8L new car start from MYR100k.

For company sponsored executive level expat where money is not an issue:
Mont Kiara, Bangsar, KLCC are the famous areas with large expat communities. Purchase price usually MYR1200 and above per sq feet.
Personal driver /chauffeur salary starting from MYR2500/month (you need to give him/her a car to perform the duty); a live in Filipino maid salary starting from MYR1200 exclude one off processing fee about MYR10k and annual levy around MYR1200-1500.
BMW320 / Merz C180 / Lexus EX250 / Toyota Estima 2.4 new car cost MYR280k and above.

My personal opinion and hope this helps.
#hong on Jul 22, 2015 :
#Priya on Jul 09, 2015 :

Hi prima..
As I know..RM enought for depend hhowyou spent...
Cost rent a condo around 2000
And public transport very Bad..
Drive a car very traffic jam in KL.. .

My comment if single it is enought RM 6500
If Married have kid RM 10000 should enough
#sheik saara on Jul 16, 2015 :
hai I am a B.E eee holder. how I get visit visa to Malaysia. is there any chance to get job?how much of ringeeth(money)
is enough to live in Malaysia per month.
#Priya on Jul 09, 2015 :

I got an offer from an MNC company in Malaysia.It is a long term project. Exp is 6 yrs. India package is 9 LPA and Malaysian package is 6500 RM. I am married. Please let me know if this salary is sufficient.

#Samuel Okere on Jul 03, 2015 :
I am a Nigerian and wish to study in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.How much would i budget to enable me carry out this program.And does higher education in Malaysia has age limit? i mean to what age do you think admission to higher education would not be granted in term of age above or less.
#Asif Jalal on Jun 27, 2015 :
I got offer letter from UNIVERSITI Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP). In scholarship I will get RM1650 per month with tuition fee wavier. Is it enough to spend a month.
#Meena on Jun 25, 2015 :
Hi, I am considering a job offer in KL, Malaysia.
I have over 8 years of experience in Instructional Designing. What is the range of monthly avg salary that I should expect?
#Hari Krishnan on Jun 16, 2015 :

I got an offer from a Bank in KL Malaysia. Just wanted to know that MYR6000 is sufficient for a family of 2 adults and a 2 year old kid. No need to save any money out of it.

My expenses are very moderate:
1. House rent
2. Transportation (I will buy a used car)
3. School for my son.
4. Regular house hold expenses.
5. Weekly once going our for food and roaming.
6. Moderate shopping

#elsac on May 11, 2015 :
you should get more info from local.
me local but not agree with price list
#jeff on Apr 21, 2015 :
I am fresher and got offer from malasiya. Company offer me 1700rm with food and accomodation now i want to know how much i can save after spending a normal life in malaysia.
#Helen on Mar 24, 2015 :
What is is the salary of a Special needs live-in tutor in Malaysia
#parth on Mar 23, 2015 :
i have a job offered in malaysia with monthly salary of 45oo MYR
can you please guide me if this package is enough to sustain in malaysia ? i am single person.How much money i will be able to save
#Ayesha Reza on Feb 13, 2015 :
My husband has got a scholarship for PhD Program in University of Malaya. He will get RM 2500 including academic cost. His monthly educational cost may be RM 900. I want to know whether we could maintain our living with the rest amount (RM 16oo). How is House Rent of a two-member family in Kuala Lumpur? Please let me know with details.
#Onjan on Feb 09, 2015 :
I will be moving to Kuala Lumpur shortly and working as a post-doctoral fellow at the UTM Can you please suggest me a single accommodation which is within walking distance of the UTM campus
#Venkataramana on Feb 07, 2015 :
I am from India. I am interested/searching in Malaysia country jobs you have help me sir/medam.
I am completed my B.TECH with Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE)
#john on Feb 04, 2015 :
I am planning to shift to Malaysia soon does anyone know if Kent RO Water purifiers are available in Malaysia.
I have a unit at my home here which i have been using for the past 5 years.
Should i bring the unit over to malaysia or buy a unit from there itself.
I am not keen on buying other brands.
#Anonymous on Jan 22, 2015 :
Hello .. I have been offered RM15,000 per month . Please let me know if this is sufficient to sustain a normal lifestyle , family members including me 3 - child 9 yrs old . how much is the Tax for this amount ..
Please let me know .
#Muhammad NOOR on Jan 12, 2015 :
hi, I am an Hec Pakistan scholar,hec is giving me to about 800 us dollars as total monthly stipend excluding tuition fee that is equal to about 3040RM Is it enough for living with an average life style in johor bahru as I have applied in UTM.
PL give me detail information of monthly living cost,accomodation(private)etc for an average student masters
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#Prakash on Dec 18, 2014 :
I am from India. I have around 3years of eperience in IT. I am going to work in one of the IT company @CentrePoint SOuth,Mid Valley,Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. What will be the average expenditure on tax,cost of living etc...?
#ikram on Dec 16, 2014 :
hello everyone i am coming soon in malaysia.i am concern about living in malaysia.i have no idea about how to live in malaysia.what types of job facility in there?so anyone please kindly help me to get a good facility and good salary by part time job.please inform my mail id.
#trytogetoutofMYS on Dec 13, 2014 :
monthly salary sufficient to cover living in Kuala Lumpur is 6000 MYR and above.
#jaff on Dec 08, 2014 :
Hi guys.

I live norway but I'm thinking of moving my sales team (5 people) to KL in summer 15. We sell threw phones to norway. I need to find apartment and very high speed Internet. Any advises? Please contact
#Anonymous on Nov 28, 2014 :
Hi, I got a job in shopping mall with salary of 5000ringets is this salary sufficient to leave in Malaysia plzzz advise me how to save my money thanking you....
#LovePeace on Nov 22, 2014 :
Hope no inflation on next month for normalizing the oil price with no more government subsidy.
Inflation is not good harming everyone including local.
Controlling inflation depends on government where Thailand do a good job whereas Indonesia is very poor.
With falling oil price, inflation should no longer exist and deflation should come in naturally or else it is the government problem.

Anyway, no plan to visit KL and the main reasons are because of tourist traps where government seems not solving the old problem of tourist traps below.

list of serious tourist traps which people encountered according to the internet
1. Planting drug in luggage so coming out of the airport, you would be approached by police to extort all your fortune for alleged bringing drug or else landing in jail is your way out.
2. Fake police encounter and this would result you losing passport and travel money
3. Dishonest taxi where involves meter running many times faster than normal meter rate, running with luggage, robbing at knifepoint
4. Kidnapping

tourists certainly would not want to visit places where they would encounter the traps above and tourists have choices where they would spend their money and their first choice would be a safe destination.

Presenting police in uniform everywhere instead of letting them idle in the police station would partly solve the problem but police also must be disciplined to be honest and do their job at least and consequently these traps would no longer exist.
Kunming, China is a good example where you see police presence everywhere and feel very safe.

Until these tourist traps are not resolved, tourist industry of Malaysia would be getting worse.
#munna on Oct 13, 2014 :
Hi all

I got a job It Administrator with two experience in kualaumpur . i am single what will be the monthly cost of living and how much can i save per month. what will be the tax i should pay .And at the end of month how much will be there in my savings account
#Raju on Oct 11, 2014 :
Hi All,
I've completed Diploma in Electrical Engineering from bd.
if i come to KL,
can help me anyone to get a job?
its my private mail box.
#Raju on Oct 11, 2014 :
Hi All,
I've completed Diploma in Electrical Technology from bd.
if i come to KL,
can help me anyone to get a job?
#hisham on Sep 20, 2014 :
Hi I got an offer In malaysia kuala lumpur in a hotel vacancy the salary is 1500rm accommodation provided working meal and transportation provided please tell me is this salary is enough for living in malaysia can I save some money. ..Please advise me.

#Anonymous on Sep 09, 2014 :
Hello ALL. Reading you guys questions and offers some of you said you have received, I would conclude that it is all a too got to be true tale.
You will end up stranded in Malaysia knowing that you have been cheated. There are many foreigner who ended up conned by their own people. So please dont leave what you already have now in your home country because the grass is always green on the othe other side. Regret will be too late than.
#Malay Maniar on Sep 04, 2014 :
Hello, I am Malay from India. I am offered Job in KL-Malaysia with Gross salary of USD 2500/- Per month. Kindly advise whether it should be accepted and what would be cost of living, Cost of 1 bedded Rented House. I am planning to take my wife with me, then What will be cost of living per month?
#Far on Sep 02, 2014 :

Can anyone help me to find accomodation in cheaper cost? I need a room with doubel bed.

thank you.
#Anonymous on Aug 25, 2014 :
I had got offer of Rs 35000 per month salary in Malaysia. And the expenses of place and everything except food charge is from the company.
Is this offer is good or not. How much can I save per month if only food charges I have to pay.
Please tell me as soo as possible.
Chitra bhaskar
##AB on Aug 21, 2014 :
I shall be coming soon to KL. I am offered a monthly gross salary of RM7350. My current monthly saving is approximately RM3750. I feel to meet my existing savings current gross salary is not enough.

Please advise what should be my gross salary if I intend to save at least RM4000.

#ryan on Aug 20, 2014 :
hi, all

got an offer 6500 myr per month + 2000myr rental assistance. 15% of company share(just starting so it depends how will be growing)

is it okay for one couple + 1yr baby?

not luxury but want to decent life.

please let me know. welcome all your advice.

#Ella on Aug 12, 2014 :
Hi all, I am Ella and I am a registered property agent specializing into accommodations such as condominium, studio apartment, landed property etc in Kuala Lumpur City Center. Please do not hesitate to write in to me if you are looking for property to rent / lease / buy / sell.

I would be very happy to assist you.
# raj on Aug 11, 2014 :
Hello All ,

My Name is Raj Verma, I have one offer from one company for KL Malaysia location. they are offering salary 1000 MYR per day and for 20 days in one month .this is two years contract based job. Please do let me know bit details about cost of living and tax after all this deduction how much amout i can save ?

Thanks in Advance... waiting for your reply...
#ahmed Bedewy on Aug 09, 2014 :
Hi, I'd like anyone help me for finding private schools (English only) for my kids. I'll come to KL by next September and I found that international schools are very expensive and also Government schools is in Malysian. Hope to help me regarding this issue.
#Yatin on Aug 07, 2014 :
#Amit: Thanks Amit for your feedback. Can you bit elaborate about the tax on this salary,average monthly expenses for a family of 3 persons and expected savings on this salary after deduction of tax and monthly expenses.

#Amit on Aug 06, 2014 :
#yatin: 24000 is a good salary, the price of petrol is not too much here. i too shifted 2 months back. education in local schools is ok, but international schools is expensive. ( around 20 to 30K MYR per year). food and any other thing is almost of the same rate as delhi or mumbai.

#Yatin on Aug 03, 2014 :
I have got a job offer for pediatrician in a private hospital in Kuala lampur at a monthly salary of 24000 MYR. I am having experience of 10 years. The hospital is providing accomodation and company car free but I have to pay for the fuel,electricity, water, gas, telephone etc. Can someone guide me how much would be the tax on this salary and what would be the expected expenditures on grocery, food,transportation,utilities,marketing, education etc? How much I would be able to save per month after deduction of tax and monthly expenses?
I would be moving over there along with my wife, who is web and graphic designer by profession and my 3 years old daughter. I am currently living in Dubai. Also, please tell what are the salary prospects for the job of Graphic & web designer?

#Sunny on Jul 29, 2014 :

I am offered RM 8500 per month. I would like to know what will be my tax and to lead a decent family life, is this sufficient enough? I am planning to take my wife and two kids (3 years and 6 years) along with me. Please advise.

#Akash on Jul 26, 2014 :
i am searching part time job in kaula lampur plz any one can help my email
#Mohammad on Jul 21, 2014 :
What is the procedure for a visit-visa to Malaysia from India.Is it possible to search for a job after reaching there in visiting ? Is there PR in Malaysia .Pls Help.
#Mohammad on Jul 21, 2014 :
What is the procedure for a visit-visa to Malaysia from India.Is it possible to search for a job after reaching there in visiting ? Is there PR in Malaysia .Pls Help.
#NORMANS STEVE on Jun 27, 2014 :
I hereby apply for the post of Electrical Engineer in your company.
I studied at Enugu state University of Science and Technology.(ESUT)
And came up with B.Sc. in Electrical/Electronics Engineering. However, I have not been called up for youth service. Hopefully, I shall leave with the best of my ability to the interest of your company.

I am about 29 years old, very vibrant young man.
I am waiting to hear from you soonest.

Yours faithfully.

#Adam Crow on Jun 20, 2014 :
What i read here, almost more people asking questions than people giving answers.

Why? Because most people (usually from India, rarely from the West country) asking other people to get cheap or free advice. If that your mind set as an expat, most likely you will get cheap salary as well or even get scammed!

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#Vijay on Jun 18, 2014 :
#Girwar - where do u work? 20K/M is pretty good... can save about 1/2 of it i guess.
#owen on Jun 15, 2014 :

Myself and my girlfriend are currently looking at relocating to Malaysia, She is a fully qualified social worker and qualified health and social care teacher (sixth form and college ages). I have a degree in ICT and multimedia as well as 7 years NHS work experience with my most recent role being a departmental supervisor.

I was wondering if anybody can recommend any job sites to look at, I have been looking around but the roles I feel will suit my education and work experience but they all seem to require Mandarin speaking applicants.

any information and/or advice would be great!!


#Ali Fard on Jun 15, 2014 :
To Mohd Hanif
In what major your son is interested? Engineering?
Engineering Degree studying for 4 years costs almost 70 k RM.
Average living cost for 1 student life is about 1200-1500 RM monthly, and for a family of 3 (normal life)will be around 2000-2500 RM monthly.
If you need more info, please email me.

#mohd hanif on May 23, 2014 :
My son want to do ug in malaysia and my wife n me want to live with him for his 4 years study period in malaysia can somebody give guidense and procedure to get visa with son as student and average cost of living in kl
Thanks for all advices.
#mohd hanif on May 23, 2014 :
My son want to do ug in malaysia and my wife n me want to live with him for his 4 years study period in malaysia can somebody give guidense and procedure to get visa with son as student and average cost of living in kl
Thanks for all advices.
#Girwar on May 20, 2014 :
How is the average salary of around 20K MYR/Month. With two young kids how comfortable is this money for a good life style. Also how much saving I can expect after spending on one kid school fee, condon on rent, general expenses and one/two outing/month.
#max on Apr 26, 2014 :
will my wife get a dependent Visa if my monthly income is 3500 rm in malaysia? plz help
#kimi on Apr 15, 2014 :
hi #naina, If you're living with your friends, it's going to be fine.
#Kimi on Apr 15, 2014 :
hi #Peggy. What kind of job you've been offered?
#shiwani on Apr 09, 2014 :
Hi.. I am trying to apply for job in Kuala Lumpur.. plz guide me.. regarding expenses.
#Mr.Henry Nguyen on Mar 24, 2014 :
Hello all..i am from Hochiminh city - Viet Nam.i am looking for a space to set up travel office in Kuala lumpur small is ok..about 300 usd to 500 usd/month(about 3 peoples working).Ground floor is better for me)
#peggy on Mar 18, 2014 :

I have been offered a job for 9000 ringit with 11 years of experience.Could you advise if this is the right salary been offered with such experience?

Many thanks