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Cost of Living in Kuching

Summary about cost of living in Kuching:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8.00 RM 6.00-10.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 49.50 RM 35.00-60.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.00 RM 11.00-14.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 RM 8.00-12.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 9.50 RM 7.00-15.00
Cappuccino (regular) 8.88 RM 8.00-10.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.02 RM 1.80-2.50
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.25 RM 1.00-1.80
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 23.34 RM 20.82-34.07
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.58 RM 2.72-4.54
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.27 RM 2.04-2.49
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.32 RM 4.00-5.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 40.82 RM 18.14-54.43
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.91 RM 3.18-5.90
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.62 RM 3.63-11.34
Apples (1 lb) 4.99 RM 4.54-5.44
Banana (1 lb) 1.59 RM 1.13-1.81
Oranges (1 lb) 4.54 RM 4.54-5.44
Tomato (1 lb) 3.63 RM 2.72-4.54
Potato (1 lb) 2.21 RM 1.54-3.18
Onion (1 lb) 2.18 RM 1.36-2.72
Lettuce (1 head) 5.50 RM 4.00-7.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.39 RM 2.00-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 55.00 RM 45.00-80.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 8.67 RM 5.00-15.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 10.67 RM 8.00-16.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 16.50 RM 15.00-17.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 RM 2.00-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 RM 60.00-100.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 RM 2.00-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.02 RM 3.22-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 RM 21.00-35.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.82 RM 7.00-9.08
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 173,750.00 RM 167,500.00-180,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 120,000.00 RM 75,000.00-137,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 216.38 RM 150.00-272.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.30 RM 0.20-0.40
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 155.60 RM 80.00-250.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 113.50 RM 80.00-150.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 37.50 RM 20.00-45.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 RM 13.00-15.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 625.00 RM 200.00-700.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child ?
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 228.33 RM 127.00-300.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 82.00 RM 50.00-120.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 244.29 RM 200.00-300.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 221.43 RM 180.00-388.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 766.67 RM 400.00-1,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 700.00 RM 600.00-800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,500.00 RM 900.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,016.67 RM 700.00-1,200.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 520.48 RM 325.16-621.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 286.99 RM 200.00-350.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,857.14 RM
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.54 4.00-5.00

Prices in Kuching

These data are based on 462 entries in the past 18 months from 47 different contributors.
Last update: September 2017
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1 Comments so far

#jahangir kabir on Jun 05, 2014 :
I am a Canadian living in Toronto and planning to move to Kuching or around the city buy a house and looking for a restaurant business..