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Cost of Living in Kuching

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Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 44.11
Rent Index: 6.72
Groceries Index: 49.26
Restaurants Index: 19.67
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 25.79
Local Purchasing Power: 34.74
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8.00 RM 5.00-10.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 RM 35.00-60.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.00 RM 11.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 RM 8.00-12.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 10.00 RM 8.00-15.00
Cappuccino (regular) 8.86 RM 7.00-11.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.00 RM 1.80-2.20
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.10 RM 1.00-1.50
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 23.58 RM 20.82-34.07
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.57 RM 2.72-4.54
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.22 RM 2.00-2.49
Eggs (12) 4.30 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) 1.51 RM 0.91-1.81
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) 2.50 RM 1.00-7.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.43 RM 2.00-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 52.50 RM 45.00-70.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 8.67 RM 5.00-15.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 11.00 RM 8.00-16.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 16.00 RM 15.00-17.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 RM 2.00-2.00
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) 25.50 RM 20.00-35.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.96 RM 6.81-9.46
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 ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 219.41 RM 150.00-300.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.27 RM 0.15-0.50
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 143.00 RM 80.00-170.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 115.43 RM 80.00-180.00
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 ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 650.00 RM 600.00-700.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child ?
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 228.00 RM 190.00-250.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 85.00 RM 50.00-120.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 233.33 RM 200.00-300.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 256.33 RM 200.00-388.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 833.33 RM 800.00-1,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 700.00 RM 600.00-800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,566.67 RM 1,100.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,016.67 RM 700.00-1,200.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 513.65 RM 325.16-621.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 277.74 RM 232.26-350.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,675.00 RM
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.47 4.00-4.90

Prices in Kuching, Malaysia

These data are based on 435 entries in the past 18 months from 47 different contributors.
Last update: May 2017
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Cost of living in Kuching is 55.89% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 442.47$ (1,892.69RM) and for four person family at 1,582.89$ (6,770.87RM) (without rent).
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2 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..
#Takeru on May 04, 2013 :
It should be included that data like price of chicken in more specific. For example wings, legs and etc.