Cost of Living in Kuching

Summary about cost of living in Kuching, Malaysia:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 11.00 RM 8.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 RM 50.00-120.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 16.93 RM 15.00-18.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 14.50 RM 10.00-20.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 15.00 RM 12.00-25.00
Cappuccino (regular) 11.81 RM 3.00-18.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.70 RM 2.00-3.90
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.36 RM 1.00-2.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 19.16 RM 15.14-22.71
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.53 RM 2.72-4.54
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.91 RM 0.57-2.72
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.70 RM 2.40-7.20
Local Cheese (1 lb) 38.06 RM 30.75-45.36
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.24 RM 3.63-10.19
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 14.91 RM 9.07-18.14
Apples (1 lb) 4.88 RM 2.86-6.80
Banana (1 lb) 2.42 RM 1.81-4.54
Oranges (1 lb) 4.99 RM 3.63-5.44
Tomato (1 lb) 2.40 RM 1.81-3.63
Potato (1 lb) 1.33 RM 0.91-1.81
Onion (1 lb) 2.05 RM 1.76-2.27
Lettuce (1 head) 5.77 RM 2.00-8.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.30 RM 1.50-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 100.00 RM 80.00-150.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 8.55 RM 5.00-16.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 15.43 RM 9.00-17.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.95 RM 17.00-20.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 RM 3.00-10.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 RM
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 RM 3.00-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 RM 1.93-9.66
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 RM 8.00-37.50
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.89 RM 7.50-9.46
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 165,000.00 RM 155,000.00-175,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 145,000.00 RM 125,000.00-150,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 202.77 RM 182.14-233.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.22 RM 0.15-0.30
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 126.79 RM 120.00-136.75
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 282.50 RM 99.00-600.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 35.00 RM 25.00-50.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 RM 12.00-20.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 850.00 RM 500.00-1,200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,666.67 RM 12,000.00-24,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 247.00 RM 100.00-369.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 140.00 RM 100.00-180.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 301.25 RM 199.00-355.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 285.00 RM 150.00-300.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,666.67 RM 800.00-3,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,166.67 RM 600.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,100.00 RM 2,300.00-4,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,533.33 RM 1,800.00-3,800.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 699.16 RM 600.00-1,239.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 509.69 RM 418.06-631.99
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,990.00 RM
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.09 3.35-5.00

Prices in Kuching

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Last update: September 2022
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