Cost of Living in Petaling Jaya

Summary about cost of living in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 RM 7.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 RM 55.00-200.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 RM 12.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 14.50 RM 10.00-23.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 18.00 RM 9.00-25.00
Cappuccino (regular) 10.00 RM 5.00-15.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.17 RM 1.69-2.99
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.20 RM 0.80-2.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 28.43 RM 22.71-53.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.36 RM 2.27-9.07
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.31 RM 1.18-3.63
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.87 RM 4.20-9.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 33.11 RM 13.61-68.04
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.03 RM 3.63-10.19
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 17.01 RM 7.26-31.75
Apples (1 lb) 3.62 RM 2.27-5.90
Banana (1 lb) 2.44 RM 1.81-3.18
Oranges (1 lb) 4.01 RM 2.27-6.35
Tomato (1 lb) 2.07 RM 1.36-2.72
Potato (1 lb) 1.85 RM 1.13-2.72
Onion (1 lb) 1.99 RM 1.76-2.27
Lettuce (1 head) 4.50 RM 2.00-5.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.23 RM 1.50-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 70.00 RM 50.00-120.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 12.63 RM 10.61-15.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 13.00 RM 6.50-20.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 18.00 RM 14.00-21.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 RM 2.00-4.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 RM 100.00-150.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 RM 3.00-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.41 RM 1.61-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 RM 25.00-60.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.60 RM 6.25-8.33
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 154,945.00 RM 150,000.00-188,888.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 132,250.00 RM 123,000.00-140,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 208.72 RM 113.33-500.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.28 RM 0.10-0.33
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 118.92 RM 100.00-160.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 143.75 RM 100.00-180.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 27.17 RM 8.00-50.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 RM 15.00-20.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 987.50 RM 500.00-1,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 30,250.00 RM 15,000.00-50,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 181.11 RM 100.00-250.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 141.11 RM 90.00-200.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 287.00 RM 200.00-450.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 230.00 RM 150.00-500.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,963.64 RM 1,500.00-3,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,333.33 RM 1,000.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,923.08 RM 3,000.00-5,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,458.33 RM 1,500.00-3,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,014.58 RM 649.99-1,349.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 625.59 RM 500.00-836.12
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,115.49 RM
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.51 4.35-4.58

Prices in Petaling Jaya

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Last update: July 2021
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2 Comments so far
Sandy on Aug 23, 2018:
Could you please suggest best accommodation near bandar utama with price for single person
Roy on Jan 03, 2018:
@Mahesh with 10k is it gross or net? when you come initially tax rate will be 28% flat but you can get a refund later. Please check Hasil website for more details. Either way, if you are going to lead inexpensive lifestyle then you can save 5k pm