Cost of Living in Petaling Jaya

Summary about cost of living in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.00 RM 9.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 RM 60.00-120.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 RM 12.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 15.00 RM 10.00-20.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 18.00 RM 10.00-25.00
Cappuccino (regular) 11.50 RM 5.00-15.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.95 RM 1.60-2.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.25 RM 0.80-2.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 28.18 RM 24.61-53.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.59 RM 2.27-9.07
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.97 RM 1.18-2.72
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.68 RM 4.20-9.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 33.26 RM 13.61-54.43
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.17 RM 3.54-9.07
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 16.42 RM 6.80-45.36
Apples (1 lb) 5.10 RM 2.72-7.26
Banana (1 lb) 2.81 RM 2.27-3.18
Oranges (1 lb) 4.76 RM 2.27-6.35
Tomato (1 lb) 2.18 RM 1.72-2.72
Potato (1 lb) 2.57 RM 1.36-2.72
Onion (1 lb) 2.38 RM 1.36-2.72
Lettuce (1 head) 4.33 RM 3.00-5.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.34 RM 2.00-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 67.50 RM 30.00-150.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 11.48 RM 3.95-14.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.67 RM 6.50-14.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.50 RM 17.00-21.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 RM 2.00-5.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 RM 100.00-100.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.90 RM 3.00-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.41 RM 1.61-4.02
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 RM 25.00-60.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.86 RM 6.36-8.71
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 159,945.00 RM 150,000.00-188,888.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 129,000.00 RM 120,000.00-140,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 216.79 RM 105.00-425.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.31 RM 0.10-0.60
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 128.76 RM 100.00-200.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 162.00 RM 50.00-300.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.60 RM 8.00-50.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.50 RM 15.00-20.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,037.50 RM 500.00-1,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 23,000.00 RM 12,000.00-45,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 227.50 RM 100.00-350.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 127.50 RM 70.00-200.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 320.00 RM 150.00-450.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 296.67 RM 150.00-500.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,038.46 RM 1,500.00-3,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,335.71 RM 1,000.00-1,700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,083.33 RM 3,000.00-6,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,376.92 RM 1,800.00-3,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,000.31 RM 649.99-1,299.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 613.54 RM 371.61-849.99
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,122.53 RM
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.53 4.50-6.50

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Last update: November 2020
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3 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
Mahesh on Apr 09, 2017:
Hi All,

What should be the ideal salary for an expatriate ? I am a software developer and will be moving to malaysia. I have an offer of 10k per month. will I be able to save around 5k per month, considering I am single?