Cost of living in Malaysia

Map of Cost of Living in Malaysia


This map shows only the top cities in Malaysia. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of the markers corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
The size of the markers correspond with the population of each city.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of the city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each cities' Cost of Living Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Cost of Living Ranking in Malaysia (for cities with available data)

Ranking City Price Index
1 Kuala Lumpur 99
2 Kluang 97
3 Alor Star 69

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Recent Prices Added

  • 2 tickets to the movies in Kuala Lumpur costs RM30 (1 day ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Ipoh costs RM12 (4 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Ipoh costs RM120 (4 days ago)
  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Ipoh costs RM1.00 (4 days ago)
  • Ipod nano 16gb in Ipoh costs RM500 (4 days ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Ipoh costs RM25 (4 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Ipoh costs RM15 (4 days ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Ipoh costs RM30 (4 days ago)
  • Dinner at an italian restaurant including wine and dessert, dinner for two in Ipoh costs RM250 (4 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) in Ipoh costs RM100 (4 days ago)