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 124
2 Kluang 114
3 Alor Star 81

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Recent Prices Added

  • Public transport in Kuala Lumpur costs RM60 (2 days ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Kuala Lumpur costs RM1,800 (2 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Kuala Lumpur costs RM3,000 (2 days ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Kuala Lumpur costs RM12 (2 days ago)
  • Lunchtime menu in the business district in Kuala Lumpur costs RM20 (2 days ago)
  • Summer dress in a chain store (zara, h&m, ...) in Kuala Lumpur costs RM200 (2 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 900 sqft furnished accommodation in expensive area in Kluang costs RM1,017 (4 days ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Kuala Lumpur costs RM18 (9 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Kuala Lumpur costs RM150 (9 days ago)
  • Ipod nano 16gb in Kuala Lumpur costs RM1,500 (9 days ago)