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 stablished, 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.

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Recent Prices Added

  • 1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) in Kuala Lumpur costs RM100 (about 18 hours ago)
  • Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) in Ipoh costs RM8 (about 19 hours ago)
  • 1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas in Ipoh costs RM2.10 (about 19 hours ago)
  • Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Ipoh costs RM75,000 (about 19 hours ago)
  • 1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk in Ipoh costs RM7 (about 19 hours ago)
  • 1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast in Ipoh costs RM7 (about 19 hours ago)
  • 1 package of Marlboro cigarretes in Kuching costs RM12 (7 days ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Kuching costs RM25 (7 days ago)
  • Tube of toothpaste in Kuching costs RM10 (7 days ago)
  • 4 rolls of toilet paper in Kuching costs RM5.00 (7 days ago)