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 RM20 (about 8 hours ago)
  • 1 package of Marlboro cigarretes in Kuala Lumpur costs RM12 (1 day ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Kuala Lumpur costs RM200 (1 day ago)
  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Kuala Lumpur costs RM0.20 (1 day ago)
  • iPod nano 16GB in Kuala Lumpur costs RM500 (1 day ago)
  • 1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) in Kuala Lumpur costs RM20 (1 day ago)
  • Capuccino in expat area of the city in Kuala Lumpur costs RM11 (1 day ago)
  • 1 cocktail drink in downtown club in Kuala Lumpur costs RM25 (1 day ago)
  • Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert in Kuala Lumpur costs RM200 (1 day ago)
  • 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) in Kuala Lumpur costs RM120 (1 day ago)