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 116
2 Kluang 111
3 Alor Star 79

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Recent Prices Added

  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Kuala Lumpur costs RM14 (about 16 hours ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Kuala Lumpur costs RM100 (about 16 hours ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Kuala Lumpur costs RM8 (about 16 hours ago)
  • 1 ticket to the theater (best available seats) in Kuala Lumpur costs RM36 (about 16 hours ago)
  • 1 ticket to the movies in Kuala Lumpur costs RM32 (about 16 hours ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Kuala Lumpur costs RM50 (about 16 hours ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Kuala Lumpur costs RM10 (about 16 hours ago)
  • 75 ml tube of toothpaste in Kuala Lumpur costs RM4.60 (about 16 hours ago)
  • 4 rolls of toilet paper in Kuala Lumpur costs RM5.00 (about 16 hours ago)
  • 400 ml hair shampoo 2-in-1 in Kuala Lumpur costs RM8 (about 16 hours ago)