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

  • Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area in Kuala Lumpur costs RM1,017 (4 days ago)
  • Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) in Petaling Jaya costs RM13 (8 days ago)
  • 1 package of Marlboro cigarettes in Kuala Lumpur costs RM14 (8 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Kuala Lumpur costs RM200 (8 days ago)
  • Taxi fare per kilometer (per 0.6 miles / 1,100 yds.), weekday at noon in Kuala Lumpur costs RM1.50 (8 days ago)
  • Monthly ticket public transport in Kuala Lumpur costs RM150 (8 days ago)
  • 1 pair of leather business shoes in Kuala Lumpur costs RM400 (8 days ago)
  • 1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) in Kuala Lumpur costs RM300 (8 days ago)
  • 1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) in Kuala Lumpur costs RM150 (8 days ago)
  • Internet 8MB (1 month) in Kuala Lumpur costs RM250 (8 days ago)