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

  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Georgetown (Penang) costs RM25 (about 18 hours ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Georgetown (Penang) costs RM12 (about 18 hours ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Georgetown (Penang) costs RM35 (about 18 hours ago)
  • Dinner at an italian restaurant including wine and dessert, dinner for two in Georgetown (Penang) costs RM320 (about 18 hours ago)
  • 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) in Georgetown (Penang) costs RM180 (about 18 hours ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Georgetown (Penang) costs RM18 (about 18 hours ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Georgetown (Penang) costs RM170 (about 18 hours ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Georgetown (Penang) costs RM45 (about 18 hours ago)
  • 24 tablets box of cold medicine (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex ...) in Georgetown (Penang) costs RM4.80 (about 18 hours ago)
  • Taxi fare per distance, weekday at noon, per 1 km. in Georgetown (Penang) costs RM4.00 (about 18 hours ago)