Cost of living in Malaysia

Map of Cost of Living in Malaysia

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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 RM150 (2 days ago)
  • Capuccino in expat area of the city in Kuala Lumpur costs RM9 (5 days ago)
  • Tube of toothpaste in Kuala Lumpur costs RM8 (5 days ago)
  • Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) in Kuala Lumpur costs RM12 (5 days ago)
  • Visit to private Doctor (30 minutes) in Kuala Lumpur costs RM35 (5 days ago)
  • Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) in Kuala Lumpur costs RM9 (5 days ago)
  • Taxi, initial meter charge, weekday at noon in Kuala Lumpur costs RM3.50 (5 days ago)
  • Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) in Kuala Lumpur costs RM45 (5 days ago)
  • Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt in Kuala Lumpur costs RM300 (5 days ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day in Kuala Lumpur costs RM1.20 (5 days ago)