Cost of living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,981 prices entered by 502 different people.
Latest price update: November 25, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district RM20
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) RM12
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast RM9
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk RM7
12 eggs, large RM7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes RM5.31
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese RM24
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples RM9
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes RM4.82
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket RM10
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality RM86
2 liters of Coca-Cola RM4.35
Bread for 2 people for 1 day RM3.27
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area RM3,389
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat RM217
Internet 8MB (1 month) RM159
40” flat screen TV RM2,030
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt RM722
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) RM26
Hourly rate for cleaning help RM24
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) RM248
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) RM149
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) RM312
1 pair of leather business shoes RM277
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new RM190,818
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas RM2.29
Monthly ticket public transport RM92
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) RM15
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) RM31
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) RM19
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) RM9
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) RM12
4 rolls of toilet paper RM5.78
Tube of toothpaste RM7
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city RM40
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub RM87
2 tickets to the movies RM28
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) RM277
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert RM248
1 cocktail drink in downtown club RM31
Capuccino in expat area of the city RM13
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) RM22
iPod nano 16GB RM681
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) RM0.31
1 month of gym membership in business district RM176
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes RM13

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