Cost of living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district RM24
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) RM14
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast RM7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk RM7
12 eggs, large RM8
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes RM5.74
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese RM32
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples RM11
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes RM4.87
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket RM10
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality RM68
2 liters of Coca-Cola RM4.44
Bread for 2 people for 1 day RM3.25
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area RM4,269
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat RM253
Internet 8MB (1 month) RM153
40” flat screen TV RM1,610
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt RM571
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) RM21
Hourly rate for cleaning help RM17
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) RM247
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) RM127
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) RM285
1 pair of leather business shoes RM279
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new RM152,557
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas RM2.07
Monthly ticket public transport RM101
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) RM17
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) RM24
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) RM21
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) RM9
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) RM13
4 rolls of toilet paper RM4.81
Tube of toothpaste RM7
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city RM37
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub RM75
2 tickets to the movies RM31
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) RM146
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert RM232
1 cocktail drink in downtown club RM36
Cappuccino in expat area of the city RM12
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) RM20
iPod nano 16GB RM558
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) RM0.17
1 month of gym membership in business district RM162
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes RM14
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 5,154 prices entered by 667 different people.
Latest price update: September 01, 2015.

Kuala Lumpur position in our World Ranking

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141st
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10th
out of 17

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