Cost of living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,508 prices entered by 430 different people.
Latest price update: April 18, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district RM21
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) RM12
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast RM8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk RM6
12 eggs, large RM4.94
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes RM5.50
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese RM23
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples RM9
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes RM5.46
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket RM10
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality RM87
2 liters of Coca-Cola RM4.24
Bread for 2 people for 1 day RM2.75
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area RM3,510
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat RM205
Internet 8MB (1 month) RM165
40” flat screen TV RM2,172
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt RM695
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) RM23
Hourly rate for cleaning help RM24
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) RM241
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) RM163
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) RM303
1 pair of leather business shoes RM272
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new RM182,122
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas RM2.13
Monthly ticket public transport RM96
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) RM15
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) RM27
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) RM17
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) RM10
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) RM12
4 rolls of toilet paper RM5.88
Tube of toothpaste RM5.58
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city RM35
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub RM96
2 tickets to the movies RM25
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) RM297
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert RM245
1 cocktail drink in downtown club RM30
Capuccino in expat area of the city RM12
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) RM22
iPod nano 16GB RM557
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) RM0.73
1 month of gym membership in business district RM183
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes RM12

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