Cost of living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,772 prices entered by 465 different people.
Latest price update: September 02, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district RM19
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 RM7
12 eggs, large RM5.33
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes RM5.28
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese RM21
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples RM9
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes RM4.98
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket RM9
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality RM86
2 liters of Coca-Cola RM4.41
Bread for 2 people for 1 day RM3.20
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area RM3,459
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat RM203
Internet 8MB (1 month) RM153
40” flat screen TV RM2,105
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt RM714
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) RM23
Hourly rate for cleaning help RM23
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) RM243
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) RM148
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) RM299
1 pair of leather business shoes RM282
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new RM183,349
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas RM2.21
Monthly ticket public transport RM97
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) RM17
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) RM26
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) RM19
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) RM10
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) RM13
4 rolls of toilet paper RM6
Tube of toothpaste RM7
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city RM36
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub RM91
2 tickets to the movies RM25
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) RM311
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert RM261
1 cocktail drink in downtown club RM32
Capuccino in expat area of the city RM12
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) RM22
iPod nano 16GB RM627
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) RM0.33
1 month of gym membership in business district RM172
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes RM13

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