Cost of living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Latest price update: October 21, 2014.
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 RM8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk RM7
12 eggs, large RM7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes RM5.26
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese RM22
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples RM9
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes RM4.76
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket RM9
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality RM85
2 liters of Coca-Cola RM4.33
Bread for 2 people for 1 day RM3.28
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area RM3,373
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat RM207
Internet 8MB (1 month) RM156
40” flat screen TV RM2,105
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt RM801
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) RM26
Hourly rate for cleaning help RM23
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) RM243
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) RM147
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) RM299
1 pair of leather business shoes RM282
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new RM190,818
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas RM2.26
Monthly ticket public transport RM95
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) RM17
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 RM5.90
Tube of toothpaste RM7
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city RM40
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub RM87
2 tickets to the movies RM27
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) RM261
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert RM248
1 cocktail drink in downtown club RM30
Capuccino in expat area of the city RM13
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) RM22
iPod nano 16GB RM655
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) RM0.72
1 month of gym membership in business district RM176
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes RM13

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