Cost of living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district RM25
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) RM14
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast RM8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk RM7
12 eggs, large RM8
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes RM8
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese RM30
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples RM10
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes RM4.44
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket RM10
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality RM64
2 liters of Coca-Cola RM3.79
Bread for 2 people for 1 day RM3.67
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area RM3,271
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat RM228
Internet 8MB (1 month) RM155
40” flat screen TV RM1,497
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt RM557
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) RM23
Hourly rate for cleaning help RM22
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) RM249
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) RM138
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) RM279
1 pair of leather business shoes RM264
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new RM167,280
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas RM2.05
Monthly ticket public transport RM112
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) RM17
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) RM27
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) RM26
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) RM11
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) RM13
4 rolls of toilet paper RM5.47
Tube of toothpaste RM9
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city RM42
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub RM78
2 tickets to the movies RM29
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) RM150
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert RM227
1 cocktail drink in downtown club RM33
Cappuccino in expat area of the city RM12
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) RM21
iPod nano 16GB RM632
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) RM0.81
1 month of gym membership in business district RM170
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes RM13
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,417 prices entered by 574 different people.
Latest price update: April 19, 2015.

Kuala Lumpur position in our World Ranking

the world
131st
out of 197
asia
9th
out of 20

Cheapest and most expensive products in Kuala Lumpur compared to other cities:

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2nd
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5th
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2nd
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2nd
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2nd
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2nd

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