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 RM5.79
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese RM32
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples RM11
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes RM4.90
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket RM11
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality RM64
2 liters of Coca-Cola RM4.58
Bread for 2 people for 1 day RM3.18
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area RM4,179
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat RM241
Internet 8MB (1 month) RM160
40” flat screen TV RM1,579
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt RM499
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) RM21
Hourly rate for cleaning help RM17
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) RM250
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) RM128
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) RM283
1 pair of leather business shoes RM281
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new RM150,485
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas RM2.06
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, ...) RM25
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) RM20
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) RM10
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) RM13
4 rolls of toilet paper RM4.71
Tube of toothpaste RM7
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city RM38
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub RM80
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 RM213
1 cocktail drink in downtown club RM37
Cappuccino in expat area of the city RM12
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) RM21
iPod nano 16GB RM558
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) RM0.17
1 month of gym membership in business district RM163
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes RM13
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,993 prices entered by 648 different people.
Latest price update: August 01, 2015.

Kuala Lumpur position in our World Ranking

the world
135th
out of 198
asia
7th
out of 17

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

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