Cost of living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Latest price update: July 30, 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 RM5.02
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes RM5.34
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese RM22
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples RM9
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes RM5.44
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket RM10
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality RM89
2 liters of Coca-Cola RM4.27
Bread for 2 people for 1 day RM2.87
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area RM3,442
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat RM205
Internet 8MB (1 month) RM158
40” flat screen TV RM2,156
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt RM741
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) RM20
Hourly rate for cleaning help RM25
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) RM246
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) RM153
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) RM305
1 pair of leather business shoes RM272
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 RM2.19
Monthly ticket public transport RM98
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.) RM12
4 rolls of toilet paper RM6
Tube of toothpaste RM6
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city RM36
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub RM90
2 tickets to the movies RM26
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) RM349
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert RM262
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 RM180
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes RM13

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