Cost of living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district RM26
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 RM6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese RM31
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples RM10
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes RM4.23
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket RM10
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality RM67
2 liters of Coca-Cola RM3.88
Bread for 2 people for 1 day RM3.50
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area RM3,523
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat RM221
Internet 8MB (1 month) RM156
40” flat screen TV RM1,484
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt RM470
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) RM22
Hourly rate for cleaning help RM18
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) RM246
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) RM132
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) RM288
1 pair of leather business shoes RM261
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new RM167,119
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas RM2.04
Monthly ticket public transport RM108
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, ...) RM25
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) RM12
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) RM14
4 rolls of toilet paper RM4.85
Tube of toothpaste RM8
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city RM41
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub RM79
2 tickets to the movies RM29
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) RM234
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert RM228
1 cocktail drink in downtown club RM38
Cappuccino in expat area of the city RM12
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) RM21
iPod nano 16GB RM748
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 4,552 prices entered by 601 different people.
Latest price update: June 02, 2015.

Kuala Lumpur position in our World Ranking

the world
128th
out of 194
asia
8th
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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