Cost of living in Tawau (Malaysia) is 13% cheaper than in Akita (Japan)
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 48 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
For example, to keep the same standard of living that would require ¥245,000 in Akita you would need to make just about ¥212,643 (RM7,849) in Tawau.