Cost of living in Hiroshima (Japan) is 58% more expensive than in Alor Star (Malaysia)
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 39 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
For example, you would need at least RM5,838 (¥157,850) in Hiroshima to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with RM3,700 in Alor Star.