Cost of living in Nagoya (Japan) is 54% 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 125 prices entered by 17 different people.
For example, you would need at least RM5,688 (¥156,422) in Nagoya to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with RM3,700 in Alor Star.