Cost of living in Xining (China) is 16% cheaper 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 16 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
For example, to keep the same standard of living that would require RM3,100 in Alor Star you would need to make just about RM2,609 (元4,223) in Xining.