Cost of living in Xining (China) is 17% 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 14 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 RM2,567 (元4,303) in Xining.