Cost of living in Sandakan (Malaysia) is 17% more expensive than in Zhengzhou (China)
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 104 prices entered by 10 different people.
For example, you would need at least 11,741元 (RM7,080) in Sandakan to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with 10,000元 in Zhengzhou.