Cost of living in Sandakan (Malaysia) is 18% 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 105 prices entered by 11 different people.
For example, you would need at least 元12,992 (RM7,845) in Sandakan to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with 元11,000 in Zhengzhou.