- Cost of Living
- Malaysia
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Malaysia**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 31% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Malaysia is 31% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | RM17 (E£ 75) | E£ 140 | - 46% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | RM14 (E£ 65) | E£ 67 | - 2% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | RM8 (E£ 35) | E£ 40 | - 12% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | RM7 (E£ 33) | E£ 14 | + 133% | |

12 eggs, large | RM7 (E£ 30) | E£ 21 | + 46% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | RM4.55 (E£ 20) | E£ 12 | + 65% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | RM24 (E£ 109) | E£ 30 | + 261% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | RM10 (E£ 44) | E£ 24 | + 81% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | RM4.21 (E£ 19) | E£ 7 | + 189% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | RM10 (E£ 45) | E£ 21 | + 116% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | RM74 (E£ 331) | E£ 155 | + 113% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | RM4.15 (E£ 19) | E£ 12 | + 60% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | RM3.12 (E£ 14) | E£ 8 | + 66% | |

Housing | + 62% | |||

Housing in Malaysia is 62% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | RM2,940 (E£ 13,200) | E£ 8,018 | + 65% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | RM1,689 (E£ 7,582) | E£ 4,501 | + 68% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | RM229 (E£ 1,028) | E£ 945 | + 9% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | RM2,275 (E£ 10,216) | E£ 5,348 | + 91% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | RM1,220 (E£ 5,479) | E£ 3,027 | + 81% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | RM186 (E£ 837) | E£ 600 | + 39% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | RM135 (E£ 608) | E£ 267 | + 128% | |

40” flat screen TV | RM1,731 (E£ 7,774) | E£ 5,998 | + 30% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | RM511 (E£ 2,293) | E£ 2,869 | - 20% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | RM21 (E£ 93) | E£ 83 | + 12% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | RM23 (E£ 103) | E£ 101 | + 2% | |

Clothes | - 8% | |||

Clothes in Malaysia is 8% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | RM253 (E£ 1,134) | E£ 884 | + 28% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | RM152 (E£ 685) | E£ 770 | - 11% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | RM297 (E£ 1,335) | E£ 1,894 | - 30% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | RM301 (E£ 1,353) | E£ 1,515 | - 11% | |

Transportation | + 60% | |||

Transportation in Malaysia is 60% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | RM144,185 (E£ 647,355) | E£ 461,594 | + 40% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | RM2.20 (E£ 10) | E£ 5.00 | + 98% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | RM146 (E£ 654) | E£ 321 | + 104% | |

Personal Care | + 25% | |||

Personal Care in Malaysia is 25% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | RM15 (E£ 65) | E£ 43 | + 53% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | RM22 (E£ 100) | E£ 81 | + 24% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | RM67 (E£ 301) | E£ 257 | + 17% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | RM23 (E£ 102) | E£ 60 | + 68% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | RM11 (E£ 49) | E£ 52 | - 7% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | RM15 (E£ 66) | E£ 44 | + 49% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | RM4.95 (E£ 22) | E£ 19 | + 15% | |

Tube of toothpaste | RM6 (E£ 28) | E£ 19 | + 47% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | RM32 (E£ 146) | E£ 57 | + 154% | |

Entertainment | - 36% | |||

Entertainment in Malaysia is 36% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | RM74 (E£ 334) | E£ 304 | + 10% | |

2 tickets to the movies | RM30 (E£ 134) | E£ 129 | + 4% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | RM198 (E£ 889) | E£ 647 | + 38% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | RM135 (E£ 605) | E£ 470 | + 29% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | RM28 (E£ 126) | E£ 100 | + 26% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | RM14 (E£ 64) | E£ 37 | + 71% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | RM20 (E£ 88) | E£ 56 | + 57% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | RM2,062 (E£ 9,257) | E£ 11,874 | - 22% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | RM0.74 (E£ 3.34) | E£ 21 | - 84% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | RM173 (E£ 777) | E£ 677 | + 15% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | RM17 (E£ 77) | E£ 33 | + 137% | |

TOTAL | + 18% |

These prices were last updated on May 22, 2018.
Exchange rate:
4.490
EGP
/
MYR

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#
Cost of living in
**Malaysia**
is
**18% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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