- Cost of Living
- Malaysia
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 29% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Malaysia is 29% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | RM17 (E£ 75) | E£ 142 | - 47% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | RM15 (E£ 64) | E£ 68 | - 6% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | RM7 (E£ 32) | E£ 39 | - 19% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | RM7 (E£ 31) | E£ 14 | + 119% | |

12 eggs, large | RM7 (E£ 31) | E£ 21 | + 45% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | RM4.56 (E£ 20) | E£ 10 | + 90% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | RM23 (E£ 99) | E£ 32 | + 213% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | RM10 (E£ 42) | E£ 25 | + 68% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | RM4.16 (E£ 18) | E£ 7 | + 178% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | RM11 (E£ 46) | E£ 21 | + 120% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | RM70 (E£ 305) | E£ 154 | + 98% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | RM4.14 (E£ 18) | E£ 12 | + 45% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | RM3.21 (E£ 14) | E£ 6 | + 133% | |

Housing | + 50% | |||

Housing in Malaysia is 50% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | RM2,882 (E£ 12,570) | E£ 8,164 | + 54% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | RM1,642 (E£ 7,161) | E£ 4,722 | + 52% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | RM226 (E£ 988) | E£ 893 | + 11% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | RM2,068 (E£ 9,018) | E£ 5,526 | + 63% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | RM1,242 (E£ 5,414) | E£ 3,433 | + 58% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | RM200 (E£ 874) | E£ 591 | + 48% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | RM131 (E£ 572) | E£ 274 | + 109% | |

40” flat screen TV | RM1,694 (E£ 7,389) | E£ 6,271 | + 18% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | RM472 (E£ 2,060) | E£ 3,100 | - 34% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | RM20 (E£ 88) | E£ 88 | - 0% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | RM24 (E£ 105) | E£ 92 | + 14% | |

Clothes | - 11% | |||

Clothes in Malaysia is 11% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | RM265 (E£ 1,155) | E£ 935 | + 24% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | RM153 (E£ 666) | E£ 801 | - 17% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | RM289 (E£ 1,258) | E£ 1,927 | - 35% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | RM301 (E£ 1,312) | E£ 1,205 | + 9% | |

Transportation | + 50% | |||

Transportation in Malaysia is 50% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | RM140,805 (E£ 614,052) | E£ 461,730 | + 33% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | RM2.25 (E£ 10) | E£ 5.38 | + 82% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | RM136 (E£ 595) | E£ 323 | + 84% | |

Personal Care | + 23% | |||

Personal Care in Malaysia is 23% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | RM16 (E£ 70) | E£ 37 | + 88% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | RM25 (E£ 111) | E£ 80 | + 39% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | RM65 (E£ 282) | E£ 256 | + 10% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | RM22 (E£ 96) | E£ 51 | + 88% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | RM11 (E£ 48) | E£ 52 | - 7% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | RM15 (E£ 65) | E£ 47 | + 38% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | RM5.10 (E£ 22) | E£ 20 | + 12% | |

Tube of toothpaste | RM5.50 (E£ 24) | E£ 20 | + 21% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | RM34 (E£ 149) | E£ 65 | + 127% | |

Entertainment | - 6% | |||

Entertainment in Malaysia is 6% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | RM80 (E£ 350) | E£ 336 | + 4% | |

2 tickets to the movies | RM31 (E£ 134) | E£ 128 | + 4% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | RM240 (E£ 1,047) | E£ 701 | + 49% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | RM134 (E£ 583) | E£ 506 | + 15% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | RM32 (E£ 141) | E£ 93 | + 52% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | RM15 (E£ 64) | E£ 38 | + 66% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | RM20 (E£ 85) | E£ 55 | + 54% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | RM2,000 (E£ 8,723) | E£ 11,085 | - 21% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | RM0.36 (E£ 1.57) | E£ 4.10 | - 62% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | RM158 (E£ 688) | E£ 717 | - 4% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | RM17 (E£ 74) | E£ 34 | + 118% | |

TOTAL | + 28% |

These prices were last updated on August 15, 2018.
Exchange rate:
4.361
EGP
/
MYR

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#
Cost of living in
**Malaysia**
is
**28% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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