- Cost of Living
- Malaysia
- Egypt
- Comparison
Cost of living in Malaysia compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 42% | |||
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Food in Malaysia is 42% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | RM17 (E£ 71) | E£ 127 | - 44% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | RM14 (E£ 59) | E£ 59 | + 1% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | RM9 (E£ 37) | E£ 37 | - 0% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | RM7 (E£ 31) | E£ 13 | + 136% | |
12 eggs, large | RM7 (E£ 30) | E£ 21 | + 44% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | RM4.60 (E£ 19) | E£ 7 | + 170% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | RM27 (E£ 113) | E£ 31 | + 268% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | RM10 (E£ 44) | E£ 22 | + 103% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | RM3.90 (E£ 17) | E£ 6 | + 158% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | RM11 (E£ 46) | E£ 17 | + 167% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | RM74 (E£ 312) | E£ 146 | + 113% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | RM4.03 (E£ 17) | E£ 10 | + 65% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | RM3.23 (E£ 14) | E£ 5.05 | + 171% | |
Housing | + 103% | |||
Housing in Malaysia is 103% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | RM2,951 (E£ 12,486) | E£ 6,324 | + 97% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | RM1,630 (E£ 6,895) | E£ 3,151 | + 119% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | RM212 (E£ 897) | E£ 560 | + 60% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | RM2,579 (E£ 10,910) | E£ 3,881 | + 181% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | RM1,217 (E£ 5,150) | E£ 1,753 | + 194% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | RM165 (E£ 700) | E£ 423 | + 65% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | RM139 (E£ 588) | E£ 290 | + 103% | |
40” flat screen TV | RM1,616 (E£ 6,837) | E£ 6,199 | + 10% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | RM469 (E£ 1,983) | E£ 2,766 | - 28% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | RM21 (E£ 89) | E£ 82 | + 8% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | RM21 (E£ 90) | E£ 33 | + 173% | |
Clothes | - 19% | |||
Clothes in Malaysia is 19% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | RM234 (E£ 990) | E£ 891 | + 11% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | RM140 (E£ 591) | E£ 786 | - 25% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | RM277 (E£ 1,172) | E£ 1,664 | - 30% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | RM264 (E£ 1,116) | E£ 1,294 | - 14% | |
Transportation | + 66% | |||
Transportation in Malaysia is 66% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | RM153,502 (E£ 649,476) | E£ 462,272 | + 40% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | RM2.18 (E£ 9) | E£ 4.40 | + 110% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | RM142 (E£ 602) | E£ 252 | + 139% | |
Personal Care | + 30% | |||
Personal Care in Malaysia is 30% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | RM13 (E£ 56) | E£ 39 | + 43% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | RM24 (E£ 100) | E£ 77 | + 30% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | RM54 (E£ 230) | E£ 232 | - 1% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | RM20 (E£ 83) | E£ 59 | + 41% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | RM11 (E£ 48) | E£ 42 | + 14% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | RM16 (E£ 66) | E£ 39 | + 69% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | RM4.28 (E£ 18) | E£ 16 | + 11% | |
Tube of toothpaste | RM8 (E£ 33) | E£ 19 | + 78% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | RM32 (E£ 136) | E£ 50 | + 171% | |
Entertainment | + 27% | |||
Entertainment in Malaysia is 27% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | RM67 (E£ 285) | E£ 284 | + 0% | |
2 tickets to the movies | RM29 (E£ 122) | E£ 118 | + 4% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | RM100 (E£ 423) | E£ 398 | + 6% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | RM155 (E£ 655) | E£ 451 | + 45% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | RM29 (E£ 124) | E£ 84 | + 48% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | RM15 (E£ 65) | E£ 33 | + 97% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | RM21 (E£ 88) | E£ 57 | + 55% | |
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | RM2,399 (E£ 10,149) | E£ 11,870 | - 14% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | RM0.26 (E£ 1.11) | E£ 0.23 | + 392% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | RM170 (E£ 718) | E£ 562 | + 28% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | RM17 (E£ 73) | E£ 32 | + 130% | |
TOTAL | + 51% |
These prices were last updated on November 21, 2017.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in Malaysia is 51% more expensive than in Egypt
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