- Cost of Living
- Malaysia
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 26% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Malaysia is 26% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | RM16 (E£ 70) | E£ 142 | - 50% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | RM14 (E£ 61) | E£ 69 | - 11% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | RM7 (E£ 30) | E£ 39 | - 24% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | RM7 (E£ 29) | E£ 14 | + 102% | |

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

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | RM4.52 (E£ 19) | E£ 10 | + 92% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | RM22 (E£ 94) | E£ 32 | + 197% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | RM9 (E£ 41) | E£ 25 | + 66% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | RM3.95 (E£ 17) | E£ 7 | + 150% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | RM10 (E£ 45) | E£ 22 | + 106% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | RM78 (E£ 333) | E£ 146 | + 129% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | RM3.97 (E£ 17) | E£ 12 | + 37% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | RM3.12 (E£ 13) | E£ 5.81 | + 131% | |

Housing | + 43% | |||

Housing in Malaysia is 43% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | RM3,051 (E£ 13,110) | E£ 8,190 | + 60% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | RM1,712 (E£ 7,359) | E£ 5,267 | + 40% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | RM221 (E£ 948) | E£ 908 | + 4% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | RM1,982 (E£ 8,519) | E£ 6,098 | + 40% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | RM1,225 (E£ 5,266) | E£ 3,794 | + 39% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | RM172 (E£ 738) | E£ 610 | + 21% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | RM127 (E£ 544) | E£ 235 | + 131% | |

40” flat screen TV | RM1,613 (E£ 6,931) | E£ 6,021 | + 15% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | RM438 (E£ 1,881) | E£ 3,030 | - 38% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | RM19 (E£ 82) | E£ 102 | - 19% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | RM24 (E£ 105) | E£ 91 | + 15% | |

Clothes | - 10% | |||

Clothes in Malaysia is 10% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | RM247 (E£ 1,063) | E£ 874 | + 22% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | RM149 (E£ 640) | E£ 761 | - 16% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | RM278 (E£ 1,195) | E£ 1,831 | - 35% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | RM300 (E£ 1,290) | E£ 1,123 | + 15% | |

Transportation | + 31% | |||

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

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | RM134,428 (E£ 577,668) | E£ 444,807 | + 30% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | RM2.24 (E£ 10) | E£ 6 | + 60% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | RM137 (E£ 590) | E£ 435 | + 36% | |

Personal Care | + 11% | |||

Personal Care in Malaysia is 11% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | RM18 (E£ 76) | E£ 37 | + 105% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | RM29 (E£ 123) | E£ 75 | + 64% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | RM63 (E£ 270) | E£ 351 | - 23% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | RM21 (E£ 90) | E£ 60 | + 49% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | RM10 (E£ 42) | E£ 49 | - 15% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | RM14 (E£ 61) | E£ 48 | + 27% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | RM5.55 (E£ 24) | E£ 25 | - 5% | |

Tube of toothpaste | RM5.31 (E£ 23) | E£ 19 | + 23% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | RM34 (E£ 146) | E£ 70 | + 108% | |

Entertainment | - 7% | |||

Entertainment in Malaysia is 7% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | RM77 (E£ 331) | E£ 320 | + 3% | |

2 tickets to the movies | RM32 (E£ 138) | E£ 133 | + 3% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | RM227 (E£ 976) | E£ 728 | + 34% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | RM144 (E£ 617) | E£ 524 | + 18% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | RM31 (E£ 135) | E£ 95 | + 43% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | RM14 (E£ 62) | E£ 42 | + 50% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | RM17 (E£ 74) | E£ 41 | + 82% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | RM1,823 (E£ 7,832) | E£ 9,559 | - 18% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | RM0.55 (E£ 2.35) | E£ 4.68 | - 50% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | RM155 (E£ 666) | E£ 787 | - 15% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | RM17 (E£ 74) | E£ 37 | + 100% | |

TOTAL | + 21% |

These prices were last updated on December 18, 2018.
Exchange rate:
4.297
EGP
/
MYR

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#
Cost of living in
**Malaysia**
is
**21% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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