- Cost of Living
- Malaysia
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 37% | |||
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Food in Malaysia is 37% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | RM17 (E£ 78) | E£ 130 | - 40% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | RM14 (E£ 65) | E£ 64 | + 1% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | RM9 (E£ 39) | E£ 39 | + 1% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | RM8 (E£ 34) | E£ 14 | + 148% | |

12 eggs, large | RM7 (E£ 30) | E£ 23 | + 31% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | RM4.32 (E£ 19) | E£ 11 | + 76% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | RM29 (E£ 130) | E£ 31 | + 318% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | RM9 (E£ 42) | E£ 23 | + 87% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | RM3.96 (E£ 18) | E£ 7 | + 169% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | RM11 (E£ 50) | E£ 19 | + 159% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | RM74 (E£ 335) | E£ 165 | + 103% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | RM4.19 (E£ 19) | E£ 11 | + 75% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | RM3.06 (E£ 14) | E£ 9 | + 48% | |

Housing | + 73% | |||

Housing in Malaysia is 73% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | RM2,924 (E£ 13,197) | E£ 8,157 | + 62% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | RM1,676 (E£ 7,563) | E£ 4,341 | + 74% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | RM235 (E£ 1,063) | E£ 800 | + 33% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | RM2,387 (E£ 10,770) | E£ 5,846 | + 84% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | RM1,241 (E£ 5,601) | E£ 2,823 | + 98% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | RM195 (E£ 881) | E£ 609 | + 45% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | RM140 (E£ 631) | E£ 273 | + 131% | |

40” flat screen TV | RM1,638 (E£ 7,394) | E£ 6,617 | + 12% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | RM490 (E£ 2,211) | E£ 2,819 | - 22% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | RM21 (E£ 95) | E£ 82 | + 16% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | RM23 (E£ 102) | E£ 37 | + 177% | |

Clothes | - 14% | |||

Clothes in Malaysia is 14% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | RM249 (E£ 1,122) | E£ 864 | + 30% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | RM140 (E£ 631) | E£ 791 | - 20% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | RM290 (E£ 1,308) | E£ 1,781 | - 27% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | RM263 (E£ 1,188) | E£ 1,319 | - 10% | |

Transportation | + 46% | |||

Transportation in Malaysia is 46% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | RM151,047 (E£ 681,665) | E£ 485,741 | + 40% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | RM2.20 (E£ 10) | E£ 4.76 | + 109% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | RM137 (E£ 617) | E£ 393 | + 57% | |

Personal Care | + 39% | |||

Personal Care in Malaysia is 39% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | RM11 (E£ 51) | E£ 40 | + 29% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | RM22 (E£ 99) | E£ 76 | + 30% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | RM66 (E£ 299) | E£ 244 | + 23% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | RM21 (E£ 94) | E£ 54 | + 76% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | RM12 (E£ 54) | E£ 45 | + 19% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | RM15 (E£ 70) | E£ 39 | + 77% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | RM4.54 (E£ 21) | E£ 16 | + 30% | |

Tube of toothpaste | RM7 (E£ 33) | E£ 19 | + 74% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | RM31 (E£ 139) | E£ 52 | + 168% | |

Entertainment | + 28% | |||

Entertainment in Malaysia is 28% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | RM69 (E£ 310) | E£ 316 | - 2% | |

2 tickets to the movies | RM29 (E£ 129) | E£ 124 | + 5% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | RM102 (E£ 462) | E£ 440 | + 5% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | RM150 (E£ 677) | E£ 487 | + 39% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | RM28 (E£ 127) | E£ 97 | + 31% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | RM15 (E£ 67) | E£ 36 | + 87% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | RM21 (E£ 93) | E£ 63 | + 48% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | RM2,378 (E£ 10,732) | E£ 11,870 | - 10% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | RM0.24 (E£ 1.08) | E£ 0.22 | + 393% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | RM168 (E£ 759) | E£ 580 | + 31% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | RM17 (E£ 77) | E£ 32 | + 138% | |

TOTAL | + 41% |

These prices were last updated on February 22, 2018.
Exchange rate:
4.513
EGP
/
MYR

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#
Cost of living in
**Malaysia**
is
**41% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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