Cost of living in Malaysia

Map of Cost of Living in Malaysia

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This map shows only the top cities in Malaysia. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of the markers corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
The size of the markers correspond with the population of each city.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of the city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each cities' Cost of Living Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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Recent Prices Added

  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Kuala Lumpur costs RM17 (about 19 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 900 sqft furnished accommodation in expensive area in Kuala Lumpur costs RM508 (1 day ago)
  • Utilities (heating, electricity, gas ...), monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Kuala Lumpur costs RM85,000 (3 days ago)
  • Ipad air 2, 64gb in Kuala Lumpur costs RM212 (3 days ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 2.0 tdi 140 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Petaling Jaya costs RM200,000 (4 days ago)
  • Ipod nano 16gb in Petaling Jaya costs RM465 (4 days ago)
  • Ipad air 2, 64gb in Kuala Lumpur costs RM2,899 (5 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 900 sqft furnished accommodation in expensive area in Kuala Lumpur costs RM5,083 (5 days ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Kuala Lumpur costs RM14 (6 days ago)
  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Kuala Lumpur costs RM0.28 (6 days ago)