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 year rent - 480 sqft furnished studio in expensive area in Petaling Jaya costs RM101 (about 16 hours ago)
  • Public transport in Kuala Lumpur costs RM100 (1 day ago)
  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Georgetown (Penang) costs RM0.14 (2 days ago)
  • Public transport in Kuala Lumpur costs RM200 (3 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Kuala Lumpur costs RM4,000 (3 days ago)
  • Per minute of waiting of taxi fare per waiting time, weekday at noon in Kuala Lumpur costs RM18 (5 days ago)
  • Taxi fare per distance, weekday at noon, per 1 km. in Kuala Lumpur costs RM1.25 (5 days ago)
  • Taxi, initial meter charge, weekday at noon in Kuala Lumpur costs RM3.00 (5 days ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Kuala Lumpur costs RM1.80 (5 days ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 2.0 tdi 140 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Kuala Lumpur costs RM90,000 (5 days ago)