Cost of living in Georgetown (Penang), Malaysia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district RM17
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) RM13
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast RM7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk RM7
12 eggs, large RM5.80
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes RM4.53
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese RM27
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples RM10
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes RM3.71
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket RM11
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality RM67
2 liters of Coca-Cola RM3.99
Bread for 2 people for 1 day RM3.09
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area RM2,001
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area RM1,239
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat RM190
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area RM1,429
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area RM857
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio RM174
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) RM126
40” flat screen TV RM1,894
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) RM455
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) RM24
Hourly rate for cleaning help RM25
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) RM232
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) RM112
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) RM309
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes RM262
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new RM143,966
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas RM2.27
Monthly ticket public transport RM91
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) RM38
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) RM14
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) RM27
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) RM66
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) RM18
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) RM10
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) RM15
4 rolls of toilet paper RM4.52
Tube of toothpaste RM9
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city RM24
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub RM64
2 tickets to the movies RM28
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) RM123
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert RM122
1 cocktail drink in downtown club RM28
Cappuccino in expat area of the city RM15
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) RM19
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB RM2,249
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) RM0.78
1 month of gym membership in business district RM163
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes RM17
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 427 prices entered by 38 different people.
Latest price update: May 26, 2018.

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