Cost of living in Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Summary of cost of living in Johor Bahru

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: RM8,867
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: RM3,950
  • Cost of living in Johor Bahru is cheaper than in 69% of cities in Asia (18 out of 26)
  • Cost of living in Johor Bahru is cheaper than in 84% of cities in the World (228 out of 271)
What salary will you need in Johor Bahru?
Find out with your own Salary Calculation.

List of prices in Johor Bahru
Current as of May 2022.

Change the currency:
Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district RM15
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) RM14
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast RM9
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk RM7
12 eggs, large RM5.70
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes RM4.47
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese RM21
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples RM12
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes RM3.45
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket RM12
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality RM76
2 liters of coca-cola RM4.36
Bread for 2 people for 1 day RM3.55
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area RM3,045
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area RM1,651
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat RM215
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area RM1,361
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area RM918
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio RM195
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) RM129
40” flat screen tv RM1,466
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) RM457
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) RM27
Hourly rate for cleaning help RM36
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) RM254
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) RM157
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) RM300
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes RM299
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new RM151,448
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas RM2.18
Monthly ticket public transport RM107
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) RM18
Personal Care Update prices
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) RM93
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) RM22
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) RM9
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) RM14
4 rolls of toilet paper RM8
Tube of toothpaste RM7
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city RM33
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub RM88
2 tickets to the movies RM35
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) RM175
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert RM144
1 cocktail drink in downtown club RM29
Cappuccino in expat area of the city RM13
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) RM17
Ipad wi-fi 128gb RM2,128
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) RM0.25
1 month of gym membership in business district RM127
1 package of marlboro cigarettes RM17
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 35 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: May 22, 2022

Moving to Johor Bahru with your children?

International Schools in Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru position in our World Ranking

the world
228th
out of 271
asia
18th
out of 26

Cheapest and most expensive products in Johor Bahru compared to other cities:

asia
2nd
asia
3rd
asia
4th
asia
4th

Do you live in Johor Bahru? We need your help!

What is the price of

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB

in Johor Bahru?

RM

Are you moving to Johor Bahru? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

Find out what is the real equivalent in Johor Bahru of your current salary and improve your chances of a happy relocation.

Get a Salary Calculation for Johor Bahru

International Cost of Living Index

loading...

Prices recently added

  • Public transport in San Jose, Costa Rica costs ₡ 35,000 (38 minutes ago)
  • 1 us gal of gasoline in Ibague costs COL$2,388 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in São Paulo costs R$ 25 (about 2 hours ago)
  • 1 us gal of gasoline in Anchorage, Alaska costs $1.33 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in São Carlos costs R$ 25 (about 3 hours ago)
  • Short visit to private doctor in San Salvador costs $40 (about 3 hours ago)

Make a different comparison:

Compare cost of living between cities:
vs