Cost of living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district RM20
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) RM14
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast RM8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk RM8
12 eggs, large RM7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes RM3.95
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese RM25
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples RM10
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes RM4.30
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket RM11
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality RM74
2 liters of Coca-Cola RM3.96
Bread for 2 people for 1 day RM2.83
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area RM3,555
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area RM2,193
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat RM264
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area RM2,691
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area RM1,624
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio RM183
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) RM154
40” flat screen TV RM1,636
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) RM515
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) RM22
Hourly rate for cleaning help RM19
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) RM264
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) RM142
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) RM336
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes RM334
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new RM156,859
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas RM1.86
Monthly ticket public transport RM130
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) RM20
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) RM14
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) RM19
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) RM53
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) RM25
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) RM13
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) RM14
4 rolls of toilet paper RM7
Tube of toothpaste RM8
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city RM35
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub RM84
2 tickets to the movies RM31
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) RM125
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert RM234
1 cocktail drink in downtown club RM40
Cappuccino in expat area of the city RM14
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) RM21
iPod nano 16GB RM604
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) RM0.40
1 month of gym membership in business district RM189
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes RM17
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,849 prices entered by 307 different people.
Latest price update: December 06, 2016.

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