Cost of living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

List of prices in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Current as of Dec 2018.

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  • 269th out of 337 in the World
  • 12th out of 34 in Asia

List of prices in Kuala Lumpur

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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) RM14
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast RM7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk RM7
12 eggs, large RM8
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes RM4.47
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese RM20
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples RM9
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes RM4.13
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket RM11
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality RM73
2 liters of Coca-Cola RM3.99
Bread for 2 people for 1 day RM3.21
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area RM3,114
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area RM1,809
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat RM203
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area RM2,212
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area RM1,401
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio RM148
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) RM123
40” flat screen TV RM1,543
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) RM373
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) RM17
Hourly rate for cleaning help RM26
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) RM263
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) RM144
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) RM265
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes RM294
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new RM137,758
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas RM2.21
Monthly ticket public transport RM139
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) RM22
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) RM17
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) RM22
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) RM57
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) RM18
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) RM9
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) RM14
4 rolls of toilet paper RM5.51
Tube of toothpaste RM5.15
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city RM36
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub RM70
2 tickets to the movies RM32
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) RM182
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert RM130
1 cocktail drink in downtown club RM29
Cappuccino in expat area of the city RM15
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) RM17
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB RM1,796
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) RM0.70
1 month of gym membership in business district RM166
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes RM17
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,681 prices entered by 323 different people.
Latest price update: December 09, 2018.

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