Cost of living in Miri, Malaysia

Summary of cost of living in Miri

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: RM9,370
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: RM3,984
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Miri, Malaysia. Current as of Aug 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district RM10
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) RM15
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast RM7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk RM7
12 eggs, large RM7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes RM7
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese RM26
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples RM17
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes RM7
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket RM17
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality RM76
2 liters of coca-cola RM3.79
Bread for 2 people for 1 day RM2.92
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area RM2,690
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area RM1,503
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat RM233
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area RM1,403
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area RM1,650
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio RM507
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) RM163
40” flat screen tv RM2,450
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) RM525
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) RM27
Hourly rate for cleaning help RM20
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) RM195
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) RM197
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) RM280
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes RM300
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new RM173,500
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas RM2.09
Monthly ticket public transport RM155
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) RM15
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) RM38
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) RM118
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) RM23
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) RM8
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) RM14
4 rolls of toilet paper RM5.67
Tube of toothpaste RM9
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city RM30
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub RM70
2 tickets to the movies RM27
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) RM45
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert RM178
1 cocktail drink in downtown club RM21
Cappuccino in expat area of the city RM16
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) RM17
Ipad wi-fi 128gb RM1,400
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) RM0.45
1 month of gym membership in business district RM275
1 package of marlboro cigarettes RM15
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: August 03, 2020

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