Argentina vs Malaysia - Cost of Living Comparison

ArgentinaMalaysia
🚶 Cost of living One person
$494
$652
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1164
$1555
🏠 One person rent
$202
$299
🏘️ Family rent
$294
$501
🍽️ Food Expenses
$194
$231
🚐 Transport Expenses
$37.4
$56.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$443
$882
💸 GDP per capita
$8442
$10402
😃 Human freedom index
7.2
6.37
❤️ Life expectancy
76.7
76.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
51
🏙️ Population
44.9M
31.6M

The average cost of living in Argentina ($494) is 24% less expensive than in Malaysia ($652). Argentina ranked 184th vs 135th for Malaysia in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.9 months in Argentina compared to 1.4 months in Malaysia. Ranked 62nd and 44th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Argentina vs Malaysia

ArgentinaMalaysia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.7
$2.84
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$17.6
$16.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.4
$3.59
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.56
$4.41
☕ Cappuccino
$1.67
$2.65
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.1
$0.63
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$203
$338
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$146
$211
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$319
$627
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$212
$368
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$27.8
$33.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.8
$51.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$17.4
$29.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
34.32%
4.24%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1950
$1968
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1488
$1133
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.41
$0.67
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18
$21.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.02
$5.9
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.85
$0.5
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.75
$1.6
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.69
$0.8
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.6
$0.97
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.41
$1.52
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.55
$11.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$3.71
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.98
$7.41
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$2.2
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
$1.27
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
$2.29
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
$1.26
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.57
$0.93
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.68
$1.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.59
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.51
$1.03
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$3.13
$17.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.96
$2.51
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.9
$4.22
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.62
$4.18
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.08
$3.49
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.15
$1.47
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.28
$1.58
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.3
$36.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.64
$3.93
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.3
$14.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.1
$5.74
👖 Brand Jeans
$42
$54.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$87.5
$66.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$124
$165
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3238
$7113

Cities Comparison in Argentina vs Malaysia

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Argentina

CityCost of livingPopulation
Buenos Aires
$647
3.06M
Cordoba
$525
1.33M
Rosario
$451
1.19M
Salta
$479
535K
San Miguel de Tucuman
$430
606K
Mar del Plata
$501
593K
Santa Fe
$388
406K
San Juan
$412
471K
Lanus
$515
459K
Corrientes
$608
353K
Bahia Blanca
$451
299K
San Salvador de Jujuy
$481
322K
Posadas
$377
276K
Santiago del Estero
$381
252K
Gregorio de Laferrere
$475
248K
Parana
$475
248K
Merlo
$474
244K
Gonzalez Catan
$475
238K
Quilmes
$440
231K
Rio Cuarto
$447
158K
Neuquen
$555
231K
Formosa
$346
222K
Jose C. Paz
$475
217K
Resistencia
$349
292K
Las Heras
$473
204K
Godoy Cruz
$472
191K
Isidro Casanova
$471
191K
La Plata
$508
193K
Berazategui
$513
181K
Comodoro Rivadavia
$440
183K

In Malaysia

CityCost of livingPopulation
Kuala Lumpur
$766
7.59M
Shah Alam
$656
741K
Johor Bahru
$633
798K
Subang Jaya
$808
708K
Klang
$638
878K
Petaling Jaya
$698
639K
Ipoh
$625
867K
Kuantan
$640
608K
George Town
$565
708K
Malacca
$476
455K
Kota Kinabalu
$619
573K
Sungai Petani
$509
443K
Seremban
$479
420K
Kota Bharu
$443
491K
Miri
$600
235K
Kuching
$618
325K
Chukai
$534
256K
Teluk Intan
$532
233K
Bintulu
$585
152K
Lahad Datu
$511
200K
Sandakan
$644
396K
Taiping
$417
245K
Cyberjaya
$406
102K
Kluang
$528
170K
Muar
$424
357K
Alor Setar
$415
217K
Sibu
$394
204K
Putrajaya
$555
68K
Tawau
$458
114K
Langkawi
$472
85.6K