Australia vs Malaysia - Cost of Living Comparison

AustraliaMalaysia
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1944
$652
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4489
$1555
🏠 One person rent
$1109
$299
🏘️ Family rent
$1776
$501
🍽️ Food Expenses
$491
$231
🚐 Transport Expenses
$213
$56.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3736
$882
💸 GDP per capita
$51812
$10402
😃 Human freedom index
8.7
6.37
❤️ Life expectancy
82.9
76.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
77
51
🏙️ Population
24.5M
31.6M

The average cost of living in Australia ($1944) is 198% more expensive than in Malaysia ($652). Australia ranked 11th 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 1.9 months in Australia compared to 1.4 months in Malaysia. Ranked 9th and 44th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Australia vs Malaysia

AustraliaMalaysia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.5
$2.84
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$56.6
$16.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.12
$3.59
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.21
$4.41
☕ Cappuccino
$3.3
$2.65
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.41
$0.63
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1186
$338
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$896
$211
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2119
$627
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1427
$368
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$104
$33.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$159
$51.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.9
$29.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.32%
4.24%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6684
$1968
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4707
$1133
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.08
$0.67
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.2
$21.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.6
$5.9
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.04
$0.5
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.15
$1.6
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.94
$0.8
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.89
$0.97
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.69
$1.52
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.15
$11.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.42
$3.71
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$7.41
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.37
$2.2
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.56
$1.27
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$2.29
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.66
$1.26
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.43
$0.93
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.91
$1.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.12
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.03
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
$17.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$2.51
🚬 Cigarette pack
$24.9
$4.22
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.46
$4.18
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.2
$3.49
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.53
$1.47
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.77
$1.58
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$47.3
$36.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.5
$3.93
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$52.8
$14.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.4
$5.74
👖 Brand Jeans
$74.4
$54.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$102
$66.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1498
$165
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12538
$7113

Cities Comparison in Australia vs Malaysia

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Australia

CityCost of livingPopulation
Sydney
$2352
4.84M
Melbourne
$1953
4.53M
Brisbane
$1968
2.36M
Perth
$1789
2.04M
Adelaide
$1624
1.3M
Gold Coast
$1848
638K
Canberra
$1929
381K
Sunshine Coast
$1743
297K
Wollongong
$1626
262K
Hobart
$1786
222K
Newcastle
$1701
153K
Geelong
$1679
191K
Darwin
$1735
137K
Rockhampton
$1261
78.6K
Townsville
$1281
179K
Toowoomba
$1312
136K
Cairns
$1570
147K
Ipswich
$1818
163K
Ballarat
$1704
98.5K
Launceston
$1358
106K
Bendigo
$1479
95.6K
Wagga Wagga
$1551
67.4K
Melton
$1633
72.2K
Bunbury
$1390
71.1K
Hervey Bay
$1702
54.7K
Kellyville
$2044
28K
Berwick
$1634
47.7K
South Yarra
$2332
25.1K
Kalgoorlie
$1606
30.8K
Pakenham
$1628
46.4K

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