Calgary vs Kuala Lumpur - Cost of Living Comparison

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Calgary Kuala Lumpur
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2111
$746
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4842
$1787
🏠 One person rent
$1206
$366
🏘️ Family rent
$1949
$638
🍽️ Food expenses
$582
$251
🚐 Transport expenses
$188
$61.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3521
$1223
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
8 km
16 km
🎓 Higher education
53
92
😀 Quality of life
91
76
🏙️ Population
1.31M
1.98M

The cost of living in Calgary is 183% more expensive than in Kuala Lumpur. Cities ranked 1562nd and 6608th ($2111 vs $746) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 33rd and 1st in Canada and Malaysia, respectively. Check Canada vs Malaysia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in Calgary compared to 1.6 months in Kuala Lumpur. Calgary ranked 5th best city to live in Canada vs Kuala Lumpur ranked 1st in Malaysia, while ranked 64th and 726th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Calgary vs Kuala Lumpur

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Calgary Kuala Lumpur
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.2
$3.31
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$63.7
$23
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.5
$4.12
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.58
$3.66
 Cappuccino
$3.88
$2.75
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.09
$0.75
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1166
$438
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$932
$271
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1999
$857
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1544
$483
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$161
$36.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$248
$54.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$66.2
$25.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.4%
4.14%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3924
$2371
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3245
$1190
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.71
$0.63
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$82.3
$10.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.4
$8.82
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.05
$0.44
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.16
$1.67
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.46
$0.84
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.48
$1.19
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.8
$2
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.6
$12.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.3
$4.11
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
$10
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$2.5
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.35
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.01
$2.79
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4
$1.36
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.49
$0.94
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.45
$0.88
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.19
$0.4
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.43
$1.07
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15
$14.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.84
$2.77
🚬 Cigarette pack
$13.5
$3.76
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.56
$4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$2.78
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.22
$1.57
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.5
$1.65
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$58.7
$41.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.8
$4.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$65.1
$15.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$20
$7.15
👖 Brand Jeans
$63
$48.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.8
$69.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$945
$208
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22009
$6898

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Distance City Cost of living
106 km or 66 mi Banff
$1872
137 km or 85 mi Red Deer
$1693
174 km or 108 mi Lethbridge
$1695
248 km or 154 mi Leduc
$1707
265 km or 165 mi Medicine Hat
$1520
278 km or 173 mi Spruce Grove
$1715
279 km or 173 mi Edmonton
$1741
357 km or 222 mi Sandpoint
$2808
402 km or 250 mi Kelowna
$1690
422 km or 262 mi Coeur d'Alene
$2320
426 km or 265 mi Post Falls
$2313
429 km or 266 mi Penticton
$1728
440 km or 273 mi Spokane Valley
$2060
442 km or 275 mi Kamloops
$1872
443 km or 275 mi Great Falls
$2493
452 km or 281 mi Spokane
$2028
466 km or 289 mi Missoula
$1793
517 km or 322 mi Helena
$2031
524 km or 325 mi Saskatoon
$1864
526 km or 327 mi Moscow
$1556
531 km or 330 mi Pullman
$1566
556 km or 345 mi Grande Prairie
$1868
560 km or 348 mi Lewiston
$1771
572 km or 355 mi Butte
$1585
579 km or 360 mi Moses Lake
$1908
600 km or 373 mi Chilliwack
$1795
603 km or 375 mi Moose Jaw
$1275
607 km or 377 mi Wenatchee
$2365
616 km or 382 mi Prince Albert
$1599
630 km or 391 mi Abbotsford
$1987
636 km or 395 mi Whistler
$2389
637 km or 396 mi Walla Walla
$2060
638 km or 396 mi Bozeman
$2278
641 km or 398 mi Maple Ridge
$2236
650 km or 404 mi Langley
$2063
650 km or 404 mi Pasco
$2114
651 km or 405 mi Coquitlam
$2584
654 km or 406 mi Bellingham
$2271
654 km or 406 mi Richland
$1891
655 km or 407 mi Fort McMurray
$1740

Cities near Kuala Lumpur

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.7 mi Petaling Jaya
$645
15 km or 9.1 mi Subang Jaya
$646
19 km or 12 mi Shah Alam
$582
24 km or 15 mi Putrajaya
$476
25 km or 16 mi Cyberjaya
$536
30 km or 19 mi Klang
$554
54 km or 33 mi Seremban
$542
123 km or 77 mi Malacca
$599
124 km or 77 mi Teluk Intan
$564
155 km or 97 mi Muar
$588
167 km or 104 mi Dumai
$559
176 km or 109 mi Ipoh
$548
196 km or 122 mi Kuantan
$482
199 km or 124 mi Batu Pahat
$610
211 km or 131 mi Tanjungbalai
$504
217 km or 135 mi Taiping
$642
219 km or 136 mi Kluang
$610
229 km or 142 mi Chukai
$510
282 km or 175 mi Tebing Tinggi
$470
291 km or 181 mi Butterworth
$575
291 km or 181 mi Kuala Terengganu
$463
292 km or 181 mi Pekanbaru
$556
293 km or 182 mi Pematangsiantar
$483
294 km or 183 mi George Town
$563
297 km or 184 mi Johor Bahru
$608
309 km or 192 mi Sungai Petani
$542
311 km or 193 mi Singapore City
$2880
315 km or 195 mi Bukit Merah
$2597
335 km or 208 mi Padangsidempuan
$593
338 km or 210 mi Kota Bharu
$449
341 km or 212 mi Medan
$478
346 km or 215 mi Batam
$628
360 km or 224 mi Binjai
$469
361 km or 225 mi Alor Setar
$450
394 km or 245 mi Tanjung Pinang
$532
402 km or 250 mi Kangar
$487
413 km or 257 mi Langkawi
$496
441 km or 274 mi Langsa
$457
451 km or 280 mi Hat Yai
$525
457 km or 284 mi Ko Lipe
$657