Chiba vs Kuala Lumpur - Cost of Living Comparison

Chiba Kuala Lumpur
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1395
$694
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3427
$1766
🏠 One person rent
$641
$320
🏘️ Family rent
$1186
$600
🍽️ Food expenses
$419
$241
🚐 Transport expenses
$197
$69.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2076
$1253
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
24 km
16 km
🎓 Higher education
91
92
😀 Quality of life
79
78
🏙️ Population
982K
1.98M

The cost of living in Chiba is 101% more expensive than in Kuala Lumpur. Cities ranked 2956th and 6605th ($1395 vs $694) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 5th and 1st in Japan and Malaysia, respectively. Check Japan vs Malaysia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months in Chiba compared to 1.8 months in Kuala Lumpur. Chiba ranked 54th best city to live in Japan vs Kuala Lumpur ranked 1st in Malaysia, while ranked 387th and 467th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chiba vs Kuala Lumpur

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Chiba Kuala Lumpur
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.33
$2.65
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$32.4
$20.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.73
$4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.48
$3.38
 Cappuccino
$2.92
$2.63
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.84
$0.6
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$564
$370
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$409
$234
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$982
$746
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$870
$466
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$173
$34.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$265
$53.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$28.8
$24.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.59%
3.69%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4249
$2275
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2584
$1253
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.43
$0.68
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$94.5
$21.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$26
$7.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.13
$0.48
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.47
$1.58
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.33
$0.8
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.89
$1.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.99
$2.03
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16
$9.56
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.64
$3.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.8
$8.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.22
$2.48
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.52
$1.51
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.16
$2.83
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.45
$1.44
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.73
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.24
$0.94
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.46
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.63
$1.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.2
$17
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.19
$2.57
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.41
$4.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.6
$4.59
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.49
$2.98
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.24
$1.67
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.73
$1.76
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$64.1
$34.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.7
$4.16
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$75.4
$15.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$23.4
$8.06
👖 Brand Jeans
$56
$46.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$71.5
$62.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$301
$261
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9091
$9595

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Distance City Cost of living
9.9 km or 6.2 mi Yotsukaido
$1023
11 km or 6.9 mi Narashino
$1038
11 km or 7.1 mi Ichihara
$1072
14 km or 8.5 mi Yachiyo
$1045
15 km or 9.3 mi Funabashi
$1170
18 km or 11 mi Sakura
$1041
19 km or 12 mi Urayasu
$1036
20 km or 13 mi Ichikawa
$1069
21 km or 13 mi Shisui
$1023
21 km or 13 mi Yachimata
$1022
22 km or 13 mi Kamagaya
$1022
22 km or 13 mi Shiroi
$1019
22 km or 14 mi Oamishirasato
$1020
23 km or 14 mi Sodegaura
$1024
24 km or 15 mi Togane
$1022
26 km or 16 mi Mobara
$1021
26 km or 16 mi Tomisato
$1021
26 km or 16 mi Inzai
$1025
26 km or 16 mi Hirai
$1019
27 km or 17 mi Matsudo
$1170
28 km or 18 mi Narita
$1073
28 km or 18 mi Sanmu
$1019
30 km or 18 mi Sakae
$1025
30 km or 19 mi Kisarazu
$1024
30 km or 19 mi Abiko
$1024
31 km or 19 mi Kashiwa
$999
33 km or 20 mi Misato
$1031
34 km or 21 mi Nagareyama
$1046
34 km or 21 mi Yashio
$1025
35 km or 22 mi Kimitsu
$1024
35 km or 22 mi Toride
$1027
36 km or 22 mi Ryugasaki
$1020
37 km or 23 mi Soka
$1061
37 km or 23 mi Kawasaki-ku
$1054
37 km or 23 mi Yokoshibahikari
$1021
37 km or 23 mi Kawasaki
$1133
38 km or 24 mi Tokyo
$1698
40 km or 25 mi Futtsu
$1020
40 km or 25 mi Yoshikawa
$1020
41 km or 25 mi Moriya
$1025

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Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.7 mi Petaling Jaya
$625
15 km or 9.1 mi Subang Jaya
$642
19 km or 12 mi Shah Alam
$635
24 km or 15 mi Putrajaya
$495
25 km or 16 mi Cyberjaya
$450
30 km or 19 mi Klang
$591
54 km or 33 mi Seremban
$547
123 km or 77 mi Malacca
$530
124 km or 77 mi Teluk Intan
$533
155 km or 97 mi Muar
$552
167 km or 104 mi Dumai
$493
176 km or 109 mi Ipoh
$561
196 km or 122 mi Kuantan
$541
199 km or 124 mi Batu Pahat
$527
211 km or 131 mi Tanjungbalai
$488
217 km or 135 mi Taiping
$552
219 km or 136 mi Kluang
$526
229 km or 142 mi Chukai
$532
282 km or 175 mi Tebing Tinggi
$489
291 km or 181 mi Butterworth
$518
291 km or 181 mi Kuala Terengganu
$416
292 km or 181 mi Pekanbaru
$562
293 km or 182 mi Pematangsiantar
$322
294 km or 183 mi George Town
$510
297 km or 184 mi Johor Bahru
$575
309 km or 192 mi Sungai Petani
$526
311 km or 193 mi Singapore City
$2433
315 km or 195 mi Bukit Merah
$1915
335 km or 208 mi Padangsidempuan
$493
338 km or 210 mi Kota Bharu
$460
341 km or 212 mi Medan
$504
346 km or 215 mi Batam
$613
360 km or 224 mi Binjai
$462
361 km or 225 mi Alor Setar
$508
394 km or 245 mi Tanjung Pinang
$451
402 km or 250 mi Kangar
$486
413 km or 257 mi Langkawi
$498
441 km or 274 mi Langsa
$490
451 km or 280 mi Hat Yai
$548
457 km or 284 mi Ko Lipe
$534