Chittagong vs Kuala Lumpur - Cost of Living Comparison

Chittagong Kuala Lumpur
🚶 Cost of living one person
$414
$694
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1051
$1766
🏠 One person rent
$143
$320
🏘️ Family rent
$302
$600
🍽️ Food expenses
$169
$241
🚐 Transport expenses
$57.7
$69.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$326
$1253
😷 Air quality
Bad
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
7 km
16 km
🎓 Higher education
45
92
😀 Quality of life
37
78
🏙️ Population
2.58M
1.98M

The cost of living in Chittagong is 40% less expensive than in Kuala Lumpur. Cities ranked 8728th and 6605th ($414 vs $694) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 3rd and 1st in Bangladesh and Malaysia, respectively. Check Bangladesh vs Malaysia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Chittagong compared to 1.8 months in Kuala Lumpur. Chittagong ranked 4th best city to live in Bangladesh vs Kuala Lumpur ranked 1st in Malaysia, while ranked 7609th and 467th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chittagong vs Kuala Lumpur

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Chittagong Kuala Lumpur
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2
$2.65
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$15.7
$20.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.18
$4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.77
$3.38
 Cappuccino
$1.57
$2.63
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.3
$0.6
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$81.2
$370
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$92.8
$234
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$280
$746
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$218
$466
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$36.1
$34.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$55.4
$53.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$16.6
$24.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.77%
3.69%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$779
$2275
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$464
$1253
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.32
$0.68
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.6
$21.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.25
$7.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.9
$0.48
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.77
$1.58
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.53
$0.8
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.56
$1.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.18
$2.03
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.31
$9.56
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.26
$3.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.53
$8.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.73
$2.48
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
$1.51
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
$2.83
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.66
$1.44
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.27
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.53
$0.94
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.18
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.06
$1.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.8
$17
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.16
$2.57
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.07
$4.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.41
$4.59
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.27
$2.98
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.85
$1.67
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.24
$1.76
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$15.9
$34.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.72
$4.16
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$9.93
$15.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.54
$8.06
👖 Brand Jeans
$19.6
$46.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$53.2
$62.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$50.8
$261
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1090
$9595

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$346
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$341
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$339
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$347
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$353
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$340
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$346
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$360
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$346
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$339
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$341
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$343
356 km or 222 mi Panihati
$345
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$335
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$337
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$335
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$336
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$370
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$343
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$336
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$348
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$313
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$642
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$635
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$495
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$450
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$591
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$547
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$530
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$533
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$552
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$493
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$561
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$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
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$532
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$489
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$518
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$416
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$562
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$322
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$510
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$575
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$526
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$2433
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$1915
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$493
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$460
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$504
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$613
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$462
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$508
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$451
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$486
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$498
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$490
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