Cost of Living in Alor Setar

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$508
$1184
🛋️ Without rent
$260
$772
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$248
$412
🍽️ Food
$188
$490
🚐 Transport
$21.2
$60.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$493
😀 Quality of life
48
🏙️ Population
217K

The average cost of living in Alor Setar is $508, which is in the top 11% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 8273rd out of 9294 in our global list and 26th out of 34 in Malaysia.

The median after-tax salary is $493, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1 months. Ranked 6324th (TOP 68%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 20th best city to live in Malaysia. With an estimated population of 217K, Alor Setar is the 24th largest city in Malaysia.

✈️ Closest airport 9 km Sultan Abdul Halim Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 14.6 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 10945 AlBukhary International University
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Prices in Alor Setar

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.46
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.34
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.36
 Cappuccino
$2.03
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.51
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$252
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$180
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$425
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$325
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$24.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$28.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.2%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1201
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$823
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.91
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$8.17
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.07
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.46
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.35
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.69
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.13
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.22
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.72
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.93
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.84
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.04
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.79
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.49
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.28
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.87
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.85
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.85
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.73
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.81
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.34
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.34
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.48
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$23.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.73
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$14.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.41
👖 Brand Jeans
$36.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$57.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$98.2
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3544

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