Cost of Living in Butterworth

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$427
$1249
🛋️ Without rent
$281
$847
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$145
$402
🍽️ Food
$199
$510
🚐 Transport
$15.6
$43.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$695
🏙️ Population
108K

The average cost of living in Butterworth is $427, which is in the top 6% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 8704th out of 9294 in our global list and 28th out of 34 in Malaysia.

The median after-tax salary is $695, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months. Ranked 6878th (TOP 75%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 32nd best city to live in Malaysia. With an estimated population of 108K, Butterworth is the 30th largest city in Malaysia.

✈️ Closest airport8 kmRMAF Butterworth Air Base
😷 Air qualityModerate15.3 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank696University of Science, Malaysia
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Prices in Butterworth

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.16
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$12.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.64
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.63
☕ Cappuccino
$2.09
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.49

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$113
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$80.4
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$442
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$298
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$30.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$46.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$28.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.97%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$715
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$879

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.48
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$12
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.28
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.5

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.6
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.79
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.81
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.15
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.87
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.43
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.35
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.16
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.01
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.28
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.02
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.35
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.21
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.73
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.06
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.41
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.45

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$65.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.64
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.47
👖 Brand Jeans
$49.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$68.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$72.7
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$7835