Cost of Living in Kota Bharu

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$460
$1214
🛋️ Without rent
$253
$740
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$207
$474
🍽️ Food
$170
$436
🚐 Transport
$38
$102
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$338
😀 Quality of life
42
🏙️ Population
491K

The average cost of living in Kota Bharu is $460, which is in the top 8% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 8566th out of 9294 in our global list and 32nd out of 34 in Malaysia.

The median after-tax salary is $338, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.7 months. Ranked 6905th (TOP 74%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 33rd best city to live in Malaysia. With an estimated population of 491K, Kota Bharu is the 12th largest city in Malaysia.

✈️ Closest airport 6 km Sultan Ismail Petra Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 20.3 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 4975 University of Malaysia, Kelantan
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Prices in Kota Bharu

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.23
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$8.14
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.36
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.6
 Cappuccino
$2
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.54
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$203
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$142
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$680
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$340
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$26.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.27%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$817
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$561
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.45
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.23
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.47
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.24
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.66
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.67
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.94
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.91
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.1
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.67
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.56
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.27
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.88
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.34
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.59
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.8
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.36
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.37
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.47
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$11.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.71
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$14.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.52
👖 Brand Jeans
$34.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$48.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$55.6
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3944

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