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Cost of Living in Kuala Lumpur | Malaysia

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$735
$1761
🛋️ Without rent
$393
$1184
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$341
$577
🍽️ Food
$236
$606
🚐 Transport
$91.5
$247
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$973
🏙️ Population
7.59M

The average cost of living in Kuala Lumpur is $735, which is in the top 34% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 6121st out of 9294 in our global list and 1st out of 34 in Malaysia.

The median after-tax salary is $973, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months. Ranked 652nd (TOP 8%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 4th best city to live in Malaysia. With an estimated population of 7.59M, Kuala Lumpur is the 1st largest city in Malaysia.

✈️ Closest airport16 kmSultan Abdul Aziz Shah International Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate21.6 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank615University of Malaya
Cost of living in Kuala Lumpur infographic

Prices in Kuala Lumpur

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.06
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.59
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.57
☕ Cappuccino
$2.98
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.64

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.56
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.8
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.64
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.45
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.52
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.38
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.15
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.92
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.93
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.13
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.99
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.93
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.45
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.02

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.69
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.31
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.52

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$427
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$244
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$794
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$423
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$33.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$52.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$26.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.39%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2840
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1421

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$37.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.37
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.64
👖 Brand Jeans
$56
👟 Brand Sneakers
$67.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$184
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$7951

Kuala Lumpur Cost of Living comparison