Cost of Living in Petaling Jaya

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Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$645
$1490
🛋️ Without rent
$312
$963
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$334
$527
🍽️ Food
$223
$569
🚐 Transport
$33.9
$88.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1090
😀 Quality of life
59
🏙️ Population
639K

The average cost of living in Petaling Jaya is $645, which is in the top 22% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 7235th out of 9294 in our global list and 3rd out of 34 in Malaysia.

The median after-tax salary is $1090, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months. Ranked 5472nd (TOP 59%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 11th best city to live in Malaysia. With an estimated population of 639K, Petaling Jaya is the 8th largest city in Malaysia.

✈️ Closest airport 7 km Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah International Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 26.5 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 457 University of Malaya
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Prices in Petaling Jaya

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.53
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.93
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.12
 Cappuccino
$2.87
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.73
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$376
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$246
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$646
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$393
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$38.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$59.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$23.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.52%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2306
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1039
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.63
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$20.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.79
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.42
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.66
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.76
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.73
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.25
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.07
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.98
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.06
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.84
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.8
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.63
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.69
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.32
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.08
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.33
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.29
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.35
👖 Brand Jeans
$43.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$52.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$195
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8757

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