Cost of living in Malaysia compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 18% | |||
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Food in Malaysia is 18% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Malaysia | Egypt | Diff | ||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | RM20 (E£ 134) | E£ 204 | - 35% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | RM17 (E£ 117) | E£ 121 | - 3% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | RM10 (E£ 64) | E£ 93 | - 31% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | RM7 (E£ 50) | E£ 26 | + 88% | |
12 eggs, large | RM9 (E£ 61) | E£ 50 | + 24% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | RM8 (E£ 53) | E£ 12 | + 349% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | RM21 (E£ 144) | E£ 67 | + 115% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | RM11 (E£ 73) | E£ 33 | + 122% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | RM4.89 (E£ 33) | E£ 10 | + 219% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | RM13 (E£ 87) | E£ 44 | + 99% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | RM33 (E£ 222) | E£ 338 | - 34% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | RM4.54 (E£ 30) | E£ 17 | + 77% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | RM3.31 (E£ 22) | E£ 10 | + 116% | |
Housing | + 102% | |||
Housing in Malaysia is 102% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Malaysia | Egypt | Diff | ||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | RM3,173 (E£ 21,306) | E£ 12,207 | + 75% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | RM1,823 (E£ 12,242) | E£ 5,963 | + 105% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | RM255 (E£ 1,713) | E£ 1,207 | + 42% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | RM2,078 (E£ 13,954) | E£ 7,278 | + 92% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | RM1,297 (E£ 8,709) | E£ 4,450 | + 96% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | RM973 (E£ 6,530) | E£ 1,066 | + 512% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | RM75 (E£ 503) | E£ 215 | + 134% | |
40” flat screen tv | RM2,119 (E£ 14,228) | E£ 7,226 | + 97% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | RM674 (E£ 4,525) | E£ 4,091 | + 11% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | RM25 (E£ 166) | E£ 163 | + 2% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | RM35 (E£ 237) | E£ 87 | + 172% | |
Clothes | - 11% | |||
Clothes in Malaysia is 11% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
Malaysia | Egypt | Diff | ||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | RM243 (E£ 1,632) | E£ 575 | + 184% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | RM85 (E£ 570) | E£ 1,504 | - 62% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | RM407 (E£ 2,733) | E£ 1,747 | + 56% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | RM877 (E£ 5,890) | E£ 2,140 | + 175% | |
Transportation | + 4% | |||
Transportation in Malaysia is 4% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Malaysia | Egypt | Diff | ||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | RM159,544 (E£ 1,071,144) | E£ 799,839 | + 34% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | RM2.08 (E£ 14) | E£ 10 | + 37% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | RM50 (E£ 336) | E£ 524 | - 36% | |
Personal Care | + 78% | |||
Personal Care in Malaysia is 78% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Malaysia | Egypt | Diff | ||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | RM9 (E£ 63) | E£ 39 | + 61% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | RM17 (E£ 116) | E£ 87 | + 33% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | RM77 (E£ 514) | E£ 322 | + 60% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | RM44 (E£ 295) | E£ 83 | + 255% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | RM11 (E£ 71) | E£ 70 | + 1% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | RM14 (E£ 93) | E£ 76 | + 23% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | RM20 (E£ 137) | E£ 26 | + 420% | |
Tube of toothpaste | RM7 (E£ 46) | E£ 34 | + 36% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | RM29 (E£ 194) | E£ 110 | + 77% | |
Entertainment | + 32% | |||
Entertainment in Malaysia is 32% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Malaysia | Egypt | Diff | ||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | RM127 (E£ 855) | E£ 415 | + 106% | |
2 tickets to the movies | RM44 (E£ 298) | E£ 194 | + 54% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | RM211 (E£ 1,418) | E£ 961 | + 48% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | RM186 (E£ 1,249) | E£ 621 | + 101% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | RM46 (E£ 308) | E£ 128 | + 141% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | RM18 (E£ 119) | E£ 59 | + 102% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | RM24 (E£ 162) | E£ 83 | + 95% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | RM2,145 (E£ 14,400) | E£ 21,837 | - 34% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | RM0.24 (E£ 1.59) | E£ 3.67 | - 57% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | RM222 (E£ 1,494) | E£ 705 | + 112% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | RM18 (E£ 123) | E£ 50 | + 146% | |
TOTAL | + 30% |
This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 2,875 prices entered by 312 different people.
These prices were last updated on June 07, 2023.
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Cost of living in Malaysia is 30% more expensive than in Egypt
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