Cost of living in Malaysia compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 30% | |||
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Food in Malaysia is 30% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | RM21 (E£ 81) | E£ 85 | - 4% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | RM16 (E£ 61) | E£ 77 | - 20% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | RM9 (E£ 35) | E£ 44 | - 20% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | RM7 (E£ 25) | E£ 17 | + 49% | |
12 eggs, large | RM8 (E£ 31) | E£ 18 | + 67% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | RM5.27 (E£ 20) | E£ 6 | + 215% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | RM29 (E£ 111) | E£ 36 | + 210% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | RM9 (E£ 35) | E£ 24 | + 44% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | RM3.56 (E£ 14) | E£ 7 | + 82% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | RM11 (E£ 43) | E£ 31 | + 42% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | RM88 (E£ 335) | E£ 177 | + 89% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | RM4.10 (E£ 16) | E£ 15 | + 5% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | RM3.22 (E£ 12) | E£ 6 | + 102% | |
Housing | + 78% | |||
Housing in Malaysia is 78% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | RM3,442 (E£ 13,112) | E£ 7,788 | + 68% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | RM1,795 (E£ 6,838) | E£ 3,362 | + 103% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | RM294 (E£ 1,122) | E£ 704 | + 59% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | RM2,263 (E£ 8,624) | E£ 4,620 | + 87% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | RM1,385 (E£ 5,277) | E£ 3,344 | + 58% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | RM196 (E£ 746) | E£ 501 | + 49% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | RM98 (E£ 375) | E£ 137 | + 174% | |
40” flat screen tv | RM1,610 (E£ 6,135) | E£ 4,538 | + 35% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | RM488 (E£ 1,859) | E£ 2,125 | - 13% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | RM21 (E£ 79) | E£ 96 | - 17% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | RM32 (E£ 123) | E£ 57 | + 117% | |
Clothes | - 28% | |||
Clothes in Malaysia is 28% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | RM227 (E£ 865) | E£ 917 | - 6% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | RM152 (E£ 580) | E£ 848 | - 32% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | RM270 (E£ 1,029) | E£ 2,121 | - 51% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | RM298 (E£ 1,136) | E£ 1,289 | - 12% | |
Transportation | + 23% | |||
Transportation in Malaysia is 23% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | RM154,513 (E£ 588,691) | E£ 395,100 | + 49% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | RM1.98 (E£ 8) | E£ 8 | - 4% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | RM87 (E£ 331) | E£ 318 | + 4% | |
Personal Care | + 18% | |||
Personal Care in Malaysia is 18% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | RM15 (E£ 59) | E£ 35 | + 69% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | RM16 (E£ 61) | E£ 61 | + 0% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | RM73 (E£ 277) | E£ 261 | + 6% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | RM21 (E£ 78) | E£ 131 | - 40% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | RM13 (E£ 48) | E£ 43 | + 13% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | RM16 (E£ 59) | E£ 36 | + 65% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | RM5.12 (E£ 20) | E£ 20 | - 2% | |
Tube of toothpaste | RM9 (E£ 32) | E£ 18 | + 79% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | RM45 (E£ 170) | E£ 71 | + 140% | |
Entertainment | + 12% | |||
Entertainment in Malaysia is 12% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | RM84 (E£ 321) | E£ 328 | - 2% | |
2 tickets to the movies | RM36 (E£ 137) | E£ 175 | - 22% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | RM258 (E£ 983) | E£ 1,249 | - 21% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | RM196 (E£ 747) | E£ 406 | + 84% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | RM32 (E£ 121) | E£ 75 | + 61% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | RM16 (E£ 60) | E£ 38 | + 57% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | RM20 (E£ 77) | E£ 47 | + 65% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | RM1,919 (E£ 7,313) | E£ 9,759 | - 25% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | RM0.42 (E£ 1.61) | E£ 1.50 | + 7% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | RM156 (E£ 593) | E£ 466 | + 27% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | RM17 (E£ 66) | E£ 44 | + 52% | |
TOTAL | + 28% |
These prices were last updated on April 14, 2021.
Exchange rate:
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This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 1,416 prices entered by 180 different people.
Cost of living in Malaysia is 28% more expensive than in Egypt
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