Cost of living in Malaysia compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 35% | |||
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Food in Malaysia is 35% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Malaysia | Egypt | Diff | ||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | RM22 (E£ 83) | E£ 76 | + 9% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | RM17 (E£ 63) | E£ 84 | - 25% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | RM8 (E£ 32) | E£ 40 | - 19% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | RM7 (E£ 26) | E£ 15 | + 68% | |
12 eggs, large | RM8 (E£ 32) | E£ 21 | + 49% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | RM4.71 (E£ 18) | E£ 7 | + 167% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | RM31 (E£ 119) | E£ 29 | + 314% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | RM11 (E£ 40) | E£ 26 | + 56% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | RM5.46 (E£ 21) | E£ 6 | + 227% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | RM9 (E£ 35) | E£ 27 | + 28% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | RM104 (E£ 396) | E£ 151 | + 162% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | RM4.33 (E£ 16) | E£ 14 | + 20% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | RM3.09 (E£ 12) | E£ 9 | + 24% | |
Housing | + 77% | |||
Housing in Malaysia is 77% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Malaysia | Egypt | Diff | ||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | RM3,270 (E£ 12,397) | E£ 7,309 | + 70% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | RM1,850 (E£ 7,013) | E£ 4,651 | + 51% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | RM314 (E£ 1,189) | E£ 814 | + 46% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | RM2,302 (E£ 8,727) | E£ 4,207 | + 107% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | RM1,558 (E£ 5,906) | E£ 2,388 | + 147% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | RM204 (E£ 772) | E£ 411 | + 88% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | RM109 (E£ 414) | E£ 172 | + 142% | |
40” flat screen tv | RM1,703 (E£ 6,458) | E£ 5,394 | + 20% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | RM348 (E£ 1,320) | E£ 3,113 | - 58% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | RM22 (E£ 82) | E£ 90 | - 9% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | RM29 (E£ 111) | E£ 48 | + 134% | |
Clothes | - 32% | |||
Clothes in Malaysia is 32% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
Malaysia | Egypt | Diff | ||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | RM260 (E£ 985) | E£ 789 | + 25% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | RM131 (E£ 497) | E£ 872 | - 43% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | RM251 (E£ 953) | E£ 2,026 | - 53% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | RM275 (E£ 1,043) | E£ 1,094 | - 5% | |
Transportation | + 26% | |||
Transportation in Malaysia is 26% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Malaysia | Egypt | Diff | ||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | RM144,485 (E£ 547,834) | E£ 419,969 | + 30% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | RM2.06 (E£ 8) | E£ 8 | - 1% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | RM80 (E£ 305) | E£ 218 | + 40% | |
Personal Care | - 7% | |||
Personal Care in Malaysia is 7% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
Malaysia | Egypt | Diff | ||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | RM15 (E£ 59) | E£ 31 | + 91% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | RM18 (E£ 68) | E£ 85 | - 20% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | RM59 (E£ 225) | E£ 298 | - 24% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | RM19 (E£ 70) | E£ 48 | + 47% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | RM6 (E£ 24) | E£ 38 | - 38% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | RM9 (E£ 33) | E£ 38 | - 13% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | RM4.43 (E£ 17) | E£ 17 | - 2% | |
Tube of toothpaste | RM5.89 (E£ 22) | E£ 29 | - 24% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | RM48 (E£ 184) | E£ 98 | + 87% | |
Entertainment | + 9% | |||
Entertainment in Malaysia is 9% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Malaysia | Egypt | Diff | ||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | RM75 (E£ 283) | E£ 381 | - 26% | |
2 tickets to the movies | RM30 (E£ 112) | E£ 177 | - 37% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | RM326 (E£ 1,238) | E£ 1,945 | - 36% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | RM219 (E£ 829) | E£ 413 | + 101% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | RM33 (E£ 126) | E£ 192 | - 35% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | RM16 (E£ 60) | E£ 42 | + 44% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | RM17 (E£ 66) | E£ 32 | + 104% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | RM2,199 (E£ 8,336) | E£ 12,000 | - 31% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | RM0.60 (E£ 2.28) | E£ 0.84 | + 171% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | RM173 (E£ 654) | E£ 473 | + 38% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | RM18 (E£ 68) | E£ 45 | + 52% | |
TOTAL | + 27% |
These prices were last updated on October 24, 2021.
Exchange rate:
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This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 870 prices entered by 130 different people.
Cost of living in Malaysia is 27% more expensive than in Egypt
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