Malaysia Cost of living

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Cost of living

59% less expensive than Germany

You would need around €500.12 (2,409.86 MYR) in Malaysia to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with €1,219.80 in Germany (assuming you rent a place to live in both cities). This assumes net earnings (after income tax).


Source: Numbeo

Restaurants

76% less expensive than in Germany

If you eat out 4x a week in an inexpensive, and 1x a week in a mid-range restaurant you will pay €48.52 less in Malaysia (€13.48) than in Germany (€62.00).

Germany
Malaysia
Difference
Meal (inexpensive restaurant)
€10.00
(48.18 MYR)
€2.07
(10.00 MYR)
-79%
Meal (2 people, mid-range, three-course)
€44.00
(212.01 MYR)
€10.37
(50.00 MYR)
-76%
McMeal at McDonalds
€7.00
(33.73 MYR)
€2.49
(12.00 MYR)
-64%

Groceries

9% less expensive than in Germany

For monthly supply of groceries worth €203.30 in Germany you will pay €18.29 less in Malaysia (€185.01). If you are an average smoker (1 pack per day), you'll spend €74.16 less on cigarettes each month than in Germany.

Germany
Malaysia
Difference
Milk (1 liter)
€0.67
(3.22 MYR)
€1.37
(6.63 MYR)
+106%
Bread loaf (500 grams)
€1.23
(5.92 MYR)
€0.64
(3.13 MYR)
-47%
Rice (1 kilogram)
€1.53
(7.37 MYR)
€0.88
(4.28 MYR)
-42%
Eggs (12-pack)
€1.80
(8.67 MYR)
€1.07
(5.20 MYR)
-40%
Cheese (1 kilogram)
€6.67
(32.13 MYR)
€12.46
(60.08 MYR)
+87%
Chicken breasts (1 kilogram)
€7.32
(35.27 MYR)
€2.51
(12.11 MYR)
-66%
Beef round (1 kilogram)
€9.56
(46.06 MYR)
€5.02
(24.21 MYR)
-47%
Apples (1 kilogram)
€1.98
(9.54 MYR)
€2.01
(9.72 MYR)
+2%
Banana (1 kilogram)
€1.62
(7.80 MYR)
€1.09
(5.27 MYR)
-32%
Oranges (1 kilogram)
€1.84
(8.86 MYR)
€1.84
(8.91 MYR)
+1%
Tomato (1 kilogram)
€2.32
(11.17 MYR)
€0.99
(4.81 MYR)
-57%
Potato (1 kilogram)
€1.19
(5.73 MYR)
€0.82
(3.96 MYR)
-31%
Onion (1 kilogram)
€1.16
(5.58 MYR)
€0.91
(4.41 MYR)
-21%
Lettuce (1 head)
€0.98
(4.72 MYR)
€0.78
(3.77 MYR)
-20%
Drinks
Cappuccino
€2.58
(12.43 MYR)
€2.05
(9.92 MYR)
-20%
Coca-Cola/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)
€2.02
(9.73 MYR)
€0.47
(2.31 MYR)
-76%
Water bottle (1.5 liter bottle)
€0.39
(1.87 MYR)
€0.50
(2.45 MYR)
+31%
Wine (bottle, mid-range)
€5.00
(24.09 MYR)
€10.37
(50.00 MYR)
+108%
Beer (0.5 liter bottle)
€0.84
(4.04 MYR)
€2.02
(9.75 MYR)
+141%
Other
Cigarettes (pack, Marlboro)
€6.00
(28.91 MYR)
€3.52
(17.00 MYR)
-41%

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Entertainment & shopping

34% less expensive than in Germany
Germany
Malaysia
Difference
Gym membership (monthly)
€29.62
(142.72 MYR)
€29.60
(142.64 MYR)
0%
Cinema ticket
€10.00
(48.18 MYR)
€3.11
(15.00 MYR)
-69%
Shopping
Jeans
€75.09
(361.82 MYR)
€49.24
(237.28 MYR)
-34%
Summer dress (chain store)
€33.00
(159.01 MYR)
€26.90
(129.64 MYR)
-18%
Nike running shoes
€84.44
(406.88 MYR)
€58.56
(282.21 MYR)
-31%
Men leather business shoes
€102.86
(495.63 MYR)
€53.74
(258.99 MYR)
-48%

Accommodation

56% lower rent than in Germany

To buy an 85m2 apartment in Malaysia city centre you will need €146,447.75 which is €182,985.05 less than in Germany (€329,432.80), however to buy one outside of the city centre you will need €81,209.17 which is €141,966.83 less than in Germany (€223,176.00).

Rent (per month)
Germany
Malaysia
Difference
Apartment (1 bedroom) in city centre
€651.52
(3,139.40 MYR)
€330.81
(1,594.07 MYR)
-49%
Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre
€475.40
(2,290.75 MYR)
€187.00
(901.08 MYR)
-61%
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre
€1,225.94
(5,907.28 MYR)
€586.03
(2,823.85 MYR)
-52%
Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre
€905.44
(4,362.93 MYR)
€338.25
(1,629.93 MYR)
-63%
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Apartment in city centre (price per m2)
€3,875.68
(18,675.26 MYR)
€1,722.91
(8,302.00 MYR)
-56%
Apartment outside of centre (price per m2)
€2,625.60
(12,651.65 MYR)
€955.40
(4,603.68 MYR)
-64%

Utilities

39% more expensive than in Germany
Germany
Malaysia
Difference
Mobile call per minute (prepaid)
€0.10
(0.48 MYR)
€0.050
(0.25 MYR)
-48%
Internet (monthly)
€23.90
(115.16 MYR)
€33.27
(160.32 MYR)
+39%

Salary

67% lower than in Germany
Germany
Malaysia
Difference
Salary (net after tax)
€2,171.72
(10,464.60 MYR)
€714.35
(3,442.19 MYR)
-67%
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