Prices in Malaysia

What are the supermarket prices in Malaysia? Is the cost of living in Malaysia are higher than in United States? How much will it cost us to entertain in Malaysia and how much will we spend in restaurants and bars?
On this page below you will find the current price and cost overview in Malaysia: food, Restaurants, living, and Entertainment (The last update: today 18 hours ago)

Currency in Malaysia to Malaysian ringgit (MYR). For 10 US dollars you can get 43.2 Malaysian ringgits. For 100 US dollars you can get 432 Malaysian ringgits. And the other way: For 10 Malaysian ringgits you can get 2.5 US dollars.


What are the different prices in the cities in Malaysia? Look here: Prices in cities in Malaysia

Prices: George Town   Ipoh   Johor Bahru   Kuala Lumpur   Kuantan   Kuching   Petaling Jaya   Seremban   Shah Alam   Sibu  

The total costs in Malaysia are lower than in United States. Food is 32% cheaper. Dining in restaurants and bars will be cheaper by 70%. The cost of living in Malaysia is comparable to the cost of living in United States. If we want to spend time actively or to have fun, we will pay less than in United States about 34%.

See also how prices have changed in previous years: Price changes in previous years in Malaysia


Are hotels expensive in Malaysia? How much will we pay for a room in Malaysia?

The average price of accommodation in Malaysia is $34 (MYR 140). If you are looking for the cheapest accommodation: in a cheap one-star hotel you will pay: $26 (MYR 110) and if you like hostels, you'll spend the night there for: $12 (MYR 49). The cost of a room in a 2-star hotel is Malaysia in $47 (MYR 190). 3-star hotels offer accommodation on average for $52 (MYR 220) Overnight stay in 4-star hotel costs $61 (MYR 250) in Malaysia If you are looking for the best conditions for your stay, then in 5-star hotels that will provide much more luxury you will have to pay $92 (MYR 380)


And if the trip plans are simply for a given region of the world, then maybe it will come out cheaper than in Malaysia in nearby countries? See prices in: Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Brunei.

Comparison of selected prices in Malaysia with prices in United States:

fees

$48 ($25 - $88)
72% less than in United States

internet

$32 ($25 - $50)
by half less than in United States

jeans pants

$54 ($25 - $88)
19% more than in United States

average earnings

$850
77% less than in United States

renting a small apartment in the center

$350 ($190 - $630)
75% less than in United States

renting a large apartment outside the centre

$420 ($250 - $750)
77% less than in United States

bread

$0.83 ($0.55 - $1.3)
71% less than in United States

cheese

$11 ($5 - $25)
4.3% less than in United States

rice

$1 ($0.52 - $2)
76% less than in United States

tomatoes

$1.1 ($0.5 - $2)
74% less than in United States

bananas

$1.2 ($0.75 - $2.5)
24% less than in United States

wine

$17 ($7.5 - $25)
39% more than in United States

cheap restaurant

$2.5 ($1.3 - $5)
84% less than in United States

local beer

$3.8 ($2 - $6.3)
28% less than in United States

coffee

$2.6 ($1 - $4.3)
by half less than in United States

bottle of water

$0.34 ($0.25 - $0.5)
79% less than in United States

mac burger king or similar bar

$3.8 ($3.3 - $4.5)
by half less than in United States

cola pepsi sprite mirinda

$0.62 ($0.5 - $1)
69% less than in United States

Price changes in previous years in Malaysia

Has the price of bread increased in Malaysia?
Bread in previous years has cost: 2010: $0.61(MYR 2.5), 2011: $0.76(MYR 3.2), 2012: $0.77(MYR 3.2), 2013: $0.73(MYR 3), 2014: $0.78(MYR 3.3), 2015: $0.78(MYR 3.2), 2016: $0.8(MYR 3.3), 2017: $0.82(MYR 3.4), and 2018: $0.81(MYR 3.4).

Malaysia price changes: A loaf of fresh white bread (500g) 2010-2018
Malaysia price changes A loaf of fresh white bread (500g) hikersbay.com

Bananas - price changes in years: 2015: $1.3(MYR 5.4), 2016: $1.3(MYR 5.5), 2017: $1.4(MYR 5.7), and 2018: $1.3(MYR 5.6)

Malaysia price changes: Bananas (1kg) 2015-2018
Malaysia price changes Bananas (1kg) hikersbay.com

Have prices increased in restaurants in Malaysia?
In inexpensive restaurants, the price for a meal was: 2010: $1.8(MYR 7.3), 2011: $2(MYR 8.3), 2012: $1.9(MYR 7.8), 2013: $1.8(MYR 7.3), 2014: $1.8(MYR 7.3), 2015: $2.5(MYR 10), 2016: $2.5(MYR 10), 2017: $2.5(MYR 10), and 2018: $2.5(MYR 10)

Malaysia price changes: Meal in a cheap restaurant 2010-2018
Malaysia price changes Meal in a cheap restaurant hikersbay.com

Renting A Small Apartment In The Center - price changes in years: 2010: $170(MYR 730), 2011: $260(MYR 1.1K), 2012: $360(MYR 1.5K), 2013: $410(MYR 1.7K), 2014: $370(MYR 1.5K), 2015: $460(MYR 1.9K), 2016: $470(MYR 2K), 2017: $420(MYR 1.8K), and 2018: $450(MYR 1.9K)

Malaysia price changes: Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2010-2018
Malaysia price changes Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre hikersbay.com
Malaysia price changes: Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2011-2018
Malaysia price changes Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) hikersbay.com