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Cost of Living Comparison in Malaysia 2020

Spending, Expenses and Savings Comparison in Malaysia

The average person in Malaysia spends around 73% of their income and saves approximatly 27%.
Percentage of Income
Average per month
Monthly Income 5,580 MYR
Monthly Spending 73%
4,070 MYR
Monthly Savings 27%
1,500 MYR
Breakdown of monthly expenses and spending:
Percentage of Income
Average per month
Groceries / Food 14%
760 MYR
Rent 12%
690 MYR
Healthcare 3%
170 MYR
Water / Electricity 4%
240 MYR
Bank Loans 16%
910 MYR
Transport / Vehicle 9%
510 MYR
Schools / Education 5%
250 MYR
Other Expenses 10%
550 MYR

Marital Status: Single


Cost of living comparison for Single people in Malaysia. Comparing monthly spending with monthly money saved.
Percentage of Income
Average per month
Monthly Income 3,750 MYR
Monthly Spending 71%
2,670 MYR
Monthly Savings 29%
1,080 MYR
Breakdown of monthly expenses and spending:
Percentage of Income
Average per month
Groceries / Food 16%
610 MYR
Rent 11%
430 MYR
Healthcare 3%
120 MYR
Water / Electricity 4%
140 MYR
Bank Loans 13%
500 MYR
Transport / Vehicle 10%
390 MYR
Schools / Education 2%
67 MYR
Other Expenses 11%
420 MYR


Marital Status: Married


Cost of living comparison for Married people in Malaysia. Comparing monthly spending with monthly money saved.
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Children
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Child
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Children
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Children
4
Children
Percentage of Income
Average per month
Monthly Income 10,700 MYR 8,040 MYR 7,660 MYR 10,100 MYR 5,500 MYR
Monthly Spending 68%
7,280 MYR
74%
5,940 MYR
78%
5,940 MYR
72%
7,250 MYR
100%
5,500 MYR
Monthly Savings 32%
3,410 MYR
26%
2,110 MYR
22%
1,720 MYR
28%
2,850 MYR
0%
0 MYR
Breakdown of monthly expenses and spending:
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Children
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Child
2
Children
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Children
4
Children
Percentage of Income
Average per month
Groceries / Food 8%
900 MYR
12%
1,000 MYR
13%
980 MYR
14%
1,400 MYR
9%
500 MYR
Rent 17%
1,790 MYR
15%
1,230 MYR
11%
870 MYR
8%
820 MYR
22%
1,200 MYR
Healthcare 1%
100 MYR
3%
240 MYR
3%
250 MYR
4%
410 MYR
0%
0 MYR
Water / Electricity 4%
410 MYR
5%
440 MYR
4%
290 MYR
6%
570 MYR
5%
300 MYR
Bank Loans 32%
3,390 MYR
13%
1,010 MYR
15%
1,140 MYR
14%
1,420 MYR
18%
1,000 MYR
Transport / Vehicle 5%
490 MYR
10%
790 MYR
10%
730 MYR
6%
590 MYR
27%
1,500 MYR
Schools / Education 0%
0 MYR
8%
610 MYR
12%
900 MYR
2%
240 MYR
5%
300 MYR
Other Expenses 2%
200 MYR
8%
620 MYR
10%
780 MYR
18%
1,800 MYR
13%
700 MYR

Cost of Living Comparison By City


IncomeSpendingSavings
Percentage of income
Average per month
Ampang6,580 MYR68%
4,500 MYR
-68%
2,080 MYR
Johor Bahru6,840 MYR72%
4,930 MYR
-72%
1,920 MYR
Klang4,050 MYR91%
3,710 MYR
-91%
350 MYR
Kota Kinabalu7,400 MYR75%
5,580 MYR
-75%
1,820 MYR
Kuala Lumpur5,590 MYR72%
4,050 MYR
-72%
1,540 MYR
Kuching4,100 MYR80%
3,280 MYR
-80%
820 MYR
Other5,630 MYR74%
4,160 MYR
-74%
1,480 MYR
Petaling Jaya2,620 MYR69%
1,810 MYR
-69%
810 MYR
Shah Alam6,030 MYR76%
4,590 MYR
-76%
1,440 MYR
Subang Jaya5,500 MYR69%
3,790 MYR
-69%
1,710 MYR

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