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Living in Malaysia

 

1 Hotel Rates
Hotel Rate

Average published room rates in:

Single / Double
RM US$
Kuala Lumpur
5-Star Hotel 278.19 86.93
4-Star Hotel 218.47 68.27
3-Star Hotel 159.69 49.90
Penang
5-Star Hotel 223.71 69.90
4-Star Hotel 218.11 68.16
3-Star Hotel 134.36 41.99

*Inclusive of 10% service charge and 5% government tax.

Sources: Malaysian Association of Hotels - www.hotels.org.my

2 Golf Club Membership
Golf Club Membership
Club Fees (Course: 36 holes) RM US$
Corporate Membership (one nominee) 2,500 - 250,000 781 - 78,125
Monthly Subscription* 80 - 223 25 - 70
Green Fees
- Weekdays 47.70 - 350 14.90 - 109
- Weekends 79.50 - 495 25 - 155

*Excluding 6% government tax

Sources: Malaysia International Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MICCI)

3 International School Fees

There are more than 40 international schools registered with the Ministry of Education, Malaysia. These schools are located in the federal territories of Kuala Lumpur and Labuan, and the states of Johor (Johor Bahru), Kelantan (Kota Bharu), Melaka (Malacca), Negeri Sembilan (Mantin), Pahang (Kuantan), Penang (Island), Perak (Ipoh), Sabah (Kota Kinabalu) and Sarawak (Kuching).

The fees shown below are from a cross-section of the schools and are calculated for a whole year.

The International School of Kuala Lumpur (American Curriculum)
Registration fee RM US$ Tuition Fee per annum RM US$
Application 900 281 Prep. Reception 38,500 12,031
Membership admission 50 16 Prep.Junior 51,800 16,188
Annual society admission 20 6 Prep.Senior to Grade 5 61,560 19,238
Prep.Reception - Prep. Junior 2,780 869 Grade 6 - 8 70,530 21,984
Prep.Senior - Grade 1-12 31,590 9,872 Grade 9 - 12 77,900 24,344
Re-enrolment 6,520 2,038
Land & Building Fund 21,100 6,594
ESL support - elementary & mid 9,960 3,113
ESL support - high 10,970 3,428
The Garden International School, Kuala Lumpur (British Curriculum)
Registration fee RM US$ Tuition fee per annum RM US$
Application 1,300 406 Nursery 34,260 10,706
Nursery & reception
(entering year 1)
20,000 6,250 Reception 38,265 11,958
Re-entry 2,000 625 Year 1 & 2 54,360 16,988
Registration fee 10,000 3,125 Year 3 & 4 60,450 18,891



Year 5 & 6 53,510 16,722
Year 7, 8, 9 69,510 21,722
Year 10 & 11 74,505 23,283
Year 12 & 13 75,600 23,625
EAL Year 1- 2 43,490 13,591
EAL Year 3 - 6 72,540 22,669
EAL Year 7 - 9 58,810 18,378
Technology Fee 75-1200 234-375
Australian International School, Kuala Lumpur
Registration fee RM USD Tuition fee per annum RM USD

Application fee

1,000 313 Preparation 3 days a week 15,774 4,929
Admission fee 20,000
6,250

Preparation 5 days a week

26,240 8,200
Building Levy per year 1,000 313 Kindergarten 30,732 9,604
Year book cost per family 110 34.38 Grade 1 32,128 10,040
ESL fee 3,000 938

Grade 2

33,228 10,384
Tech fee (Kindergarten year 11) 750 234 Grade 3 35,596 11,124

Tech fee (Kindergarten year 12)

999 312 Grade 4 37,264 11,645
Grade 5 39,848 12,453
Grade 6 41,916 13,099
Grade 7 45,584 14,245
Grade 8 47,648 14,890
Grade 9 52,132 16,291
Grade 10 53,968 16,865
Grade 11 57,792 18,060


Grade 12 (paid over 3 terms) 57,792 18,060






The Deutsche Schule, Kuala Lumpur (German Curriculum)
Registration fee RM US$ Tuition fee per annum RM   US$
Membership 300 94 Kindergarten 17,400 5,438
Kindergarten 4,500 1,406 Class 1 - 10 31,200 9,750
Class 1 - 12 6,000 1,875 Class 11 - 12 37,200 11,625
Deposit Fee (refundable) Note: The costs of school books will vary from RM500(USD156) - RM1,500(USD469) per year
> Kindergarten 4,350 1,359
> Class 1 - 10 7,800 2,438
> Class 11 - 12 9,300 2,906
The Japanese School, Johor Bahru
Registration fee RM US$ Tuition fee per annum RM US$
Entrance Primary 1-6 9,960 3,113
Primary 1-6 2,000 625 Secondary 1-3 11,400 3,563
Secondary 1-3 2,000 625
Facilities Fee
New Entry 2,900 906
Monthly fee 50 16
Chinese Taipei School, Kuala Lumpur (Taiwan Curriculum)
Registration fee RM US$ Tuition fee per annum RM US$
Entrance Fee 2,000 625 Primary School

Building Fund 1,000 313 New Student (Taiwan) 13,620 4,256
Parent Association Fee 180 56.25 New Student (Other Countries)
Old Student (Taiwan)
Old Student (Other Countries)

Junior High School
New Student (Taiwan)
New Student (Other Countries)
Old Student (Taiwan)
Old Student (Other Countries)

Senior High School
New Student (Taiwan)
New Student (Other Countries)
Old Student (Taiwan)
Old Student (Other Countries) 
17,620
 7,620
11,620


15,820
19,820
9,820
13,820


18,020
22,020
12,020
16,020
5,506
2,381
3,631


4,944
6,194
3,069
4,319


5,631
6,881
3,756
5,006
4 Healthcare
(a) Average Consultation Fees charged by General Practitioners
 (a) First visit/Initial Consultation
Initial
RM US$
Consultation only
Consultation with examination
Consultation with examination and treatment plan
35.00 - 125.00 10.94 - 39.10
Consultation after stipulated hours Up to 50% above the usual rate
House call or Home visit Up to 100% above the usual rate
(b) Clinic without pharmaceutical services
Initial
RM US$
Consultation only
Consultation with examination
Consultation with examination and treatment plan
35.00 - 145.00 10.94 - 45.31
Consultation after stipulated hours Up to 50% above the usual rate
House call or home visit Up to 100% above the usual rate
Average Consultation Fees charged by Physicians, Paediatricians and Psychiatrists (Specialist Fee)
Item Initial    Follow-Up   
RM US$ RM US$
Consultation only
Consultation with examination
Consultation with examination and treatment plan
80.00 - 235.00 25.00 - 73.44 40.00 - 105.00 12.50 - 32.81
Consultation after stipulated hours Up to 50% above the usual rate
House call or home visit Up to 100% above the usual rate

Source : Malaysian Medial Association - www.mma.org.my

5 Domestic Help
Domestic Help
               Per Month
RM US$
Servant (foreign maid, full-time) 800 - 1,100 250 - 344
Driver (basic) 1,800 - 2,000 563 - 625
6 Public Transport
Public Transport
RM US$
Taxi Fares
On Meter (by kilometre)
- For the first 1 km 3.00 0.94
- For every subsequent 115m 0.25 0.08
Radiophone Charges
- For every taxi call 2.00 0.63
- All luggage placed in the boot free free
Bus & Rail Fares
RapidKL City Bus
Zone 1,2,3 & 4 1.00 - 3.00 0.31 - 0.94
Klang Valley Intergrated Rail Transit

(Services available only in Kuala Lumpur/ Selangor)

Kelana Jaya line 0.80 - 6.30

0.25 - 1.97

Ampang line & Sri Petaling line 0.80 - 7.10 0.25 - 2.22
KLIA Express (Standard Single Trip)
55.00 17.19
KL Monorail 0.90 - 6.30 0.28 - 1.97


Source : i) Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) – www.spad.gov.my

ii) Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (RapidKL) – www.prasarana.com.my

iii) KLIA Express - www.kliaekspres.com

7 Domestic Airfares
Average Domestic Airfares

Selected Destinations from Kuala Lumpur:

Business Class Economy
RM US$ RM US$
Penang 1,121 350.31 549 171.56
Langkawi 1,324 413.75 815 254.69
Johor Bahru 1,121 350.31 467 145.94
Kuantan 1,121 350.31 264 82.50
Terengganu 1,121 350.31 562 175.63
Kuching 2,076 648.75 1,444 451.25
Kota Kinabalu 1,674 523.13 887 227.19

Source : Malaysia Airlines System (MAS) - www.malaysiaairlines.com

8 Eating Out in Malaysia
Eating Out in Malaysia

Prices quoted are for the city of Kuala Lumpur and would generally be lower for other locations in Malaysia.

RM US$
A lunch at a food court 8 - 10 2.50 - 3.13
A lunch at a restaurant in a 5-star hotel 60 - 100 18.75 - 31.25
Burger King (Whopper®) ala carte 10.95 3.42
KFC (Snack plate) 11.90 3.72
Pizza Hut (12-inch pizza) 34.80 - 40.30 10.90 - 12.50
Sushi King (Set meals) 18.90 - 21.90 5.91  -  6.84
9 Shopping in Kuala Lumpur
Shopping in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is ranked as the best shopping city in Southeast Asia by Globe Shopper Index, cementing the capital city's position as a shopping paradise. It combined low prices with a good range of products in a large number of stores.

Product RM US$
A pair of New Balance shoes 173 - 469 54 - 147
100 ml of Bvlgari EDT for men 190 - 240 59 - 75  
50 ml of Calvin Klien EDT for women 160 - 230 50 - 72  
Nikon D3100 2,198 687
Samsung Galaxy S 5 2,149 - 2,399 672 - 750
Apple iPad Mini - WiFi & Cellular 1,279 - 2,679 400 - 837



10 Prices of Selected Consumer Items
Prices of Selected Consumer Items

Prices in supermarkets

RM US$
A can of Coke 2.27 0.71
A pack of cigarettes (premium 20s) 14.00 4.38
A bottle of wine (Mid -Range) 50.00 15.63
A bottle of mineral water (1.5 litre) 2.35 0.73
A loaf of Fresh White bread (500g) 3.13 0.98
11 Non-dutiable Goods
Non-dutiable Goods

The following are some of the goods available free duty in Malaysia: fountain pens, books, perfume, cosmetics, portable radios, watches, cameras, video cameras, calculators, computers, fishing equipment, golf clubs, tennis and badminton racquets, medical equipment, manicure preparations, e.g. nail polishers & varnishes, varnish removers, leather goods, e.g. shoes, handbags, wallets, purses, suitcases, travelling bags, briefcases.

Source: Royal Malaysian Customs - www.customs.gov.my

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Last Updated : Thursday 21st September 2017