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Typically monthly rent in Malaysia is extremely cheap with a one-bedroom apartment outside of the city centre going for MYR 880 ($270 or £160) and a three-bedroom apartment going for MYR 1470 ($440 or £270). In the city centre prices are scaled a little but not too significantly, with a one-bedroom apartment costing MYR 1540 ($460 or £280) and a three-bedroom apartment costing MYR 2590 ($780 or £480).

Living costs are similar with 1 litre of milk costing around MYR 5.60 ($1.70 or £1.00), 500g of bread costing around MYR 6.00 ($1.80 or £1.10) and 12 eggs costing MYR 4.50 ($1.40 or £0.80). Meanwhile a meal at a restaurant can cost between MYR 7.00 to 50.00 ($2.10 to $15.00 or £1.30 to £9.20) and a litre of water costs around MYR 3.50 ($1.10 or £0.70).

Luxuries such as half a litre of beer will cost around MYR 10.70 ($3.21 or £2.00), a pack of cigarettes costs around MYR 10.50 ($3.20 or £1.90) and a bottle of mid-range wine will set you back MYR 50.00 ($15.00 or £9.20). Average monthly wage after tax is at MYR 3220 ($960 or £590).