Cost of living in Malaysia

Living Costs

Before moving to malaysia, i tried to get a clear picture about the cost of living in Malaysia. But I wasn't able to get a clear idea through online materials. I was at a disadvantage during the salary negotiation.

Now having lived here in malaysia, i thought of listing down the expenses i have incurred/noticed to help others to get a sense of living costs in Kualalumpur, Malaysia.

Income Tax

Tax is comparatively high in malaysia with very less standard deductions on the income. Apart from the Income tax, there is a 12.5% service/government tax in all the Big restaurants.

For latest details, check out the malaysian government's Tax department.

http://www.hasil.org.my/english/eng_index.asp



Current Applicable Rates

Housing Costs in Malaysia

Property Price/Rentals

Basic Double Storey Houses costs around RM 300,000 in the outskirts to around RM 500,000 close to the city. The rent for the same varies from RM 1000 to RM 1600. The housing costs around a million ringgits in high demand areas and the rent costs upwards of RM 3000.

The Basic Condo Prices, for a 1000 Sqft, vary from 160000 in the outskirts to RM 300000 close to the city. The rent for the same varies from RM 1000 to 2000.

Upscale Condos in high demand areas costs upwards of RM 500,000 and the rent will be from RM 3000 & above.

Most of the rental house/condos are available as unfurnished and the rent goes up depening on the furnishing level.

Check  out http://www.iproperty.com.my/ for property/rental listings

Transportation Costs in Malaysia

Public transport is very inadequate for a normal living and owning a car is a must. Mostly a car per working adult is a must. so working couples will need to own two cars to avoid lot inconvenience.

The cost of ownership of a car is very high and it could be among the worst place to own a car. Petrol costs RM 1.80 per litre and most of the roads are toll roads. It will cost easily around RM 100 for a average home to office/shopping in a month.

On Road Prices of some of the cars available in Malaysia

Toyota Camry 2.0 - RM 150,000

Toyota Altis - RM 110,000

Toyota Yaris - RM 100,000 above

Honda Accord 2.0 - RM 145,000

Honda Civic 2.0 - RM 125,00

Hona Civic 1.8 - RM 110,000

Honda Jazz - RM 105,000

BMW 3 series - RM 250,000 & above

BMW 5 series - RM 500,000 & above

Nissan X-Trail - RM 140,000

Citroen C5 - RM 195,000

Mitsubishil Lancer 2.0 - RM 115,000

Hyundai Getz - RM 65,000

Malaysian made cars are comparatively cheaper than the imported Models.

Perodua Myvi 1.3 RM 50,000

Proton waja 1.6 RM 65,000

Proton Perdana - RM 95000

The Used car prices of european make cars are considerably cheaper than those of japanese make.

Check out http://www.autoworld.com.my/ for detail listings and prices

Food Costs in Malaysia

Groceries

Milk -1 litre - RM 4

Bread - 1 Pocket - RM 4

Egg - 12 Eggs - RM 4

Onion - 1 kg - RM 2

tomatoes - 1kg - RM 3.5

Chicken - 1 kg - RM 7

Fish - 1 kg - RM 15

Rice - 5 kg - RM 25

Oil - 1 litre - RM 10

Grapes - 1 kg - RM 10

Apple - 1 - RM 1

Orange - 2 - RM 1

Eating out

Nasi Kandar, Indian Restaurants - RM 10 per person ( avg )

Chinese Restaurants - RM 15 per person

Big Restaurants - RM 30 per person

Pizza Large - RM 30

McDonald Burger - RM 10

KFC chicken Meal - RM 10

TGI Friday/Chillis - RM 40-50 per person

Eating out at hawker stalls are very common in malaysia and costs are generally cheaper compared to restaurants.

Entertainment Costs in Malaysia

CABLE TV - RM 100 to 150

Movie tickets - RM 10

DVD - RM 30 to 60

pirated DVD costs - RM 8

Theme Park - a day pass - around RM 50

Utilities/Services Costs in Malaysia

Utilities

For a limited usage in a month,

Mobile - RM 150 - 200

Landline - RM 100

Broadband - RM 80

Electricity Bill - RM 80 - 100

Water Bill - for normal usage - RM 0 ( yes that is right..zero )

Appliances

32 Inch LCD TV - 2000 - 3000

Refridgerator - RM 1000 - 2000

Washing Machine - RM 1000 - 1500

Home Theatre System - RM 800 - 2000

Sofa - RM 2000 - 5000

Mattresses - RM 1000-4000

Bed Frame - RM 1000-3000

Healthcare Costs

Visit to a clinic for fever/cough - RM 50 - 100

Visit to a Hospital - RM 100 - 200

Mostly the medicinesare imported from either europe/US/australia...so the cost will be in comparable to those countries.

Health Insurance per person - RM 150 - 200 is advisable, which covers the accident/hospitalization charges. Still most of the insurance wont cover the visits to the clinic/hospital. Only hospitalization is covered.

Salary Levels

A typical malaysian starting Salary in Kualalumpur

Sales clerk - RM 1500

Fresh graduate - RM 1500 - RM 2000

Teachers - RM 2000 - RM 3000

IT Engineers - RM 3000 - RM 4000

Doctors - RM 6000 - RM 8000

Drivers - RM 1200 - RM 1500

Technicians - RM 1500 - RM 1800

Admin Clerks - RM 1100 - RM 1300

Malaysian Jobsites generally lists the jobs along with the salary offer. Browsing through a good site like www.jobstreet.com.my will give a rough idea about the salary levels offered for different jobs.

On the average, a salary of RM 4000 is enough for a basic living in malaysia. Anything above RM 6000 ensures a decent living and with RM 10,000 per month, the life could be really comfortable.

How much is enough for a decent living in Malaysia

That is the question everyone visiting this hub seems to be interested in. But that is a question which has no straight answers. Everyone's lifestyle is different and the definition of decent living varies with people. So here is my best effort.

On the average, a salary of RM 4000 is enough for a basic living in malaysia. Anything above RM 6000 ensures a decent living and with RM 10,000 per month, the life could be really comfortable.

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3. My office is in Mont Kiara, and how much a condo would cost.

Appreciate your support and guidance in this regard. Also want to check will this be a wise decision for me to relocate..


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daqeeqkhanw 3 years ago

If we put 40000USD in Malaysian bank. May it help me?


Ravi 3 years ago

Can any body tell me about Emero company in malysia.I just know about this .Please someone tell me about this company & its Details


dilshan 3 years ago

Can you please advise malasian agencis ?


raj kumar 3 years ago

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tiara putri 3 years ago

hello, i'm student (senior high school) from indonesia. i wanna next my scool in malaysia... but i need to know abt the living costs in there..

is anybone want to give me some informations abt that?

thanks alot before...

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eddie 4 years ago

very hard when the average wage of 1500 rm is just enough to pay the rent,1 hour out side kl you can get a crap apartment with no stove ,for 300 to 600 rm per month .


SK 4 years ago

Am offered a job in KL for about RM 12K a month. Advise how is this salary considering the present cost of living


Mubasheer 4 years ago

I guess these are old statics, Could you please update Cost of living in Malaysia in 2012.


Mike Douglas 4 years ago

Hi there, Malaysia is a very nice country. If you intend to do business here, you're most welcome. An additional for the writer, if you guys earn RM 4000 and above salary per month in Malaysia, you will surely have an enjoyable living lifestyle. It just the way how you spend your money wisely.

The thing is, where ever you go in this world, it certainly have some tough and some good time that you'll remembered. That's call life. No country is perfect. Just chill and have a blast day ahead! :)


Eddy Wong 4 years ago

Malaysia is a tough place to live in. Getting a steady job here ie.government work are all reserved for the malays. They dont care much about other races. In fact, this is quite a racist country, where u will get picked on, called names and discriminated against. Medical facilities are poor and even the hospital smells. Not only the medication here are of imitation but majority of the houshold, electrical etc. Weather here are getting warmer and the heat plus the high humidity can be very uncomfortable. The road systems are unorganized and nearly everyone here owns a car. Driving here is a challenge. Road rage and rude drivers are everyday thing. Crimes here are common. Robbery, murders, rape and now the drugs- meth is just an everyday thing. U probably would here of it so much on the news as the media is controlled by the corrupted government trying to put wool over its citizen's eye. So if u r thinking to staying in malaysia think deeper. There are a lot of better place in this world than Malaysia.


Dewataf 4 years ago

Hi, I was born and raised in Malaysia.

I agree with Evan, if your salary is above RM4k, you will be able to live comfortably. However, given that the perceived level of comfort varies between individuals, let me try to explain what RM4k a month may get you:

1. Monthly car installment ( B-segement; toyota vios/city): RM900-1000

2. House rent (not apartment): RM1000-15000

3. Car maintenance/fuel/tolls: RM300-500

4. Groceries: RM200-300

5. Utility bills: RM100-150

6. Entertainment/eat out/satellite tv: RM300-400

7. Misc: RM500

The above is an estimation only, i may have missed other costs. With RM4k a month, you would be classified as a middle class Malaysian, and may be able to save around a few hundred RM a month, if you are careful.

Note: if you have a child, maybe add a few hundred RM as costs as well.


Ankit 4 years ago

I M Planning to set up a trading company in free zone (pkfz)i.e port klang, can any 1 tell me what will be the set up cost and visa exp, also where should i opt for accommodation since i'll be single,

and does the company in free zone have to pay tax or the income is tax free ?? and if it has to pay tax than how much ??

i want to know the minimum cost i can pull all inclusive


drsr111 4 years ago

Hi Evano,

I am Sekar from India with 3+ years of experience in Mainframe Technologies looking to move to Malaysia, So please tell me what is the probability of getting job there with my skill set. And Let me know if there are any job consultancies in India which can process my profile.

Best regards,

Sekar


lily_ifeyinwa@yahoo.com 4 years ago

I am a male of 29yrs looking for a help. I need sum one to sponsor me to malaytia. To leave and work their. Contact me on +2348031140211. Am a nigerian pls help me


ben 4 years ago

We give out loan on a cheaper rate 3% contact if you have interest : benclarkloanfirm@msn.com


onkar 4 years ago

Hi I have an offer of 5500RM per month and we are 4 (wife and 2 kids). Will this salary be ok for a decent living with school, car, house rent etc....?


katherine 4 years ago

please contact me if you require assistance to find acceptable and reasonably priced housing. ash_cruz@hotmail.com


sunil M 4 years ago

Good Information


Jaynerd 4 years ago

I will like to live in KL, but I do not have a job offer at the moment. Do you think it will necessarily difficult to secure a job while already in the country or is it advisable to gain employment before moving over.

Bear in mind, I have enough resources to last me about 1 year without a job.


Ahmed Hassan Ahmed Qishta 4 years ago

Hello I'm from Palestine Gaza and I am 19 year, but I am so far will not get a job and yet also do not have (certificate of secondary general) there with me certificate of the second high school, but I want to get a job in Matm or in a hotel or at the airport, but I want a job in hygiene at the airport or in a restaurant, for example, but have the good monthly salary now I know I want to live but I'm the only one of my family, my life, I try hard to please God help you and thank you I wish a quick response


Haffan 4 years ago

This is a nice sharing. I'v been working in KL as snr consultant since jan 2012. Received first salary, i was surprised for the first 6 months tax 26%. Then, later this income tax will be normal follow the tax regulation in MY.

To buy t

he car, they require guarantor and downpayment about 20 - 30% for foreigner. Please prepare your international driving license or convert it to malaysian's.

If u not in a hurry to bring ur family or only to come alone, there are some options like to stay in a budget hotel RM70 / day in average.

Actually they also offer a rented room in a house/apartment/condo. Per month is about RM 300. But for a foreigner like us, this option is very rare it seems.

If you are in negotiation, example ur skill and experience is 5 to 10 yrs, try to put 'save' level at RM8500 permonth.


:) 4 years ago

Raj, 5K for 1 person is not too bad, you will have a take home of about 4K. I am assuming you are about mid 20s... if you are hitting 30 and 5K salary, slightly on the low side. you want to think about housing, of late, the numbers have skyrocketed alot. prices have doubled in many places over the last 5 yrs.


Raj 4 years ago

Hi Evan,

Thanks for the post. It is really useful.

I got an offer in KL, Malaysia for 5,000RM (all in). I am single. My question is whether this amount will be enough for a decent living? What would be the net take home? How much will be the saving out of it? Is this enough for say a decent living + saving? or, should I negotiate for more?

I do not have much time to negotiate. Hence, will appreciate your quick response on this.

Lastly, keep up the good work. It is helping us in a big way.

Cheers,

Raj


Lili 4 years ago

Hi!

Thanks for all the information you are all giving to help those who want to travel or live in Malaysia.My husband and i are interested in studying in Malaysia specially in Penang for 2 or 3 years.But we have a very big problem.We have depend kids aged 12 years,2 years and 9 months so we don't know what are the conditions for international studients to travel with thei children.We are from Africa and we have saved money for our stay there.What about the schools and kindergartens.Thanks in advance for your advicies.Lili.


rapghere 4 years ago

Hi, I got an offer for 2000RM for a job in KL. And the company said that they will arrange for accommodation and a car for travelling for office purposes. I have to look for food and other personal expenses. Is it ok for the deal. Or any suggestions.

please reply me as early as possible.


ali 4 years ago

hom much you can get if you work anyhting free job


arman 4 years ago

Hi,

Can any tell me what are the areas in KL or near by KL with less house rents with sharing?

Please send me an Email to armaan_roohi@yahoo.com

Thanks


satish 4 years ago

i need hellp to malesya low about consement.my one consement in malesya. how i collect


G.smith 4 years ago

Am a Nigerian planning to sch in UTM Malaysia pls any body with good info on the sch about international student, student working scheme for international student and what are the chances for int'l student scholarship...pls drop mails with any info about the sch and malaysia generally at oluwaseunadebayo@yahoo.com Thanks in advance

shalom


Srikanth 4 years ago

Hi,

Can any tell me what are the areas in KL or near by KL with less house rents with sharing?

Please send me an Email to srikanth.k46@gmail.com.

Thanks


walao 4 years ago

foreigners becareful as most malaysian are racist towards outsiders.. especially the native. they are very jealous of rich ppl (God knows why). therefore, be very careful and the govt here is very racial based.


FETHI 4 years ago

Hi,every one

Iam Gas turbine controls technical adviser with 9 years of experience with GE

I need some help to find job opportinity in malaysia

Thanks


swamy 4 years ago

i have 2+ exp as software developer in java.i am expert in spring and hibernate.how much salary can i expert in malaysia?


Invest Malaysia Properties 4 years ago

Can you update the cost of living?Thanks

http://investmalaysiaproperties.blogspot.com/


ravikumarselva 4 years ago

could you please help me how i can search for jobs in Malaysia. Do i get any cnsultancies or some agencies contact details if you have any with you. I have 5 years of experience in EDI with Mainframe, currently working for infosys India. What could be the best salary which i can agree for if i get any offer from Malaysian companies. my email id : ravikumar.selva@gmail.com


ravikumarselva 4 years ago

could you please help me how i can search for jobs in Malaysia. Do i get any consultancies or some agencies please pass on the contact details if you have any with you. I have 5 years of experience in EDI with Mainframe, currently working for infosys India. What could be the best salary which i can agree for if i get any offer from Malaysian companies.


morad 4 years ago

hi

i am a Gp(doctor) and i am interested in living in malaysia .if anybody can help me :is there any opportunity for a doctor and how can i find job there?

contact me in morad_alizadeh@yahoo.com


satish 4 years ago

Hi

I have been offered 82k ringates per annum in malaysia.I am earning 50000 indian rupees per month. can you please let me know if the offer in malaysia is a good one ?? how much can i save with 82k/annum ringates salary.I am bachelor.


Mr. Haf 4 years ago

Hi...Im Malaysian guy..if u need some info about Malaysia, am willing to help u...just mail me to : sir_haf@yahoo.com


Mohammed 5 years ago

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Samir 5 years ago

Valuable information. Thanks.


exagon 5 years ago

@kool baby

it's probably best if you know someone who's working or has worked for a reputable employer. i was rather cautious and backed out before i agreed to job offer (considering what i read here about costs). still so many conflicting reports about working/cost of living in malaysia


kool baby 5 years ago

hey all I am planning to visit malasia for a job hunt. Can anybody tell me how is the life there. I heard from people that they had a bad experience when they went there for the job purpose. It seems that they have been cheated and been forced to work without any salary later on....Please help me


exagon 5 years ago

hello all

i'm from manila, and currently checking job opporunities

in kuala lumpur. i was offered RM 4000 monthly salary. my prospective employer said my tax would just be about 4%. this seems to be contrary to non-resident tax rate of 10% to 26% i'm seeing from this site: http://www.hasil.gov.my/goindex.php?kump=5&skum=1&...


M. NOOR SABER 5 years ago

I am an Afghan working with one of the international company as an Administrative Assistant and I have one child and now I want to live in Malaysia and I just want to support my family, who can help me to give me a good advice ??? Thanks


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kombizz 5 years ago from USA

Thank you for this valuab;e information about cost of living in malaysia.

God Bless


Rajesh Reddy 5 years ago

Excellent one, Most of the people suffer for such information and after knowing them they never tries to post it to public, but you have really done an excellent job.


G H TALPUR 5 years ago

HI I AM G H TALPUR FROM HYDER ABAD PAKISTAN I L BE GREAT FULL IF SOME ONE KINDLY INFORM ME ABOUT CHILDREN S EDUCATION COST IWANT TO MOOVE TO MLYSIA ON BASIS OF MM2H I CAN NOT GET THIS ON THE WEB MY E MAIL ADDRESS IS GHTALPUR@HOTMAIL.COM THANKS


Shahzad Afzal 5 years ago

Hi All,

An excellent discussion it helped me a lot... I am offered 6000RM per month+medical+2weeks guest house stay and Air ticket also. I have accepted this offer.

Hope it would be good for me and my family.


Present Pang 5 years ago

Hi, I sense a lot of confusion about staying in Malaysia. I am a real estate agent and I can offer help in accommodation in Malaysia. Do mail me at amcisa2003@yahoo.com to inquire. Enjoy to stay at Malaysia. Welcome!!


Poornima Bangalore Srinivasan 5 years ago

Very good site, thanks a lot for all the information.


Kingston14 5 years ago

i2s Business Solutions is the Best System Integrator Company for IBM Technologies.

Worked for 2 years with i2s Malaysia and they trained me on so many New Technology Products of IBM.

Luckily they even agreed to sponsor

all my certifications and training because of my performance on the project.

They put me on Banking Project and now the banking company has absorbed me as permanent employee even i2s did not create any problem...

I got a permanent job in the local bank with their help.

Generally lot of companies in Malaysia do not allow their employees to be absorbed by their client.

But i2s was very good.....The HR team is very good...

Join them for a stable career...They also helped my wife get a job with one of their clients.

They are also now doing projects in Manila and Bangkok.

If you are interested you can send them the email because the HR team based in Singapore is always hiring people with exp on IBM Technologies.


Deepak 5 years ago

Hi Everyone..,

Please looking for your immediate help....

I am a Mainframe developer with 4 years of Exp. I got an offer 70000PA to work for a long term project in Kaula Lumpur. I am staying in India now and have an another offer of 9,700,00 INR.

I am simple guy not much of expenses apart from basic needs. Can anyone give me an idea how much i can save (tax free) in Kaula Lumpur ?

Please reply as quickly as you can, as I have to decide and take my final decicion tomorrow itself.

Appreciate for your help and having this kind of wonderful source for all of us.

Thanks,

Deepak


Yuga200 5 years ago

i2s --> The candidates from a particular state in India just put fake resume, ask others to attend telephonic interview, arrange fake certificates and join the company. If the company identifies them and fire, they start writing reviews like this. I know about this company. Talented resources are retained even if there is a bench/lean period.


Yuga200 5 years ago

The candidates from a particular state in India just put fake resume, ask others to attend telephonic interview, arrange fake certificates and join the company. If the company identifies them and fire, they start writing reviews like this. I know about this company. Talented resources are retained even if there is a bench/lean period.


ikan bilis 5 years ago

HI all,

First,if you have salary about rm4000 and above,u will live comfortably and will not have any problem if you know how to handle your finance.

And not all education here are bad, they have three local universities nominated for apex and one of them is apex,USM,UKM,and UM.

And who got the petronas offer?it's a waste if you didn't go dude. And about services and all, every places in this world have their own good and bad,only if you know to go to the right places,then it won't be a problem. But yeah, they charged extra for foreigners because malaysia money is not that high in value, i'm not sure now,so they need to find a way to balance their economies


sundeep1811 5 years ago

I got an offer from IT consulting company as a system admin. they give the RM3300 (Tex free)(take home) package and provide the company guest house for 1 year. Just let me know is the offer is good...prsently i am in hyderabad and drawing 25,000/- per month.


Anand Kumar.G 5 years ago

Hi, I got an offer from Malaysian Freight forwarding company located exactly at Petaling Jaya. Totally i've 3 yrs experience in shipping line. What could be the reasonable salary that i can ask for? Pls advise


Salim 5 years ago

I would like to pursue my Bachelors degree from Monash University at Malaysia. I'm from Bangladesh, and I've never been to Malaysia before. Tuition fees per annum is around 40000RM. It would be very helpful if anyone could give me valid information regarding expenditure for an international student. Thanking you in advance.


Rajeev 5 years ago

@KimConstable: 435000 RM is a very decent salary but then consider the 26% tax you will be paying. Moreover, I am getting close to 120000 RM per annum and I am working as a Software Engineer with an experience of 4 years. So for a Senior VP, 435000 RM doesn't sounds that exciting. So just ponder of various factors before you take the final call. All the best! :)


Rajeev 5 years ago

@Mandeep : 7500 RM will not be sufficient since you will need to pay 26% on this amount ans so you will be getting just 5550 RM per months. Ask them to pay you At least 8500 if you have 3+ yrs of experience. If your experience is more than 4+ then you should be getting more. Also check for other benefits.

I have been working here since last 7 months now. Feel free to drop me a mail on my mail id kumarjharajeev@rocketmail.com


Suresh 5 years ago

HI Guys,

I looking for job in malaysia. I have 6+ years of experience in software configuration management. I am currently working in INDIA.Can someone let me know any Agencies or Consultants who can find job for me in Malaysia?

My Mail id :- suresh.racigan28@gmail.com


evano oruvan 5 years ago

Thanks for all the info, but my humble request dont join i2s Enterprise solutions, Malaysia and i2s Business Solutions Singapore.


Mandeep Singh Mokha 5 years ago

Hi!

Thanks for all the information you have posted in this site. I really appreciate your efforts. I would like to inform you that I live in India and work as System Administrator for VMware and Microsoft and I have been contacted by one of the companies of singapore for Malaysia location. They are committing to pay me Ringgits, 7,500 per month. Therefore, I request you to kindly inform me as soon as possible that is this a right amount to accept this oppurtunity or not. Because, i am not sure that when you have uplaoded your information in this site, therefore,it is really very important for me to know as much as possible about Malaysia.

Thanks!

Mandeep Singh Mokha


Qamar 5 years ago

i am managing director international school of regents

pakistan but i want work in malayshia.

plz inform me


efren 5 years ago

i have been offered 6500 for a programmer position in malaysia.

please help me know how much can i take home less the tax, room rental and food.

I would appreciate to know the cost of the room, food and transportation please.

thanks


Efrem 5 years ago

Hi I am Efrem, have received an offer in Malaysia, the package is 29300 RM per month. Please let me know whts the cost of living, transportation, food, etc.


Sai 5 years ago

Hi,, Thanks a lot for sharing the information. It really gave a good idea on - Cost of living in Malaysia..

Thanks again,

Sai


krishnan 5 years ago

hi i am krishnan , software engineer, and i got an offer for 55000 ringgit per month in malaysia in an it company.basicaly i am fom india, currently working in chennai.can any tel me how good is this offer? and how much i can save from this salary per month.i have to take room and food from outside only, no accommodation and food from office. my mail id is "krishnangce23@gmail.com"


Richard 5 years ago

Hi 435,000 RM is an axcellent salary in KL for an SVP. The only issue is that it can be an odd place to work in Malaysian banks especially as an expat. I did it once and the internal politics was awful as you have 3 races all competing against each other and you belong to non! and logic is Alice in wonderland lol. However give it a go just be flexible! and on that salary you will live well :)


zohaib mian 5 years ago

hi i am wood carving craft can i make money ther


KimConstable 5 years ago

Hi all,

My husband has been contemplating employment with several of the major banks in KL in a Senior VP Role.

Is a salary of 435,000 ringgit per annum a reasonable rate of pay in KL for a Senior VP in Learning and Development within a bank?

We're an aussie couple, no kids and have previously lived in Hong Kong and Singapore. We lead comfortable but fairly simple lives, prefer to eat local and tend to avoid living in expat ghettos. Will we be able to live comfortably (and save a little?) on this wage?

Thanks in advance. :)


FMG 5 years ago

Hello... I live in USA and work as an Automotive Design Engineer in one of biggest automotive co. I am looking for settling down in KL. Even though I have lived in US for over 28 years, I am from eastern origin and love to spend rest of my life in Asia. Can I find a good job in Malaysia and also If I want to live in a good neighborhood.. what do you consider as a good living at expense of what cost..We are just two of us. Thanks in advance for any suggestion or contacts of good agencies for Engineering Jobs.


Victor 5 years ago

I was told education in malaysia is very bad.and is my pleasure to study there.is it true


Akashrajan 5 years ago

Hi All,

Don't trust I2S. They used to say stories like permanent position,long term project etc. But the reality is totally different. After you join you will realise the truth.

Please guys think before taking the decision.

Really here i have listened so many things from I2S employees. Among them not even one guy didn't speak positively about I2S. Decision is up to you.


oris 5 years ago

how can i get admission in malaysia


Shriram K S 5 years ago

I am getting an offer for 10,000RM per month as a Gross Salary. How much would be Net? I am an Expat, No accommodation, No food, No Transportation is provided.

I am going to live with my wife there, is this salary good enough to stay there?

My office would be in Bukit Damansara and My wife's office could be in Selengor. Which is the mid point where we can live a budget life?


Sundeep 5 years ago

Hi,

I am an Oracle Database Administrator, got offer for KL with salary 5000 RM, is it ok to accept the offer and move to KL with 5000 RM ?? and I am a bachelor...

Can anyone please suggest me...

Thanks..


P. Sen 5 years ago

I am a specialist doctor (Psychiatrist). I am offered USD 5200/ month (15000 RM) at Seramban negeri sembilan , Malaysia. I have a family of 5 member. I am the only earning member.It is a job of scientist. I am currently earning 3500 RM (USD 1000)/month in India. Is it wise to shift to Malaysia. P


Faisal  5 years ago

how i get job in malaysia coz im in dubai not getting salary good some body cheat me here plz some body can help me for good salary job there sectary work or repection or chasher


Vikash Kumar 5 years ago

Hey,

Thanks to all of you for sharing the above informations.

I am a Sr. Graphic Designer(4+ yrs of exp.), just planning to shift KL, is there anyone who can guide me that how much salary i can get there and is there any consultancy services available there through which i can search a job there or any website for the same. if any budy can help me than plz...

Thanks

Vikash Kumar


Raj 5 years ago

Hello Sir,

1st of all thank you very much for such a great info.....

I got an offer of 5800MYR, and i am single...will this be enough salary to stay comfortably and save good ammount of money??

I am from INDIA - Bangalore, please help me in accepting a offer.

Pls contact me on rajvardhan.sm@gmail.com

mob:09916966633

Thank you


5 years ago

Call Me Yus - that's very nice you have offered to help.

Regarding your comment on Mudah and foreigners. I have bought and sold items on Mudah since I moved here and haven't had any problems. I think Mudah is good for finding some used products and even property (although I didn't find the house I bought in Malaysia through Mudah). Unfortunately, Malaysia doesn't really have many second hand shops like Salvation Army etc. in the US here... so I find Mudah is the next best option.

I've mentioned here before I have a blog about my experiences living and buying a house in Malaysia called The Malaysia Project(http://the-malaysia-project.blogspot.com/). I've been doing a lot of 'Cost of Living' posts recently. Anyone interested in the current costs of living in Malaysia, please feel free to check it out.


Call Me Yus 5 years ago

Hi all.. I'm Malaysian citizen and have worked in Kuala Lumpur since 2001. I'm originally from Negeri Sembilan, part of Malaysia.

I can foresee that most of your guys plan to move into KL. If you're single, no big issues.. Room can be rented and I believe there a few people here don't mind to shared a house with different gender. For couples or family, there is always an options. Some of sites you might consider is http://www.mudah.my . A lot of thing u can find there but sometimes they have issues dealing with foreigners.

The most important, you have the valid visa and all the related documentation.

If you guys already in here, and have difficulties, can email (areuse@gmail.com) to me directly.. I can be your assistance.. In fact, if you required my phone number, I can give it but do email me first. And please state down where you got my email otherwise i will treat it as a spam for me.

I would offer to the people out there who really need my assistance. No need to worry about charges.. There would be none.. I'm just helping others to easy their life in this country, its malaysian hospitality..

Have a great time. :)


CutestCat 5 years ago

Folks,

If you are a foreigner thinking of moving/working in KL, please ask what is the nett salary you're expecting to receive after taxation etc. For single - remember that you can are just gonna waste your time working here if the nett pay is RM3000. The minimum should be RM3500. For IT side, Developers and Programmers, salary range for local is RM3000-RM5000. Senior developers with 5 years experience or more should at least reach RM6000. Getting RM7000 for developer job is above the industry standard. Locals who just graduated with a bachelor degree in something usually earn between RM2000-RM2800, anything higher is above the industry standard and depends on the hiring company. That's the base salary.

On top of that, you should get paid double your daily salary for days when you work during the public holidays. Some foreigners esp those from India, tend to get paid higher than local in lieu of benefits i.e. no sign-on bonus, no contractual bonus, no performance bonus, no medical leave (usually 14 days), no medical/dental/optical claims (up to RM2000 for big companies) - meaning expenses related to these three cannot claim against the company (that sucks because if you get sick like flu or fever the minimum is RM25 if you visit a clinic), no minimum 14-days annual paid leave, etc. So make sure you have that sort of benefits as part of the package.

For families, you need a minimum nett pay of RM5000 to live. KL is not a cheap place to live. If you're sending your kids to any of the international school like Alice Smith, the cost is around RM30,000 per semester (3 months) x 4 semester a year = that's RM120,000 you gotta cough up!! So darn expensive!

For "mat salleh" expats (meaning caucasian), the salary range tends to be on the higher end than most people locals included, especially if you're in specialized industries like Oil and Gas (manager level RM40,000 per month at the very least, of which most of it will go to tax :P with loads of perks like annual flight back to home country, partially subsidized or fully subsidized accomodations that usually cost RM2000-RM11,000 per month for fully furnish upscale living area)

----Additional Info for IT/Base salary before tax, 11% epf and socso deductions (compulsory) ------------

Lead IT Architect, Infrastructure (Development) salary range is RM7000-RM9000.

Network Infrastructure engineer & IT Support salary range is RM5000-RM7000.

IT or Network Manager Level RM7000-RM12,000.

Accounting Salary Range

Account Exec - RM3000-RM4500 depends on experience in years.

Account Manager, Jr Accountant - RM5000-RM6500.

Accountant RM7000-RM9000 (minimum)

CFO (anything below RM9000 the company is stingy/cheapskate :P)

For single..... If you get nett pay of RM3000, RM1000-RM1500 goes to your rent, transportation, phone, internet, food (no need to cook just buy something simple that cost RM5), books, grocery etc. RM1000 for saving. The other RM500 is your daily allowance to work, if you dont use it, you can save it... for maybe travel. Daily food (each meal) expect to pay between RM3.00 to RM10.00 from food court. U dont need tv if you subscribe to internet cuz you will be surfing hahaha (as low as RM59 per month). Phone bills, get prepaid where you only need to top up RM30 per month to keep it álive'. To call your family, use Skype or IDD call card cuz its cheaper.


CutestCat 5 years ago

Folks,

If you are a foreigner thinking of moving/working in KL, please ask what is the nett salary you're expecting to receive after taxation etc. For single - remember that you can are just gonna waste your time working here if the nett pay is RM3000. The minimum should be RM3500. For IT side, Developers and Programmers, salary range for local is RM3000-RM5000. Senior developers with 5 years experience or more should at least reach RM6000. Getting RM7000 for developer job is above the industry standard. Locals who just graduated with a bachelor degree in something usually earn between RM2000-RM2800, anything higher is above the industry standard and depends on the hiring company. That's the base salary.

On top of that, you should get paid double your daily salary for days when you work during the public holidays. Some foreigners esp those from India, tend to get paid higher than local in lieu of benefits i.e. no sign-on bonus, no contractual bonus, no performance bonus, no medical leave (usually 14 days), no medical/dental/optical claims (up to RM2000 for big companies) - meaning expenses related to these three cannot claim against the company (that sucks because if you get sick like flu or fever the minimum is RM25 if you visit a clinic), no minimum 14-days annual paid leave, etc. So make sure you have that sort of benefits as part of the package.

For families, you need a minimum nett pay of RM5000 to live. KL is not a cheap place to live. If you're sending your kids to any of the international school like Alice Smith, the cost is around RM30,000 per semester (3 months) x 4 semester a year = that's RM120,000 you gotta cough up!! So darn expensive!

For "mat salleh" expats (meaning caucasian), the salary range tends to be on the higher end than most people locals included, especially if you're in specialized industries like Oil and Gas (manager level RM40,000 per month at the very least, of which most of it will go to tax :P with loads of perks like annual flight back to home country, partially subsidized or fully subsidized accommodations that usually cost RM2000-RM11,000 per month for fully furnish upscale living area)


Comment 5 years ago

Property and rental prices in Kl have skyrocketed due to speculation, this prost needs to be updated


Kate in Perth 5 years ago

Manuel Sanchez Canovas: there is much truth in what you say!!


5 years ago

This list is really helpful. Costs in Seremban (negeri sembilan) seem to be less per month. I have a blog detailing the recent purchase of my bungalow house and the costs related to it... I plan to start to add more cost related posts for people interested in knowing the costs of living in Malaysia. If anyone is interested, please check out my blog at http://the-malaysia-project.blogspot.com/ there are lots of photos!


Pradeep 5 years ago

Hi Did any one hear about Vedel IT . I have 5+ years experience in IT. What salary could I ask during negotiation?


Prateek 5 years ago

tnk u so much ppl....gud info.....ill b shifting to kl soon....my sal wd be 5000rm +......m a steward need to knw places nearby airport wch r nt vry xpensive( health clubs n malls nearby)

tnks


Rakesh 5 years ago

Hi,

i am Mainframe Developer with 5 years of experience in India. I have an offer to relocate to Malaysia and the pay pack that they are offering me is RM6000 PM.

i have no idea about the cost of living or an average salry for an IT professional in Malasia.

Can someone please let me know if 6000RM per month is a good salary to accept the offer.

Thanks,

Rakesh.


Tracy Ghomashchian 5 years ago

Hi, I am thinking of moving to Kuala Lumpur and have an interview at SDI school, (the new international one opening Sep 2011). Would you be able to advise on the avaerage salary for a (design technology) teacher and for Head of Design Technology (faculty). Im keen to know what is usual to be offered with teaching contracts to british expats. I have my degree, pdge, pgce, MSc and experience.

You can email me on tracy.ghomashchian@yahoo.co.uk

Thanks.

Tracy


TonyinChina 5 years ago

Firstly, good work, thanks for the ffort in putting this together.

I am considering a position in KL, but noticed your advice on transport. I prefer to travel by motor bike. What are the issues for me if I want to by a motor bike in KL?

Licencing, insurance, cost of the bike issues.

THanks again.

Tony


Jean 5 years ago

A 2500 will be an admin or customer service position salary or for people who have about 2-3 years of working experience in general. If u specialise in certain area u need to get more than RM3000 (with accommodation provided). A hse or apt rental at average u can get 1500 - 2500 (guarded apt as well). To bring a spouse or kid definitely have to earn more than 5K. If u are single 3.5K - 4K will be comfortable and still got money to spend and save.

(Average living standard)

Accommodation

Apartment 1500 - 2500

Room 500 - 800

Transport 300 per mth

Food (Cook at home & some take outs)

Single 400 - 500 per month

Family 800 - 1000 per mth

Utilities - Water & Electricity 200 - 300

Cable TV - RM80 - 120

Telephone - Depending on the usage

Those will be the basic expenses. So the rest will be choices that u make.

Single 3K and above is okay.

Family will need 5K and above. International schools fees are expensive.


SATHYA 5 years ago

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I SEND MY DETAILS TO KDU UNIVERSITY

THAKING YOU

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PRAVIN D 5 years ago

I am planning for a Job in Malaysia, with a pay of 6000 Ringate. I will be there single, but my wife and Kid will be at my home town in India. I need to support them, myself as well as save for my family.

What will be my expenses for my living there:

For rent a small single B.Room apartment, Groceries, Transportation, Service Based Expenditure like Gas, Internet, Electricity etc, Taxation, Travel, Savings etc.

Please some one give me a reply based on the current rates. This would be much helpful.

I will be based in KL.


Tina 5 years ago

Hi,

I am presently an assistant professor and Head of Department at a Top University in India. I have got a job offer in Educational Administration with CES group in KL. They are offering me 9300 RM, plus accommodation, transport to and from work, food allowance and insurance.

I would like to know if the salary offered is as per Malaysian standards and if a scope for negotiation exists.

Thanks


Nishant Patil 5 years ago

Hi,

I am India and I just got an offer to work in KL. The offer was RM4500 but i asked for RM5000. of which tax is 25% for first 6months for foreigner to work in Malaysia which is refunded after 6months. So in that case if my final salary is RM4500 then almost more than 1000 is gone for tax and will be left with RM3800. Is that enough? i will be getting married soon and will bring wife along. Please advise..


Kate 5 years ago

This is an amazing site, thank-you for taking the time to put it together!!!!!!


mandatory retirement 5 years ago

While I have no plans to move to Malaysia, I thoroughly enjoyed your hub and the relaying information. This is a very good idea for anyplace.


David Suresh 5 years ago

HI. I am planning for a Job in Malaysia, with a pay of 8000 MYR. I will be there single, but my wife and Kid will be at my hometown in India. I need to support them, myself as well as save for my family.

What will be my expenses for my living there:

For rent a small single B.Room apartment, Groceries, Transportation, Service Based Expenditure like Gas, Internet, Electricity etc, Taxation, Travel, Savings etc.

Please some one give me a reply based on the current rates. This would be much helpful.

I will be based in KL.

Regards


cmy 5 years ago

Hi, I sense a lot of confusion about staying in Malaysia. I am a real estate agent and I can offer help in accommodation in Kuala Lumpur city centre. Do mail me at cheongmeiyee@gmail.com to inquire.


Manuel Sanchez Canovas 6 years ago

I disagree completely with your representation. It is not only about the cost of living but about the quality of life and consumption> A 3 Euros glass of wine costs 7 Euros in KL (3 Euros in Paris): a decent 1 Euro coffee packet another 6 or 7, any social activity means spending money. Any social activity for Westerners implies a premium price, this is double what the locals would pay for a mediocre fare. Waiters and all sorts of service attendants are ignorant, rude uneducated, an some of the Muslim ones slow and arrogant (a real anti service society, in which an extremist streak of Islam is gaining ground and non abiding foreign customers are easily vituperated, forget about offering any feedback or advice, you are not allowed to do it, their arrogance is never ending, never try to complain for an abuse as would always be the losing side). Food of any type is normally second class, excepting tropical fruits and some Indian cheap dishes. There is an army of mistreated inmigrants, paid miserably who populate all sorts of stalls that offer some aberrations, referred as Western food, and a plethora of boring local specialities. Dirty, and plagued with infected rats the size of dogs, cheap restaurants differ in quality and standards of fecal stench in toilets. There are no public parks, pensioner homes (pensioners live secluded terrified to drive their cars in the most horrible roads I have seen after China, where reckless driving seems the national pastime, interpersed by bouts of macho adrenaline in which it seemed as they would like to expel your from roads, it seems as they were constantly arguing in the roads and they had earned their driving permits as casino prize)> Cultural activities are almost no existent, irrational censorship is everywhere; censored and multi cut cinema for children is widely available, forget about any decent movie with seventeen cuts or barred from exhibition; people is rude, racist and incapable of taking any criticism, an aspect that influences the lowest quality of service possible. Life is boring to the extremes, as the tighest social norms prevent any other social interaction that does not imply consumption or money exchanges, everybody seems obsessed with money, even if many Malaysians own substantial amounts of it. Mcdonalds is one of the

few cheap decent restaurants in the country, where at least it is possible to find the cheapest burguer on earth, provided you paid for parking and touch and go, this is taking into account average wages of 500 US dollars. In sum, it looks better that it really is, and it is definitely more expensive that it seems, at all levels, specially if you can not learn to go native fast or you are not charged the same prices, as cheating the foreigner is another national passtime


ROOPAM 6 years ago

The Q & A listed are very good and helpful. Info provided is in depth and adequate enough to take decision. Keep it up in helping the people. My Best wishes with u.


srikanth 6 years ago

good information bit to bit kudos to the people who are maintaining the site.........


Tahir 6 years ago

Hello I am planning to move out to Malaysia for higher studies,

my question to you guys is that how much an international student can earn per hour in Malaysia on part time basis. pl z reply fast.


Prabhu 6 years ago

Guys , forgot to give my mail ID : prabhu.ramaswamy77@gmail.com


Prabhu 6 years ago

Hi Friends,

This blog is really interesting, I have 6 years experience in ITIL, Problem, Change and Release management, Currentely working in India, Can someone let me know any Agencies or Consultants who can find job for me in Singapore or Malaysia?


Mahdi 6 years ago

Hi,

I have been offered to lecture in PETRONAS university in Seri Bandar Iskandar with a salary of around 8000 RM. I have a 2.5 year old and a 2 month old baby and ofcoure a wife. I am wondering how I could possibly cope with this salary as I can not get a correct picture of expenditures in Malaysia. Obviously everyone is looking for adescent lifstyle (not extravagant)such as renting a 2 bed house in a nice area, having a descent car, english speaking schools for the kids and ... .

Can anyone give me any comment on the forementioned salary and the lifestyle I am looking for.


Brandon 6 years ago

Hi!

The information provided is really good. I'm in India and looking for a job in Malaysia. I'm a consultant Communication Trainer and have been training for 10 years.

Please suggest a good site where I could upload my resume.

Any other info that can help me get a job even on a contract basis will be highly appreciated.

You can write me: brandon.doll777@gmail.com

Thank you


rajat agarwal 6 years ago

I am talking to one of good firm in Malaysia, they want me to relocate. I am satteled in India and my salary is around 85,000/- per month (CTC is 13,00,000/- pa) what should I ask from them. please advice. my email address is rajat.agar@gmail.com. if you feel ok can share your number with me. I really need your help


humaira 6 years ago

are retired asian armed force officers (age 45-50) given good jobs in malaysia? If yes, then please let me know in which cities. How much can they earn? What sort of jobs are usually offered to them? I shall be really thankful for your kind help. Regards.


Rod 6 years ago

enough info thanks a million i will make a good use of it.


Reza 6 years ago

Hi sir

I living in iran and i'm student in shiraz uni.(electronics)

But i love become to malaysia uni.

So i need a adviser for cost, and all needs in free format (book or cd,dvd ...)

Please send for me this appeal

Address:

No.5- valiasr5 alley- valiasr town- sonqor- kermanshah- iran

Very very thank


bean 6 years ago

it is depend on how u spend. if u live in KL like a rich man.. 10000 MYR could be still not enough. If u manage your spending wisely, with 10k per month u can feed 3kid(including school fees), bought a car, bought n pay monthly for 3 houses, n still can have 4k saving per month..;)

if u plan to live in decent but sometimes want to have luxury style also -> if alone without kid n not planning to buy any asset,4000MYR more than enough. still can save 2000MYR easily per month..


rafiqul islam 6 years ago

I am processing MM2H. I dont want to work.MY family size 3.Child 15 yrs.old. My parents will send money for my living. They plan to send at least 5000 and at most 10,000 M Ringgit/ monthly. Is that enough? I live in austerity.Any one to please suggest me.Thanks


niraj 6 years ago

hi i am getting the offer for a job as a senior design hvac engineer (mechanical en branch)and i want saving potential 0f 4000 USD per month,how much salary should i ask for?

i am from india and have a decent living ,planning to shift there with my wife.


uLHAQ 6 years ago

Hi,

i am getting an offer from a multination comanay and my monthly offer is around RM 8400.

My posting will be in Bandar Sunway.

i want below calarifactions

1) In the area mentioned above will i get a rented house. if yes then how mucj rent will be for a house of two bedroom+kitchen+bathroom.

2)what will be the monthly expenses for normal lifestyle for four persons.

3)How much tax will be appicable for above income monthly.


Chidi 6 years ago

What is the cost of living for a student and what is the quality of IT education like in the area of NETWORK ENGINEERING?


Vishal  6 years ago

Hi

Please need your help / suggestion as I got an offer of 3500 RM from Malaysia client.

How is cost of living and people over there ?

Are they co-operative , helpful ?

I have been offered 3500 RM from my company. How much will I save after tax and all expenditure?

Please reply


Sunil 6 years ago

I want to visit Kualumpur for 10 days with my wife and 2 kids, 12 years and 7 years. How much would it cost me all together. Staying and food is preferred in decent 3 star hotel.


tim heyer 6 years ago from North Carolina, USA

I am thinking about taking a position in Kuala Lampur. Its an executive role that pays $530,000 MYR annually. Is this enough to live on? I will be in sales and probably make an additional $150,000 MYR annually. I currently live in North Carolina, USA.

I have two young boys ( 6 and 8) who would need to attend Catholic Schools.

Thank you.

tim heyer


Shalini 6 years ago

I have got a offer of 3500 RM & 300 RM for conveyance with accommodation and health insurance. I am single and is planning to move. But i still think the salary is bit low! what do you comment on it!?


JL 6 years ago

Anything above RM5000 you can live quite comfortable. With dependent is also o.k. but if you are thinking of international school for the children, RM5000 could be a struggle. Any couple with non schooling kids, RM5000 is o.k. For Single, RM3000 above is o.k.


Alex 6 years ago

Good site....

but if u reply more faster its more good..

but thanks for information.


lazytraveller 6 years ago

This is a great Web page! thankyou very much. I am excited by malaysia is ways ive not been before!

I am looking for a place to explore for a while. Id like to learn a new language, explore, relax and live easy life exploring the nature and culture.

If i decided not to work at all id still have 4000 MYR /month from Australian investments.

(if i do work i am ecologist, and wife is science secondary teacher)

Do you know how malaysia looks on this? I looked up and they say Australian dont need a visa for up to 3 months.

will they renew another 3 it if i spend a week in Jakarta or Thailand?

-How involved it it making the border crossings?

1> to Singapore

2> to Thailand

-are there areas of rural malaysia that are generally not friendly? (even to inobtrusive foreigners like me - i have family- 2 children)

-and lastly

what restaurant makes the best Rendang in KL? :D

many thanks


sachin 6 years ago

Hi

Please need your help / suggestion as I got an offer of 9000 RM from Malaysia client.

How is cost of living and people over there ?

Are they co-operative , helpful ?

I have been offered 9000 RM from my company. How much will I save after tax and all expenditure? I am going with my wife. I want to save 80k per month.

Please reply


Rivers 6 years ago

Hi!

I was offered a job in KL and be paid 2000RM after tax; plus free accommodation, paid utilities, and car company, I'll only be spending for food everyday. I'm used to living a very simple life. Is 2000RM a month salary enough for me to live a decent life in KL and save a few for myself?

Hope to hear from you the soonest possible time.

Thanks you very much!


Mubashshir 6 years ago

Please note that I am having 4 years of experience in working on Mainframe technologies on SYSTEMATICS banking application.


Mubashshir 6 years ago

Hello,

I am an IT specialist and being offered a job in Malaysia, Kualalumpur. Could anyone please let me know what must be the at par salary that I must negotiate with the IT company?


Parul 6 years ago

hi

actually we are being offered a salary of RM 9650 in Penang Malaysia. is it sufficient for 2 adults and 1 2 year old kid. what about the education for 2 year old child . we are Indians and would also like to know the.

details about well furnished house cost , grocery, and tax details


dinesh 6 years ago

Hi,

I am earning around 52,000 per month in india and a company is offering me a job of 5500 MYR in Malaysia. Is this a good deal.

Please advise.


Zia Ur Rahman Baig 6 years ago

Hi,

I am planning to come to Malaysia. Please tell me what items should I bring with me from my home. What things I must remember before leaving my country.

Any other advice.

Zia


Nikhil J 6 years ago

Hi,

I am negotiating with emero as a dot net developer is 6500-7000 is a descent salry for me and my wife along with my one kid


Heather 6 years ago

Great overview! This will be really helpful for expats considering living in Malaysia.


Kai 6 years ago

Hi,

I'm Malaysian, RM2500 as teacher and teaching English was somehow very low offer. I would advise you not to except that offer.

My salary working with engineering firm around 9k, and its very comfortable for me with 2 dependent.

And I'm totally agree you need at least RM4k - RM6k and above to live comfortably in Malaysia.


Thao 6 years ago

I am wanting to teach english in Malaysia and am being offered 2500(MYR) is that decent? I dont want to live poorly. I live in US now and am accustomed to $3000(US) month lifestyle, which I live comfortably.

I just want to get out of the US because I cannot stand the attitude from people(not all , but most) here. I have been on vacation 2 times in KL and people are nice and friendly, but vacation isdifferent than living there, any insight on if I will experience a drop in comfort.

Thank you


Mushi 6 years ago

Hi,

I have a got an offer of 7500 RM per month in Malaysia.Is this salary adequate to live in for couple ?


Debo 6 years ago

I have been offered a package of RM10K with furnished residence, medical benefit, transportation to and from work place and 75% waive on my kids's education. Is this a good money for a comfortable stay at Malaysia. What can be the cost of living? What can be the tax? Please do let me know at the earliest since I need to confirm by organization.


ahmed shoaib 6 years ago

helloo,

i am of 48 and i am general manager having 8 years exprnce in RBI in uae.now i want to come in malaysia for job so how much salery will be there for a person like me please guide me and during visit visa would i able to get a job and tell me that i have a family of 4 members will i b able to manage,in 5000RM please help me out


JonJovic 6 years ago


Mandela 6 years ago

If you intend to retire or live here for a longer period there's a lot of things to be considered by you. Basically, first thing to do is don’t overpay spending your tight pension money here and there. Second, find cheaper or perhaps unusual ways or methods to buy expensive items.

I know it's not easy since you have to do a lot of self-research. A friend of mine save his pension money buying an auction properties (luxury home like resort, below market price) for his own use and making money from it through weekend rental. If you want to grasp an idea before overpay anything, well informed yourself by doing a lot of research or just shortcut your self investing a good handbook about malaysia such as

www.living-in-malaysia-guide.blogspot.com

. Hope the best for you...


Vijay 6 years ago

I'm from India and I got an offer for 7000 RM in KL, is this a enough amount to live in kuala lumpur? Will it comfortable if i stay with my family (wife and 2 year son) and save any money?

Any pointers would be highly appreciated...Thanks...Vijay


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SA Tiger 6 years ago

We currently live is South Africa. We consider moving to Malaysia for better prospecs. We still looking for for work .... It is worth considering.... I mean looking for better propecs in Malaysia. We are a family of 5 (2 parents and 3 kids). What kind of salary should we be aiming for. And can you tell us about crime and unemployment rate there in Malaysia.

Thanx

SA Tiger


suresh Chaurasiya 6 years ago

Hi,

I believe this nis the best blog having very god info..

I am in negotaition with A US MNC for relocation to their KL office.. Currenlty I am in Metro city in India and get @15L INR a year with current job.. having wife and 2 year Kid.

Please let me know how much will be best salary I can negotaiate at this moment. with 10 years of exp in IT and Telecom Consulting.


Saloni Shukla 6 years ago

Hi,

My husband is planning to relocate, to Kulalumpur for a project. I will be cumming on dependent Visa. I am having an experience of 1 Yr(US recruitment+ HR executive), will I be able to get a job there? What will be the process for Visa transfer? Is there way I can apply from India for HR job? Kindly mail me on misssaloni@gmail.com


nazri 6 years ago

dear frens,

please be informed that the company by the name ZENQOIL is a fake company offering jobs in Malaysia, few of my friends have been conned. BEWARE!


ramesh 6 years ago

i am a student, plz inform me whay is the fee for MBA there.. i am seriously willing to study thre.. and what will be the cost of living there?


ramesh 6 years ago

i am a student, plz inform me whay is the fee for MBA there.. i am seriously willing to study thre.. and what will be the cost of living there?


dishma mehta 6 years ago

hello sir my name is dihma as i got an offer to teach french in giis school they r offering me

Basic- RM 2400

Variable-RM 250

HRA-RM 800 ( this can go up to RM 1000 depending upon the rentals)

Total- RM 3450

and i m a single hindu girl currently working in d.p.s school

giis school is in kaula lampur

so plz help me in my decision

i want to knw abt accomadation food travel fairs

is that poosible there to get any part time job also

my email id is (mehta.dishi@gmail.com)

i want to know is that the salary is good


Vicky 6 years ago

Hi friend

I got an offer as tech Engineer with ZenqOil Malaysia.

Could you please let me know about the company and whether it is advisable to accept this offer.

Can any one help me


Dev 6 years ago

HI,

I got offer from ZenqOil,

Currently i am working in UAE

Can anyone share your details abt the offer from this company.


Sam 6 years ago

Hey friend got to big questions for u i am getting married to girl in KL would like to know what is the average salary for a doctor in KL and second if i receive a tax free pay from my parents inheritance from canada of RM 6000 can we can we live comfertably until i can find a job


raadhakrishnanraju 6 years ago

hello sir now i got salary 500/-r.o (oman ) (FREE FOOD+TRANSPOTAION+ACCOMDATION+1.YEAR.AIR TICKET+FREE MEDICAL)BUT I WILL TRY TO MALAYSIA JOB (CONSTRUCTION ROADS & CHEMICALS )FOR EXAMPLE APPROXMAT HOW MANY SALARY AVAILABLE IN MALAYSIA (E-mail: radha_raju1969@yahoo.co.in )pls send me details pls


abdulazeez 6 years ago

HI,

I got offer from ZenqOil, as a Computer Engineers ,

How is the compney,

Currently i am working in UAE and i have 5 years of experience.

Can anyone help me please


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pichiahsaravanan 6 years ago

hi

I am moving to KL as a Faculty in university of malaya. My salary is 6900 RM. whether its a good salary for a life in KL


Huw 6 years ago

I am a western expat in Malaysia. A number of the costs listed here are an over-estimation of living costs in Malaysia. For a single person it is easy to live comfortably on a salary of RM4000/month, even in KL. For a family, 6000 and above is comfortable.

If you are paying over 3000/month for the long-term rent of a standard three-bedroom apartment, you are paying too much. If you are without a family it is easy to share decent accommodation for less than 1500/month or get a studio apartment for between 1800-2500/month.

If you are an expat you should however be demanding more than the average for your profession in Malaysia.


raju 6 years ago

i have got an offer in malaysia KL 8200 RM ..is it good salary and how much i can save ?


SUnny 6 years ago

HI,

I got offer from ZenqOil, as a technocal consultant,

How is the compney,

Currently i am working in UAE and i have 10 years of experience.

Can anyone help me please.


doctor 6 years ago

hello sir,

thanks for such a vaueable info. sir i am a medico and im offered a salary of 9500RM in selangor . i hav a wife n dependent . could u plz advise me if this is the decent amt to live with n selangor.

thanks n advance


doctor 6 years ago

hello sir,

thanks for such a vaueable info. sir i am a medico and im offered a salary of 9500RM in selangor . i hav a wife n dependent . could u plz advise me if this is the decent amt to live with n selangor.

thanks n advance


ahmed 6 years ago

Hello Evano

Many thanks for your valuable blog.

I would like to ask about the following:

1-primary schools and nurseries cost in Petaling Jaya Selangor. Do you know a good link explaining education

system in Malaysia?

2-what is the cost of going to a driving school? I noticed that in Malaysia they are using wheels on the right side as England not left side as I used to drive.

For those who interested in furniture prices, herein IKEA link (it include prices): http://www.ikea.com.my/homepage/default.asp


SAAD 6 years ago

hey,

is it easy to get a job in malaysia, in the field of logistics, with 2 years of work experience? wht could be the pay scale?


Abhi 6 years ago

Hi,

I have an offer from citibank in Kuala Lumpur and their offer is RM 6,500/-.Is this a good salary? and how much would I be able to save?


Feras 6 years ago

Hey !

I hope i will not bother you with my question, but i think you are the one who will give me the answer i was looking for.

Actually i am a student, and i want to go study in a university at KL. the university website published a very different numbers than the ones you have mentioned i.e. housing = 200 - 350 MYR/Month ?? personal expenses is also around the same figure. How true is that ?

Thanks in advance,


scheng1 6 years ago

That is for KL, if you are talking about JB, you might want to add 10% to all the expenses. JB is more expensive than KL. In those small towns, rental is cheap. You can rent a big house for less than RM500 per month.


anas babu mk 6 years ago

,,hi,

can i search a job at Malaysia with visiting visa


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successfulblogger 6 years ago from Los Angeles,Ca

Nice hub, the picture looked amazing.


Dakshesh 6 years ago

I got an offer of 4300 RM in KL, is this a enough amount to live in kuala lumpur? if i use sharing accommodation then how much will be total cost per month with food.


Mallya 6 years ago

Hi, i have a family with a son & wife as dependents, how is the offer 7000MR per month.


MOHAN 6 years ago

Hi FRIEND,

I got an offer to work in malaysian college as a lecturer for 5000MR.I want to know how much I can take home after deducing all tax's etc.,?

Please give me in detail

thank you


tony 6 years ago

Hi,

I got an offer in Malaysia at KL for 2900 RM, Is this a decent salary?can i able to have an decent life with this?The recruiter said the transport to my office is free and they mentioned that i need to spend around 600RM for food and accommodation.

Do i need to demand more salary to them or i can go ahead with this.

Plz suggest.

Thanks,

Tony


gagan.biswas 6 years ago

Greetings!!!

How r u doing?

If you can you assist me on below query, will help me lot -

I have recently got a opportynity for Malaysia - cyberjaya.

They offer me gross monthly salary 6500 RM + Conveyance 3000 RM, Is this amount is enough for me or with family?

I am Indian citizen and not sure what would be the amount I will get after tax deduction..

1) Could you please help me what would be the after tax amount I will get in hand/take home per month.

2) Is that amount is good enough to live near by cyberjaya as my office is in Cyberjaya.

3) Which is the best place to stay If my office is in cyberjaya? How much is the average RENT for a 1 BHK.

4) Can I take my family along with me in future?

if you can share some more information.

Thanks you very much!!!

Gagan Biswas


sbs 6 years ago

Dear Oruvan,

What is the usual practice in Malaysia about 13th month salary/bonus? Is it mandated or discretionary? Are the MNCs

usually paying the 13th month to their employees?

Thanks.


vconline 7 years ago

Hello, i have been offered 13500MYR per month to live and work in PJ at KL.

I need to save 1 lakh INR a month in Malaysia after income taxes and other living based expenses including a new car on EMI [lets say proton gen 2 / perdana sedan], renting an apartment which is fully furnished with ameneties like pool, gym, jogging track etc; buying groceries and cooking at home 5 days a week and eating out on weekends, basic utilities like, paying for a mobile bill, High speed internet connection, Cable TV and thats it.Please throw some ideas here at the same time if i am being offered around 15 lakhs INR per Annum in India, does it make sense to take this offer then?


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EvanoOruvan 7 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hello Shariff, I don't know about this company...i would think 7000 as a good enough money for a Single


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EvanoOruvan 7 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hello...EPF is not mandatory for foreigners..if you want, you could opt for it and withdraw the money back when leaving the country.


sbs 7 years ago

Dear Oruvan,

Would EPF be deducted from my salary even though I am on Work Permit? If yes, can we withdraw this when leaving the country.

Thanks.


Shariff 7 years ago

Hi I got job at i2s Business Solutions Sdn Bhd25-6-1, 6th Floor, Jalan 3/50 Diamond SquareOff Jalan Gombak53000 Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaPhone: +60-3-40215105 Fax: +60-3-40215106 URL: www.i2sbs.com

Is this a trustworthy company ?

is 7000 Malaysian Ringgits enough for a single person who spends on food and travel only.

Hey EvanoOruvan !! can u provide some thoughts..


vconline 7 years ago

Hello, i have been offered 13500MYR per month to live and work in PJ at KL.

I need to save 1 lakh INR a month in Malaysia after income taxes and other living based expenses including a new car on EMI [lets say proton gen 2 / perdana sedan], renting an apartment which is fully furnished with ameneties like pool, gym, jogging track etc; buying groceries and cooking at home 5 days a week and eating out on weekends, basic utilities like, paying for a mobile bill, High speed internet connection, Cable TV and thats it.Please throw some ideas here at the same time if i am being offered around 15 lakhs INR per Annum in India, does it make sense to take this offer then?


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EvanoOruvan 7 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hello MJ, Thanks for visiting my hub and for your appreciate words.

Hello Deepak, I believe 11,500 is good salary to live in Malaysia..but you have to work it out based on the above info about how much you could save...its really based on lifestyle..if you have any particular question which is not mentioned about, please post it..

Hello robert, sorry for the delay...living in langkawi is cheap...but langkawi is just a tourist spot with fine beaches and hotels..no other facilities available in big cities...


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EvanoOruvan 7 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hello MJ, Thanks for visiting my hub and for your appreciate words.

Hello Deepak, I believe 11,500 is good salary to live in Malaysia..but you have to work it out based on the above info about how much you could save...its really based on lifestyle..if you have any particular question which is not mentioned about, please post it..

Hello robert, sorry for the delay...living in langkawi is cheap...but langkawi is just a tourist spot with fine beaches and hotels..no other facilities available in big cities...


MJ 7 years ago

Hey Dude: i believe this is the best forum available on net for people who are migrating to Malaysia. Very informative covering almost all the aspects.

Good Work. Keep it up...


Deepak Jain 7 years ago

Hi,

I have got a 11500 RM per month offer from Apar Technologies for CIMB client. I live in india and Married too. How much I can save per month in malasiya?


thanhien 7 years ago

How much a tour guider could get per month?


robert 7 years ago

Hi there....so a local IT Engineers with a salary of RM 3000 - RM 4000 does not live a decent life? what about living in small islands on the west like pulau langkawi?is it cheaper?

thanks

robert


Avinash J 7 years ago

Hi I got job at one IT firm Kuala lumpur They are offering me 7000 MYR location is Kuala lumpur. Are these organisation pay regularly? , this of 1 yr contract and I will work for another client at their premise. I heard that they wont pay regularly , is this true? In india i am earning good with 2 yrs of exp. Please suggest me , ASAP . I am about to fly within 10 days

Regards

Avinash J


Anand 7 years ago

Hi I got job at i2s Business Solutions Sdn Bhd25-6-1, 6th Floor, Jalan 3/50 Diamond SquareOff Jalan Gombak53000 Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaPhone: +60-3-40215105 Fax: +60-3-40215106 URL: www.i2sbs.com

They are offering me 7000 MYR location is Kuala lumpur . IS this amount is good enough to survive and save @ malaysia , any body heard about this company?, how good is it? are they pay regularly. what is the cost of living , if i share accomodation with some one . I am single.


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EvanoOruvan 7 years ago from Malaysia Author

Anand, It is a good enough salay for a single...possible to save some.


anand 7 years ago

Hi I got job at i2s Business Solutions Sdn Bhd25-6-1, 6th Floor, Jalan 3/50 Diamond SquareOff Jalan Gombak53000 Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaPhone: +60-3-40215105 Fax: +60-3-40215106 URL: www.i2sbs.com

They are offering me 7000 MYR location is Kuala lumpur . IS this amount is good enough to survive and save @ malaysia , any body heard about this company?, how good is it? are they pay regularly. what is the cost of living , if i share accommodation with some one . I am single.

Please reply me ASAp.

I will be thankfull to all of you

Regards:

Anand


KARDA 7 years ago

how much wil be the cost of living for student life?


tussar 7 years ago

hi, got offer of indian company magnus infotech. is this company is fake or right?

pls tell me any one ASAP.


Jayanta Banerjee 7 years ago

Hi,

I have got an offer from a Malyasian Company...They are offering me RM 6000 per month...Is it good salary for an IT Engineer with 4.6 years of experience?Please tell me how much I can save after tax and a simple living in Kuala Lumput??Its very urgent...They are in hurry...

Jayanta


mushkil 7 years ago

hi to everyone.. i got an offer in johor. they will pay me 4000RM all in. meaning i have to pay for my house and food. is this already good start to work? how much will be left for me in a month? how much is the rent of a furnished flat? i am expecting it to be less costly comparing to KL.


Mohammed 7 years ago

Hi friends.

i got one offer from KL ,malaysia. they have offered me 3500RM + accommodation + transport. I have 2.5 yrs exp in IT industry..Shall i accept that offer or can i ask more? Please suggest me because now i am in big confuse..


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EvanoOruvan 7 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hello Santosh, i would think 7500 is good enough for a decent living..but for a clear decision you should compare the new offer against your current salary at your current location...

1500 - 2000 for house

800 - 1200 for car ( plus the down payment of 10% if you are buying a new car)

2500 - for food

you should have some money left to save....also remember medical expenses are quite high here.


jarome 7 years ago

hi everyone, please somebody advise me if a 4500RM is good enough for a position SAFETY ENGINEER? the location of work would be in Johor. how much would be the rent of a decent house would cost since im planning to bring along my wife there. and also if you can give me an idea how much is the average cost of food per month?


sam 7 years ago

I got an offer in kul lampur, for 1900rmg takehome with accommodation ,it is possible to live in kulalumpur with this amount,


Santosh 7 years ago

Thanks very much, i did read through your blog and must say very informative. Either ways wanted to ask you again, sorry if am being a pain by asking the same questions which have been asked before by some people, If i have a salary of around RM 7500 per month after tax, will a family of THree which is father, mother and infant baby be able to live a comfortable life which includes complete furnished accommodation, buy a car and save some money. Am planning to migrate to Cyberjaya hence need this reconfirmation from your end. If we have to relocate we will have an infant with us as well. All am looking for is comfortable fully furnished accommodation, good standard of living with no compramise, take care of our infant baby and wife and also save some money out of the RM 7,500 i receive post deduction of tax. Please advice


Naanum Oruvan 7 years ago

EvanoOruvan well done, your posted info will be very good. I will say all stated in, is more or less very accurate.


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chillingbreeze 7 years ago from India

Yea......

It is really cost!


Adventure Rob 7 years ago

I've been in Malaysia a few weeks now and KL for part of that.

The prices seem accurate but of course by living here you can get cheaper. Cinema ticket is only 6RM if you go on a wednesday. Magazines are expensive at about 50RM each for a UK publication. You can eat in the food court, meal and drink for about 5RM, but you do need to know how to order the food, they won't have menus. Internet cafe will cost about 1-2RM per 1/2hour too.


Kam 7 years ago

Hahaha!

We say: " La came".

I use Kam as a short version of my first name Kamel.

Thanks for your help again!

I am gonna check if I can find a real estate agency next to KL Sentral.


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EvanoOruvan 7 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hello Kam...you could check out http://www.iproperty.com.my/

that is a very good site...you could check for rentals in bangsar through that site...the rental listings in this site is very comprehensive......you could directly call the owner/agents to view the units....In KL, you dont need to pay a commission if you go through an agent...only the property owner pays the agent commission... also there are new apartments right next to KL sentral..you could check there too.....good luck.

P.S. In french, KAM means dope...is it right?


Kam 7 years ago

Hello!

I finally decided to come to Malaysia and I ve been in KL for 2 days now. I am at Le Meridien Hotel (paied by the company) and I have to find an appartment ASAP. But I have no idea how to look for one. No agencies here? Do U know any websites?

My housing allowance is 1500 MYR and I am willing to go up to 1800 idf necessary (I have a 1500 MYR Housing allowance + 4000 MYR per month).

I work right next to KL Sentral.

Any recommendations? Thanks for your help. I have no idea where to start and don t know anything about the city except KL Sentral.

Some colleagues recommended me to look for something in Bangsar as its supposed to be not far and next to a train station.

Any suggestions?? :)


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EvanoOruvan 7 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hello "Desert", yes..the data is recent....10000+ is a good salary for a living in malaysia...i have update the tax info above..you can also check out the official site from the link above.... ..for a salary of 10000+, monthly tax deductions will be 1000+...i have never been to johor...so not sure how good is city...Penang/Kualalumpur/Ipoh cities are good...


Wamu 7 years ago

I assume what you say is very much true indeed then I need to experience living there too! Thank you very much for the post.


InnOruvan 7 years ago

I believe Singapore is more expensive than Kuala Lumpur.


desert 7 years ago

and one more thing wat is the salary govt tax in malasiya ... i mean the rate


desert 7 years ago

Hello ... !

excellent blog...i learned a lot from here...but is all tis info is updated as of 2009 stats...

i'm currently working in UAE and got an offer from Malasiya base location Pasir Gudang Johor... rite now i'm in negotating stage they r offering me 10,000 + ...but no family status and no return tckt to my country...

i have a spouse and 1 yr old boy in my family will tis be enough... and how is the place good for the family ?? please help i have no relatives/ frnds there i'm only dependent on the internet searching...

please ackonwledge asap


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EvanoOruvan 7 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hello Omveer...puchong is well outside of Kuala lumpur...rentals possible for 600..if you are a single and like to share a house with others..you could save some money...you have to add up your expenses based on the above info and decide for yourself.


Robin 7 years ago

Hi,

I got an offer from an IT company to work on contract in Malaysia (Kulalampur) as Sr. SAP Consultant with IBM. Can you please suggest how much salary should I get to live a decent life in Malaysia??


Omveer Nagi 7 years ago

helloo i m getting a job in malaysia at 3000 rm in a it company in this location

25-3, Jalan Puteri 2/1, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor Darul Ehsan.

. Will i have a dscent life or a very hard living or i can lead a easy going life.


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portronics 7 years ago

Hi.. i feel Mumbai in India is costlier than Malaysia... Good data about malaysia.


Anuj 7 years ago

Hi,

I have 5+yrs of I.T. Exp. I have an offer to work in Kuala Lumpur on RM 6000/month salary. Will it enough for living in Kuala Lumpur and saving ?

Please suggest the best for me.

Thanks


Kamel 7 years ago

Thanks again :)


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EvanoOruvan 7 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hello kamel...for a gross salary of 6500 MYR, net monthly tax will be around 600-700.


King 7 years ago

Thank you very much .....


Kamel 7 years ago

Hello,

One last question: For a gross salary of 6500 MYR, How much do you think the net of tax salary would be?

Thank you.


Kamel 7 years ago

Hello,

One last question: For a gross salary of 6500 MYR, How much do you think the net of tax salary would be?

Thank you.


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EvanoOruvan 7 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hello King,

You could get an apartment for RM 2000...checkout the site iproperty.com.my it will give you a good idea...Groceries could cost around RM 1000 and for eating out...RM 1500-2000. If you want to buy a car, monthly emi could be around 700-2000 depending on the car.

9000 RM is a good money for a decent living. But whether it is a good salary or not depends on the salary you are getting currently and cost of living at your current place.


King 7 years ago

Just to add one other thing, if you can be kind enough to specify, i meant 9,000MR net of tax ....


King 7 years ago

I am offered a job at Cyberjaya for about 9,000MR per month. I have a newborn and we plan to stay at Cyberjaya. Will a salary of 9,000MR be good enough for a very comfortable life at CJ ?

If you could also give me some ball park figures as to how much will it cost for fully furnished appartments/ town house, food bills for TWO adults and one infant, etc, etc ..... will help


Kam 7 years ago

Hello!

Thanks for your quick answer! :)

And Thank you for your blog which helps a lot of people!

Kam


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EvanoOruvan 7 years ago from Malaysia Author

Your office location is right next to the major train network. You could get a two bedroom apartment for RM 1500 to 2000 nearby. If you have a car, you could get an apartment for RM 1000 little away from your office. Also i think car is a must. It will be too hot in the daytime with torrential rain almost every evening. Life wont be fun without a car....the train networks are not like the one in Paris...the services are limited...6000 MYR is a good enough salary for a local resident...But for a european, i believe it is too much of trouble to come and live in malaysia just for the equivalent of 1000 Euros...unless of course you like malaysia and want to spend some time here.


Kam 7 years ago

Hello!

I am French, I have 2 years experience working as a logistician and Business controller, and I am negociating for a local contract in KL, working as a member of a project management team. My office will be at <!-- /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --> Plaza Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, <!-- /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --> 50470 Kuala Lumpur.

They offered me only 4000 MR. I asked for 6500 (not negociable in my opinion). Do you think it would be enough without a car? As I would still have the taxes of course... How much do U think the rent would be if I live next to the office?

Do you think I could live in Malaysia, pay taxes, take taxis, eat out, and get a 2 bedroom appartment without having too much worries with a salary of 6000 MYR?

Thanks for your help!

Kam


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EvanoOruvan 7 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hello Balaji...your office location is right in the heart of kualalumpur. If you want to stay very near to office you may have to spend RM 3000-4000 just for rent. Staying "1 peakhour drive"away from office will cost around RM 2000. Negotiate for a company car...otherwise you will end up spending a lot in settling down initially. Oil & Gas being the lucrative industry, you could bargain for more...anything around 7K should be good.


Balaji 7 years ago

Dear Reader

I am in the salary negotiation stage with one of the staffing firm in Malaysia. The exact loctaion of the office is Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.

I have totally 5 years experience, out of which 1.5 years in Polymer Industry and 3.5 years in recruitment ~ Oil and Gas, Infrastructure and Manufacturing Industry.

Please help me out in understanding the package that need to be negotiated.


kumaresh 7 years ago

acad..it is interesting to see you in a different form...thanks for sending me the link...


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Lgali 7 years ago

good info


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EvanoOruvan 7 years ago from Malaysia Author

I would think RM 6000 is a good amount to pay the mortgages and other expenses in a month...RM 10,000 would be comfortable.


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hubber-2009 7 years ago from India

So what will be the minimum amount reqd. for salaried class for a decent living?

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