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Cost of living in Malaysia

Updated on April 14, 2009

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.

CheckĀ  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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      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 4 years ago

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

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      Ravi 4 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

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      dilshan 4 years ago

      Can you please advise malasian agencis ?

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      tiara putri 4 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 5 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 .

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      SK 5 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

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      Mubasheer 5 years ago

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

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      Mike Douglas 5 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! :)

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      Eddy Wong 5 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.

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      Dewataf 5 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.

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      Ankit 5 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

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      drsr111 5 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

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      lily_ifeyinwa@yahoo.com 5 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

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      ben 5 years ago

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

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      onkar 5 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....?

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      katherine 5 years ago

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

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      sunil M 5 years ago

      Good Information

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      Jaynerd 5 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.

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      Ahmed Hassan Ahmed Qishta 5 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

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      Haffan 5 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.

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      :) 5 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.

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      Raj 5 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

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      Lili 5 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.

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      rapghere 5 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.

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      ali 5 years ago

      hom much you can get if you work anyhting free job

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      arman 5 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

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      satish 5 years ago

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

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      G.smith 5 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

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      Srikanth 5 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

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      walao 5 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.

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      FETHI 5 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

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      swamy 5 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?

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      Invest Malaysia Properties 5 years ago

      Can you update the cost of living?Thanks

      http://investmalaysiaproperties.blogspot.com/

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      ravikumarselva 5 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

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      ravikumarselva 5 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.

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      morad 5 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

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      satish 5 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.

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      Mr. Haf 5 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

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      Mohammed 6 years ago

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      Samir 6 years ago

      Valuable information. Thanks.

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      exagon 6 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

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      kool baby 6 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

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      exagon 6 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&sku...

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      M. NOOR SABER 6 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 6 years ago from USA

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

      God Bless

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      Rajesh Reddy 6 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.

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      G H TALPUR 6 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

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      Shahzad Afzal 6 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.

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      Present Pang 6 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!!

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      Poornima Bangalore Srinivasan 6 years ago

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

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      Kingston14 6 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.

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      Deepak 6 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

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      Yuga200 6 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.

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      Yuga200 6 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.

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      ikan bilis 6 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

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      sundeep1811 6 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.

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      Anand Kumar.G 6 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

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      Salim 6 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.

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      Rajeev 6 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! :)

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      Rajeev 6 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

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      Suresh 6 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

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      evano oruvan 6 years ago

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

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      Mandeep Singh Mokha 6 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

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      Qamar 6 years ago

      i am managing director international school of regents

      pakistan but i want work in malayshia.

      plz inform me

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      efren 6 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

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      Efrem 6 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.

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      Sai 6 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

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      krishnan 6 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"

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      Richard 6 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 :)

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      zohaib mian 6 years ago

      hi i am wood carving craft can i make money ther

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      KimConstable 6 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. :)

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      FMG 6 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.

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      Victor 6 years ago

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

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      Akashrajan 6 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.

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      oris 6 years ago

      how can i get admission in malaysia

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      Shriram K S 6 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?

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      Sundeep 6 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..

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      P. Sen 6 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

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      Faisal  6 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

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      Vikash Kumar 6 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

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      Raj 6 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

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      6 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.