Summary

Cost of living in Nairobi is 29% more expensive than Kuala Lumpur according to the average local monthly cost. For more insights check the list of prices of Restaurants, Markets, Transportation, Utilities, and 40 more categories.

$991
$708
Cost of Living
$354
$809
Average Salary
$565
$481
Average House Rent

Rent Per Month

Name
Nairobi
Kuala Lumpur
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre
$434.94
$369.72
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre
$213.98
$300.4
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre
$994.01
$924.3
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre
$550.69
$577.69

Salaries And Financing

Name
Nairobi
Kuala Lumpur
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)
$353.55
$808.76
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate
%14.78
%4.00

Utilities (Monthly)

Name
Nairobi
Kuala Lumpur
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment
$64.41
$35.46
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)
$0.03
$0.04
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)
$64.31
$28.85

Markets

Name
Nairobi
Kuala Lumpur
Milk (regular), (1 liter)
$1.09
$1.35
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)
$0.64
$0.68
Eggs (regular) (12)
$1.83
$1.03
Local Cheese (1kg)
$8.9
$7.47
Water (1.5 liter bottle)
$1.29
$0.49
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)
$10.99
$7.89
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)
$2.11
$1.15
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$2.83
$1.79
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)
$2.47
$3.56
Apples (1kg)
$2.67
$1.75
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)
$7.04
$1.81
Oranges (1kg)
$1.91
$1.9
Potato (1kg)
$1.4
$0.7
Lettuce (1 head)
$1.04
$0.62
Rice (white), (1kg)
$1.97
$0.92
Tomato (1kg)
$1.34
$0.79
Banana (1kg)
$1.36
$1.11
Onion (1kg)
$1.18
$0.73
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)
$5.2
$4.26

Transportation

Name
Nairobi
Kuala Lumpur
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)
$0.73
$0.46
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)
$29.67
$23.11
Gasoline (1 liter)
$1.05
$0.46
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)
$0
$32,735.62
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)
$3.11
$0.66
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)
$1.91
$0.46
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)
$3.19
$4.37
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)
$0
$22,722.37

Clothing And Shoes

Name
Nairobi
Kuala Lumpur
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)
$35.03
$48.53
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)
$30.37
$19.48
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)
$63.29
$55.78
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes
$53.1
$46.31

Restaurants

Name
Nairobi
Kuala Lumpur
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
$5.9
$1.89
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
$28.13
$11.62
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)
$7.18
$2.8
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)
$2.28
$2.31
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$3.12
$2.65
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)
$0.61
$0.71
Water (0.33 liter bottle)
$0.67
$0.38
Cappuccino (regular)
$2.48
$1.77

Sports And Leisure

Name
Nairobi
Kuala Lumpur
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult
$61.05
$34.66
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)
$7.15
$0
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat
$7.66
$3.37

Childcare

Name
Nairobi
Kuala Lumpur
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child
$262.73
$115.54
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child
$9,391.02
$4,968.11

Buy Apartment Price

Name
Nairobi
Kuala Lumpur
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre
$4,596.69
$0
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre
$961.81
$0