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Old May 19th 2012, 11:27 pm
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I must be spending at least 2400 a month on food now, and rising!! Prices are going up up up here..
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Old May 20th 2012, 7:39 pm
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I must be spending at least 2400 a month on food now, and rising!! Prices are going up up up here..
That is ringit?

For family of?

We spend about $200 AUD per week family 2 adults 2 young children (under 9)

Very asian based food diet
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Old May 20th 2012, 9:09 pm
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Originally Posted by RedDragon2008
That is ringit?

For family of?

We spend about $200 AUD per week family 2 adults 2 young children (under 9)

Very asian based food diet
our food is no more than €40 - €45 per week in Spain - but just two adults
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Old May 20th 2012, 9:23 pm
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RedDragon.... A family of four, two adults, two kids. 2400rm monthly equates to roughly ........ 200aud weekly!

Good on you for managing on $200 a week for four. I used to be mostly an Aldi shopper with fruit and veg from the market or from my garden. I still couldnt come in under 250... Would love it if my kids ate Asian style food but sadly not (apart from the odd stir fry)..
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Originally Posted by ajw
A rough break down of our living costs in KL

Rent 8000rm per month (but u can spend less)
Elec 400 pm
Gas 30 per three months
Water 20 pm
Astro 80 pm
Tm unifi (internet and phone) 150 pm
Petrol 150 pm
Supermarket 1800 pm (but I dont shop at the markets as I should. This is for 2 adults and two young children).
Pay as you go mobile. 60 pm

Road tax 90 per year!!
Car insurance (comp) 1000 per year

Hope this helps...

On top are any other going out/entertainment costs.
Hey ajw, are the costs indicated above still accurate?

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Old Jan 13th 2013, 9:37 am
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Food has gone up a bit. And we have a second car (SUV), road tax higher at 900. I think rents have stabilised, good deals to be had.
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Originally Posted by ajw
Food has gone up a bit. And we have a second car (SUV), road tax higher at 900. I think rents have stabilised, good deals to be had.
thanks. Got a second interview for the job today, so here's hoping I'll need to pester you a bit more
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Hi

My expenses are similar to above, except my rent is RM1800 and weekly shop costs us RM200-RM250 (family of four).

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Honestly this kind of question about cost of living , cannot be answered without thoroughly check your salary in comparison with ur intended lifestyle....

In a worst case scenario ....your salary might be in a disadvantage position working here....
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Not enough!!

Cost have goin up recently...

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Not enough!!

Cost have goin up recently...
What do you mean?
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Old Feb 21st 2013, 9:00 pm
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What i mean is everything is goin up nowdays, everyday, everyminute..(dont you agree?)

It's all depends on your lifestyle, lifestyle, lifestyle....

Honestly no one cant advice someone else about this cost of living issues...

I dont want to be blame later...responsible for giving such bad advice...

Hey...i can give you here right now a "comfortable answer" that RM4000 is enough, but that's based on my lifestyle...

A fren of mine will said RM4000 will never been enough...

* oh...dont you hear the rumours that Malaysia will implement GST tax more in the near future...
meaning high premium products and service more likely have to be taxed..

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You will always have inflation I guess. Apart from that, I cannot say I have noticed big increases in the last 3 years I've been living here. But as you say depends on lifestyle.

It's all comparative though isn't it.

My hairdresser has just put prices up (been same since I arrived). Gone up from RM 26 to RM 28 (cut,wash, blowdry). It's still less than I was paying 10 years ago in ol Blighty.
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You will always have inflation I guess. Apart from that, I cannot say I have noticed big increases in the last 3 years I've been living here. But as you say depends on lifestyle.

It's all comparative though isn't it.

My hairdresser has just put prices up (been same since I arrived). Gone up from RM 26 to RM 28 (cut,wash, blowdry). It's still less than I was paying 10 years ago in ol Blighty.
Given my inlaws are nearing the afternoon period in their cycle of life we will need to account for higher health costs.

Recent 5 day hospital stint has cost me $13k so guess my COL is going

BB My wife just had her cut wash blow dry colour for $120 AUD. So hopefully that is a decrease in COL
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Originally Posted by RedDragon2008

BB My wife just had her cut wash blow dry colour for $120 AUD. So hopefully that is a decrease in COL
IN JB where my missus likes to get her hair done, better and cheaper than Singapore , it costs her MR300 for a 4 to 5 hr job.

And that's still cheaper than when she has the same in UK.
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