Financial Cost in Malaysia
■ Currency and price of goods
The Malaysian currency is the Malaysian Ringgit (RM). As of May, 2014, USD1 = RM3.24
Utilities expense in Kuala Lumpur:
Gas, Electricity and Water: around RM 55 for 30m2 apartment
Home Internet: RM 147 per month
Mobile Phone: about RM 55 per month
Leisure time expenses:
Taxi start at RM 3 + RM 1 per kilometer.
Movies RM 13
■ Cost of living
Rent: average RM 2,350 per month
Big Mac Set RM 1
Water (1.5L) RM 2.30
Meal Set RM 8
Part-time RM 4.35 (minimum)
Students with work permit visa can work up to 20 hours per week only during semester breaks, festive holidays and more than 7 days of holiday.
■ Entrance fee / Tuition fee
Fees may vary depending on your area and level of study, the duration of your studies and the status of your school. The average duration of study is 3 years. In public schools, fees vary from US$560 to US$2,500 per year. In private schools, fees vary from US$10,000 to US$60,000 for the duration of your studies (for Medicine, the duration of study is 5 years and the fees are about US$140,000).