Location Factors


The location factor for Malaysia is 0.71, based on national living costs.

This means a RM166,067 per year salary would roughly be compareable to €60,000 in Germany.
If you would have to pay full taxes in Germany, this amount would rise to RM191,109.
It would be RM99,783 based on market rates, RM114,829 with taxes paid in Germany.

You can also start a calculation based on Malaysia.

Name Malaysia
Chosen Factor 0.71 0.81*
Market Rates 0.43 0.49*
Consumer Price Index 0.60 0.69*
Rent Index* 0.49 0.57*
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index 0.58 0.66*
Groceries Index 0.71 0.81*
Restaurant Price Index* 0.35 0.40*
Local Purchasing Power Index* 0.66 0.76*
Buffer Location Bracket* C
Currency Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)
Income Tax* 0% to 26%
* Not used for index.* If taxes paid in Germany instead.
Market rates based on PayScale. Living costs based on Numbeo.

Locations in Malaysia

City Factor Based On
Johor Baharu 0.64 0.73* Living Costs
Kota Kinabalu 0.84 0.97* Living Costs
Kuala Lumpur 0.72 0.83* Living Costs
Penang 0.64 0.74* Living Costs
Petaling Jaya 0.78 0.90* Living Costs
create calculation* If taxes paid in Germany instead.