Location Factors

Kuala Lumpur

The location factor for Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) is 0.72, based on local living costs.

This means a RM168,432 per year salary would roughly be compareable to €60,000 in Berlin (Germany).
If you would have to pay full taxes in Germany, this amount would rise to RM193,830.
It would be RM103,381 based on market rates, RM118,971 with taxes paid in Germany.

You can also start a calculation based on Kuala Lumpur.

Name Kuala Lumpur
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Malaysia
Chosen Factor 0.72 0.83* 0.71 0.81*
Market Rates 0.44 0.51* 0.43 0.49*
Consumer Price Index 0.65 0.74* 0.60 0.69*
Rent Index* 0.74 0.85* 0.49 0.57*
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index 0.67 0.77* 0.58 0.66*
Groceries Index 0.72 0.83* 0.71 0.81*
Restaurant Price Index* 0.44 0.51* 0.35 0.40*
Local Purchasing Power Index* 0.74 0.85* 0.66 0.76*
Buffer Location Bracket* C 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.

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Johor Baharu 0.64 0.73* Living Costs
Kota Kinabalu 0.84 0.97* 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.