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Cost of Living in Malaysia

Besides affordable tuition fees, another reason to study in Malaysia is the relatively low cost of living.

Kuala Lumpur has been ranked one of the least expensive cities in the world to live in. Whether you choose to live on or off campus, you will find that it is quite possible to live very comfortably within a budget of USD5,000 per year.

Cost of living

Cost of living

One of the main attractions Malaysia holds for foreign students is the affordability factor.

The major cost considerations when it comes to a foreign education are:
• Course fees
• Living expenses

Once they calculate the cost of education and living in Malaysia, many international students discover that studying here offers them real value for money.

The affordable cost of quality tertiary education is one of many good reasons why international students choose Malaysia.

For example, you can acquire a UK engineering degree (3 years) in Malaysia through a franchised degree programme at an estimated RM51,000 (USD16,000), whereas the tuition fee of the same degree programme at the host university in the UK is about RM144,000 (USD45,000).

Aside from affordable course fees, study in Malaysia is relatively cheap because of low cost of living as Kuala Lumpur has been ranked one of the least expensive cities in the world to live in and the Malaysian university has good facilities and infra-structures.

Whether you choose to live on or off campus, you will find that it is quite possible to live very comfortably within a budget of USD5,000 per year, which will take care of your accommodation, food, transportation, laundry and other essentials, and may even include a social outing or two each month!

Therefore if you were to compare the cost of living in Malaysia with the cost of living in other developed countries like Australia, U.K or U.S, you will find that in Malaysia university cost of living is on the low side especially for those who are interested to study in Malaysia.  

Even if we were to compare our cost of living with our neighboring countries, Malaysia is still on the lower side.