Thursday, June 17, 2010

Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Cost of Living April 2010

Country Full Name: Federation of Malaysia.

Location: Malaysia is a peninsula in South Eastern Asia bordering Thailand and northern one-third of the island of Borneo, bordering Indonesia, Brunei, and the South China Sea, south of Vietnam.

Country Climate: Tropical; annual southwest (April to October) and northeast (October to February) monsoons.

Country Terrain: Coastal plains rising to hills and mountains.

Major Languages: Malay (official), English, Chinese dialects, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam.

Major Religions: Islam, Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, Christianity, Sikhism.

Country Population: 27.3 million (2008 est.) 27.8 million (2009 est.).

Country Economy: The economy of Malaysia is a growing and relatively open state-oriented market economy. The state plays a significant but declining role in guiding economic activity through macroeconomic plans.

Currency: Malaysian Ringgit (MYR).

Country Inflation: 5.4% (2008 est.) -0.1% (2009 est.).

City: Kuala Lumpur (KL) is the capital and largest city of Malaysia.

City Economy: Kuala Lumpur is the cultural and economic centre of Malaysia.
Cost of Living: Kuala Lumpur has an overall cost of living index which equates it with low cost of living locations. The overall cost of living index is comprised of the prices for defined quantities of the same goods and services across all 13 Basket Groups. Kuala Lumpur is currently ranked 251 overall, most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 282 international locations.

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