The Malaysian currency is the Ringgit (written as RM). The US dollar is equivalent to about RM3.40. To ensure that you get to experience the best of Malaysia, it is important to maintain a reasonable budget for your living expenses. The cost of living in Malaysia is relatively economical.

Below is a student’s typical monthly expenditure:

Accommodation 800-1,000 228-350
Food 400-700 114-200
Others 500-700 142-200
Total 1,700-2,400 485-685

The table is only an estimation of what an international student would spend. Values may defer depending on location, type, facilities and lifestyle.