29 Dec '13, 6pm

Is Penang the most expensive place in Malaysia?

A poll by The Malaysian Insider found that Penang, a popular tourist destination, is more expensive to live in than Kuala Lumpur. The cost of living survey conducted in December covered Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Johor Baru, Kuala Terengganu, Klang, Kuching and Alor Star. The survey compared prices of necessities, such as chicken, vegetables (mustard greens and red chillies), fish, house rental and the minimum wage in a month…. An individual would require an income of RM4,000 to survive on Penang island, given its high rental and expensive daily goods. Trailing closely behind Penang are industrial cities Bintulu in Sarawak and Paka in Terengganu. However, prices of goods in Penang are much lower on the mainland in places such as Seberang Prai. The lower cost of living has made nearby mainland towns a sprawling suburban neighbourhood with heavy traffic flow daily on the connecti...

Full article: http://anilnetto.com/economy/development-issues/is-penang...

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