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Prices in Kuala Lumpur (23 February 2010 - 4 March 2010)

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Prices in Kuala Lumpur (23 February 2010 - 4 March 2010)

Many people want to know current prices in Kuala Lumpur (and others) before they head on their trip in order to get an idea of budget. While Mum (aka Subbi / Sabrina) keeps a journal on every trip, my "journal" is a list of everything I spend (and I do mean everything)...

We've recently returned from (yet another) trip to Kuala Lumpur (and Penang) and I thought it may help some people out there to get an idea of prices... The list is loosely separated into categories including food & drinks and entry fees/transport etc...I've also grouped together convenience style stores, hawker centres etc…

It is quite a long list, but should give people an idea of "current" prices on various items. At the time of our visit we were getting between RM3.04 to the Australian Dollar.

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FOOD & BEVERAGES

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Giant Supermarket

- Sting Energy Drink: RM2.59

- 500mL Twister Orange Juice: RM2.39

- Sunkist Orange & Lemon Juice: RM1.69

- Can Skol Beer: RM5.19

- Coke Light: RM1.29

- Coke: RM1.19

- Can Mirinda Orange: RM1.19

- Can Sprite: RM1.29

- Pelican Pink Vodka (premix): RM6.99

- Pelican Vodka Ice (premix): RM6.99

- Pelican Vodka Orange (premix): RM6.99

- 325mL Skol Beer: RM5.59

- Storm Electric (premix): RM6.19

- Chocolate Coated Peanuts: RM1.69

- Can 100 Plus: RM1.29

- Ladies printed ankle socks: RM0.99

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KK 24hr Mini Mart, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman

- 500mL Bottle 100 Plus: RM1.80

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Shop @ Tun Sambanthan Monorail Station

- 2 x 500mL Bottles Revive: RM4.00

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7-11

- 2 x 500mL Twister Orange Juice: RM5.40

- Can Soda Water: RM1.80

- 500mL Water + 500mL Bottle Revive: RM3.20

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Taman Tasik Titiwangsa (Lake Gardens)

- Can Revive + Can Mirinda Orange: RM8.50

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McDonalds, Sungei Wang Shopping Centre

- 2 x Medium Coke: RM4.90

- McChicken Burger & Medium Fries: RM3.50 (lunch time special)

- Double Cheeseburger & Medium Fries: RM5.50 (lunch time special)

- 2 x Ice Cream Cones: RM2.00

- Tax on the above: RM0.80

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- 3 x Ice Cream Cones: RM3.15

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- 2 x Medium Coke: RM4.90

- McChicken Burger & Medium Fries: RM6.05

- 6 McNuggets & Medium Fries: RM6.15

- 2 x Ice Cream Cones: RM2.00

- Tax on the above: RM0.95

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Jalan Alor “Hawker” Stall, Nearest Season’s View Hotel

(when facing Hotel stall is immediately to the left)

Lge Beef Kway Teow + Sml Mixed Vegies with Ginger & Garlic + Sml Ginger & Onion Venison Stir Fry + 2 x 330mL Tiger Beer + Can Coke

TOTAL: RM56.00

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660mL Jaz Beer: RM13.00

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Can Coke + Medium Beef Kway Teow + Sml Mixed Vegies with Ginger & Garlic + Sml Ginger & Onion Beef Stir Fry

TOTAL: RM45.50

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- 2 x 660mL Jaz Beer: RM26.00

- 2 x Can Coke: RM5.00

- 1 Medium Beef Kway Teow: RM12.00

- 1 Sml Beef Hot Plate: RM18.00

- 1 Medium Mixed Vegies with Ginger & Garlic: RM18.00

- Can Coke + 660mL Skol Beer: RM15.50

- Small Toad Chili Hot Pot: RM18.00

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Starbucks, Maju Junction Shopping Centre

- Grande Chocolate Cream Chip Iced Frappucino: RM13.50

- Grande Cappuccino: RM10.50

- Tax on the above: RM1.20

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Teeq Brasserie, Lot 10 Rooftop Garden

- 2 x Cocktails: RM56.00

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Seri Angkasa Revolving Restaurant, Menara Kuala Lumpur

- Hi Tea (buffet incl entrée, main, dessert): RM51.75

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Nandos, Midvalley Mega Mall

- Angry Mango Burger: RM12.50

- Chicken Pita: RM14.90

- 2 x (bottomless) Coke: RM11.00

- Tax on the above: RM5.86

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Hard Rock Café, Jalan Sultan Ismail

- Fish & Chips: RM25.00

- Honey Mustard Chicken “Sandwich”: RM28.00

- 6 x Vodka & Sprite: RM60.00 (happy hour = half price)

- Tax on the above: RM16.95

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ENTRY FEES, TRANSPORTATION, ENTERTAINMENT

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Air Asia Skybus

- LCCT to KL Sentral: RM9.00

- KL Sentral to LCCT: RM9.00

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Taxi:

- KL Sentral to Prescott Inn: RM13.00 (on voucher)

- Central Market to Masjid Wilayah Persekutuaan to Thean Hou Temple: RM20.00 (meter)

- Wangsa Maju LRT Station to Batu Caves: RM11.00 (meter)

- Batu Caves to Wangsa Maju LRT Station: RM12.00 (meter)

- Prescott Inn to KL Sentral: RM20.00 (not on meter)

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Monorail:

- Medan Tuanku to Bukit Bintang: RM1.60

- Bukit Bintang to Medan Tuanku: RM1.60

- Tun Sambanthan to Bukit Nanas: RM2.10

- Imbi to Medan Tuanku: RM1.60

- Medan Tuanku to Imbi: RM1.60

- Medan Tuanku to Raja Chulan: RM1.20

- Medan Tuanku to Titiwangsa: RM1.60

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LRT (Train)

- Dang Wangi to Wangsa Maju: RM2.10

- Wangsa Maju to Dang Wangi: RM2.10

- Masjid Jamek to Sultan Ismail: RM1.20

- Titiwangsa to Salak Selatan: RM1.70

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KTM Komuter

- Salak Selatan to Midvalley: RM1.00

- Midvalley to Bank Negara: RM1.00

- KL Sentral to Seremban: RM6.00

- Seremban to Bank Negara: RM6.10

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Touch’n’Go (travel on Monorail, LRT, KTM, Rapid KL Buses, no discount to fares)

- Touch’n’Go Card (no credit): RM10.00

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Aquaria KLCC

- Adult Entry: RM28.00

(discounted through use of Touch’n’Go card, normal Adult Entry: RM38.00)

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Morino Kaze Fish Spa, Piccolo Hotel, Jalan Bukit Bintang

- 30 minute Fish Foot Spa: RM29.40

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Cute Fish Spa, Central Markets

- 10 minute Fish Foot Spa: RM5.00

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Berjaya Hills / Bukit Tinggi

- Shuttle Service, return KL to Berjaya Hills: RM40.00

- 1 night Superior Twin Share incl buffet breakfast: RM165.75

(booked >28 days in advance, discounted from rack rate)

- Adult Entry to Rabbit Park: RM3.00

- La Flamme Restaurant: RM80.00 (incl rounding up for tip)

(Vegetarian Pizza + Spaghetti Bolognaise + Garlic Bread + 2 x Can Coke Light)

- Le Poulet Roti: RM64.00 (no tip left, received terrible service)

(2 x Chicken Meals + 2 x Fruit Juice)

- Le Boulangerie: RM22.60

(Slice Apple Pie + Slice Chocolate Cake + Lime Juice)

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Note we've also posted a similar list on the Penang foum. Hope this helps with peoples' planning...

We'll be back in KL for Mega Sale Shopping Carnival in August this year (WOO HOO)...

Cheers,

Lise (and Sabrina)

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1. Re: Prices in Kuala Lumpur (23 February 2010 - 4 March 2010)

The bunch of KL receipts will add SOME weight to your luggage, I suppose..................

By the way Monorail and LRT do not issue receipt, how do you remember the prices, write down them on the spot????

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2. Re: Prices in Kuala Lumpur (23 February 2010 - 4 March 2010)

Hi Lise (and Sabrina),

Thankyou,

I was hoping to find a list of prices.

Cheers Rob

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3. Re: Prices in Kuala Lumpur (23 February 2010 - 4 March 2010)

Would it be possible to "pin" this down on the forum?

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4. Re: Prices in Kuala Lumpur (23 February 2010 - 4 March 2010)

@ Schonefeld...

Ummm, yeah, I do write the prices down pretty much on the spot or if not just afterwards. The receipts actually don't pose a problem as I basically take the equivalent of a diary/travel journal and instead of writing a journal I transcribe all my receipts into the diary.

The info on this post doesn't include my shopping (souvenirs etc) which I also write down... It's like my version of a JBR I guess - I can go through each day in my diary-price list and tell anyone what I did on those days!

@ Rob...

Glad it is of some use :o) Now my many minutes each day of writing down all my spending has come in handy.

@ MK4872...

If anyone knows how to "pin" it down, they can feel free to go ahead. I don't know how that gets done tho...

Cheers,

Lise (and Sabrina)

Edited: 05 April 2010, 14:54
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5. Re: Prices in Kuala Lumpur (23 February 2010 - 4 March 2010)

Wow! - Good stuff for persons on a budget... we're a couple of oz pensioners travelling to areas mentioned in June... Well done!!

One point on quick glance... what a difference in price for 100 Plus - KL vs KK... ?ml Can RM1.29/500ml Bottle RM1.80!!!

Will you return in 12 months? - PriceWatchMalaysia (PWM) ... Wonderful name for a website.

Please PM me and I'll supply some tear-off paper rolls for future research!

Edited: 05 April 2010, 15:20
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6. Re: Prices in Kuala Lumpur (23 February 2010 - 4 March 2010)

KK is actually the name of a 24hr convenience store (not Kota Kinabalu - though I have been there before, hehehe). Cans are 330mL so not a huge difference in size I guess... The can price is supermarket whereas the bottle price is I guess deli. What they don't have there compared to here in Perth is the HUGE difference between supermarket and deli prices. There is some difference but you can actually afford to shop at 7-11 instead of having to use the supermarkets.

Funny you should mention returning in 12 months... My flight is already booked. And if people would like me to continue publishing my price lists, I am more than happy to do so... In fact in early September I can add some prices for Bangkok and Siem Reap...

:o)

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7. Re: Prices in Kuala Lumpur (23 February 2010 - 4 March 2010)

OOPS... Re 100 Plus: I realise on re-reading that the KK was the name of the mini-mart in KL and NOT Kota Kinabalu!

However, I'm wondering what the capacity of the cans were?

Paper offer still stands... you're great!

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8. Re: Prices in Kuala Lumpur (23 February 2010 - 4 March 2010)

Thank you for the compliment - it's funny because I've been writing down everything I spend for literally years. I have lists from Yogyakarta and Bali in 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2008; various Malaysia locales (including KK - tee hee) from 2001, 2007, 3 x 2009, and 2010; Bangkok from 2008; Viet Nam from 2009; Singapore from 2 x 2009...

A bit of trivia for you... In 1996 when we first visited Malaysia, a stamp to send a postcard home to Australia cost 50sen. In 2010 it still costs 50sen!

Cans 330ml versus Bottles (generally) 500mL. Cans are fizzier, bottles you can walk around with and drink over an extended period...

We usually do a supermarket run on arrival to fill our minibar fridge (I love that many many hotels now give empty minibar fridges), and day-to-day just pop in to 7-11s or mini marts for a cold drink.

I'm glad this is helpful. Gives me more incentive to keep up the effort of my "diaries" of my travels.

Lise

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9. Re: Prices in Kuala Lumpur (23 February 2010 - 4 March 2010)

HI

Have added the link to the TOP QUESTIONS ABOUT KUALA LUMPUR / FAQS so folks can find out prices.

Thanks guys, really useful information.

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10. Re: Prices in Kuala Lumpur (23 February 2010 - 4 March 2010)

Super handy!! We were talking about this yesterday trying to work out what things would cost us.

Thankyou!