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Regarding job offer and cost of living in Malaysia

Gurucharan MaheshKumar

Joined: Apr 30, 2012
Posts: 4
I have been offered Senior Software Engineer position in Malaysia & my salary is 8000 MR. (before tax) and I am in a big fix whether to accept it or not

I am currently working in India in a reputed company paying me 10.5 lakhs/annum. I have 5 years of experience on .net platform. I stay with my parents in own house and my living expenses are very less. I can save around 64,000 INR per month easily.
Considering that I will be traveling alone, can anyone please let me know whether it is a good salary or not ?

What will be the cost of living? I googled and found out it comes to around 3500 to 4000 MR per month.
So considering this and 10% tax on salary, I would be able to save around 3500 MR ( 61,000 INR ) per month. I don't see any change in my savings. But the company says what they have offered me is good for my experience. I was thinking of pushing my salary to 9000 MR per month but the HR says that is way too much for a senior software developer

I would like to review this offer. Please help me
Also,how about the software industry in Malaysia & any other details if required.
Sai Surya
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Joined: Feb 08, 2006
Posts: 463

This salary is good to 'begin with'. Since you're single now you can take the offer, live in Malaysia and see how it goes for an year. I believe its an yearly contract and they might have told you that it will be extended after one year. As far as salary goes for me it sounds like good salary. Apart from minor safety concerns in KL, Malaysia should be fine if you don't get into fights. By the way, I live in Singapore and seen good part of KL. Good luck!

Sai Surya, SCJP 5.0, SCWCD 5.0, IBM 833 834, I believe in Murphy's law.
Gurucharan MaheshKumar

Joined: Apr 30, 2012
Posts: 4
Thanks Surya for your answer. I could negotiate it to 9000 ringets/month.
The company is located in Subang Jaya- Next to Summit Shopping Complex (half an hour from KL)

What do you people say is it a good offer? I have heard people get 15,000 ringets/month easily. Please help me people
Manikandan Swaminathan
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Joined: Aug 10, 2008
Posts: 117
Congrats on your offer.. Gurucharan..
Can you please PM me through which consultant you got the job? I am myself looking for a IT career in Malaysia and i am java professional with 8+ years of experience.

Thanks for your time.

Ahmad Jauhari

Joined: Aug 19, 2012
Posts: 1
"I have heard people get RM 15,000/month easily. " => where did you heard that? What i know is that above 10k in Malaysia, consider yourself in Management positions already. So Rm8k / month consider good. But perhaps you can negotiate to 8.5k?

Maklumat jawatan kosong terkini di Malaysia.
Rama Nagar

Joined: May 18, 2013
Posts: 1
Please let me know the tax calculation if I get an offer of 15000 per month then what will be the inhand salary which i will be getting at the end of month.??? please suggest.
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