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Regarding job offer and cost of living in Malaysia

 
dinesh maddy
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I have been offered a job in Malaysia & my salary is 4500 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 5.3 lakhs/annum.

They have asked me to join their office in Sungai Buloh.

Can you please let me know what is the cost of living in Sungai Buloh compared to India?

Also if this salary is enough to make any saving? I have to send 1200 MR back to India to pay my home loans. So is this salary enough to live in Sungai Buloh?

Please help me with this information.

Thanks,
Dinesh
 
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I suggest you search for "cost of living in Malaysia" and compare the indices for Malaysia and India. I suspect the cost of living index is slightly higher in Malaysia so do the math with what you get now and multiply it by the ratio of the indices to see what a comparable salary in MY would be relative to your IN salary. You'll probably have to factor in additional things like transportation, room and board, phone calls back home, internet subscriptions, and occasional travel back home to get a realistic idea of the difference you should be looking for to make working abroad worth the sacrifice.
 
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Here's a link to a page where you can see some prices: http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/city_result.jsp?country=Malaysia&city=Kuala+Lumpur

Sungai Buloh is in the KL area so just choose Kuala Lumpur as the city.
 
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Junilu Lacar wrote:Here's a link to a page where you can see some prices: http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/city_result.jsp?country=Malaysia&city=Kuala+Lumpur

Sungai Buloh is in the KL area so just choose Kuala Lumpur as the city.


+1billion for the link.
 
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Andy Jack wrote:
Junilu Lacar wrote:Here's a link to a page where you can see some prices: http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/city_result.jsp?country=Malaysia&city=Kuala+Lumpur

Sungai Buloh is in the KL area so just choose Kuala Lumpur as the city.


+1billion for the link.


Hi Junilu Lacar... Thanks for your reply. I just wanted to know if 4500 MR is enough for making a living in Sungai Buloh, if one lives without any partying etc.
 
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Hi Dinesh,

I just wanted to give you an idea of where you can find information. Nobody here is going to tell you whether or not MYR 4500 per month is sufficient for you. You know how you want to live, figure it out.
 
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Hi Dinesh,

Congrats on your offer...
I guess you need to be bit conservative in your living. Did you tried negotiating for a pay hike? Maybe you can ask for 5K MNR.

Thanks
 
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