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Accommodation & Living Expenses

Some of the other advantages of studying in Malaysia include the relatively affordable cost of living that allows international students to gain ample time to enjoy, travel and experience a great side of independent life.

In Malaysia, students can enjoy a meal at under $4 which really helps save costs. Rent is also highly affordable and with the rise of low-cost, students have access to various recreational facilities too. The cost of living is also very low.

The total cost of expenditure for accommodation, either on campus or off-campus, is reasonable and within many budgets. Depending on the location and choice, the average monthly rental for a single room (twin sharing) per student is between RM450 - RM750 (USD150 -USD 250) Other expenses such as food, transportation, laundry and other essentials, based on an ordinary lifestyle are mated between RM700 - RM950 (USD200 - USD300) approximately per month. A student can get by accommodation and living comfortably for about RM10, 000 to RM 17,000 a year (USD3, 300 – USD 4860). Furthermore the ringgit value is low compared to other currency and this gives students enormous savings while studying in Malaysia.

In addition to that, transport is also very convenient with Malaysia’s excellent transport infrastructure with trains and buses running every day. Taxis are also easily available and relatively cost-efficient.

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