Ipoh Overview


Perak, Malaysia

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Ipoh is the capital city of Perak, and is best known for its laid-back and quiet lifestyle, its food and its beauty in nature. It is located approximately two hours north of Kuala Lumpur on the way to Penang, and is also one of the largest cities in Malaysia. This beautiful city is home to caves, mountains and lakes.

Of some of the most famous tourist attractions in this quiet city is Sam Poh Tong, a Chinese temple that is built into the very caves of the mountain itself. It is one of the oldest temples in Malaysia and is famous for its serene place within the caves.

The other attractions of this city lies in its extremely tasty food which is attributed to the hard water of the state as they get their water from the mountains. Visitors of Ipoh flock to the city centre for the famous chicken rice, which comes at very affordable prices as compared to the city of Kuala Lumpur for very large portions. Their beansprouts which they are famous for are also fatter than those that can be found in Kuala Lumpur.

Aside from their chicken rice, Ipoh is also famous for its soya bean which is especially popular at Funny Mountain shop - although this place has mixed reviews. Visitors love it, but locals say that there is nothing special about its taste or texture.

The popular and trendy F&B chain of Old Town White Coffee in Malaysia was also born in Ipoh, where the original shop still exists and is also known by the name of Nam Heong. But surprisingly, in Ipoh the more popular coffee shop is Sin Yoon Loong which is located just opposite Nam Heong. Unfortunately, this shop does not have any branches nor franchises.

As a result of its tranquil livelihood, not just many Malaysians; but also foreigners; have chosen to make their retirement home in Ipoh. Aside from getting to enjoy a luxurious life in a city of relatively low cost of living, they also get to enjoy all the conveniences of modern lifestyle in a quiet environment.

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Analysis and comparison of average transaction, for sale and for rent prices for landed, non-landed and commercial properties within Ipoh *

* To provide you the most accurate information some columns may appear as ‘Insufficient Data’ due to insufficient transactions in the area

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This is a representation of historical transaction prices within the neighbourhood, categorised by non-landed (condominium, serviced apartment, apartment), landed (townhouse, terrace, bungalow, semi-detached, house) and commercial (office, shop).

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Cost of Living

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 RM 5.00 25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 RM 50.00 190.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 RM 12.00 20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 15.00 RM 8.00 26.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 20.00 RM 14.00 35.00
Cappuccino (regular) 9.14 RM 6.00 18.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.31 RM 2.00 4.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.53 RM 1.00 3.00
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 6.06 RM 5.00 8.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.08 RM 2.50 5.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 5.13 RM 2.50 15.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.46 RM 3.60 9.60
Local Cheese (1kg) 40.95 RM 15.00 125.00
Chicken Fillets (1kg) 14.65 RM 7.99 25.00
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 37.25 RM 18.00 60.00
Apples (1kg) 9.92 RM 6.00 18.00
Banana (1kg) 5.20 RM 3.50 12.00
Oranges (1kg) 10.55 RM 3.50 20.00
Tomato (1kg) 6.47 RM 3.00 12.00
Potato (1kg) 3.52 RM 2.00 8.00
Onion (1kg) 4.15 RM 2.70 12.00
Lettuce (1 head) 3.97 RM 2.00 6.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.58 RM 1.50 4.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 60.00 RM 45.00 120.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 10.96 RM 7.00 15.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 12.73 RM 5.00 25.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 18.00 RM 17.40 28.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 RM 2.00 3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 87.00 RM 74.00 100.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 RM 3.00 8.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 4.25 RM 2.00 8.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 17.00 RM 15.00 25.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 2.05 RM 1.80 2.73
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 155,000.00 RM 120,000.00 170,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 100,000.00 RM 100,000.00 140,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 186.24 RM 130.00 450.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.33 RM 0.10 0.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 112.06 RM 99.00 150.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 216.67 RM 100.00 300.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.33 RM 20.00 30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 RM 12.00 25.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 623.33 RM 170.00 2,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,733.33 RM 7,200.00 100,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 140.00 RM 70.00 329.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 80.00 RM 70.00 230.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 273.96 RM 150.00 500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 261.36 RM 125.00 500.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,350.00 RM 700.00 2,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 800.00 RM 400.00 1,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,500.00 RM 2,000.00 5,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,500.00 RM 1,500.00 1,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 9,687.52 RM
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,843.76 RM
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,311.33 RM
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.69 2.90 4.50

Crime Rate

Crime Index: 55.43 Safety Index: 44.57
Level of crime 54.11
Crime increasing in the past 3 years 59.40
Worries home broken and things stolen 54.60
Worries being mugged or robbed 63.78
Worries car stolen 57.06
Worries things from car stolen 57.78
Worries attacked 52.78
Worries being insulted 50.00
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion 41.30
Problem people using or dealing drugs 48.96
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft 57.78
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery 61.78
Problem corruption and bribery 65.62
Safety walking alone during daylight 61.33
Safety walking alone during night 29.60

Consumer Price Index

This is a representation of Perak Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the year of 2011 - 2015

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A consumer price index (CPI) measures changes in the price level of a market basket of consumer goods and services purchased by households. (Wikipedia)


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