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Ampang Overview


Selangor, Malaysia

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Ampang is fondly nicknamed as the ‘Korean Town’ due to the small Korean population that inhabits this city. It is a place where you can indulge in good food served by Koreans who live here. However, there is more to this township than just that.

Not to be confused with Ampang Jaya, which falls under the territory of Selangor, Ampang itself is situated under the territory of Kuala Lumpur. The name of the township originates from the Malay word that translates to “dam,” referring to how it used to be filled with miners’ dams. It was one of the first areas in Klang Valley that was opened for tin mining in the 1850s.

As it is a central location near all the foreign embassies, it draws in many expats who work in Malaysia for the long-term. This is the reason why properties in Ampang see a gradual increase in value over the years. Also situated within this township is Taman Tun Abdul Razak, one of the most affluent residential areas in Kuala Lumpur.

Dig into a mouth-watering range of cuisines right outside the bustling Golden Triangle district in Kuala Lumpur. Aside from authentic Korean dishes, there are plenty of excellent food options here ranging from the famous Ampang Yong Tau Foo, chicken rice, burgers, desserts and Indonesian cuisine! For shopping, you can visit the Great Eastern Mall, Ampang Point and City Square. You can also find more popular restaurants and nightclubs along the main road.

If you feel like getting closer to nature, step into the Ampang Recreational Forest, also known as Bukit Belacan. The forests within contain rich wildlife and natural rivers, making it the perfect outdoor escapade for groups.

The town is highly accessible via roads and major highways such as the Ampang Road, Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Ulu Kelang and the Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH). Despite having good connectivity, the city centre’s high density population causes a struggle with daily traffic congestion for Ampang residents. This however seems to be an arguably good trade for such a wealthy township.

Ampang serves as an amazing place to stay for upper class families who enjoy a balanced lifestyle near the city centre with an abundance of good food everywhere.

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

* 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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Transacted Prices will give you an idea of the neighbourhood’s property price trend.

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* Data obtained from official source.

Cost of Living

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 9.50 RM 8.00 12.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 RM 80.00 100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 RM 15.00 15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 15.00 RM 10.00 40.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 10.00 RM 9.00 15.00
Cappuccino (regular) 9.67 RM 8.00 10.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 4.17 RM 2.00 8.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.00 RM 1.00 1.00
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 5.83 RM 3.96 6.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.87 RM 2.80 3.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 5.67 RM 4.00 8.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.60 RM 5.40 7.20
Local Cheese (1kg) 21.66 RM 15.00 29.98
Chicken Fillets (1kg) 14.50 RM 11.00 18.00
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 19.63 RM 11.90 33.00
Apples (1kg) 15.14 RM 4.41 30.00
Banana (1kg) 4.77 RM 4.00 6.00
Oranges (1kg) 7.16 RM 2.50 15.00
Tomato (1kg) 3.66 RM 1.98 6.00
Potato (1kg) 3.16 RM 1.98 4.50
Onion (1kg) 2.96 RM 1.98 3.90
Lettuce (1 head) 3.72 RM 1.15 6.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.17 RM 1.50 3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 45.00 RM 20.00 70.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.55 RM 3.95 7.14
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 9.00 RM 9.00 9.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.00 RM 12.00 17.50
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 RM 1.32 3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 RM 30.00 100.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 RM 3.00 3.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.00 RM 0.90 2.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.20 RM 15.00 50.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.96 RM 1.65 2.50
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 204,612.73 RM 169,225.46 240,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 137,990.50 RM 123,971.50 230,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 91.67 RM 65.00 110.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.65 RM 0.30 1.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 96.33 RM 35.00 189.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 166.67 RM 50.00 250.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.00 RM 0.00 20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 RM 10.00 17.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 625.00 RM 250.00 1,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 14,000.00 RM
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 266.33 RM 70.00 400.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 88.33 RM 35.00 150.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 333.33 RM 300.00 400.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 183.33 RM 150.00 200.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,366.67 RM 800.00 1,800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 650.00 RM 400.00 900.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,350.00 RM 2,200.00 2,500.00
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 6,458.35 RM
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,305.56 RM
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,308.00 RM
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.30

Crime Rate

Crime Index: 41.62 Safety Index: 58.38
Level of crime 50.00
Crime increasing in the past 3 years 33.33
Worries home broken and things stolen 41.67
Worries being mugged or robbed 45.83
Worries car stolen 45.83
Worries things from car stolen 45.83
Worries attacked 33.33
Worries being insulted 25.00
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion 20.83
Problem people using or dealing drugs 45.00
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft 45.83
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery 33.33
Problem corruption and bribery 75.00
Safety walking alone during daylight 75.00
Safety walking alone during night 58.33

Quality of Life

Quality of Life Index: 0.0
Purchasing Power Index 39.31
Safety Index 58.38
Health Care Index 72.22
Climate Index 0.0
Cost of Living Index 32.31
Property Price to Income Ratio 11.66
Traffic Commute Time Index 30.0
Pollution Index 55.17
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Consumer Price Index

This is a representation of Selangor 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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