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Petaling Jaya Overview

Petaling Jaya

Selangor, Malaysia

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Petaling Jaya, more commonly known as “PJ”, is a massive city that sprawls over a wide area of Selangor. It is the first ever planned town in Malaysia and its population has grown dramatically over the years. The area now hosts enticing hotspots including Jump Street Asia, the largest trampoline park in Asia.

The city’s development began in 1952 within the area now known as “Old Town.” It was where the first 800 houses were built. PJ was initially developed as the satellite township for Kuala Lumpur and was only declared as a city in June 2006. The city’s current property market is a force to be reckoned with as most developers will compete over any available land here. Even Fraser and Neave (F&N), a multinational F&B company, has demolished their own factory on their land in Section 13 and plans to build a mixed development there.

Many people with status and wealth live in PJ including Datos, Tan Sris and millionaires. Besides that, some areas also cater to the lower income with low cost flats and single story terrace houses. These are mainly tenanted by Malays or university students.

If you are looking to indulge in a vibrant city life, there are tons of eateries and entertainment options to explore here. PJ is surrounded by famous malls such as One Utama, Paradigm Mall, The Curve, Ikea, IPC Shopping Centre, The Starling, Jaya One, Sunway Pyramid and Empire Damansara. The city is also home to tourist attractions such as the Petaling Jaya Museum and the Wat Chetawan temple.

With great popularity comes great traffic congestion. Many parts of the city have busy roads during peak hours due to crowds of people travelling in and out. Thankfully, the upcoming LRT 3 that is expected to launch in 2024 should help to ease the journey for everyone in the future. The main highways connecting PJ to other areas are the Federal Highway, Sprint Expressway, New Pantai Expressway (NPE) and Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP).

PJ caters to a wide range of demographics. Whether you are a family, student or working professional, you will find something that suits your needs through a large variety of houses and nearby amenities.

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About This Map

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

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

Non-Landed Landed Commercial
Avg Transacted Price
Avg Transacted Price(Psf)
Avg For Sale Listing Price
Avg For Sale Listing Price(Psf)
Avg For Rent Listing Price
Avg For Rent Listing Price(Psf)

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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An ethnic group or ethnicity is a socially defined category of people who identify with each other based on common ancestral, social, cultural or national experience. (Wikipedia)

* Data obtained from official source.

Cost of Living

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 RM 7.00 28.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 105.00 RM 75.00 200.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.00 RM 12.00 15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 18.00 RM 12.00 25.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 20.00 RM 9.00 30.00
Cappuccino (regular) 10.25 RM 5.00 17.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.41 RM 2.00 3.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.55 RM 1.00 2.00
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 7.74 RM 6.00 14.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.21 RM 2.40 4.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 4.54 RM 2.60 7.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.20 RM 4.56 9.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 67.14 RM 35.00 150.00
Chicken Fillets (1kg) 15.31 RM 8.00 22.47
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 29.94 RM 10.00 60.00
Apples (1kg) 8.74 RM 5.00 13.00
Banana (1kg) 4.70 RM 3.99 7.00
Oranges (1kg) 9.29 RM 5.00 18.00
Tomato (1kg) 4.41 RM 3.00 5.00
Potato (1kg) 3.25 RM 2.00 5.00
Onion (1kg) 3.90 RM 2.00 5.00
Lettuce (1 head) 3.86 RM 2.00 5.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.60 RM 1.50 3.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 75.00 RM 40.00 120.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 12.95 RM 9.00 15.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 16.86 RM 10.00 20.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.50 RM 17.40 18.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 RM 2.00 5.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 RM 100.00 150.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 RM 3.00 5.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.50 RM 1.00 3.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 RM 30.00 60.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 2.05 RM 1.90 2.10
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 150,000.00 RM 145,000.00 180,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 125,666.67 RM 120,000.00 135,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 188.61 RM 100.00 300.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.24 RM 0.10 0.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 101.11 RM 80.00 150.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 141.25 RM 85.00 180.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.60 RM 8.00 35.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 RM 10.00 20.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 987.50 RM 550.00 1,800.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 32,750.00 RM 20,000.00 50,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 194.29 RM 100.00 250.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 163.57 RM 90.00 250.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 235.71 RM 180.00 300.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 191.43 RM 150.00 250.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,775.00 RM 1,400.00 2,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,121.43 RM 700.00 1,700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,037.50 RM 2,500.00 4,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,912.50 RM 1,500.00 2,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 11,765.39 RM 8,000.00 14,531.28
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,037.04 RM 4,000.00 9,000.00
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,214.29 RM
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.46 4.20 4.58

Crime Rate

Crime Index: 52.99 Safety Index: 47.01
Level of crime 54.06
Crime increasing in the past 3 years 65.51
Worries home broken and things stolen 54.76
Worries being mugged or robbed 56.55
Worries car stolen 55.52
Worries things from car stolen 61.03
Worries attacked 47.60
Worries being insulted 38.08
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion 34.23
Problem people using or dealing drugs 41.92
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft 55.81
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery 53.19
Problem corruption and bribery 73.08
Safety walking alone during daylight 62.15
Safety walking alone during night 36.40

Quality of Life

Quality of Life Index: 117.74
Purchasing Power Index 62.45
Safety Index 47.01
Health Care Index 70.22
Climate Index 56.55
Cost of Living Index 35.76
Property Price to Income Ratio 10.56
Traffic Commute Time Index 39.0
Pollution Index 66.07
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Consumer Price Index

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

Did you know?

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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