Muar Overview


Johor, Malaysia

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Muar town is the capital of the Muar district, located in the southern state of Johor. It is one of the largest cities in Johor, coming after Johor Bahru, Batu Pahat, and Kluang. The Muar district used to be much larger, spanning the entire northern region which borders the state of Malacca. However, in 2008, the Tangkak sub-district was upgraded to district status in its own right, separating from the Muar District.

The city is historically rich, tracing back to the Malacca Sultanate, with some sources stating it was even earlier. The modern town of Muar was officiated in 1887, which also saw the conferring of the “Bandar DiRaja” title, and was subsequently given the name of Bandar Maharani, due to its prominent status at the time. These days, Muar remains an important city, and is famous for its furniture and agriculture industries, and is a must-visit destination for tourists to the state.

Given its long-time establishment, amenities are aplenty within Muar. Shopping malls in the city include the Wetex Parade, Astaka Shopping Centre, as well as hypermarkets like a Giant, an Econsave, TF Value Mart, Fresh and Convenient Store (Fresco), as well as the Nafas Mall where fresh agricultural produce can be found. Medical facilities are also available at the numerous hospitals in the city, of which encompass the Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital, and the KPJ Muar Specialist Hospital.

There is a great choice of national schools like SK St. Andrew, SK Ismail 1, SMK Sri Muar, SMK Bandar Maharani, as well as Chinese independent schools like Chung Hwa High School and Pei Hwa High School. In addition, the Pagoh Education Hub plan will also see the establishment of 4 local universities, namely Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), International Islamic University Malaysia (UIAM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Politeknik Pagoh.

Accessibility wise, Muar is within reach of the North-South Expressway (NSE) through the Tangkak and Pagoh exits of the NSE. The Lebuhraya Alor Gajah-Melaka Tengah-Jasin, better known as Lebuh AMJ, also connects Muar to the state of Malacca, where the city centre is about an hour’s drive away. When it comes to other forms of transportation, busses going to other parts of Johor and the Malaysian peninsula can be found at the 2 bus stations in the city, namely Hentian Maharani and Bentayan Express Bus Station (known as Pagoh Bus Station before this).

The closest Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) station can be found in Segamat, approximately an hour’s drive away. However, the High Speed Rail (HSR) between Malaysia and Singapore will see a transit station in Muar, which will enable increased rail connectivity. Muar is also the only other place, besides from Johor Bahru, which has its own Custom and Excise Duty Department office and checkpoint for travellers departing and coming from Dumai, Sumatra, Indonesia by ferry.

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

* 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.

Cost of Living

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 RM 8.00 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) 9.50 RM 7.00 20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 8.00 RM 8.00 26.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 10.00 RM 10.00 35.00
Cappuccino (regular) 11.65 RM 6.00 18.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.80 RM 1.80 4.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.00 RM 1.00 3.00
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 7.00 RM 5.99 8.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.53 RM 2.50 5.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 6.77 RM 2.50 15.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 7.00 RM 3.60 9.60
Local Cheese (1kg) 44.27 RM 15.00 125.00
Chicken Fillets (1kg) 14.65 RM 7.99 25.00
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 40.63 RM 18.00 60.00
Apples (1kg) 11.26 RM 6.00 18.00
Banana (1kg) 6.66 RM 4.00 12.00
Oranges (1kg) 12.80 RM 3.50 20.00
Tomato (1kg) 6.62 RM 4.00 12.00
Potato (1kg) 4.61 RM 2.39 8.00
Onion (1kg) 4.15 RM 2.70 7.00
Lettuce (1 head) 4.04 RM 2.00 6.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.50 RM 1.50 4.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 70.00 RM 45.00 120.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 10.96 RM 7.00 15.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 15.24 RM 8.20 25.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 18.00 RM 17.40 20.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 RM
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) ?
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 RM 3.50 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) 2.16 RM 2.05 2.73
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 155,000.00 RM 120,000.00 169,225.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 130,074.53 RM 120,000.00 140,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 233.77 RM 148.75 450.00
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 100.00 150.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult ?
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) ?
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 RM 12.00 25.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,143.33 RM 500.00 2,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 43,848.57 RM 15,000.00 100,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 212.29 RM 90.00 329.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 126.19 RM 70.00 230.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 150.00 RM 150.00 500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 261.36 RM 125.00 450.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre ?
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre ?
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre ?
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre ?
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre ?
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre ?
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) ?
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.69 2.90 4.50

Consumer Price Index

This is a representation of Johor 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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