Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Price Guide Last Updated: Dec 2021

Kuala Lumpur doesn’t get nearly the attention that its nearby neighbor of Singapore does, but in many ways they are quite similar and KL is noticeably cheaper as well. It’s a very modern city that nicely blends genuine Asian experiences and culture with a slick facade that makes visiting quite easy.

Partly since this isn’t a hugely popular tourist destination for Westerners, most of the attractions are priced more for an Asian budget, so things should seem cheap to most people.

BACKPACKER INDEX: US$34.81
1 USD = 4.3800 MYR

Kuala Lumpur Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar5.94 - 11.42
starstarstarstarstar6.85 - 29.22
starstarstarstarstar8.45 - 34.25
starstarstarstarstar37.67 - 58.45
starstarstarstarstar60.50 - 167.12

Kuala Lumpur Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed2.74 - 13.70

Kuala Lumpur Attractions Prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Petronas Towers Skybridge & Observation DeckA tour includes both the 41st floor Skybridge and the 86th floor observation deck. First come first served.
adults
19.41
KL Tower observation deckThis tower has several interesting attractions near the top, in addition to the observation deck. Some cost extra.
adults
children
11.19
6.62
KL Hop-on Hop-offAll-day double-decker bus tours hit all the main sights in the city, and are good value for those with only a short stay.
adults
children
10.27
5.48

Kuala Lumpur Food and drink prices

Food Type Description Price(USD)
breakfastIf your room doesn't include breakfast then great options are easy to find at local cafes and food stalls.1.94 - 3.65
Budget lunchTourist restaurants with lots of Western options will be more expensive, but plenty to choose from in this range.2.51 - 4.57
Budget dinnerEven sit-down meals at cafes and small restaurants can be great bargains if you eat with locals.4.57 - 7.53
Beer .5 liter glassBeer prices vary greatly in Kuala Lumpur depending on where you are drinking. Look for happy hour deals to keep prices reasonable.3.20 - 5.71

transportation prices

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center19.18 - 27.40
Express train from airport to city center12.56
Express bus to city center2.74
3km taxi ride in Kuala Lumpur1.60 - 2.28
Light-rail ride in Kuala Lumpur0.23 - 0.64
Monorail ride in Kuala Lumpur0.27 - 1.21
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