Global Property Guide

Financial Information for Residential Property Buyers


Currency +/- Value - Malaysia Compared to Asia

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Japan $ 0.90
South Korea $ 0.75
Hong Kong $ 0.74
Macau $ 0.70
Maldives $ 0.66
Singapore $ 0.59
China $ 0.52
Taiwan $ 0.49
Timor-Leste $ 0.44
Armenia $ 0.41
Turkmenistan $ 0.40
Georgia $ 0.39
Philippines $ 0.37
Thailand $ 0.36
Bangladesh $ 0.36
Brunei $ 0.36
Laos $ 0.35
Cambodia $ 0.35
Vietnam $ 0.34
Bhutan $ 0.33
Kazakhstan $ 0.33
Malaysia $ 0.33
Nepal $ 0.31
Kyrgyztan $ 0.31
Indonesia $ 0.31
Sri Lanka $ 0.30
Afghanistan $ 0.30
Uzbekistan $ 0.30
Mongolia $ 0.28
Tajikistan $ 0.26
India $ 0.26
Azerbaijan $ 0.24
Myanmar $ 0.20
Pakistan $ 0.00
North Korea $ 0.00

Malaysia: Currency +/- valuation index

This is a cost of living indicator. The figure shows how much how much a bundle of goods and services costing US$1 in the US would cost in other countries (similar to The Economist's Big Mac Index).

To arrive at the figure, the Global Property Guide takes the difference between the IMF's nominal GDP figures, and their purchasing power parity GDP figures for the latest year available.

Note that currency undervaluation (as measured by PPP) is not a good predictor of future currency movements.

These cost of living indicators refer to data collected annually (for date of collection, see Data FAQ )

Source: calculated using figures from the IMF World Economic Outlook Database


Malaysia releases annual and quarterly house price index. Annual data are available from the Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and quarterly data are available from the Valuation and Property Services Department. BNM has useful monetary, financial and economics data.