Rents in Malaysia compared to Asia

This is a comparison of median monthly rental prices in the most expensive region of the capital/most important city for a 1-bedroom apartment. The numbers are based on our in-house research.

Singapore $ 3,800
Hong Kong $ 3,175
Japan, Tokyo $ 1,270
Georgia, Tbilisi $ 1,125
Indonesia, Jakarta $ 975
Thailand, Bangkok $ 953
Taiwan, Taipei $ 780
Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur $ 770
Philippines, Manila $ 730
Vietnam/HCMC, Hanoi $ 670
India, Mumbai $ 490

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.