In a previous post, I talked about expenses when moving and living in KL. One of the expenses is transportation. Oh gosh, transportation in KL. One of the biggest pains of living in the city is the constant traffic congestion.
But imagine living close to the country’s hub of transportation that connects you to everywhere. If you get a place near KL Sentral, you’re connected to all the major suburbs of Malaysia intercity, interstate – and even internationally! Life will not get any more convenient than this, transit-wise.
Located in the heart of the city within the KL Sentral area is a sweet spot – this place is situated between a monorail and LRT station within a 10-minute walk. You can be connected to the most comprehensive transit hub in the country, especially with the upcoming High Speed Rail (HSR) where you can even get to Singapore in under two hours. This is the newest offering to Kuala Lumpur Sentral, a residential condo called Sentral Suites that is set to realise the convenience of city living.
Living in KL is fun, if you’re a city kind of person. Moving to KL was a dream come true of mine.
There is a wide range (like, super wide) of income disparity between KL-ites. Some people make a few hundred a month. Some people make a few hundred thousand a month.
This guide draws on my experience when I was living in KL. As a benchmark, I was a single female in early 20s, with a job that netted me about RM3000 a month. I moved out from my parents’ house for good at around 22 – and I remember this as I started my Masters during this time – and have been happily living by myself ever since. I lived in Serdang, Old Klang Road, and PWTC area. Now I live in Ipoh (Related: Ipoh and KL living cost comparison).
If you are moving out for the first time, be prepared to know how much you actually need before you can even consider it.
For many people, rental costs will take a significant chunk out of your disposable income.
How much should you spend on rental, though? A good rule of thumb is no more than 30% of your income. This percentage should preferably also include your bill costs (electric, water, Indah Water, etc).
I was reading articles like ‘This is what $1500 in rent will get you in cities around the world’, and I thought, why not do one for Kuala Lumpur? 😀
Without further ado, here are the places you can afford to rent in Kuala Lumpur on your salary bracket.
Starting something new: link love – where I curate the best articles about personal finance! I also like to add the ‘personal’ part of finance in, so they are not aaallll about money. Here are the best from the web in December 2015!
This one woman regretted her RM200k wedding. I am an older sister to a younger sister who is about to get married, and I am worried that she will start her married life with loans, or seriously deplete my parents’ retirement savings just to ‘keep face’ 🙁
Which is more important – time, money or love? This incredibly personal post by Mr Stingy made me think of life. There’s no point in having money if you don’t have time or love.
I followed SpeedRent’s development with interest. Did you know that property agents gave him death threats? All because they found a way to do their jobs better. The update now is that their in-built rental agreements are legally binding. Very cool!
Techies rejoice – in this list, programmers, developers, analysts, and designers bagged 10 out of 25 best jobs for work/life balance. In Malaysia, I’m looking up to these programmers – they are behind some of the apps we use.