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Earning RMx500? Here’s the places you can afford in Kuala Lumpur

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? đŸ˜€

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Without further ado, here are the places you can afford to rent in Kuala Lumpur on your salary bracket.

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How I rent a master bedroom in Kuala Lumpur for RM150 a month (not including bills)

This is where I currently live in KL. EDIT: This is an old post. I’ve since moved out.

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Bistari Condominium. It’s a really nice place.

I can truthfully say that I can’t afford to buy this place and I feel that I’m living above my means. It’s absolutely prime location: next to LRT station, walking distance to monorail and KTM. Walking distance to PWTC, Sunway Putra Mall and medical centres.

The condominium facilities include Swimming Pool, Sauna, Foot Reflexology, Tennis Court, Mini Gym, 24-hour Security, and tennis court, while the apartment came fully furnished with dining table, sofa etc, full kitchen, washing machine, and AC.

And yes, I pay only RM150 per month for the master bedroom, with attached toilet. Yes, that is considered a super cheap rent in KL.

How did I do it?

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