Perak Overview



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Perak is a state located north of Peninsular Malaysia. It is the fourth largest state in the country, which the capital of the state is Ipoh. Perak borders Kedah to its North and Selangor to the South, and was known for its tin-mining activities until the price of metal dropped.

Perak is generally renowned to be a quiet and tranquil state, which now draws tourists with its tasty food which cannot be found anywhere else in Malaysia. Both local and international tourists frequent this state for its chicken rice in the Ipoh city centre and its soya bean. The popular Old Town White Coffee franchise in Malaysia also originated from Perak where the original coffeeshop still exists.

Other tourist attractions in Perak includes the Sam Poh Tong temple which is built into a cave, and the Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat which charges a bomb but is generally still always fully booked during peak seasons. The latter is located in a valley and surrounded by a forest, and was built for the purpose of restoring overall wellbeing while connecting visitors back to nature.

The Lost World of Tambun theme park which is surrounded by a 400 million year old limestone mountain also draws a fairly steady number of tourists. The other cave which is popular to explorers all year round is Gua Tempurung, while located in Batu Gajah in Ipoh is Kellie’s Castle which is purported to be haunted.

Perak is also a great place for outdoor lovers as the state offers many outdoor activities that are generally only available in wilder terrain, such as Grade 3 white water rafting, jungle trekking and waterfall abseiling.

All in all, Perak is also a popular place for retirees as the cost of living in this state is relatively lower as compared to the city of Kuala Lumpur, while still offering a complete array of modern conveniences.

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Analysis and comparison of average transaction, for sale and for rent prices for landed, non-landed and commercial properties within Perak *

* To provide you the most accurate information some columns may appear as ‘Insufficient Data’ due to insufficient transactions in the area

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This is a representation of historical transaction prices within the neighbourhood, categorised by non-landed (condominium, serviced apartment, apartment), landed (townhouse, terrace, bungalow, semi-detached, house) and commercial (office, shop).

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Transacted Prices will give you an idea of the neighbourhood’s property price trend.

Cost of Living

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8.50 RM 8.00 15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.75 RM 50.00 100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 RM 13.20 15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 20.00 RM 9.00 30.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 25.00 RM 11.00 30.00
Cappuccino (regular) 11.20 RM 5.00 20.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.10 RM 2.00 10.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.30 RM 1.00 5.00
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 6.72 RM 5.00 12.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.00 RM 2.00 4.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.33 RM 2.60 4.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.40 RM 3.60 12.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 54.67 RM 24.00 100.00
Chicken Fillets (1kg) 18.16 RM 10.00 22.47
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 38.67 RM 13.00 46.00
Apples (1kg) 9.26 RM 5.00 30.00
Banana (1kg) 4.60 RM 3.89 9.00
Oranges (1kg) 11.25 RM 5.00 15.00
Tomato (1kg) 5.25 RM 3.99 6.00
Potato (1kg) 3.50 RM 2.49 5.00
Onion (1kg) 3.92 RM 2.69 8.00
Lettuce (1 head) 3.25 RM 2.50 5.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.38 RM 1.50 3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 30.00 RM 15.00 80.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 10.75 RM 6.00 13.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 11.00 RM 8.00 16.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 RM 17.50 20.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) ?
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) ?
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 RM 3.00 4.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.50 RM 1.25 3.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 26.75 RM 26.75 26.75
Gasoline (1 liter) 2.05 RM 2.05 2.15
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 152,500.00 RM 150,000.00 155,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 141,962.67 RM 120,000.00 130,888.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 157.34 RM 120.00 500.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.37 RM 0.20 0.30
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 104.33 RM 80.00 129.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult ?
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) ?
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.50 RM 15.00 20.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 728.57 RM 500.00 1,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 27,750.00 RM 20,000.00 65,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 210.00 RM 70.00 350.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 100.00 RM 49.00 150.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 278.33 RM 180.00 350.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 250.00 RM 150.00 300.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre ?
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre ?
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre ?
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre ?
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre ?
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre ?
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) ?
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.12 3.02 4.50

Consumer Price Index

This is a representation of Perak Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the year of 2011 - 2015

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A consumer price index (CPI) measures changes in the price level of a market basket of consumer goods and services purchased by households. (Wikipedia)


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