Sarawak Overview



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Sarawak, also known as the land of the hornbills, is located on the island of Borneo. It is bordered by Sabah to the northeast; Indonesia to the south; and the country of Brunei at the north.

Its capital city is Kuching, where the economic centre of the state and seat of the Sarawak state government are located. Other major towns of it are Miri, Sibu and Bintulu, to name a few.

Some of the leading industries that are driving the state’s economy include agriculture, forestry, and tourism, of which Gunung Mulu National Park and the Rainforest World Music Festival are some the states' major attractions.

As for the population of Sarawak, it consists of many tribal groups such as Dayak, Iban, Bidayuh, Melanau and Orang Ulu, among many. Many of these tribal people still live in longhouses, which is also a trademark for Sarawak.

When it comes to property investment, the state has many commercial developments such as shop-office lots, office blocks, retail space and industrial lots. Same goes for the residential developments like terrace houses, semi-detached houses, bungalows, apartments and condominiums. Other than that, pieces of lands can also be found sold here.

Based on the local daily, it is said that there are strong demands for residences selling below RM350,000 per unit. Although the market here is stagnant due to the mismatch situation of market and demand, it is predicted that the prices of properties in Sarawak will appreciate.

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

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

Non-Landed Landed Commercial
Avg Transacted Price
Avg Transacted Price(Psf)
Avg For Sale Listing Price
Avg For Sale Listing Price(Psf)
Avg For Rent Listing Price
Avg For Rent Listing Price(Psf)

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 15.00 RM 10.00 18.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 RM 25.00 188.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 20.00 RM 20.00 20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 16.00 RM
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 21.00 RM
Cappuccino (regular) 9.33 RM 3.00 13.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.90 RM 1.80 2.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.89 RM 0.67 1.00
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 8.00 RM
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 4.00 RM
Rice (white), (1kg) 6.70 RM
Eggs (regular) (12) 9.60 RM
Local Cheese (1kg) 25.00 RM
Chicken Fillets (1kg) 11.00 RM 10.00 12.00
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) ?
Apples (1kg) ?
Banana (1kg) ?
Oranges (1kg) ?
Tomato (1kg) ?
Potato (1kg) ?
Onion (1kg) ?
Lettuce (1 head) 3.00 RM
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.75 RM 2.00 3.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 84.90 RM
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 14.00 RM
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 16.00 RM
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 21.00 RM
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 RM
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 120.00 RM
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 RM
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.00 RM
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) ?
Gasoline (1 liter) 2.72 RM
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) ?
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) ?
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 100.00 RM
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.50 RM
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 400.00 RM
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 60.00 RM
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) ?
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 RM
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child ?
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child ?
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 154.50 RM 70.00 239.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 164.50 RM 80.00 249.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 329.50 RM 120.00 539.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 239.50 RM 80.00 399.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,000.00 RM
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 800.00 RM
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,500.00 RM
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,000.00 RM
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) 1,900.00 RM
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate ?

Consumer Price Index

This is a representation of Sarawak 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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