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Kepong Overview


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Kepong is a matured neighbourhood, with 2 large parks, is well connected via public transport routes and highways, and is nestled between KL and PJ.

It’s name come from the Malay word which means “surround” as the area is surrounded by mountain ranges. Kepong is a large town, located close to the city centre of Kuala Lumpur, boasting a wide range of residences. Depending on which area you choose to visit, there can be either low-cost flats, mid-range terrace houses or high end gated and guarded residences. Property prices in Kepong has remained relatively stable over the years, with the median price being lower than other suburbs in the greater KL area. Property investors would have enjoyed the spillover effect from the Desa ParkCity development in the last few years. Newer developments in Kepong have also seen the advantages from multi-generational Kepong families wishing to remain in the neighbourhood.

The gated and guarded residences are generally newer builds and are located further out on the fringes of Kepong such as Bandar Menjalara( a relatively new township nearby), while the affordable homes are concentrated in the heart of Kepong around Jinjang Utara (North Jinjang) and Jinjang Selatan (South Jinjang).

Kepong is a great hub for home improvement shopping with many stores for tiling, woodwork, hardware, and machinery. Many service contractors from air conditioning service to plumbers are in the area too. This makes it a highly convenient and enviable location for bargain hunters.

For nature lovers, the Forest Reserve Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) is in the area. Perfect for waterfalls, hiking, taking a walk or having a picnic under the canopy of trees, FRIM is perfect for all fitness levels. For other options, one can also visit Kepong Metropolitan Park,one of the largest parks in KL and is also famous for the number of people who come to fly their kites, and Taman Botani Kepong.

Kepong is well connected, with many options for entry and exit roads. Main roads and highways like the MRR2 and Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP) connect Kepong to other areas such as Subang Jaya, Cheras, and Ampang. As for public transportation, Kepong is served by the KTM komuter line. The upcoming MRT 2 Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) will make Kepong even more accessible, and possibly drive property prices upwards.

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About This Map

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

* 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.

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* Data obtained from official source.

Cost of Living

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 RM 7.00 12.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 62.50 RM 40.00 150.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 16.50 RM 9.00 18.95
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 13.50 RM 10.00 15.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 20.00 RM 18.00 25.00
Cappuccino (regular) 10.67 RM 4.00 14.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.17 RM 2.00 3.50
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.83 RM 1.00 2.50
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 6.60 RM 3.96 8.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.10 RM 1.98 10.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 5.00 RM 5.00 10.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 7.32 RM 3.00 8.64
Local Cheese (1kg) 45.87 RM 19.00 120.00
Chicken Fillets (1kg) 18.73 RM 15.00 25.00
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 32.50 RM 8.82 35.00
Apples (1kg) 8.00 RM 3.31 12.00
Banana (1kg) 6.33 RM 2.65 8.00
Oranges (1kg) 4.04 RM 2.65 23.90
Tomato (1kg) 3.14 RM 1.76 8.00
Potato (1kg) 4.16 RM 1.76 5.00
Onion (1kg) 4.96 RM 1.76 5.00
Lettuce (1 head) 2.33 RM 2.00 5.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.75 RM 0.75 3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 25.00 RM 20.00 100.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.46 RM 3.95 9.09
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 9.30 RM 5.00 13.90
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 RM 10.00 21.50
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 RM 2.00 3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 RM 100.00 100.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 RM 2.00 5.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.00 RM 1.00 5.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 RM 20.00 20.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 2.05 RM 1.80 2.08
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 120,000.00 RM 120,000.00 140,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 120,000.00 RM 120,000.00 120,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 181.85 RM 75.00 304.98
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.30 RM 0.05 0.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 142.14 RM 60.00 189.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 140.00 RM 120.00 150.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 30.00 RM 20.00 40.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 RM 10.00 20.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 586.67 RM 200.00 1,200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,000.00 RM 15,000.00 20,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 144.50 RM 89.00 300.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 109.50 RM 50.00 120.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 268.75 RM 110.00 300.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 229.50 RM 90.00 299.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,000.00 RM
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 700.00 RM
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,100.00 RM
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,800.00 RM
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 10,774.32 RM 10,548.63 11,000.00
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,833.34 RM 5,166.68 6,500.00
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,366.67 RM
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.60 2.95 4.80

Crime Rate

Crime Index: 67.65 Safety Index: 32.35
Level of crime 66.67
Crime increasing in the past 3 years 75.00
Worries home broken and things stolen 66.67
Worries being mugged or robbed 75.00
Worries car stolen 75.00
Worries things from car stolen 70.83
Worries attacked 66.67
Worries being insulted 54.17
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion 41.67
Problem people using or dealing drugs 58.33
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft 79.17
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery 75.00
Problem corruption and bribery 87.50
Safety walking alone during daylight 50.00
Safety walking alone during night 25.00

Consumer Price Index

This is a representation of Kuala Lumpur 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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