Cost of Living
The amount of money you will require for your day-to-day living expenses will vary from person to person. It is estimated that a single student should plan to spend up to RM12,000 (USD3,750) per annum for basic living expenses which includes, miscellaneous expenses: Include transportation, entertainment and communication.
Listed below are some examples of expenses in Malaysia:
- Taxi fare: USD0.63 (RM2) for the first 2km and USD0.03 (RM0.10) for each subsequent 200m thereafter in KL city
- Bus fare: One-way (local) @ USD0.32 – USD0.63 (RM1- RM2), depending on distance
- Local fixed line phone rates: USD0.03 (RM0.09) for the first 3 minutes and USD0.01 (RM0.03) per minute thereafter.
- Mobile phone rates: USD0.10 (RM0.30) per minute for the post-paid mobile phones, and USD0.16 (RM0.50) per minute for the pre-paid card phones. SMS rate is as low as USD0.02 (RM0.07).
- Food: The campus cafeteria is open from morning till evening, and a wide array of food is served at an affordable rate. An average meal costs up to RM5 (USD1.57) – RM6 (USD1.60). However, if students live and cook together, it can further minimise the weekly food bill.
- Travel: Students at Legenda frequently visit Kuala Lumpur or Seremban, the other nearest town, for weekend shopping, recreational and leisure activities. Bus transportation is provided for students to these destinations at no cost or at a subsidized rate. During semester breaks, excursions to places of interest in Malaysia are also organized by the various student councils and associations.
- Books: Our library will stock the books you need to help your studies. You may, however, wish to purchase your own copies but this is not compulsory. There are also many second-hand books for sale from senior students.
- Clothes: How much you want to spend on clothes is your personal choice. Kuala Lumpur or the nearest town, Seremban has a range of fashionable stores where you can find bargains.
- Other personal expenses: These could include flights home during vacations or trips around Malaysia. If you pursue a specific hobby or an interest in sports, an increase in costs will have to be factored in.
* Based on an exchange rate of USD1: RM3.20