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How Much Currency You Need to go on Vacation to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Ryan February 26th, 2020
How Much Currency You Need to go on Vacation to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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Planning your trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia? Know how much currency you need to make sure you have a great trip! Don't forget to check out our guide for your stay in Istanbul, too.



In our how much currency to bring abroad chart, you'll see a 10-mile cab ride is on average about $12.35 in Malaysia. Having this information on hand will give you a good idea of how much you would need to get around the city. View in PDF >

How much currency to bring abroad



Part of what makes Malaysia special is its multi-ethnic population. The island of Malaysia is home to several different peoples and cultures that includes but is not limited to the Malayan, Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, and Bornean ethnicities. With such a diverse group of people comes an amazing combination of traditional cuisines. 

To get the best taste of the culture-rich, Malaysian cuisine, we recommend checking out Yap Hup Kee. Yap Hup Kee has everything from delicious yong tau fu, curry chee cheong fun, hakka noodle soups to vegetarian options like fried eggplant, and vegetarian mock duck. 

Shown in our how much currency to bring abroad chart above, it costs on average $17.69 for a budget dinner for two in Kuala Lumpur. If you want to include some beverages, on average you're looking at about $3.65 for a pint of beer. 


Currency: Malaysian Ringgit


The Malaysian Ringgit has six different banknote denominations: RM100, RM20, RM5, RM50, RM10, RM1. They also have four denominations of coins that are used on a regular basis, the: 20 sen, 50 sen, 5 sen, 10 sen

Curious to learn more? Check out 5 Currency Facts You Probably Didn't Know About The Malaysian Ringgit. If you have leftover Ringgits after your trip to Kuala Lumpur, CXI will buy them back from you. If you originally received this foreign currency from CXI, then with the currency receipt we do not have any exchange fee to buy it back! Order your Malaysian Ringgits now.



Round-trip tickets to Malaysia for two typically range from about $1,196 USD to about $2,442 USD, depending on where you leave from, the airline you fly with, and when you are taking your trip, according to Expedia.

According to Cheap Flights, the best time of the year to travel to Malaysia is in April as opposed to December, the most expensive time of the year to travel anywhere. One thing to also remember about Malaysia is its monsoon season, which begins in mid-October and ends in early April- meaning going in April could mean getting caught in some very rainy weather, yet a rather inexpensive flight compared to other months of the year. Another thing to note for the month of April is that the country celebrates the Puja Umur (the Sultan's Birthday) March through April, so travelers may get a chance to join in on the land's unique festivities. 

Don't forget before you book that flight, check out everything you need to know about the five trusted traveler's programs in our video. 


Vacation rentals

Did you ever think you could stay in a hotel that has an infinity pool for under $20 a night? Yes, we didn't think it was possible either. We've found some incredible Airbnb stays that include a beautiful infinity pool and entire apartment for $14 a night and an entire penthouse with a skylit view for $50 a night. You'll also be happy to know that all of these stays are hosted by the app's top super hosts in Malaysia!


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