Kuala Lumpur is a huge and extensive city with many diverse and interesting attractions. The cosmopolitan capital of Malaysia is undoubtedly an incredible city. And if you’re planning to visit anytime soon, here’s the complete travel expenses we have for our family of six last May 2016.

Exchange rate is 1 Malaysian Ringgit MYR = 11.46 Philippine Peso PHP

Tips: Find out what’s the current exchange rate for Malaysian Ringgit before leaving your country. Avoid exchanging money in airports or banks as they charge more. Going to an actual currency exchange booth like in Suria KLCC is a better option.

Airfare Cost

We booked via Airasia 3 months before our flight. The exact date is from May 23-26, 2016 from Manila to KL.

Cost:  PHP 8344 per person or a total of PHP 50063 for 6 people with no add on.

Visa Free Country

Good news! Malaysia is a visa free country.

Hotel Cost

Again we booked through the ever reliable Booking.com for 3 rooms, MYR 2592 = PHP 29696. Always check what are the inclusions and exclusions when booking online. In our case, the tax and service charge are excluded. But the breakfast is included in the room rate. The total fee paid in the hotel is MYR 3523 = PHP 40362 since we opt for an airport two way transfer.

Read our review with Corus Hotel, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Tour Cost

As we’re a group, I believe it will be convenient for everybody to have a private van with a tour guide instead of forcing my parents to walk here and there while getting lost in the city! We found Kuala Lumpur Travel Tour with good reviews of tripadvisor, an agency based in Malaysia. The total cost of our customised tour is MYR 2200 = PHP 25213. This includes the ticket to Petronas tower 86th level, KL tower and KL Bird Park.

Find out what are the inclusions in this package in this post 3 Days Itinerary to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Food Cost

Our 3 day buffet breakfast is included in the hotel cost so our only worry is lunch and dinner and some snacking in between. Typical rates are mentioned below:

  • A rice meal in the food court cost around MYR 10 –15
  • More decent meal cost MYR 25 –40
  • Water is MYR 2 to 3
  • Alcohol in the hotel bar is MYR 25 to 75

Shopping Cost

A favorite past time of our family is shopping or roaming around a mall! We did buy in Central market and Chinatown too for take home souvenirs and gift items. Typical rates are:

  • Womens clothes in Suria mall = from MYR 49 to 89
  • Souvenir shirts in Giordano along Jalan Alor = MYR 29
  • Keychains and Magnets in Central Market = MYR 2 to 5
  • Souvenir shirts in Central Market = MYR 20 to 40

Total Cost We Spend for our 3 days in Kuala Lumpur (6 person)

We’ve come up with this travel expense guide since a lot of our friends/colleagues are asking about our expenses during any trip. So this was created not to brag on it, but to give you an idea of what to expect when in Kuala Lumpur and help you in budgeting for this type of trip.

  • Airfare = PHP 50063
  • Hotel Cost = PHP 40362 (includes breakfast and 2 way airport transfer)
  • Tour Cost = PHP 25213 (includes tickets and private van/tour guide)
  • Food = PHP 30000 (estimated)
  • Shopping = PHP 15000 (estimated)

Total Cost: PHP 26000 (cost per person)