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Day 144: Life is Cheap in Malaysia, Unless You Drink Beer

Day 144: Drinking beer at trivia

Day 144: Drinking beer at trivia

Living in Malaysia is overall quite cheap, and I’ve talked about this point a bit so far. There are $4 movies, $2 dinners, $1 popcorns at the movies… they’re all cheap and fun, unless you like to end that fun with beer (or any alcohol for that matter).

When it comes to drinking Malaysia, the beers out at pubs and restaurants are going to be similarly priced to those on the cheaper side in Australia.

There’s definitely no 50 cent beer specials in Malaysia. Try 5 to 6 dollars a pop on average, unless buying them from the shops.

So, traveling Malaysia can be very cheap, but don’t be surprised when the price of your beer is more than your dinner!

Where have you been around the world that had obnoxiously expensive alcohol?


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7 Responses to Day 144: Life is Cheap in Malaysia, Unless You Drink Beer

  1. Adriana May 26, 2011 at 7:47 pm #

    Compared to Spain, I think alcohol in england is really expensive

  2. Tijmen May 27, 2011 at 3:59 am #

    It’s not that bad anymore now since a few banks went bankrupt in Iceland. But I remember in 2004 having to pay 5 euro’s for 1 beer in Reykjavik. That was completely insane.

  3. Tony May 27, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    1. Sydney Opera Bar: A$10 bottles of Becks from the small stand with no queue. Sucked in?
    2. Damascus, Syria: We went to Massimo Bar with at least US$10 per drink prices. Fortunately for us, a rich local businessman took a liking to us and paid the horrendous bill we racked up.

  4. Lauren May 27, 2011 at 3:00 pm #

    I think all of Sydney is too expensive when it comes to booze. I think I’ve had close to $20 cocktails at Marble Bar and The Argyle. And beer when it’s $9 a pint is just too much. The one thing this city gets right is wine — I found it quite reasonably priced to drink really good wine by the glass.

  5. Marnie Alvez May 27, 2011 at 9:19 pm #

    I heard from an expat in Penang that those craving for beer while in Malaysia head to tax-free Langkawi Island where beer is just RM1! =)

  6. Annie May 28, 2011 at 7:40 am #

    Sydney was ridiculous! It was difficult to feed our love of tequila, we had to switch to Goon.

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