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Ipoh, Malaysia

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 22, 2023

Summary: People describe Ipoh, Malaysia as a vibrant city with a rich cultural heritage. Expats love the city's laid-back atmosphere, friendly locals, and delicious food. The weather in Ipoh is generally hot and humid, with temperatures ranging from 75-95°F (24-35°C). The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,000 USD per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $400 USD per month, while a two bedroom apartment is around $600 USD per month. The approximate population of Ipoh is 745,000.

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What do I need to know about living in Ipoh?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Ipoh, they said:

"Expats considering retiring in Ipoh should be aware that the cost of living is relatively low compared to other cities in the country. It is important to research the local healthcare system and ensure that adequate medical coverage is available. Additionally, expats should be aware that the climate in Ipoh is hot and humid, with temperatures reaching up to 33°C (91°F) during the day. It is also important to research the local culture and customs to ensure a smooth transition into the new environment. Finally, expats should be aware that English is widely spoken in Ipoh, making it easier to communicate with locals," explained one expat living in Ipoh, Malaysia.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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