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Malacca, Malaysia

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 20, 2023

Summary: The approximate population of Malacca, Malaysia is 1.1 million people. People describe Malacca as a vibrant and culturally rich city with a unique blend of Malay, Chinese, and Indian influences. Expats love the laid-back atmosphere, the delicious food, and the friendly locals. The weather in Malacca is typically hot and humid, with temperatures ranging from 75-95°F (24-35°C). The average cost of living in Malacca for an expat is around $1,000-$1,500 USD per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $400-$600 USD per month, and a two bedroom apartment is around $600-$800 USD per month.

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

"Malacca is a great place to retire for expats looking for a warm climate and a low cost of living. Before retiring in Malacca, expats should research the local culture and customs to ensure they are comfortable with the lifestyle. Expats should also familiarize themselves with the local language, as English is not widely spoken. Additionally, expats should research the healthcare system in Malacca to ensure they have access to quality medical care. Finally, expats should consider the cost of living in Malacca, as it is generally lower than in other parts of Malaysia," remarked one expat living in Malacca, Malaysia.

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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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