University of Nottingham Malaysia
International Student

Cost of Living in Semenyih, Malaysia

The cost of living in Semenyih is lower compared to most cities in Malaysia.

Whilst you are at the University, your living costs will vary depending on your accommodation and lifestyle. 

Before you arrived, make sure you have enough money or funding to cover your tuition fees, accommodation and general living cost. 

Below is a brief estimate of some of the main expenses. You will, however, need to think about your own spending style in order to make an accurate budget estimate. 

Students and laptop

Cost of living 



On-campus accommodation

RM395 - RM750 per month.Rentals are inclusive of water, electricity and WIFI. Room with air-conditioning are also available. 

Off-campus accommodation

RM300 - RM900 per month. Rent varies depending on the area and the distance from the University. This estimate may not include facilities, electricity and water bills.


RM500 - RM700 per month (The amount depends on your lifestyle and choices)

Meal at a local cafe/ stall - RM6
Meal at a fast food joint - RM8-RM18
Meal at an upscale restaurant - RM20++

There is a 24 hour convenience store on-campus and the nearest supermarket is Tesco, which also provides delivery services.


It costs RM4.50 each per use of the washing machine and dryer 


Travel cost

Free shuttle buses are provided from Semenyih campus to the nearest train station (Kajang KTM and MRT station), Taman Tasik Semenyih (TTS), Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS),Tesco Semenyih and KL Campus.

Students can also hire taxis using e-hailing app Grab.

List of taxi providers near Semenyih

Taxi to KLIA/KLIA2 airport - Average price RM70 - RM100

Social life

Common expenditures* for students:

  • movies ─ about RM15 per person
  • phone bill ─ about RM30-RM70 monthly
  • travel  (in Malaysia and nearby countries in South East Asia) ─ Bus, train and flight available, depending on your budget.  

*Expenditures depend on your lifestyle and choices



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International Student Support

University of Nottingham
Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

telephone: +6 (03) 8924 8778
fax: +6 (03) 8924 8005

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