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Cost of Living and Inflation in George Town, Penang: What do you need to know?

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Here's what two local experts had to say about prices and the cost of living in George Town, Penang.

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George Town, Penang, has a plethora of scrumptious delicacies; be it Malay, Indian or Chinese cuisine. From the array of cheap hawker stalls to amazing fine dining restaurants, the options are abundant for you to choose from. The oyster omelette, for example, is rich in flavor and savory that one plate won’t be enough!

Kelvin, says: 2020

The first thing they should consider will be the mode of transportation that they would like to use to move about in the city. Despite being in the heart of a small island, unfortunately Georgetown does not have the best public transport services. If driving were to be an option, one has to brace themselves to horrendous road ethics that the locals have here (e.g., not indicating when they are about to turn and running red lights) and traffic jams during peak hours. Or the other option is to go by foot. A gentle reminder will be having sunscreen for the hot and sunny days.

Another factor to consider would be the budget and the type of amenities that they would want in the place they would choose to rent or purchase. Would it be for a family? Would they prefer renting or buying one of those beautiful heritage houses in town? Or an apartment that is a 10 minutes drive from the heart of town but comes with a pool, gym, amazing view for a rent of 200 USD a month?

Irtiza, says: 2020
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