Other factors influencing these expenses include marital status, number of children, and employment type.
The rising cost of living has been a concern for many, especially regarding daily expenses such as food.
According to a survey conducted in 2019, the average spend on daily meals was around RM20 per person.
However, a more recent survey by Sinar Harian found that individuals spend between RM200 to RM2,500 per month on eating out at restaurants.
The survey conducted by Sinar Harian aimed to understand the monthly expenses of Malaysians who eat out at restaurants.
Malaysians spend varying amounts on eating out at restaurants
The survey found that the amount spent on eating out is reportedly not far from the cost of cooking at home.
The survey also reveals that the amount spent on eating out varies depending on factors such as marital status, number of children, and type of employment.
For instance, a single private sector worker spends around RM420 per month on eating out, while a government retiree spends around RM2,200 per month on eating out.
Additionally, people tend to spend more on eating out during working days and weekends.
Some people prefer to eat out due to convenience and the lack of time to cook at home.
kau laa tuu kan? kaki makan luar. kitorang rakyat sedar kitorang miskin. beras ada dekat rumah, masak laa https://t.co/k2IC4ZjLwx— Awisy 🍇 (@awisysushi) September 19, 2023
Be mindful of daily expenses and find ways to reduce costs where possible
It’s important to practice financial planning and budgeting to ensure that expenses are managed effectively, especially with Malaysia’s rising cost of living.
Malaysians are encouraged to look for ways to reduce their monthly expenses by exploring alternative options such as meal prepping and cooking at home.
While eating out may be convenient and enjoyable, keeping track of expenses and practising financial planning is important to avoid overspending.
With Malaysia’s rising cost of living, it’s essential to be mindful of daily expenses and find ways to reduce costs where possible.
Mungkin ini sebab Menteri Formula kata Rakyat miskin sebab ketagih makan di luar rumah.— Naratif Rakyat 🇲🇾 (@NaratifRakyat) September 22, 2023
Data DOSM jeles menunjukkan kadar kenaikan harga makanan di restoran masih kekal tinggi mungkin sebab bahan makanan, kos elektrik & kadar pinjaman bank telah naik.
Tapi gaji tak naik pula. pic.twitter.com/GBmSnHpKmp