Why Retire in Malaysia

Real Estate

Although the real estate prices have edged a bit closer to neighboring Thailand in the past 3 to 4 years, Malaysia is still at the lower end of Asian property prices. With an average price per SQM of € 1,200 Malaysia is only € 150 more expensive than Indonesia, the least expensive country in the region. As a foreigner you are allowed to buy and own property in Malaysia but the purchase price must be above RM 1 million according new regulations.

The quality of buildings is equivalent to central European standards. In condominiums, entrance and common areas are generally well finished to showcase the property to residents and visitors alike, most offer a pool, gym, outdoor cooking area and 24 hour security. Bedrooms tend to have en-suite bathrooms, while master bedroom has usually sufficient space for a walk in wardrobe. Homes in Penang range from newly built to colonial bungalows, with large and small gardens, and with all the modern amenities or an older home perfect for those who enjoy renovating. Whatever your preference, real estate in Penang and Malaysia is absolute value for money.

How does the “Global Property Guide” see the Malaysian real estate market… Click here to read more

… and local view from “PropertyReviews” Click here to read more


There are heaps of reasons which speak for Malaysia as one of the best places to retire. Check out the rationales we think Penang is the best choice.