Housing 9 | Living in KL ~ Petrol Card (Kuala Lumpur)
I had penned down this sometime ago but was buried in another thread, and since it seems pretty up to date, I thought I'd bring it to the forefront for everyone's benefit.
A RM500 Petrol Card is decent and most Japanese cars will consume less than that in 1 month. A diesel car will consume only half of that per month.
We have 2 grades of petrol Fuel ~ RON95 @RM1.80 per litre and RON97 @ RM2.60 per litre. RON95 is fixed and subsidised heavily by Government whilst RON97 is technically free-floating and re-priced monthly. Diesel is RM1.80 fixed and subsidised by Government too.
>2.0litre petrol Camry gives about Protected content per full tank
>2.0litre petrol Perdana gives about Protected content per full tank
>Prius Hybrid gives an average of 700km per full tank
>Frontier Diesel gives an average of 500km per full tank
Therefore, RM500 is decent for any of those cars or lesser cars. Larger cars of 2.0litre engines will require a petrol card of RM800 or more.
The Petrol Card that you receive will typically be usable for a certain franchise of fuel stations, ie: Shell, Petronas, Esso, Caltex, BHP, depending on your firm's arrangement with the fuel company. You cannot pay toll with these cards (i believe).
Another Card will come in handy is a Touch N Go Card for paying tolls. It is a pre-paid top up card that can be used for LRT, 7-Elevens and some other types of outlets. You top up from your ATM machine or from Fuel Stations or from the Toll road lanes.
In the meantime, read:
Housing 1 | Negotiating a Tenancy!
Housing 2 | What is a Service Apartment?
Housing 3 | About the The Plus One Protected content !
Housing 4 | About Tenancy Deposits!
Housing 5 | About Tenures!
Housing 6 | Utility Bills!
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