This is something that I have always wanted to see but I do not think I have seen them in the media. So, I decided to do it myself.
This is a map representing the median household median income for all Peninsular Malaysian districts, based on data from the 2019 Household Income Survey.
Out of 90 districts:
- 3 districts have median of less than RM3,000 per month (all in Kelantan)
- 29 districts between RM2,999 and RM4,000 per month
- 24 districts between RM3,999 and RM5,000 per month
- 16 districts between RM4,999 and RM6,000 per month
- 9 districts between RM5,999 and RM7,000 per month
- 3 districts between RM6,999 and RM8,000 per month (Klang, Johor Bahru, Kulai)
- 6 districts RM8,000 per month and above (KL, Putrajaya, Gombak, Petaling, Sepang and Hulu Langat)
There are a lot of reds in the map but it is worth to remember, the map is not weighted by population. There are much more people living in the non-red districts than in the red ones.
On another point, Terengganu offers a contrast to the red-orange Peninsular east coast.
I used a Wikipedia map as the base and then colored it based on 7 income classifications I made. I have not done the same for Sabah and Sarawak because… the number of administrative districts there is humongous. And it took me about an hour to do this map alone.