Kota Kinabalu Fors & Againsts


  • Very high level of secondary and higher education
  • Mostly negative attitude to cigarettes
  • Not overfilled with people
  • Good safety
  • Average monthly expenses are pretty low
  • Internet speed is excellent
  • Mild weather conditions throughout all the year
  • Locals speak English, but do not always form correct sentences, speak briefly the most important
  • Clean air without pollution
  • Great atmosphere for making new acquaintances and friends
  • A lot of entertainments, cafes, restaurants and places to relax with friends or just to have a good time
  • Very favorable business environment
  • Relationship between people and authorities is based on the principles of democracy
  • Current weather is warm


  • Women have to be careful especially alone
  • Freedom of speech is quite limited
  • Terrible road conditions, traffic is extremely difficult
  • Not appropriate for families with children
  • Very hot and damp climate
  • Level of medical care is not very sufficient, lack of modern equipment and personnel