Renting an apartment or a house can still be relatively cheap, although the prices have practically doubled in the last few years.

Buying a Land is pretty expensive. With this stressed relation between renting and buying it does not - financially - make much sense to buy anything.

One way to find a good, cheap place is to speak with as many people as possible:
Shop owners, Restaurant owners - especially Chinese. Many will have 'a friend who has something to show you'. Get the facts before you go with them to see the place - or you will lose a lot of time.

Besides this, I would of course recommend you to put a free Ad on this website. The Site is updated daily and people can response swiftly to your Ad.

Besides, there is 'Langkawi Link' - a printed Promotion-Magazine where you can put in a Classified Ad. But the Langkawi Link is published once a month only (on the first of each month - distributed for free on Langkawi).

With a bit of luck you can still find a house with 2 or 3 bedrooms at rental rates ranging from RM 600 to RM 800.

Prices for Foreigners are higher. So, it could be a good idea to let a local make the preliminary deal.

If it is mportant to you, make sure if it is ok to consume alcohol in the house or flat (no problem with a Chinese Owner, but might be a problem with a Bumiputra) before renting it. If you have a dog, look only for a Chinese owner.