Cost of living in Bandung, Indonesia

Summary of cost of living in Bandung

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Rp 25,309,639
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Rp 10,359,070
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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List of prices in Bandung, Indonesia. Current as of May 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 44,704
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Rp 43,266
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 23,882
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 17,836
12 eggs, large Rp 21,315
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 10,176
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 49,695
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 34,908
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 18,296
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 30,983
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Rp 201,657
2 liters of coca-cola Rp 18,678
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 13,911
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Rp 6,667,260
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Rp 4,278,390
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 620,288
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Rp 5,024,880
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Rp 2,731,170
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Rp 490,838
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Rp 306,927
40” flat screen tv Rp 5,071,680
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,610,020
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 49,572
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rp 44,525
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Rp 637,976
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Rp 417,861
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,073,810
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 639,336
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 535,821,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 8,263
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 361,088
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Rp 58,221
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Rp 27,653
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 169,045
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Rp 139,412
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Rp 41,119
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 18,051
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 24,094
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 14,470
Tube of toothpaste Rp 10,272
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 58,267
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 147,107
2 tickets to the movies Rp 88,975
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Rp 289,755
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Rp 420,810
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Rp 76,337
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 38,484
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Rp 38,602
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Rp 6,973,640
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Rp 1,519
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 368,539
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Rp 23,674
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 76 prices entered by 10 different people.
Latest price update: May 30, 2020

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