Cost of living in Bandung, Indonesia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 55,466
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Rp 46,626
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 25,220
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 17,971
12 eggs, large Rp 21,994
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 10,912
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 54,393
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 33,854
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 19,457
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 34,111
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Rp 203,321
2 liters of Coca-Cola Rp 18,282
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 14,267
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Rp 7,709,300
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Rp 5,063,820
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 642,863
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Rp 5,686,930
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Rp 3,004,520
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Rp 577,793
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Rp 270,816
40” flat screen TV Rp 6,121,790
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,791,210
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 59,159
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rp 44,428
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Rp 596,746
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Rp 441,250
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 904,142
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 759,365
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 607,877,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 8,043
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 397,499
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Rp 69,925
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Rp 23,140
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 219,364
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Rp 500,000
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Rp 46,250
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 17,743
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 27,520
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 13,636
Tube of toothpaste Rp 11,854
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 61,331
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 137,901
2 tickets to the movies Rp 85,955
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Rp 287,115
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Rp 427,973
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Rp 70,009
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 34,213
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Rp 40,748
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Rp 8,565,950
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Rp 1,531
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 365,914
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Rp 21,486
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 180 prices entered by 12 different people.
Latest price update: October 18, 2018.

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