Cost of living in Bengkulu, Indonesia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 28,297
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Rp 41,158
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 13,587
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 16,703
12 eggs, large Rp 21,884
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 8,297
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 123,632
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 30,108
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 20,108
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 23,876
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Rp 144,632
2 liters of Coca-Cola Rp 16,000
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 9,413
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Rp 2,495,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Rp 3,100,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 352,287
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Rp 2,000,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Rp 1,658,680
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Rp 234,053
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Rp 332,237
40” flat screen TV Rp 3,413,160
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,282,630
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 24,892
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rp 20,000
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Rp 1,423,950
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Rp 632,237
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 752,895
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 493,132
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 731,000,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 7,764
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 300,000
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Rp 95,413
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Rp 16,124
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 24,711
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Rp 83,513
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Rp 15,000
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 26,018
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 16,837
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 12,355
Tube of toothpaste Rp 7,645
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city -
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 90,579
2 tickets to the movies Rp 75,290
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Rp 110,000
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Rp 190,000
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Rp 50,000
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 10,000
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Rp 30,000
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 300,000
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Rp 19,058
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: November 23, 2017.

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