Cost of living in Indonesia

Summary of cost of living in Indonesia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Rp 36,640,895
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Rp 20,131,720
  • Indonesia is the 4th cheapest country in Asia (8 out of 11)
  • Cost of living in Indonesia is cheaper than in 72% of countries in the World (54 out of 75)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 49,381
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Rp 55,115
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 32,165
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 20,667
12 eggs, large Rp 25,337
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 17,064
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 61,721
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 37,576
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 19,651
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 33,333
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Rp 375,202
2 liters of coca-cola Rp 18,761
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 18,326
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Rp 19,045,400
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Rp 10,096,300
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 1,245,580
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Rp 7,203,760
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Rp 4,313,490
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Rp 979,539
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Rp 329,516
40” flat screen tv Rp 4,258,580
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 2,125,490
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 66,640
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rp 68,439
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Rp 680,041
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Rp 422,463
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,072,100
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 1,116,540
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 486,176,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 8,964
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 228,023
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Rp 29,297
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 59,151
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Rp 256,292
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Rp 80,956
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 22,650
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 44,295
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 22,030
Tube of toothpaste Rp 12,336
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 81,128
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 176,169
2 tickets to the movies Rp 104,243
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Rp 650,328
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Rp 367,409
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Rp 133,391
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 36,857
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Rp 48,222
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Rp 8,519,630
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Rp 1,787
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 604,695
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Rp 28,427

Map of Cost of Living in Indonesia

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This map shows only the top cities in Indonesia. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
List of all the cities available in Expatistan

The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Cost of Living Ranking in Indonesia

(top cities by data quality)

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Jakarta 82
2nd Denpasar, Bali 68
3rd Bandung 66
4th Bengkulu 62
5th Yogyakarta 52

Price Index:

To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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