Cost of living in Indonesia

Summary of cost of living in Indonesia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Rp 31,688,533
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Rp 15,489,229
  • Cost of living in Indonesia is cheaper than in 69% of countries in Asia (9 out of 13)
  • Cost of living in Indonesia is cheaper than in 71% of countries in the World (68 out of 96)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 61,616
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Rp 50,879
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 28,690
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 19,092
12 eggs, large Rp 26,655
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 15,384
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 69,458
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 39,153
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 19,538
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 30,210
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Rp 433,415
2 liters of coca-cola Rp 16,020
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 14,528
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Rp 13,278,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Rp 7,047,390
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 1,073,920
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Rp 6,550,380
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Rp 3,577,050
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Rp 660,848
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Rp 268,756
40” flat screen tv Rp 3,655,150
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,371,860
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 52,413
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rp 51,166
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Rp 639,688
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Rp 543,010
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,062,600
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 883,123
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 469,854,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 9,231
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 360,956
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Rp 30,366
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 138,988
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Rp 257,547
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Rp 41,237
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 24,297
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 30,182
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 19,131
Tube of toothpaste Rp 14,080
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 66,998
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 184,609
2 tickets to the movies Rp 104,111
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Rp 359,301
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Rp 433,102
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Rp 128,455
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 46,128
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Rp 51,877
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Rp 6,699,010
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Rp 1,407
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 501,792
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Rp 23,371

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 98
2nd Surabaya 82
3rd Bandung 76
4th Denpasar, Bali 74
5th Bengkulu 69
6th Yogyakarta 58

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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Prices recently added

  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Jakarta costs Rp 3,000 (1 day ago)
  • 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) in Jakarta costs Rp 300,000 (1 day ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Jakarta costs Rp 100,000 (1 day ago)
  • Summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) in Jakarta costs Rp 500,000 (1 day ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Jakarta costs Rp 50,000,000 (1 day ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Jakarta costs Rp 15,000 (6 days ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Jakarta costs Rp 50,000 (6 days ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Jakarta costs Rp 65,000 (6 days ago)