Cost of living in Indonesia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 58,228
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Rp 47,040
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 25,681
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 18,165
12 eggs, large Rp 22,377
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 12,991
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 55,474
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 34,135
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 17,575
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 28,605
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Rp 283,455
2 liters of Coca-Cola Rp 15,701
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 14,112
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Rp 12,465,300
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Rp 5,717,930
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 1,232,850
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Rp 6,844,200
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Rp 4,053,240
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Rp 794,250
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Rp 310,227
40” flat screen TV Rp 4,931,430
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,946,710
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 53,820
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rp 42,269
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Rp 605,421
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Rp 459,266
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 969,125
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 1,156,070
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 499,457,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 7,949
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 242,012
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Rp 22,406
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 30,811
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Rp 160,014
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Rp 39,279
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 21,633
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 22,929
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 13,690
Tube of toothpaste Rp 13,226
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 76,330
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 200,067
2 tickets to the movies Rp 96,440
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Rp 226,320
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Rp 488,753
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Rp 108,340
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 42,887
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Rp 48,861
iPod nano 16GB Rp 2,414,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Rp 1,822
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 447,277
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Rp 21,553

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.

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 Bandung 83
3rd Surabaya 80
4th Denpasar, Bali 79
5th Bengkulu 74

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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Recent Prices Added

  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in normal area in Jakarta costs Rp 5,000,000 (1 day ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Jakarta costs Rp 10,000,000 (1 day ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Jakarta costs Rp 10,000,000 (1 day ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Jakarta costs Rp 20,000,000 (1 day ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Jakarta costs Rp 10,000 (1 day ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Jakarta costs Rp 500,000 (1 day ago)
  • 33 cl domestic beer in the supermarket in Jakarta costs Rp 30,302 (1 day ago)
  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Jakarta costs Rp 25,000 (1 day ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Jakarta costs Rp 45,000 (1 day ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Jakarta costs Rp 50,000 (1 day ago)