Cost of living in Indonesia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 63,792
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Rp 49,134
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 27,633
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 19,610
12 eggs, large Rp 26,326
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 13,296
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 61,207
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 34,695
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 16,511
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 30,287
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Rp 352,484
2 liters of Coca-Cola Rp 20,380
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 17,162
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Rp 11,435,900
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Rp 7,504,990
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 1,071,210
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Rp 7,608,140
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Rp 4,142,210
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Rp 691,819
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Rp 303,530
40” flat screen TV Rp 4,322,790
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,628,660
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 48,003
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rp 50,915
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Rp 574,040
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Rp 422,764
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,035,090
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 990,885
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 433,968,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 8,748
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 306,549
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Rp 18,737
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 71,789
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Rp 313,840
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Rp 35,874
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 20,511
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 29,043
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 11,569
Tube of toothpaste Rp 12,259
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 88,094
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 215,409
2 tickets to the movies Rp 96,908
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Rp 375,382
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Rp 479,575
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Rp 131,447
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 48,005
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Rp 57,987
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Rp 7,986,280
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Rp 1,629
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 573,489
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Rp 22,960

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 87
2nd Bandung 76
3rd Surabaya 71
4th Denpasar, Bali 70
5th Bengkulu 67
6th Yogyakarta 60

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.

Are you moving to Indonesia? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

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Recent Prices Added

  • 1 kg of rice in Jakarta costs Rp 353,453 (about 16 hours ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Jakarta costs Rp 24,356 (about 16 hours ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Jakarta costs Rp 24,346 (about 16 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of potatoes in Jakarta costs Rp 223,333 (about 16 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Jakarta costs Rp 333,444 (about 16 hours ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Jakarta costs Rp 299,999 (about 16 hours ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Jakarta costs Rp 1,000,000 (about 16 hours ago)
  • Summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) in Surabaya costs Rp 600,000 (1 day ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Surabaya costs Rp 11,000 (1 day ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Jakarta costs Rp 420,000,000 (4 days ago)