Cost of living in Indonesia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 59,329
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Rp 45,785
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 24,752
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 19,021
12 eggs, large Rp 24,436
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 10,884
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 60,192
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 33,063
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 16,279
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 27,520
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Rp 297,569
2 liters of Coca-Cola Rp 18,651
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 14,503
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Rp 12,432,200
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Rp 5,484,410
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 1,231,040
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Rp 6,961,160
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Rp 3,697,870
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Rp 785,382
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Rp 327,179
40” flat screen TV Rp 4,342,350
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,625,550
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 46,680
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rp 43,168
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Rp 540,406
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Rp 435,258
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,055,990
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 1,168,490
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 455,603,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 8,309
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 263,759
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Rp 18,580
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 40,927
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Rp 140,008
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Rp 34,644
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 19,849
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 22,046
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 12,047
Tube of toothpaste Rp 12,993
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 75,917
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 213,376
2 tickets to the movies Rp 97,369
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Rp 233,138
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Rp 429,158
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Rp 115,251
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 46,857
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Rp 57,819
iPad Air 2, 64GB Rp 8,367,690
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Rp 1,631
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 469,987
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Rp 21,685

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 73
3rd Denpasar, Bali 72
4th Surabaya 68
5th Bengkulu 68
6th Yogyakarta 54

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

  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Jakarta costs Rp 20,000,000 (about 18 hours ago)
  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Bandung costs Rp 200,000 (1 day ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Jakarta costs Rp 4,000,000 (2 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Jakarta costs Rp 8,000,000 (2 days ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Jakarta costs Rp 45,000 (2 days ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Jakarta costs Rp 80,000 (2 days ago)
  • Ipad air 2, 64gb in Jakarta costs Rp 8,000,000 (2 days ago)
  • Daily rate for domestic cleaning help in Denpasar, Bali costs Rp 9,375,000 (3 days ago)
  • Men’s leather business shoes in Bandung costs Rp 650,000 (7 days ago)
  • Sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) in Bandung costs Rp 1,000,000 (7 days ago)