Cost of living in Indonesia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 67,984
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Rp 49,814
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 30,274
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 19,634
12 eggs, large Rp 23,198
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 15,178
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 70,887
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 40,336
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 20,381
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 31,325
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Rp 441,343
2 liters of Coca-Cola Rp 18,270
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 15,610
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Rp 14,560,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Rp 8,784,200
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 960,173
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Rp 8,647,480
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Rp 5,093,470
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Rp 679,229
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Rp 247,500
40” flat screen TV Rp 4,430,410
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,785,720
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 62,053
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rp 66,188
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Rp 691,004
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Rp 435,770
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,027,710
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 1,451,840
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 502,514,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 9,196
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 409,955
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Rp 30,248
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 91,743
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Rp 336,389
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Rp 43,144
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 23,875
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 36,922
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 15,996
Tube of toothpaste Rp 14,884
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 88,700
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 217,146
2 tickets to the movies Rp 100,476
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Rp 1,035,310
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Rp 515,708
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Rp 120,440
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 46,836
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Rp 60,579
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Rp 7,876,940
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Rp 1,651
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 811,191
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Rp 25,338

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 97
2nd Palu 94
3rd Surabaya 79
4th Bandung 76
5th Denpasar, Bali 72
6th Bengkulu 66
7th Yogyakarta 57

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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Prices recently added

  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Jakarta costs Rp 25,000 (4 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Jakarta costs Rp 800,000 (4 days ago)
  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Jakarta costs Rp 1,000 (4 days ago)
  • Ipad wi-fi 128gb in Jakarta costs Rp 5,000,000 (4 days ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Jakarta costs Rp 100,000 (4 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Jakarta costs Rp 70,000 (4 days ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Jakarta costs Rp 300,000 (4 days ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Jakarta costs Rp 500,000 (4 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) in Jakarta costs Rp 250,000 (4 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Jakarta costs Rp 120,000 (4 days ago)