Cost of living in Indonesia

Summary of cost of living in Indonesia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Rp 33,179,945
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Rp 17,620,785
  • Indonesia is the 3rd cheapest country in Asia (11 out of 13)
  • Cost of living in Indonesia is cheaper than in 82% of countries in the World (58 out of 71)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 42,304
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Rp 54,298
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 27,651
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 20,105
12 eggs, large Rp 24,210
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 16,357
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 62,456
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 38,556
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 20,393
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 33,984
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Rp 339,527
2 liters of coca-cola Rp 17,631
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 17,406
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Rp 15,985,100
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Rp 8,980,080
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 714,974
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Rp 6,092,360
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Rp 3,667,230
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Rp 492,821
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Rp 276,658
40” flat screen tv Rp 3,662,870
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,660,180
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 44,086
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rp 58,559
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Rp 648,513
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Rp 424,641
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,183,600
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 1,102,700
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 458,595,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 8,834
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 230,004
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Rp 23,701
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 89,583
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Rp 246,943
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Rp 32,223
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 22,334
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 30,094
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 22,886
Tube of toothpaste Rp 10,410
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 61,834
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 129,003
2 tickets to the movies Rp 103,125
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Rp 648,913
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Rp 349,513
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Rp 101,824
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 32,336
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Rp 45,791
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Rp 9,934,870
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Rp 1,849
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 556,841
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Rp 30,062

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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:
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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 77
2nd Denpasar, Bali 70
3rd Bandung 65
4th Yogyakarta 51

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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