Cost of living in Indonesia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 69,598
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Rp 49,609
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 28,038
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 19,278
12 eggs, large Rp 26,124
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 13,349
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 59,175
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 34,945
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 16,132
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 32,071
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Rp 345,007
2 liters of Coca-Cola Rp 19,175
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 16,880
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Rp 12,231,100
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Rp 9,318,540
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 997,653
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Rp 8,407,480
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Rp 4,987,280
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Rp 669,432
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Rp 292,258
40” flat screen TV Rp 4,627,430
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,733,390
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 50,567
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rp 50,809
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Rp 566,455
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Rp 377,488
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,000,120
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 920,387
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 435,781,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 8,767
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 306,719
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Rp 18,285
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 73,114
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Rp 334,309
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Rp 35,210
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 21,529
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 32,799
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 11,978
Tube of toothpaste Rp 12,834
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 85,219
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 209,300
2 tickets to the movies Rp 99,268
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Rp 384,783
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Rp 490,883
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Rp 124,711
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 47,777
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Rp 57,824
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Rp 8,197,890
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Rp 1,536
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 581,167
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Rp 23,134

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 85
2nd Surabaya 79
3rd Bandung 76
4th Denpasar, Bali 69
5th Bengkulu 65
6th Yogyakarta 56

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

  • 500 g of boneless chicken breast in Jakarta costs Rp 40,000 (1 day ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Jakarta costs Rp 50,000 (1 day ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Jakarta costs Rp 100,000 (1 day ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Jakarta costs Rp 350,000,000 (1 day ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Denpasar, Bali costs Rp 26,000 (1 day ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Denpasar, Bali costs Rp 650,000 (1 day ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Denpasar, Bali costs Rp 27,000 (3 days ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Denpasar, Bali costs Rp 40,000 (3 days ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Denpasar, Bali costs Rp 75,000 (3 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in normal area in Jakarta costs Rp 80,000,000 (3 days ago)