Cost of living in Indonesia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 62,014
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Rp 47,472
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 25,311
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 20,123
12 eggs, large Rp 25,973
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 11,017
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 63,903
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 34,670
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 15,552
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 29,709
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Rp 310,497
2 liters of Coca-Cola Rp 19,469
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 15,792
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Rp 12,753,900
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Rp 5,858,630
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 1,240,830
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Rp 6,372,330
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Rp 3,436,820
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Rp 700,551
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Rp 328,386
40” flat screen TV Rp 4,559,450
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,658,640
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 47,409
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rp 36,827
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Rp 544,186
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Rp 397,616
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 977,716
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 1,052,490
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 454,961,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 8,553
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 259,921
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Rp 18,563
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 52,412
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Rp 147,612
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Rp 32,923
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 19,948
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 25,308
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 11,907
Tube of toothpaste Rp 13,380
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 81,122
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 216,565
2 tickets to the movies Rp 97,477
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Rp 262,828
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Rp 435,277
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Rp 120,084
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 50,400
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Rp 61,726
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Rp 8,420,300
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Rp 1,545
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 533,861
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Rp 22,378

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 Bandung 72
3rd Denpasar, Bali 72
4th Surabaya 68
5th Bengkulu 67
6th Yogyakarta 53

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

  • 2 tickets to the movies in Surabaya costs Rp 70,000 (about 2 hours ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Surabaya costs Rp 8,000 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) in Surabaya costs Rp 800,000 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) in Surabaya costs Rp 400,000 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Surabaya costs Rp 400,000 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Laundry detergent, 3 liters in Surabaya costs Rp 24,000 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Surabaya costs Rp 30,000 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Jakarta costs Rp 2,000,000 (about 5 hours ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Jakarta costs Rp 4,000,000 (2 days ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Jakarta costs Rp 20,000 (3 days ago)