Cost of living in Indonesia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 56,848
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Rp 46,155
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 26,743
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 18,514
12 eggs, large Rp 23,379
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 12,776
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 61,983
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 34,590
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 18,429
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 28,251
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Rp 306,744
2 liters of Coca-Cola Rp 18,602
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 14,437
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Rp 11,406,600
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Rp 5,799,530
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 1,420,440
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Rp 6,672,180
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Rp 3,677,820
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Rp 792,745
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Rp 327,022
40” flat screen TV Rp 5,000,070
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,851,150
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 51,300
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rp 42,855
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Rp 578,227
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Rp 474,229
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,009,550
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 1,235,220
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 473,970,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 8,082
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 269,658
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Rp 21,617
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 41,301
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Rp 144,477
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Rp 39,514
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 21,254
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 22,582
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 13,123
Tube of toothpaste Rp 13,135
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 78,661
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 205,242
2 tickets to the movies Rp 95,709
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Rp 242,591
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Rp 420,015
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Rp 114,218
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 43,333
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Rp 51,614
iPod nano 16GB Rp 2,400,350
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Rp 1,589
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 432,448
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Rp 21,880

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 92
2nd Bandung 74
3rd Denpasar, Bali 74
4th Surabaya 72
5th Bengkulu 70

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

  • Public transport in Jakarta costs Rp 100 (1 day ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Padang costs Rp 700,000 (3 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Padang costs Rp 3,000,000 (3 days ago)
  • 6 eggs, large in Padang costs Rp 30,000 (3 days ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Padang costs Rp 40,000 (3 days ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Padang costs Rp 50,000 (3 days ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Bandung costs Rp 22,000 (5 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Bandung costs Rp 200,000 (5 days ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Bandung costs Rp 20,000 (5 days ago)
  • 75 ml tube of toothpaste in Bandung costs Rp 12,000 (5 days ago)