Cost of living in Indonesia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 64,402
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Rp 49,055
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 27,840
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 20,066
12 eggs, large Rp 25,744
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 14,362
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 60,447
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 35,678
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 16,532
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 31,153
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Rp 332,228
2 liters of Coca-Cola Rp 20,432
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 17,368
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Rp 12,721,900
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Rp 6,878,050
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 1,127,070
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Rp 7,501,570
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Rp 3,745,900
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Rp 804,674
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Rp 309,121
40” flat screen TV Rp 4,550,660
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,456,220
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 47,842
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rp 49,043
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Rp 576,226
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Rp 421,836
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,038,790
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 959,108
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 435,699,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 8,680
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 296,283
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Rp 18,983
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 70,398
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Rp 246,696
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Rp 37,687
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 21,080
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 29,310
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 11,113
Tube of toothpaste Rp 12,691
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 86,703
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 221,088
2 tickets to the movies Rp 97,015
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Rp 375,168
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Rp 446,858
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Rp 127,617
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 48,956
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Rp 61,339
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Rp 8,142,400
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Rp 1,856
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 559,051
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Rp 22,932

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 82
2nd Bandung 72
3rd Denpasar, Bali 68
4th Surabaya 68
5th Bengkulu 64
6th Yogyakarta 52

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

  • Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) in Jakarta costs Rp 2,000,000 (6 days ago)
  • 40′ flat screen tv in Jakarta costs Rp 3,000,000 (6 days ago)
  • Internet 8 mbps, 1 month in Jakarta costs Rp 400,000 (6 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in normal area in Jakarta costs Rp 3,000,000 (6 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Jakarta costs Rp 7,000,000 (6 days ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Jakarta costs Rp 9,000,000 (6 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Jakarta costs Rp 15,000,000 (6 days ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Jakarta costs Rp 20,000 (6 days ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Jakarta costs Rp 20,000 (6 days ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Jakarta costs Rp 700,000 (6 days ago)