Cost of living in Indonesia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 68,372
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Rp 50,591
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 30,696
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 19,264
12 eggs, large Rp 24,795
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 16,420
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 64,868
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 37,265
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 18,440
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 33,069
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Rp 361,213
2 liters of Coca-Cola Rp 19,481
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 16,332
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Rp 13,512,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Rp 9,677,710
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 910,541
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Rp 8,553,620
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Rp 4,943,740
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Rp 619,505
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Rp 286,456
40” flat screen TV Rp 4,860,720
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,787,010
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 57,896
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rp 53,383
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Rp 615,926
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Rp 396,749
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 985,302
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 828,783
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 468,850,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 8,840
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 381,291
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Rp 24,249
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 88,999
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Rp 343,185
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Rp 45,191
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 23,207
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 33,156
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 14,080
Tube of toothpaste Rp 13,618
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 92,397
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 216,823
2 tickets to the movies Rp 99,481
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Rp 375,594
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Rp 505,534
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Rp 133,066
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 46,352
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Rp 56,412
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Rp 7,924,190
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Rp 1,617
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 565,576
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Rp 24,385

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 Palu 90
2nd Jakarta 87
3rd Surabaya 76
4th Bandung 73
5th Denpasar, Bali 66
6th Bengkulu 63
7th Yogyakarta 54

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?

Find out what is the real equivalent in Indonesia of your current salary and improve your chances of a happy relocation.

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Recent Prices Added

  • Ipad wi-fi 128gb in Jakarta costs Rp 6,389,000 (about 21 hours ago)
  • 6 eggs, large in Jakarta costs Rp 20,000 (about 21 hours ago)
  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Jakarta costs Rp 12,000 (about 21 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of boneless chicken breast in Jakarta costs Rp 27,500 (about 21 hours ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Jakarta costs Rp 40,000 (about 21 hours ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Jakarta costs Rp 45,000 (about 21 hours ago)
  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Jakarta costs Rp 3,000 (about 21 hours ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Bandung costs Rp 25,000 (1 day ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Bandung costs Rp 250,000 (1 day ago)
  • Ipad wi-fi 128gb in Bandung costs Rp 7,000,000 (1 day ago)