Cost of living in Indonesia

Summary of cost of living in Indonesia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Rp 34,625,416
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Rp 17,867,172
  • Indonesia is the 2nd cheapest country in Asia (8 out of 9)
  • Cost of living in Indonesia is cheaper than in 90% of countries in the World (63 out of 70)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 59,962
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Rp 55,395
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 27,371
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 20,165
12 eggs, large Rp 26,969
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 17,108
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 50,021
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 42,079
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 22,926
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 35,271
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Rp 302,386
2 liters of coca-cola Rp 19,961
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 18,941
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Rp 16,292,300
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Rp 8,256,070
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 871,567
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Rp 8,332,070
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Rp 3,724,330
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Rp 532,882
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Rp 345,070
40” flat screen tv Rp 3,857,190
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,498,840
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 70,816
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rp 78,155
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Rp 560,382
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Rp 442,949
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,218,390
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 1,398,430
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 492,973,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 11,374
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 190,182
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Rp 36,367
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 60,467
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Rp 332,000
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Rp 67,999
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 22,412
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 34,558
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 30,035
Tube of toothpaste Rp 15,580
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 88,350
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 213,417
2 tickets to the movies Rp 110,240
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Rp 300,249
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Rp 490,881
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Rp 92,882
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 39,821
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Rp 44,788
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Rp 9,505,300
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Rp 1,816
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 585,606
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Rp 36,785

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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:
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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 66
2nd Bandung 54
3rd Medan 52
4th Yogyakarta 42

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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Prices recently added

  • 1 liter of gasoline in Yogyakarta costs Rp 10,000 (3 days ago)
  • 75 ml tube of toothpaste in Denpasar, Bali costs Rp 12,000 (5 days ago)
  • 400 ml hair shampoo 2-in-1 in Denpasar, Bali costs Rp 35,000 (5 days ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Denpasar, Bali costs Rp 10,000 (5 days ago)
  • Internet 8 mbps, 1 month in Denpasar, Bali costs Rp 250,000 (5 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Denpasar, Bali costs Rp 10,000,000 (5 days ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Denpasar, Bali costs Rp 70,000 (5 days ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Denpasar, Bali costs Rp 120,000 (5 days ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Jakarta costs Rp 38,000 (8 days ago)

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