Cost of living in Indonesia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 64,060
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Rp 50,221
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 31,397
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 18,967
12 eggs, large Rp 22,704
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 15,321
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 67,443
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 37,831
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 18,389
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 32,050
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Rp 363,342
2 liters of Coca-Cola Rp 19,021
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 15,904
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Rp 11,979,100
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Rp 8,842,230
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 899,203
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Rp 8,255,600
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Rp 4,645,870
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Rp 630,805
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Rp 244,903
40” flat screen TV Rp 4,604,060
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,766,010
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 60,823
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rp 59,495
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Rp 612,994
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Rp 416,812
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 974,726
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 821,580
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 470,268,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 8,713
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 376,741
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Rp 25,888
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 86,121
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Rp 362,813
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Rp 45,322
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 23,501
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 33,880
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 15,234
Tube of toothpaste Rp 13,078
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 92,813
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 207,987
2 tickets to the movies Rp 98,924
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Rp 390,835
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Rp 480,517
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Rp 125,911
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 46,550
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Rp 57,305
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Rp 8,006,060
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Rp 1,764
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 536,205
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Rp 24,432

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 93
2nd Jakarta 89
3rd Surabaya 79
4th Bandung 76
5th Denpasar, Bali 69
6th Bengkulu 66
7th Yogyakarta 56

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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Prices recently added

  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Surabaya costs Rp 15,000 (6 days ago)
  • 10 eggs, large in Surabaya costs Rp 31,200 (6 days ago)
  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Surabaya costs Rp 19,000 (6 days ago)
  • 1 kg of boneless chicken breast in Surabaya costs Rp 25,000 (6 days ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Surabaya costs Rp 50,000 (6 days ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Surabaya costs Rp 30,000 (6 days ago)
  • Public transport in Jakarta costs Rp 180,000 (6 days ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Makassar costs Rp 5,000 (6 days ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Makassar costs Rp 8,800 (6 days ago)