Cost of living in Jakarta, Indonesia

Summary of cost of living in Jakarta

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Rp 35,239,446
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Rp 18,579,446
  • Cost of living in Jakarta is cheaper than in 57% of cities in Asia (8 out of 14)
  • Cost of living in Jakarta is cheaper than in 78% of cities in the World (126 out of 162)
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List of prices in Jakarta
Current as of Oct 2021.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 44,206
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Rp 50,474
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 35,567
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 21,267
12 eggs, large Rp 27,676
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 16,687
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 57,738
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 38,731
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 21,513
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 36,147
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Rp 256,467
2 liters of coca-cola Rp 18,520
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 16,767
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Rp 16,385,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Rp 9,830,270
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 1,893,620
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Rp 6,594,760
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Rp 3,799,770
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Rp 1,178,190
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Rp 263,617
40” flat screen tv Rp 4,164,830
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,751,440
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 58,324
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rp 68,201
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Rp 661,424
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Rp 455,419
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,133,800
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 1,170,040
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 481,196,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 8,928
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 224,050
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Rp 45,712
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Rp 29,004
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 87,053
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Rp 319,083
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Rp 41,961
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 22,829
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 42,301
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 17,224
Tube of toothpaste Rp 11,931
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 93,244
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 217,424
2 tickets to the movies Rp 102,504
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Rp 1,264,770
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Rp 350,290
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Rp 155,286
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 31,575
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Rp 49,592
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Rp 7,238,180
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Rp 1,887
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 716,579
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Rp 28,078
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 344 prices entered by 34 different people.
Latest price update: October 26, 2021

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Jakarta position in our World Ranking

the world
126th
out of 162
asia
8th
out of 14

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