Cost of living in Jakarta, Indonesia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 87,533
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Rp 49,056
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 31,308
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 20,521
12 eggs, large Rp 30,953
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 10,519
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 79,163
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 37,956
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 19,612
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 22,434
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Rp 369,108
2 liters of Coca-Cola Rp 16,711
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 15,164
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Rp 16,935,600
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Rp 8,614,840
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 1,359,320
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Rp 9,099,260
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Rp 4,413,890
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Rp 875,646
Internet 8MB (1 month) Rp 383,353
40” flat screen TV Rp 4,628,470
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,581,830
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 46,051
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rp 33,413
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Rp 613,083
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Rp 475,214
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 936,684
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 1,059,230
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 382,513,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 8,200
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 262,407
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Rp 44,847
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Rp 23,498
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 44,006
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Rp 164,864
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Rp 34,779
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 22,501
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 30,311
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 14,856
Tube of toothpaste Rp 13,381
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 106,064
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 233,523
2 tickets to the movies Rp 104,537
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Rp 229,234
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Rp 850,263
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Rp 120,314
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 45,442
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Rp 60,802
iPod nano 16GB Rp 2,263,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Rp 1,171
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 533,031
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Rp 19,796
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,581 prices entered by 192 different people.
Latest price update: May 30, 2016.

Jakarta position in our World Ranking

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218th
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12th
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