Cost of living in Makassar, Indonesia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 50,000
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Rp 35,000
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 20,000
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 16,000
12 eggs, large Rp 15,000
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 26,601
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 78,497
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 15,000
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 13,755
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 26,667
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Rp 366,667
2 liters of Coca-Cola Rp 15,000
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 7,667
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area -
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 325,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Rp 3,363,670
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio -
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Rp 244,000
40” flat screen TV Rp 2,500,000
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,000,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 135,000
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Rp 716,667
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Rp 299,750
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 916,667
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 825,000
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 350,000,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 6,788
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 525,000
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Rp 13,400
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Rp 200,000
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 18,750
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 20,000
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 13,333
Tube of toothpaste Rp 16,000
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 35,000
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 165,000
2 tickets to the movies Rp 70,000
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Rp 450,000
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Rp 46,667
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 32,500
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Rp 41,667
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Rp 7,500,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 100,000
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Rp 19,333
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 49 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: October 04, 2018.

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