Cost of living in Medan, Indonesia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 35,000
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Rp 41,036
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 16,333
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 22,099
12 eggs, large Rp 17,035
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 8,500
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 40,000
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 29,000
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 11,500
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 25,766
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of Coca-Cola Rp 12,029
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 20,539
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Rp 11,919,900
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Rp 5,374,820
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 525,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Rp 7,000,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Rp 2,516,130
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Rp 325,000
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Rp 232,258
40” flat screen TV Rp 5,885,250
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,750,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) -
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rp 75,000
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Rp 727,714
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Rp 532,568
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,104,550
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 894,286
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 445,471,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 7,292
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 130,000
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Rp 63,113
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Rp 66,500
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 45,000
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Rp 666,667
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Rp 34,000
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) -
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 46,667
4 rolls of toilet paper -
Tube of toothpaste Rp 16,600
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 95,000
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 235,714
2 tickets to the movies Rp 100,000
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Rp 166,667
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Rp 371,154
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Rp 79,231
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 43,261
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Rp 53,609
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Rp 5,900,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Rp 1,667
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 540,909
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Rp 17,332
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 89 prices entered by 9 different people.
Latest price update: February 25, 2018.

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