Cost of living in Medan, Indonesia

Summary of cost of living in Medan

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Rp 26,174,248
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Rp 11,386,457
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Medan
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 38,201
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Rp 49,076
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 19,283
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 20,681
12 eggs, large Rp 18,000
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 9,708
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 56,907
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 33,716
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 13,144
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 33,352
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Rp 578,763
2 liters of coca-cola Rp 15,649
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 18,704
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Rp 7,596,120
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Rp 5,696,360
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 616,127
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Rp 4,832,880
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Rp 2,275,300
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Rp 304,721
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Rp 217,917
40” flat screen tv Rp 5,794,100
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 2,104,570
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 71,562
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rp 76,191
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Rp 670,692
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Rp 510,988
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,133,240
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 794,732
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 448,980,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 8,180
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 115,853
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Rp 60,202
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Rp 28,136
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 61,784
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Rp 237,938
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Rp 36,234
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 22,214
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 39,424
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 13,434
Tube of toothpaste Rp 12,619
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 54,368
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 193,514
2 tickets to the movies Rp 108,323
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Rp 300,000
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Rp 374,418
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Rp 133,388
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 40,482
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Rp 66,290
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Rp 8,113,440
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Rp 1,677
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 462,811
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Rp 18,266
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: January 20, 2022

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