Cost of living in Palembang, Indonesia

Summary of cost of living in Palembang

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Rp 19,663,363
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Rp 7,099,150
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Palembang, Indonesia. Current as of Sep 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 33,221
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Rp 35,000
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 21,134
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 13,681
12 eggs, large Rp 22,458
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 9,500
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 56,785
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 24,245
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 18,977
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 57,936
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Rp 290,136
2 liters of coca-cola Rp 16,946
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 13,484
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Rp 3,000,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Rp 2,000,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 700,000
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 2,000,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Rp 699,546
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Rp 319,727
40” flat screen tv Rp 5,419,270
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,116,150
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 30,374
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rp 50,000
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Rp 194,005
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Rp 314,060
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 481,294
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 444,774
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 356,989,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 8,496
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 306,842
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 31,270
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 20,000
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Rp 29,671
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 17,368
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 17,613
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 9,955
Tube of toothpaste Rp 11,742
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 38,367
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 136,520
2 tickets to the movies Rp 85,804
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Rp 200,000
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Rp 380,273
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Rp 80,045
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 36,812
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Rp 123,809
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Rp 5,000,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Rp 1,120
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 258,073
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Rp 18,895
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 53 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: September 07, 2019

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