Cost of living in Palembang, Indonesia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 33,443
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Rp 37,550
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 20,243
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 13,406
12 eggs, large Rp 18,318
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 10,626
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 57,787
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 25,439
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 18,421
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 30,000
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Rp 350,000
2 liters of Coca-Cola Rp 17,944
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 9,975
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 Rp 1,500,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Rp 1,000,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Rp 500,000
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Rp 200,000
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 38,133
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rp 37,422
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Rp 229,037
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Rp 343,904
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 525,780
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 467,707
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 7,379
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 317,062
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 31,970
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 20,000
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Rp 31,289
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 15,114
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 15,000
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 9,227
Tube of toothpaste Rp 10,027
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 42,431
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 158,073
2 tickets to the movies Rp 75,664
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 500,000
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Rp 100,000
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 32,119
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Rp 40,000
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Rp 5,000,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Rp 1,200
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 60 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: October 17, 2017.

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