Cost of living in Palembang, Indonesia

Summary of cost of living in Palembang

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Rp 19,566,796
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Rp 7,098,843
  • 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 Palembang
Current as of Oct 2021.

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Food Update prices
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
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Housing Update prices
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 5,517,860
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,096,430
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 30,374
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rp 50,000
Clothes Update prices
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 Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 348,214,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 8,496
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 305,455
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
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Personal Care Update prices
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 Update prices
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 248,214
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Rp 18,375
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: October 21, 2021

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