Cost of living in Pontianak, Indonesia

Summary of cost of living in Pontianak

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Rp 20,807,594
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Rp 7,911,457
  • 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 Pontianak, Indonesia. Current as of Apr 2018.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 41,309
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Rp 38,471
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 32,350
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 15,789
12 eggs, large Rp 25,764
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 10,153
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 59,388
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 38,222
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 15,000
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 35,000
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of coca-cola Rp 16,992
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 12,876
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Rp 5,584,760
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Rp 2,117,710
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 452,469
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Rp 2,500,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Rp 1,750,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Rp 275,000
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Rp 383,217
40” flat screen tv Rp 5,139,470
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,750,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 56,046
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Rp 709,623
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Rp 393,848
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,005,960
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 747,368
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 6,800
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 400,000
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 13,798
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 45,790
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Rp 150,000
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Rp 23,000
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 16,677
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 39,424
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 14,000
Tube of toothpaste Rp 16,587
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 56,888
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 200,000
2 tickets to the movies Rp 89,916
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Rp 120,000
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Rp 428,392
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 24,168
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Rp 150,000
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Rp 1,136
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 411,119
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Rp 16,582
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: April 25, 2018

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