Cost of living in Pontianak, Indonesia

Summary of cost of living in Pontianak

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Rp 20,716,997
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Rp 8,034,201
  • 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 Pontianak
Current as of Oct 2021.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 25,582
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 9,986
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 58,536
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 17,000
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 12,968
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Rp 5,956,330
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 448,526
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 55,453
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes Update prices
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 Update prices
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) -
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Personal Care Update prices
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 37,906
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 14,000
Tube of toothpaste Rp 17,217
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 56,888
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 141,757
2 tickets to the movies Rp 89,916
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Rp 424,737
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 1,116
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 411,119
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Rp 15,963
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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