Cost of living in Semarang, Indonesia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 44,126
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Rp 40,339
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 32,738
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 18,141
12 eggs, large Rp 45,264
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 13,176
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 39,161
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 27,455
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 19,035
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 21,492
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Rp 427,999
2 liters of Coca-Cola Rp 16,467
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 14,454
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Rp 12,442,400
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Rp 7,268,340
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 334,308
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Rp 7,567,860
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Rp 3,414,080
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Rp 137,500
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Rp 122,776
40” flat screen TV Rp 9,490,570
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 4,100,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 48,375
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rp 39,000
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Rp 506,338
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Rp 369,187
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 906,150
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 1,280,230
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 556,580,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 7,259
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 229,155
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 10,196
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 150,000
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Rp 148,169
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Rp 32,500
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 21,875
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 15,625
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 14,800
Tube of toothpaste Rp 11,195
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 38,592
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 209,577
2 tickets to the movies Rp 86,237
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 359,982
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Rp 87,359
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 26,127
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Rp 46,887
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Rp 7,500,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Rp 500
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 325,352
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Rp 17,958
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 141 prices entered by 8 different people.
Latest price update: November 04, 2017.

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