Cost of living in Semarang, Indonesia

Summary of cost of living in Semarang

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Rp 29,055,432
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Rp 14,741,948
  • 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 Semarang, Indonesia. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 43,888
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Rp 43,276
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 29,725
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 18,677
12 eggs, large Rp 22,079
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 12,243
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 50,042
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 28,036
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 21,118
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 29,183
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Rp 366,667
2 liters of coca-cola Rp 18,299
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 14,692
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Rp 12,270,500
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Rp 6,935,870
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 760,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Rp 8,579,600
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Rp 5,320,750
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Rp 1,000,000
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Rp 149,323
40” flat screen tv Rp 8,605,630
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 3,133,330
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 50,854
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rp 66,111
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Rp 507,928
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Rp 359,128
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 823,944
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 1,237,270
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 565,781,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 7,423
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 240,850
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Rp 59,705
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Rp 20,000
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 90,000
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Rp 212,535
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Rp 56,147
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 22,264
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 16,405
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 13,809
Tube of toothpaste Rp 11,257
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 46,255
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 200,194
2 tickets to the movies Rp 88,258
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 329,155
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Rp 95,483
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 30,981
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Rp 41,557
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Rp 5,250,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Rp 500
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 324,545
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Rp 19,562
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: February 26, 2020

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