Cost of living in Surabaya, Indonesia

Summary of cost of living in Surabaya

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Rp 27,212,158
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Rp 11,447,169
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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List of prices in Surabaya, Indonesia. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 48,354
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Rp 51,043
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 21,889
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 15,855
12 eggs, large Rp 26,197
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 15,554
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 49,706
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 40,258
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 15,971
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 30,216
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Rp 255,861
2 liters of coca-cola Rp 15,714
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 16,920
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Rp 8,735,310
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Rp 3,588,590
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 727,291
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Rp 6,845,240
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Rp 3,609,560
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Rp 628,991
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Rp 296,025
40” flat screen tv Rp 6,179,210
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,405,420
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 38,800
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rp 52,607
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Rp 669,705
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Rp 638,052
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,093,130
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 995,427
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 410,735,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 8,253
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 327,581
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Rp 52,405
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Rp 39,921
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 66,637
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Rp 264,154
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Rp 32,622
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 24,744
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 34,799
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 13,858
Tube of toothpaste Rp 13,799
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 79,274
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 323,996
2 tickets to the movies Rp 88,516
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Rp 598,204
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Rp 750,924
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Rp 112,410
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 47,487
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Rp 59,819
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Rp 7,641,410
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Rp 2,662
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 481,924
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Rp 23,688
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 13 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: January 26, 2020

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