Cost of living in Surakarta, Indonesia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 22,500
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Rp 31,667
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 24,000
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 17,333
12 eggs, large Rp 32,400
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 7,500
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 64,000
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 23,250
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 19,000
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 25,000
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Rp 260,000
2 liters of Coca-Cola Rp 15,500
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 8,667
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Rp 3,000,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Rp 2,500,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 300,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Rp 2,000,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Rp 1,500,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Rp 200,000
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Rp 233,333
40” flat screen TV Rp 6,000,000
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 3,000,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 55,000
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rp 25,000
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Rp 700,000
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Rp 875,000
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 808,667
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 1,101,500
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 200,000,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 6,250
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 165,000
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Rp 61,133
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Rp 82,500
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 17,000
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Rp 25,000
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 20,000
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 54,000
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 12,000
Tube of toothpaste Rp 7,500
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city -
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 70,862
2 tickets to the movies Rp 62,500
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Rp 80,000
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Rp 250,000
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 54,000
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Rp 2,267
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 375,000
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Rp 13,500
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 44 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: November 23, 2017.

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