Cost of living in Indonesia

Summary of cost of living in Indonesia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Rp 33,757,180
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Rp 17,253,045
  • Indonesia is the 3rd cheapest country in Asia (10 out of 12)
  • Cost of living in Indonesia is cheaper than in 86% of countries in the World (66 out of 77)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 41,630
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Rp 49,768
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 28,008
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 20,690
12 eggs, large Rp 26,413
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 17,963
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 48,283
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 42,961
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 20,083
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 34,641
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Rp 330,507
2 liters of coca-cola Rp 22,163
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 19,058
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Rp 15,801,100
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Rp 7,774,450
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 1,058,460
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Rp 6,933,370
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Rp 3,788,700
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Rp 701,641
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Rp 404,751
40” flat screen tv Rp 3,678,120
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,501,310
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 59,291
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rp 62,066
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Rp 577,462
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Rp 398,654
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,115,730
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 1,238,980
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 408,837,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 11,750
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 201,035
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Rp 55,654
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 78,357
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Rp 240,493
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Rp 113,090
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 30,807
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 36,359
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 28,787
Tube of toothpaste Rp 13,096
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 68,593
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 270,757
2 tickets to the movies Rp 98,949
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Rp 1,763,280
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Rp 384,067
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Rp 196,324
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 37,277
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Rp 40,248
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Rp 9,505,300
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Rp 1,816
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 513,732
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Rp 32,407

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Map of Cost of Living in Indonesia

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This map shows only the top cities in Indonesia. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
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The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Cost of Living Ranking in Indonesia

(top cities by data quality)

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Jakarta 82
2nd Bandung 67
3rd Medan 65
4th Yogyakarta 51

Price Index:

To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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Prices recently added

  • 1 liter of gasoline in Denpasar, Bali costs Rp 14,000 (2 days ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Jakarta costs Rp 2,000,000 (3 days ago)
  • Hourly rate for domestic cleaning help in Jakarta costs Rp 120,000 (3 days ago)
  • 40′ flat screen tv in Jakarta costs Rp 4,000,000 (3 days ago)
  • Internet 8 mbps, 1 month in Jakarta costs Rp 450,000 (3 days ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Jakarta costs Rp 13,050 (3 days ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Jakarta costs Rp 23,000 (3 days ago)
  • 1 kg of potatoes in Jakarta costs Rp 15,446 (3 days ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Jakarta costs Rp 45,000 (3 days ago)
  • 1 kg of tomatoes in Jakarta costs Rp 12,531 (3 days ago)

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