Cost of living in Indonesia

Summary of cost of living in Indonesia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Rp 32,289,854
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Rp 15,126,626
  • Indonesia is the 4th cheapest country in Asia (9 out of 12)
  • Cost of living in Indonesia is cheaper than in 68% of countries in the World (57 out of 84)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 61,250
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Rp 52,546
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 28,526
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 18,764
12 eggs, large Rp 26,477
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 15,017
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 66,327
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 39,202
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 20,100
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 33,847
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Rp 327,516
2 liters of coca-cola Rp 16,150
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 19,342
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Rp 11,377,200
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Rp 7,376,500
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 788,181
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Rp 7,839,780
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Rp 4,355,850
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Rp 574,597
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Rp 293,353
40” flat screen tv Rp 4,217,130
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 3,609,920
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 66,750
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rp 68,092
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Rp 673,582
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Rp 454,163
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,038,150
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 1,063,910
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 512,188,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 9,132
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 364,665
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Rp 32,472
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 124,978
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Rp 309,020
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Rp 54,678
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 26,397
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 35,874
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 17,744
Tube of toothpaste Rp 14,766
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 76,762
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 204,115
2 tickets to the movies Rp 99,154
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Rp 1,041,000
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Rp 477,265
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Rp 159,736
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 44,461
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Rp 55,582
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Rp 7,727,090
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Rp 1,591
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 674,902
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Rp 25,559

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:
List of all the cities available in Expatistan

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 96
2nd Denpasar, Bali 74
3rd Bandung 73
4th Bengkulu 68
5th Yogyakarta 56

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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  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Jakarta costs Rp 6,000,000 (6 days ago)