Cost of living in Indonesia

Summary of cost of living in Indonesia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Rp 32,093,212
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Rp 15,258,403
  • Cost of living in Indonesia is cheaper than in 75% of countries in Asia (12 out of 16)
  • Cost of living in Indonesia is cheaper than in 81% of countries in the World (76 out of 94)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 61,205
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Rp 48,353
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 29,046
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 21,836
12 eggs, large Rp 22,834
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 14,630
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 66,405
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 43,134
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 18,263
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 34,771
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Rp 406,659
2 liters of coca-cola Rp 17,291
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 16,247
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Rp 13,044,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Rp 6,448,100
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 801,210
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Rp 6,665,800
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Rp 3,107,490
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Rp 505,106
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Rp 237,062
40” flat screen tv Rp 3,563,720
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,234,820
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 57,323
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rp 95,242
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Rp 648,513
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Rp 480,172
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,195,760
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 1,102,700
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 417,700,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 9,337
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 419,026
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Rp 19,709
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 89,583
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Rp 204,790
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Rp 108,192
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 22,334
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 30,094
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 22,886
Tube of toothpaste Rp 11,284
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 119,565
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 261,585
2 tickets to the movies Rp 99,216
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Rp 251,127
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Rp 573,242
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Rp 159,890
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 39,869
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Rp 65,361
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Rp 10,724,300
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Rp 2,093
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 509,555
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Rp 32,683

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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 85
2nd Denpasar, Bali 76
3rd Bandung 69
4th Medan 66
5th Yogyakarta 53

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 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Jakarta costs Rp 1,500 (7 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Jakarta costs Rp 50,000 (7 days ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Jakarta costs Rp 400,000 (7 days ago)
  • 12 tablets box of cold medicine (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) in Jakarta costs Rp 16,000 (7 days ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Jakarta costs Rp 14,000 (7 days ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Jakarta costs Rp 1,000,000 (7 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in normal area in Jakarta costs Rp 3,000,000 (7 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Jakarta costs Rp 8,000,000 (7 days ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Jakarta costs Rp 10,000,000 (7 days ago)
  • 10 eggs, large in Jakarta costs Rp 24,000 (7 days ago)

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