Cost of living in Jakarta, Indonesia

Summary of cost of living in Jakarta

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Rp 35,963,387
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Rp 19,203,685
  • Cost of living in Jakarta is cheaper than in 54% of cities in Asia (13 out of 24)
  • Cost of living in Jakarta is cheaper than in 83% of cities in the World (195 out of 234)
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List of prices in Jakarta
Current as of Sep 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 37,875
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Rp 50,415
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 27,647
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 19,909
12 eggs, large Rp 27,875
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 17,529
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 43,397
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 44,130
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 22,518
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 32,507
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Rp 282,198
2 liters of coca-cola Rp 20,206
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 16,968
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Rp 18,099,100
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Rp 8,812,590
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 2,175,390
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Rp 7,751,140
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Rp 3,847,950
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Rp 1,846,410
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Rp 431,223
40” flat screen tv Rp 3,770,370
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,732,570
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 53,496
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rp 72,141
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Rp 562,257
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Rp 417,125
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,101,210
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 1,250,530
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 430,727,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 11,758
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 196,844
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Rp 49,147
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Rp 32,137
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 93,930
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Rp 294,957
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Rp 38,294
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 24,278
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 30,238
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 17,671
Tube of toothpaste Rp 11,580
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 144,950
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 209,732
2 tickets to the movies Rp 104,077
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Rp 405,698
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Rp 742,500
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Rp 217,967
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 36,768
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Rp 64,693
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Rp 7,604,820
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Rp 1,816
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 583,261
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Rp 28,883
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 199 prices entered by 32 different people.
Latest price update: September 25, 2022

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Jakarta position in our World Ranking

the world
195th
out of 234
asia
13th
out of 24

Cheapest and most expensive products in Jakarta compared to other cities:

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