Cost of living in Palu, Indonesia

Summary of cost of living in Palu

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Rp 39,671,089
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Rp 22,465,317
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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List of prices in Palu, Indonesia. Current as of Oct 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 25,000
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Rp 50,000
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 35,000
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 20,000
12 eggs, large Rp 20,000
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 8,000
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 100,000
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 50,000
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 30,000
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 30,000
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of coca-cola Rp 18,000
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 12,000
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area -
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 500,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Rp 300,000
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Rp 75,000
40” flat screen tv Rp 4,000,000
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,500,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 40,000
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Rp 1,250,000
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Rp 500,000
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 700,000
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 700,000
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 577,636,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 9,418
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 500,000
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Rp 40,000
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 99,773
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Rp 50,000
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 20,000
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 30,000
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 12,500
Tube of toothpaste Rp 24,000
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 80,000
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 200,000
2 tickets to the movies Rp 120,000
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Rp 400,000
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 38,000
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Rp 75,755
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district -
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Rp 26,000
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: October 19, 2019

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