Cost of living in Semarang, Indonesia

Summary of cost of living in Semarang

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Rp 28,699,366
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Rp 14,659,779
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Semarang
Current as of Jun 2021.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 43,888
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Rp 43,276
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 29,725
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 18,677
12 eggs, large Rp 22,079
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 12,243
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 50,042
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 28,036
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 21,118
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 29,183
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Rp 366,667
2 liters of coca-cola Rp 18,299
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 14,692
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Rp 12,270,500
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Rp 6,935,870
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 760,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Rp 8,579,600
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Rp 5,320,750
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Rp 1,000,000
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Rp 149,323
40” flat screen tv Rp 8,605,630
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 3,133,330
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 50,854
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rp 66,111
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Rp 507,928
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Rp 359,128
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 823,944
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 1,237,270
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 538,914,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 7,423
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 214,366
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Rp 59,705
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Rp 20,000
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 90,000
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Rp 212,535
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Rp 56,147
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 22,264
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 16,405
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 13,809
Tube of toothpaste Rp 11,257
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 46,255
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 200,194
2 tickets to the movies Rp 88,258
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 329,155
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Rp 95,483
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 30,981
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Rp 41,557
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Rp 5,250,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Rp 500
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 324,545
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Rp 19,562
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: June 21, 2021

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