Cost of living in Surabaya, Indonesia

Summary of cost of living in Surabaya

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Rp 26,191,664
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Rp 10,886,734
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Surabaya, Indonesia. Current as of Sep 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 54,289
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Rp 53,417
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 21,996
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 18,096
12 eggs, large Rp 27,362
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 11,884
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 52,984
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 34,857
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 16,518
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 31,763
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Rp 275,209
2 liters of coca-cola Rp 15,716
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 21,560
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Rp 8,115,580
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Rp 3,308,360
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 718,872
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Rp 6,432,890
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Rp 3,324,820
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Rp 781,938
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Rp 309,381
40” flat screen tv Rp 5,106,380
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,448,670
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 36,283
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rp 52,123
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Rp 674,649
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Rp 529,057
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 967,478
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 1,045,700
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 415,450,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 8,355
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 227,394
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Rp 53,947
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Rp 32,992
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 70,541
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Rp 318,531
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Rp 31,469
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 22,993
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 35,432
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 14,486
Tube of toothpaste Rp 13,337
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 63,576
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 282,096
2 tickets to the movies Rp 97,428
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Rp 300,000
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Rp 853,045
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Rp 120,000
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 51,651
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Rp 51,821
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Rp 6,531,740
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Rp 2,662
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 450,539
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Rp 22,683
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 90 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: September 21, 2020

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