Cost of living in Surabaya, Indonesia

Summary of cost of living in Surabaya

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Rp 26,916,126
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Rp 11,053,917
  • 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 Surabaya
Current as of Jun 2021.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 51,467
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Rp 52,958
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
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Housing Update prices
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 Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Rp 636,785
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 968,776
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 1,045,700
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 426,923,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 8,438
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 227,394
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Rp 53,083
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Rp 32,992
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 84,081
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 Update prices
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 51,091
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Rp 10,639,200
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 72 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: June 22, 2021

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