Cost of living in Surakarta, Indonesia

Summary of cost of living in Surakarta

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Rp 24,713,420
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Rp 8,560,127
  • 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 Surakarta
Current as of Apr 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Rp 37,703
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Rp 39,973
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Rp 23,165
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Rp 18,049
12 eggs, large Rp 25,211
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Rp 12,594
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Rp 78,572
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Rp 30,473
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Rp 16,198
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Rp 33,369
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Rp 282,418
2 liters of coca-cola Rp 17,656
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Rp 9,887
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Rp 4,295,600
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Rp 2,665,520
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Rp 300,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Rp 2,905,070
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Rp 1,799,060
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Rp 227,889
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Rp 253,012
40” flat screen tv Rp 4,654,350
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Rp 1,792,990
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Rp 59,293
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rp 50,000
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Rp 727,948
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Rp 537,077
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Rp 795,224
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Rp 960,755
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Rp 362,000,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Rp 9,406
Monthly ticket public transport Rp 225,665
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Rp 82,500
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rp 17,000
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Rp 21,455
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Rp 17,198
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rp 39,875
4 rolls of toilet paper Rp 9,974
Tube of toothpaste Rp 10,748
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Rp 25,000
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Rp 166,567
2 tickets to the movies Rp 73,691
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 236,724
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Rp 40,757
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Rp 22,000,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Rp 2,250
1 month of gym membership in business district Rp 365,376
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Rp 17,935
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 17 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: April 14, 2023

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