Cost of Living in Indonesia

admin September 16, 2014 0

Indonesia or the Republic of Indonesia is a south East Asian country which consists of 17508 islands. This country is the 4th most populous nation in the world as it has a total population of 238 million people. Its national capital city is Jakarta and some of its neighbors are Singapore, Philippines, Australia and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.  In terms of economic position, Indonesia comes on the 16th spot in the world as far as nominal GDP is concerned.

Indonesia is the 15th largest country in the world in terms of its land area but when both land and sea areas are counted, it comes at the 7th position in terms of size.  A lot of people are moving base to Indonesia these days, mainly due to the relatively lower cost of living as compared to many other nations in the world. Let’s find out more about the same.

Cost of living in Jakarta

Jakarta, being the national capital of Indonesia is the obvious choice of settling down, especially for those who are moving from abroad to this nation.  If you can spend about $1000 per month, you can surely cover most of your necessities and have a decent lifestyle in Jakarta at this price. This includes rent, entertainment, grocery, food and travelling cost etc.  Most of the items of living necessity are cheap in this city.

Renting and accommodation in Indonesia

Renting and accommodation in Indonesia

If you are interested in renting out a room in one of the best cities of Indonesia such as Jakarta, you can easily get one for as cheap as $170 per month. But if you wish to move onto a slightly larger accommodation at a good location, then you will be able to rent one for $500 at the max.  But if you are someone who is looking to purchase a property of your own, then the price of per square meter is around 19223848.86 Rp in location near the city center in a major city.

Monthly utilities in Indonesia

The basic monthly utilities covering electricity, water, heating and garbage may cost about 739879 Rp whereas you can get a monthly internet connection for a price of 339886 Rp easily. If you wish to include prepare mobile tariff too to the monthly utility expenses, then add another 1127.60 Rp to the above said costs.

Transportation in Indonesia

Transportation in Indonesia

Transportation is another aspect which has to be counted in the cost of living of any city or state.   A one way ticket in a local transport may cost you not more than 3500 Rp whereas a monthly pass can be availed for 150000 Rp.  1 litre of gasoline in Indonesia costs around 6678.

Eating out in Indonesia

Eating out in Indonesia is an important part of living here and a meal at an inexpensive restaurant is likely to cost 20000 Rp for two persons.  0.33 liter of imported beer costs 40000 Rp whereas the same quantity of water will cost 2680 Rp.

Other costs


Other costs which can be included in the cost of living per month may include sports, entertainment, clothing and groceries.

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