Living Costs in Jakarta

The Rupiah (Rp) is the official currency of Indonesia, with the International currency code IDRIndonesian Rupiah denominations consists of 100 to 1,000 Rupiah coins; and bank notes from 1,000 to 100,000 Rupiah.

 

Estimated Average Living Cost for One Person in the city of Jakarta and the surrounding urban areas including Lippo Karawaci

 

Conversion Rate:

USD 1 = IDR 14,000 (approximately)

 

EXPENSE CATEGORY

EXPENSE TYPE

ESTIMATED COST IN IDR

REMARKS

AVERAGE

RANGE

Accommodation

House

City Center:

20,000,000

City Center:

10,000,000-30,000,000

Per month, based on a 150m2 house, includes electricity and water utility bill

Outside City Center: 10,000,000

Outside City Center: 6,000,000-20,000,000

Apartment

City Center:

5,000,000

City Center:

3,000,000-10,000,0000

Per month, based on a two room apartment, 85m2

Outside City Center:

3,000,000

Outside City Center:

1,500,000-4,000,000

Kost (Hostel)

City Center:

2,000,000

City Center:

1,500,000-3,000,000

Per month, based on a single occupancy, includes electricity and water utility bill

Outside City Center:

1,200,000

Outside City Center:

1,000,000-2,000,000

Restaurants

Meal at street stall (warung)

15,000

10,000-20,000

Including a drink

Meal at normal local restaurant

30,000

20,000-50,000

Including a drink

Starbucks

40,000

30,000-50,000

One average Grande sized drink

McDonald’s

40,000

30,000-50,000

A burger combo with fries

Groceries

 

Milk

13,000

10,000-25,000

1 Liter, Fresh Full Cream

Bread

10,000

8,000-16,000

500g, Fresh White Bread

Rice

9,000

8,000-20,000

1kg, White Rice

Water

3,000

2,000-5,000

1.5L, Water Bottle

Instant Noodles

2,000

1,000-5,000

1 pack

Toiletries

200,000

100,000-500,000

Per month. Soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc

Clothing

Sport Shoes

900,000

700,000-1,200,000

Sports brand like Nike, Reebok, Adidas, etc

T-Shirt

45,000

30,000-100,000

In a department store in a mall

Blue Jeans

90,000

70,000-150,000

In a department store in a mall

Summer Dress

300,000

150,000-600,000

In a department store in a mall

Transportation

 

Ojek

10,000

8,000-12,000

5 minute Ojek ride (motorbike taxi)

Trans Jakarta

3,500

-

1 ticket

Taxi

6,000

-

Bluebird Taxi starting cost when entering

3,000

-

Bluebird Taxi cost every 1km

Angkot

2,000

1,500-3,000

5 minute ride on Angkot (mini bus)

Public Bus

2,000

1,000-3,000

5 minute ride on public bus

Gasoline

7,000

5,000-10,000

1 Liter of gasoline

Utilities

 

Mobile Phone

1,500

1,000-3,000

1 minute of Prepaid Mobile Phone call

150,000

100,000-300,000

Average amount spent per month, including internet package for Smartphone

Water, Power, Garbage, Laundry

1,000,000

800,000-1,500,000

Per month. For 85m2 Apartment

Internet

350,000

250,000-500,000

Per month. 10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL

Student Supplies     

Books

300,000

100,000-400,000

Per original imported textbook

Stationary

50,000

30,000-100,000

Pens, pencils, erasers, etc for one semester

Photocopying

100

100-200

Per sheet of A4 paper

Sports and Leisure

 

Fitness Club

500,000

400,000-800,000

Per month, for 1 adult

Tennis Court

50,000

40,000-60,000

1 hour on a weekday

Cinema

30,000

25,000-100,000

Weekday price for 1 movie

Hair Cut

50,000

30,000-70,000

Most basic hair cut with washing included

Massage

60,000

40,000-100,000

30 minute full body massage

*The expenses mentioned above are just an estimation based on the average living cost. Actual costs will vary depending on your type of lifestyle.

**All costs are subject to rapid change and are only to be taken as a rough guide to help in your understanding of how much it costs to live in Indonesia.