Cost of Living in Jakarta

Summary about cost of living in Jakarta:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 35,000.00 Rp 25,000.00-50,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 235,000.00 Rp 200,000.00-350,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 50,000.00 Rp 40,000.00-52,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 40,000.00 Rp 30,000.00-60,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 50,000.00 Rp 38,200.00-80,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 34,750.00 Rp 25,000.00-49,000.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 8,693.75 Rp 5,000.00-18,000.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3,603.30 Rp 2,500.00-6,000.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 74,761.90 Rp 56,781.19-94,635.31
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 15,272.46 Rp 11,793.42-19,958.09
Rice (white), (1 lb) 5,924.79 Rp 4,535.93-6,803.89
Eggs (regular) (12) 23,528.00 Rp 16,000.00-30,000.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 46,331.28 Rp 34,019.47-90,718.58
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 19,857.29 Rp 13,607.79-27,215.57
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 53,363.87 Rp 40,823.36-68,038.94
Apples (1 lb) 19,362.75 Rp 13,607.79-22,679.65
Banana (1 lb) 9,883.55 Rp 8,164.67-13,607.79
Oranges (1 lb) 16,011.83 Rp 9,071.86-27,215.57
Tomato (1 lb) 8,860.18 Rp 5,080.24-13,607.79
Potato (1 lb) 9,923.96 Rp 6,803.89-16,782.94
Onion (1 lb) 13,925.30 Rp 9,071.86-18,143.72
Lettuce (1 head) 16,272.73 Rp 8,500.00-25,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 7,400.00 Rp 5,500.00-10,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 300,000.00 Rp 200,000.00-500,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 29,750.00 Rp 13,157.89-35,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 40,500.00 Rp 28,000.00-60,000.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 25,000.00 Rp 25,000.00-26,000.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4,000.00 Rp 3,500.00-5,000.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 176,956.52 Rp 100,000.00-210,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6,850.00 Rp 6,500.00-8,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 9,656.07 Rp 6,437.38-11,265.41
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 42,000.00 Rp 25,000.00-48,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 34,936.41 Rp 28,390.59-39,557.56
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 400,000,000.00 Rp 350,000,000.00-570,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 411,656,250.00 Rp 287,000,000.00-480,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,391,345.46 Rp 750,000.00-2,125,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1,772.41 Rp 500.00-3,000.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 399,021.74 Rp 200,000.00-700,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 585,383.33 Rp 400,000.00-1,000,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 129,134.62 Rp 70,000.00-200,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 50,000.00 Rp 45,000.00-65,000.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,862,068.97 Rp 750,000.00-3,000,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 83,474,843.75 Rp 20,000,000.00-240,000,000.01
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 589,981.82 Rp 350,000.00-990,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 420,870.91 Rp 300,000.00-700,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,053,125.40 Rp 750,000.00-1,500,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,291,644.44 Rp 750,000.00-2,000,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 5,861,111.11 Rp 3,500,000.00-10,000,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,116,129.03 Rp 2,000,000.00-5,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 17,565,217.39 Rp 10,000,000.00-35,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 8,351,851.85 Rp 5,000,000.00-12,000,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,728,705.06 Rp 1,393,534.00-4,645,113.34
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,378,669.64 Rp 929,022.67-1,858,045.34
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,519,762.53 Rp
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.68 6.50-14.00

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Last update: July 2019
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46 Comments so far

#Anonymous on May 27, 2019 :
I cannot ever see myself even visiting Indonesia let alone actually living there.I'm sure it's nice but several friends were there when tsunamis happened,no thanks.
#Sam on Mar 20, 2019 :
Jakarta is the most expensive city in Indonesia, but Jakarta has so many job and business opportunities.

You can afford decent life with USD 1,000 (single). That's include rent a room (studio), foods, transport, gym, etc. But if you can squeeze your expense to USD 600-700, you may still have comfort, but maybe not really happy.
#Rochelle Marple on Feb 14, 2019 :
HI, We are thinking of moving from Kuwait to Jakarta as the lifestyle is not great in Kuwait. We find it expensive to live and a healthy lifestyle is very hard to maintain.

Can you eat our healthily and cheapily? Is there places for outdoor activities? Is it family friendly?

And guidance and suggestions would be helpful
#Satish Dhore on Dec 04, 2018 :
Hello...i m satish from pune india ..i want visits to Indonesia i want 1 room in very good condition...i was planing to stay there for 1month our 3 month plz suggest me good place to living..area i also ready to shareing basis...thanks 9561777024 my whataap numbar
#Pas on Oct 19, 2018 :
I'm Pas. Live in jakarta is quite cheap if you cook your own food & buy your material from 'tukang sayur' who always around your neighbourhood. If you need organic materials just buy online direct from the sources. Sausage is not Indonesian food, offcourse u need to spend extra money to buy the imported one. But fish like local's tuna is healtier than imported tuna which contains mercury. Local fruit is also healtier even the shape is not looking good, don't buy imported fruit. Without rent, I only need around 5-7 millions rupiah for 3 persons (including one child whom still going to school). But if you love going to coffee shops & restaurants more than once a week it takes around 7-10 millions rupiah for 3 persons.
#Fuddy Duddy on Aug 10, 2018 :
I have been living in jakarta for more than 20 years or so. Jakarta is expensive. but if can live like local it is cheap!! for the same quality of life you have in europe it is bloody expensive. if you are single at least you need USD1000 a month to fullfil your very basic life. you have to rent a room with that amount of money. you need at least USD3000 a month for family with 4 members. 2 adults and 2 children. and again, if can live like local you may live 1/3 of that amount.
#Sigit on Jul 03, 2018 :
I'm still Sigit, and one more thing, in case anyone wondering, I rent the room also included with AC (free maintenance cost).
The building owner is very generous.
In case you're wondering, the owner name is Ahmad, a very generous person I've ever met since 10 years living in Jakarta.

And yeah, you can buy vegetables in cheap way by the mam/ladies selling vegetables around Kemang using cart. I've never bargain with them, for me, it's still cheaper than to live in medication or eat oily/fried food.
#Sigit on Jul 03, 2018 :
Oh yeah, I'm still Sigit at below. And one more. I always walk from home to office and back, So I saves IDR1500000 for transportation monthly. More savings and healthier body.

But personally, I spends IDR1000000 in a month for weekly transportation from Jakarta to Bandung and back, if I use bus Primajasa.
Or I spends IDR2000000 in a month for weekly transportation from Jakarta to Bandung and back, if I use train, executive class.
#Sigit on Jul 03, 2018 :
I am working in Jakarta for 10 years since I was 20.
Now I'm a NetDevOps for 1 of the biggest marketplace in Indonesia.

I've lived in various place like Setiabudi, Karet, Gatot Subroto, Pancoran, and now I live in Kemang.
I rent a 2x3m room included with 2 cabinets, a small desk, a spring bed, free electricity, free water, free internet and an inside bathroom, all for IDR1500000 monthly. All got access to terrace, so it is not a cramped space like bird cages.

Not to mention that I live in descent and quiet friendly neighborhood.
I live a healthy lifestyle most of the time, as:
- I workouts in Indobarian Method Academy, a calisthenics based exercise. Sometimes everyday, and sometimes once per 2 days. Free membership.
- I ate vegetables, high protein vegetables (tempe, tahu), high calcium vegetables (broccoli), medium carbohydrate vegetables (cucumber), and lots of my healthy food are from vegetables. Sometimes I ate meat of chicken, beef, fish, seafood.

My supplements are relatively cheap: black bitter honey (IDR30000 for 3 months), chlorophyll (IDR100000 for 2 months), collagen peptide (IDR150000 250gram for 3 months), celery (IDR150000 for 4 months), fiber creme (IDR20000 for 3 months), garlic extract (IDR150000 for 3 months).

For eat and drink monthly I spends not more than IDR2500000, it already include the supplements I've mentioned above.
It is enough to makes me full, healthy, energized, and away from sickness.

So basically for a single person, IDR10000000 is more than enough to live a healthy lifestyle. Don't need to pay gym membership to workout, don't need an expensive supplements to be healthy.

To be honest, live in Bandung is far better than Jakarta. My family is in Bandung.
I need IDR20000000 to make life for total 8 persons, include everything basics and healthy (excluding non basics like watching movies, traveling, entertainment, etc).
#Taylah on May 21, 2018 :
hey there so i am dying of cancer and would like to know ifanyone wants to talk to me about iy
#Taylah on May 21, 2018 :
hey there so i am dying of cancer and would like to know ifanyone wants to talk to me about iy
#Daniel on Feb 27, 2018 :
Jakarta is expensive. Period. I earned 5500 USD per month as an expat. It's enough but not enough for European quality life. Especially about food. Yes, you can get cheaper products. But a question here is what do you get? Sausages are not even made from real meat.

Andrien was right it's very tricky. If your standard of living is not very high that you don't care about healthy eating and lifestyle. Please do consider live in Jakarta. But if quality of life is your priority then this place is not for you.

To live a normal life in Jakarta cost a lot.

Good luck
#Zali on Nov 28, 2017 :
I am living in Jakarta. Believe me. You can live with only 800-1000 USD in Jakarta for a month, with a medium lifestyle
#Andrien on Oct 16, 2017 :
Living in Jakarta is quite tricky because the range and deviation is very high. You could live with 3.000.000 IDR while you can also spend >10.000.000IDR and still not enough. It's very tricky
#Chris on Oct 05, 2017 :
The rental seems to be on higher side but I guess these are expat prices.Most other things are quiet accurate, I have been living in Jakarta from past two years and staying a bit away from main city seems much smarter option, for transport Go-jek is the cheapest and fastest option even if you have a car.
#Sunarman on Jul 03, 2017 :
Hi All,

if you are planning to move to Jakarta (or other cities in Indonesia), I'd happily answer your questions privately through email: miki(dot)sunarman(at)gmail(dot)com

#lee on Jun 17, 2017 :
I think those who fill the information of apartment's prices are royal expats and the people who fill the info of average sallary are the average local! Haha

I really believe that Local Purchasing Power Index in Jakarta is higher than 40, instead of below 37 :/

I checked once that per capita income (PPP) in Jakarta is 85% HIGHER than the one that's listed in this page.
#suaidi on Jun 10, 2017 :
If you get any information about criminal level in jakarta. most of those information is not true i guess.. im feeling secure as long as i live in here.

most people in jakarta very individuals than other cities in indinesia . but if you want to say hi to them and require some assistant most of them are hospitable and ready to help you guys

most of indonesian people is very friendly. They value their guest or every foreigners, it is their culture . Most of indonesian people have high social awareness.
#suaidi on Jun 10, 2017 :
I live in jakarta since feb 2017. Im indonesian and i would like to correct information above. Officially basic salary in jakarta is about 3.000.000IDR or 240USD

but that amount is very basic. you can only buy foods in local restaurant 2times a day.

and rent in non AC room

If you have 5.000.000IDR or 390USD
you can rent a room outside Jakarta (depok or bekasi is a near town from jakarta) with AC room and delicious food every day max 3times a day in local restaurant and sometimes in High class restaurant.

If you want to live in center of city,
2.500.000IDR is enough to get a room with high class studio room..

then actually if you want to rent a studio aprtment .. in jakarta theres a lot of apartmen with various class.

start from 2.500.000IDR is low-medium-class apartemen .

Fyi average foods in jakarta start from 20.000IDR/Portion
mcdonalds with rice, egg, chicken, and drink is a bout 35.000IDR

if you need assistant for free let me know
#Rajshree on Jun 09, 2017 :

Is Monthly USD 800 enough for an individual in Jakarta?
#Anonymous on Jun 03, 2017 :
i just want to know about real rental rate in indonesia not only jakarta. i do need these data
#Anonymous on May 29, 2017 :
Hi just wanted to know if 1000 USD is enough to live comfortably, south jakarta, Im looking into renting an apartment
#Anonymous on May 23, 2017 :
Hi guys,

Just wanted to know if 4,300,00 IDR enough to live a reasonable lifestyle in Jakarta? my company is paying for accommodation and my transport expenses so that would be to spend on things like food, eating out and nights out. thanks in advance for any help
#Anonymous on Apr 20, 2017 :
as am a foreigner, can i find a job on site?
#Anonymous on Feb 11, 2017 :
Nothing decent (quality & location) available for less rhan USD 3000-4000 per month -> rent
#ExInodo on Feb 03, 2017 :
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 563.24 € ?????????????
for me it was €200-300 (Rp. 2-3 million)
#Anonymous on Jan 24, 2017 :
Planning to visit Jakarta. But after reading the most terrible discrimination happening in Indonesia at this link , it totally changed my decision not to visit Indonesia where seems some locals still practice animal behavior against a helpless, minor race which seems not being provided with legal protection manifested by the very uncaring attitude of the local police.

One thing missing in the calculation by the stupid local is that the very minor race in Indonesia is the very brethren of over billion Chinese throughout the world so the local really need to use their brain this time or else messing around next time against the helpless minor race without considering their brethren worldwide might bring their very own downfall instead of free wealth and free women as usual.
#Srini on Jan 16, 2017 :
I want to know who much a single studio apartment will cost in the city center? will USD 2500/- will be good enough to live life in Jakarta ? can u pls share nay good website where I can search house for rent?
#Chris on Nov 03, 2016 :
I am living here for last 14 months and I can say most prices are quite accurate...
#Paul Sabda on Nov 03, 2016 :
I noticed that for bottled water in Restaurants the range is from 2500-5000 which I think is mistaken, people probably thought about the price in supermarket, whereas the question is the price of it in Restaurants. Although it is true for market (or 7-11), yet in Restaurants the price would be much higher. Probably from 10K-20K.
#Ann on Sep 29, 2016 :
My husband has benn asked to work in Cilegon for one year. We will be in a gated housing community. I am not sure if the homes have air conditioning. I would think that is rare in Cilegon? Can we buy air conditioning units and what would they cost? Will the risk of Dengue be worse than in Jakarta? Are there any large grocery chain stores in Cilegon? I am letting the fear tropical diseases and food poisen get the best of me. I am a cancer survivor so health conscience. Any info you can offer on Cilegon would be appreciated. Thank you
#Lily on Sep 19, 2016 :
Im going to live in the south of jakarta, for one year i need to rent a home studio there, i want to know the prices for year and for month too . I want the more cheap place
#tika sari on Sep 16, 2016 :
Hi Ankit,

Normally company will pay for rental apartment, but for electricity, water, internet (optional).

As you have 4 family member, if you kids wanna go to school you need to ask company to bear your kids school fee because in Jakarta International school is expensive.

You can ask for transportation fee but usually company will provide you a car so no allowance for transport.

Medical for your family member

And another thing no need to worry because in Indonesia for food, transport is quite cheap compare another country.
#Ankit on Sep 11, 2016 :
Hello Everyone,

The company I work with is planning to shift me to Jakarta from new delhi India..

I want to know is what kind of extra money should I ask for as I will have to rent out a house and all other necessary things.

What is average monthly expense of a family of 4 people.

It will be of great help
#lim on Jul 29, 2016 :
can any one tell me what is the price of land in kawasan ekonomi khusus marunda, jakarta in indonesia
#Rathindra nath chattopadhyay on Jul 07, 2016 :
Definition of living cost.It is very from person to person.We want crystal living cost budged for medium family.
#varoon on Jun 03, 2016 :
can any one tell me what is the price of tea in indonesia
#Anonymous on Mar 28, 2016 :
Hi,i have 1 bedroom apartment (40 m2) in Jakarta City Center near Senayan (prestigious area) for 900 usd per month nett all included(electricity,water,parking,cable tv,internet) please contact whatsapp +971528494568 (i currently living in uae)
#Anonymous on Feb 16, 2016 :
hello i m working as head of production in mumbai (india) looking same post in jakarta can any body help for the same thanxs
#Remigius Septian on Jan 13, 2016 :
Hi #Sanjay , For mid size car you can choose either Honda Mobilio, Nissan Grand Livina, Toyota Innova, Avanza, or Daihatsu Xenia. The price is about 45USD to 60USD per 12hrs. The price includes driver, fuel, toll, and parking around Jakarta, Tangerang, Depok, Bogor, and Bekasi.

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#Sanjay on Oct 08, 2015 :
What is monthly car lease cost in Jakarta for Mid Size Car ?
#Raynald Parlindungan on Aug 16, 2015 :
Julia, USD 500 a month in Jakarta is FAR FROM ENOUGH. Do not take the internship unless the company cover for your apartment/homestay, monthly transportation, and communication.

Specific for the apartment or homestay, make sure that you get amenities such as air conditioning, shower, sitting toilet, and other futnitures. Normally this type of living arrangement in Jakarta cost around IDR 4.5 mio per month.

Also make sure that your housing facility is close to your office (less than 1 km). You need to avoid traffic and you do not want to ride a cab during rush hour.

But if you only warn USD 5 mill a month than tou should stay in apt since you can cook your meala and save the money for weekend nightout. To save more money during weekend nightout you should find yourself some friends so you can share drinks :). Even better if your friends are DJs so you can get free pass and free drink.
#Ray on Aug 16, 2015 :
Nabil, with AUD 1600 I suggest you not to stay within the Jakarta city center. Anyway the reason people stay near the city center is to avoid bad traffic condition every rush hour. Since tou dont have to work than you should choose suburb area such as BSD or Bekasi if you plan to stay nearby Jakarta.

I assume you want to live conviniently such as having a 2 bedroom house with nice neighbourhood, equiped with shower and sitting toilet. This type of housing normally requires 1 year rental fee to be paid upfront and can range between 30 - 40 million IDR per year. But you may need to buy some supporting household tools such as gas stove, air conditioning, TV, etc. the whole equipments may set you back around AUD 500.

I also suggest you to get a yaed scooter (aud 300) to get around since the public transportation is not far from OK and not so informative.

Best way to get your daily food is from the people market not from branded supermarket.

If you can spend AUD 100 per month for a helper then she can help you donthe clean up or even train you Local language...

Enjoy indonesia!
#Zul on Aug 13, 2015 : can be, depends on your lifestyle. but like i said, it can be...
#nabil on Jul 26, 2015 :
Iam a pensioner from Australia is 1600aud australian dollar good enough to live monthly in Jakarta Iam asingle man please help me
#Cristian Lamb on Jul 05, 2015 :
Could someone inform how much is the monthly cost for electricity in BDD City?