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Cost of Living in Medan

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25,000.00 Rp 18,157.64-30,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 135,000.00 Rp 105,000.00-200,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 37,500.00 Rp 30,000.00-40,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 25,000.00 Rp 20,000.00-30,000.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 72,500.00 Rp 45,000.00-100,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 18,991.85 Rp 13,967.41-22,000.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 22,666.67 Rp 6,000.00-30,000.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 8,966.67 Rp 3,000.00-20,000.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 64,036.56 Rp 52,995.78-94,635.31
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 10,838.58 Rp 8,504.87-12,671.04
Rice (white), (1 lb) 5,669.91 Rp 4,989.52-6,335.52
Eggs (regular) (12) 17,380.45 Rp 15,000.00-24,000.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 52,163.18 Rp 46,266.48-113,398.23
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 14,741.77 Rp 13,607.79-15,875.75
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 57,833.10 Rp 54,431.15-61,235.04
Apples (1 lb) 12,247.01 Rp 8,164.67-19,958.09
Banana (1 lb) 7,257.49 Rp 5,896.71-9,071.86
Oranges (1 lb) 6,236.90 Rp 4,989.52-7,484.28
Tomato (1 lb) 3,326.35 Rp 2,721.56-4,082.34
Potato (1 lb) 6,803.89 Rp 6,803.89-6,803.89
Onion (1 lb) 8,164.67 Rp
Lettuce (1 head) 11,500.00 Rp 8,000.00-15,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 6,333.33 Rp 5,000.00-8,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 400,000.00 Rp 181,576.38-420,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 24,000.00 Rp 20,000.00-28,000.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 32,000.00 Rp
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 21,000.00 Rp 16,000.00-23,000.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4,750.00 Rp 4,500.00-5,000.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 390,000.00 Rp 180,000.00-600,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 7,750.00 Rp 7,500.00-8,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 19,312.13 Rp 9,656.07-28,968.20
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 38,000.00 Rp 35,000.00-40,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 30,220.21 Rp 24,605.18-35,015.07
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 442,500,000.00 Rp 350,000,000.00-475,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 401,050,000.00 Rp 360,000,000.00-422,100,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 441,666.67 Rp 275,000.00-1,416,666.67
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1,415.00 Rp 1,200.00-1,760.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 569,058.05 Rp 300,000.00-1,500,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 317,272.73 Rp 250,000.00-400,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 72,400.00 Rp 60,000.00-100,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 45,000.00 Rp 40,000.00-50,000.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 708,571.43 Rp 500,000.00-1,750,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 144,721,794.02 Rp 138,000,000.00-167,608,970.10
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 450,000.00 Rp 250,000.00-800,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 416,125.00 Rp 299,000.00-650,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 827,500.00 Rp 690,000.00-1,200,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 691,875.00 Rp 450,000.00-1,000,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,333,333.33 Rp 1,000,000.00-4,000,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 971,666.67 Rp 700,000.00-1,500,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,500,000.00 Rp 4,000,000.00-10,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,333,333.33 Rp 2,500,000.00-4,000,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,749,659.35 Rp 1,207,729.47-2,415,458.94
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 696,767.00 Rp 418,060.20-1,161,278.34
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,300,000.00 Rp
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.26 5.00-6.00

Prices in Medan

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Last update: May 2018
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7 Comments so far

#Kenneth Hume on Nov 24, 2017 :
Cheap if you don't drink, horrendously expensive if you do, especially wine.
#Anonymous on Aug 18, 2017 :
If you are looking for room or apartment rent, you can try this sites: m.olx.co.id, selected category: properti; area/provinsi: Sumatera Utara, Medan kota.
Keywords: sewa rumah, sewa kamar, kost, sewa apartemen.
(Sewa means rent, rumah means house). Good luck!
#Mikey Johnson on Jun 17, 2017 :
Anyone know where I can find cheap apartments in Medan? Rumah, Rumah123, and other sites don't give great results for long term.
#Anonymous on Mar 29, 2016 :
where can i find cheap apartments for monthly rent in medan?
#Joe on Sep 30, 2015 :
For single man, in USA, I spend more than US$2400/month
in Medan, spend US$250/month is sufficient! And Medan is the third biggest city in Indonesia, so you can be in modern life with this cheap cost of living!
#Andi on Sep 01, 2015 :
hi all... i'm from medan... u may ask anything about living cost here...
#Lawrence on Feb 25, 2015 :
Yes, Dziko, in Medan cheaper than many other Indonesian cities,
and still safer than most major U.S. cities and some European ones.
that it's not far from border with Aceh province
may be a concern to some.