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Cost of Living in Medan

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25,250.00 Rp 24,000.00-30,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 165,000.00 Rp 120,000.00-250,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 40,000.00 Rp 33,000.00-50,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 25,000.00 Rp 20,000.00-30,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 42,500.00 Rp 40,000.00-45,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 22,107.23 Rp 14,643.37-30,000.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 23,800.00 Rp 6,000.00-30,000.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 10,587.50 Rp 3,000.00-20,000.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 65,454.20 Rp 52,995.78-94,635.31
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 15,276.45 Rp 11,339.82-18,143.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 5,912.97 Rp 5,443.11-6,642.13
Eggs (regular) (12) 17,857.35 Rp 15,000.00-25,000.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 48,080.85 Rp 45,359.29-54,431.15
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 17,387.73 Rp 13,607.79-22,679.65
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 57,455.10 Rp 54,431.15-61,235.04
Apples (1 lb) 10,130.24 Rp 8,164.67-13,607.79
Banana (1 lb) 5,745.51 Rp 4,535.93-6,803.89
Oranges (1 lb) 6,425.90 Rp 4,989.52-7,484.28
Tomato (1 lb) 3,477.55 Rp 2,721.56-4,535.93
Potato (1 lb) 6,350.30 Rp 5,443.11-6,803.89
Onion (1 lb) 9,752.25 Rp 8,164.67-11,339.82
Lettuce (1 head) 11,000.00 Rp 8,000.00-15,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 6,250.00 Rp 6,000.00-7,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 420,000.00 Rp 190,363.81-500,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 31,264.20 Rp 20,000.00-45,792.60
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 33,500.00 Rp 32,000.00-35,000.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 24,000.00 Rp 23,000.00-25,000.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5,000.00 Rp 4,500.00-7,000.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 390,000.00 Rp 180,000.00-600,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 7,500.00 Rp 6,000.00-8,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 8,449.06 Rp 5,632.71-11,265.41
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 39,000.00 Rp 38,000.00-40,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 32,021.15 Rp 24,605.18-36,718.50
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 475,000,000.00 Rp 400,000,000.00-475,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 396,488,888.89 Rp 360,000,000.00-422,100,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 450,000.00 Rp 275,000.00-700,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1,130.83 Rp 125.00-2,000.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 545,825.75 Rp 300,000.00-1,500,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 316,363.64 Rp 260,000.00-400,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 65,500.00 Rp 60,000.00-70,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 47,500.00 Rp 40,000.00-50,000.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 838,750.00 Rp 560,000.00-1,750,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 128,620,073.33 Rp 40,000,000.00-175,720,440.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 508,888.89 Rp 250,000.00-800,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 359,875.00 Rp 299,000.00-500,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 880,000.00 Rp 690,000.00-1,200,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 698,333.33 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 3,250,000.00 Rp 2,500,000.00-4,000,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,690,305.12 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) 4,817,857.14 Rp
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.16 5.00-7.00

Prices in Medan

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Last update: December 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.