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Cost of Living in Medan

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25,250.00 Rp 20,000.00-30,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 175,000.00 Rp 120,000.00-250,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 38,750.00 Rp 33,000.00-50,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 22,500.00 Rp 20,000.00-25,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 45,000.00 Rp 40,000.00-60,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 20,600.00 Rp 14,463.50-30,000.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 24,000.00 Rp 9,000.00-30,000.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 15,000.00 Rp 3,500.00-20,000.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 66,453.69 Rp 54,888.48-75,708.25
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 15,543.01 Rp 13,121.08-18,143.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 5,765.43 Rp 4,989.52-6,560.54
Eggs (regular) (12) 16,671.24 Rp 15,000.00-18,000.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 41,050.16 Rp 22,679.65-49,895.22
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 18,143.72 Rp 13,607.79-22,679.65
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 53,297.17 Rp 13,607.79-61,235.04
Apples (1 lb) 11,188.63 Rp 8,164.67-13,607.79
Banana (1 lb) 6,501.50 Rp 4,535.93-9,071.86
Oranges (1 lb) 7,144.09 Rp 6,803.89-9,071.86
Tomato (1 lb) 4,082.34 Rp 2,721.56-5,443.11
Potato (1 lb) 4,838.32 Rp 4,535.93-5,443.11
Onion (1 lb) 9,827.85 Rp 4,535.93-13,607.79
Lettuce (1 head) 8,000.00 Rp 5,000.00-10,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 6,200.00 Rp 6,000.00-7,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 194,012.75 Rp 188,025.50-200,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 31,579.40 Rp 20,000.00-50,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 47,500.00 Rp 35,000.00-60,000.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 25,000.00 Rp 23,000.00-25,000.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5,000.00 Rp 4,000.00-7,000.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 240,000.00 Rp 180,000.00-300,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6,750.00 Rp 6,000.00-7,500.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 13,679.43 Rp 5,632.71-24,140.17
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 39,000.00 Rp 38,000.00-40,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 33,294.42 Rp 28,769.14-37,854.13
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) 393,342,857.14 Rp 279,000,000.00-422,100,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 483,333.33 Rp 300,000.00-700,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1,297.50 Rp 125.00-2,000.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 560,656.92 Rp 300,000.00-1,500,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 301,111.11 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 50,000.00 Rp 45,000.00-50,000.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 651,666.67 Rp 500,000.00-1,750,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 128,260,333.33 Rp 40,000,000.00-173,562,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 516,250.00 Rp 250,000.00-800,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 360,000.00 Rp 300,000.00-500,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 777,142.86 Rp 500,000.00-1,500,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 612,500.00 Rp 450,000.00-800,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,750,000.00 Rp 1,000,000.00-2,000,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 791,250.00 Rp 700,000.00-1,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,375,000.00 Rp 3,000,000.00-8,500,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,500,000.00 Rp 1,500,000.00-4,000,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,876,109.66 Rp 1,393,534.00-2,415,458.94
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,021,924.93 Rp 464,511.33-1,161,278.34
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,907,500.00 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: April 2019
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7 Comments so far

#Sitanggang on Feb 17, 2019 :
I am Medanese and I know so much information about Medan. I think that CoL is very expensive. The meal in an inexpensive restaurant range between Rp 10.000 ($ 0.71)-Rp 20.000($1.42). I am a former undergraduate student in Medan and could live well with $ 150/month. Cheer
#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...