China vs Indonesia - Cost of Living Comparison

China Indonesia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$758
$564
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1960
$1422
🏠 One person rent
$342
$260
🏘️ Family rent
$568
$511
🍽️ Food expenses
$254
$207
🚐 Transport expenses
$75.2
$41.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$882
$326
💸 GDP per capita
$10435
$3870
😃 Human freedom index
5.57
7.1
❤️ Life expectancy
77.1
71.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
45
38
🌐 English speaking %
0.7%
18%
🎓 Higher education
89
71
😀 Quality of life
50
51
🏙️ Population
1.44B
271M

The average cost of living in China ($758) is 34% more expensive than in Indonesia ($564). China ranked 108th vs 153rd for Indonesia in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.2 months in China compared to 0.6 months in Indonesia. Ranked 90th and 83rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in China vs Indonesia

We calculate prices for China and Indonesia as a population-weighted mean of 544 and 82 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

China Indonesia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.19
$1.85
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.3
$14.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.13
$3.3
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$2.99
 Cappuccino
$3.7
$2.11
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.52
$0.68
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$386
$275
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$266
$167
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$690
$601
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$448
$371
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$36.9
$41.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$56.8
$64.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$14.6
$30
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.42%
9.81%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4854
$1590
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3020
$848
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.4
$0.32
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$20.6
$14.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.83
$3.91
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.19
$0.75
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.89
$1.29
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.54
$1.19
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.1
$0.95
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.86
$1.51
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.3
$7.39
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.11
$3.4
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
$8.16
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.78
$2.45
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$1.37
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.67
$1.73
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.05
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
$1.28
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.92
$2.01
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.46
$0.3
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.31
$1.17
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.7
$18.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.87
$2.31
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.24
$1.92
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.31
$2.65
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.59
$2.04
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.54
$0.99
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.67
$0.87
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.7
$27
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.4
$3.33
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$36.5
$14.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.79
$3.79
👖 Brand Jeans
$59.2
$38.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$84.4
$68.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$397
$99.2
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14282
$7362

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Cities Comparison in China vs Indonesia

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In China

City Cost of living Population
Shanghai
$1413
24.9M
Beijing
$1281
21.9M
Shenzhen
$1134
17.5M
Guangzhou
$995
18.7M
Hong Kong
$2822
7.5M
Chengdu
$752
20.9M
Hangzhou
$882
11.9M
Xi'an
$583
13M
Wuhan
$639
12.3M
Nantong
$1047
7.73M
Suzhou
$921
12.7M
Tianjin
$778
13.9M
Changchun
$634
9.07M
Ningbo
$809
9.4M
Nanjing
$817
9.31M
Shijiazhuang
$576
10.6M
Foshan
$641
9.5M
Qingdao
$663
10.1M
Nanyang
$755
9.71M
Wenzhou
$968
9.57M
Dongguan
$787
10.5M
Handan
$796
9.41M
Weifang
$773
9.39M
Jieyang
$747
6.09M
Shantou
$1051
5.5M
Hefei
$676
9.37M
Zhoukou
$791
9.03M
Ganzhou
$792
8.97M
Quanzhou
$757
8.78M
Heze
$1436
8.8M

In Indonesia

City Cost of living Population
Jakarta
$708
10.6M
Bali
$736
4.23M
Bekasi
$531
2.38M
Tangerang
$638
2.24M
Surabaya
$539
2.89M
Bandung
$506
2.88M
Medan
$504
2.11M
Depok
$467
2.33M
Bogor
$505
1.03M
South Tangerang
$530
1.64M
Batam
$613
1.03M
Pekanbaru
$562
983K
Semarang
$525
1.62M
Cilacap
$523
1.17M
Makassar
$510
1.34M
Bandar Lampung
$348
1.17M
Palembang
$500
1.54M
Padang
$985
915K
Denpasar
$562
835K
Samarinda
$590
753K
Cimahi
$617
587K
Malang
$418
866K
Banjarmasin
$410
693K
Pontianak
$446
618K
Serang
$510
613K
Jambi
$499
602K
Tasikmalaya
$443
678K
Manado
$611
462K
Kupang
$494
434K
Jayapura
$463
413K