Cost of Living in Balikpapan

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$530
$1426
🛋️ Without rent
$366
$1102
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$164
$324
🍽️ Food
$266
$743
🚐 Transport
$39.2
$100
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$135
😀 Quality of life
35
🏙️ Population
598K

The average cost of living in Balikpapan is $530, which is in the top 13% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 8067th out of 9294 in our global list and 16th out of 82 in Indonesia.

The median after-tax salary is $135, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.3 months. Ranked 7836th (TOP 84%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 63rd best city to live in Indonesia. With an estimated population of 598K, Balikpapan is the 27th largest city in Indonesia.

Why living in Balikpapan costs 3.9 times more than the average salary? Because we have a developed country lifestyle as a reference and in some least developed countries maintaining such a standard of living is hard and expensive. Thus, living costs in Balikpapan for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport 94 km Aji Pangeran Tumenggung Pranoto International Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 7.3 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 6969 Balikpapan University
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Prices in Balikpapan

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.42
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.22
 Cappuccino
$2.47
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.63
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$190
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$85.6
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$403
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$213
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$29
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$44.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$28.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
19.88%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1224
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$704
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.47
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$28.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.56
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.59
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.51
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.39
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.95
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.06
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.01
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.69
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.53
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.17
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.38
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$16.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$1.52
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.68
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.29
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$33.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.77
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.99
👖 Brand Jeans
$48.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$60
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$20.4
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6310

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