Cost of Living in Samarinda | Indonesia

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$542
$1589
🛋️ Without rent
$332
$941
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$210
$648
🍽️ Food
$259
$655
🚐 Transport
$32.1
$84.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$180
🏙️ Population
753k

The average cost of living in Samarinda is $542, which is in the top 20% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 7386th out of 9294 in our global list and 14th out of 82 in Indonesia.

The median after-tax salary is $180, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.3 months. Ranked 7539th (TOP 82%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 27th best city to live in Indonesia. With an estimated population of 753k, Samarinda is the 21st largest city in Indonesia.

Why living in Samarinda costs 3 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 Samarinda for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport18 kmAji Pangeran Tumenggung Pranoto International Airport
😷 Air qualityBad40.9 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank2304Mulawarman University
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Prices in Samarinda

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.69
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.84
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.93
☕ Cappuccino
$2.53
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.62

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$188
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$129
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$808
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$488
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$52.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$79.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$16.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.43%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1183
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$634

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.34
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.13
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.59

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.47
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$3
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.05
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.79
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.53
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.25
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.52
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.91
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.7
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.8
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.44
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.89
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$18.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.79
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.67
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.19
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.04
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.92

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$13
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$14
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.02
👖 Brand Jeans
$19.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$46.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$34.5
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6095