Cost of Living in Surakarta

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$430
$983
🛋️ Without rent
$263
$770
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$167
$213
🍽️ Food
$184
$481
🚐 Transport
$33.2
$91.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$138
😀 Quality of life
39
🏙️ Population
552K

The average cost of living in Surakarta is $430, which is in the top 7% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 8667th out of 9294 in our global list and 76th out of 82 in Indonesia.

The median after-tax salary is $138, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.3 months. Ranked 7307th (TOP 79%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 37th best city to live in Indonesia. With an estimated population of 552K, Surakarta is the 29th largest city in Indonesia.

Why living in Surakarta costs 3.1 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 Surakarta for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport 49 km Adisutjipto International Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 26.1 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 1458 Sebelas Maret University
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Prices in Surakarta

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.43
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$8.12
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$2.77
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.35
 Cappuccino
$2
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.51
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$180
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$113
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$238
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$145
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$16.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$24.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.47%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$672
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$690
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.34
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.13
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.69
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.18
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.77
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.71
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.72
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.67
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.56
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.81
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.26
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.92
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.16
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.95
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$18.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.69
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.61
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.51
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.88
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.67
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.75
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$23.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.44
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$1.36
👖 Brand Jeans
$40.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$54.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$70
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3210

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