Indonesia vs Thailand - Cost of Living Comparison

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Indonesia Thailand
🚶 Cost of living one person
$566
$803
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1482
$2341
🏠 One person rent
$257
$359
🏘️ Family rent
$547
$899
🍽️ Food expenses
$210
$255
🚐 Transport expenses
$42.2
$102
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$332
$613
💸 GDP per capita
$4788
$6910
😃 Human freedom index
6.62
6.67
❤️ Life expectancy
67.6
78.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
34
35
🌐 English speaking %
18%
27.2%
🎓 Higher education
73
78
😀 Quality of life
44
58
🏙️ Population
275M
66.2M

The average cost of living in Indonesia ($566) is 29% less expensive than in Thailand ($803). Indonesia ranked 161st vs 110th for Thailand in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Indonesia compared to 0.8 months in Thailand. Ranked 106th and 66th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Indonesia vs Thailand

We calculate prices for Indonesia and Thailand as a population-weighted mean of 82 and 35 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.

Indonesia Thailand
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.88
$2.46
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$14.1
$25.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.32
$5.65
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.71
$2.13
 Cappuccino
$2.05
$2.2
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.57
$0.6
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$270
$506
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$168
$234
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$675
$1236
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$402
$692
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40.1
$52.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$61.6
$81.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$28
$16.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.17%
5.3%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1657
$4189
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$931
$2126
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.34
$1.02
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.9
$30.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.89
$10.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.8
$1.13
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.31
$1.66
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.2
$1.52
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.4
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.62
$2.17
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.92
$17.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.44
$2.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.22
$11
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.67
$2.78
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$1.31
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.77
$2.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$1.54
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.44
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.08
$1.2
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.31
$0.3
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.19
$1.24
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$19.6
$17.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.09
$1.7
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.2
$4.05
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.48
$2.34
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$1.98
$3.84
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.15
$1.63
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.86
$1.81
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$49.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.33
$6.61
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16.4
$29.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.6
$7.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$43.5
$49
👟 Brand Sneakers
$70.1
$89.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$113
$500
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$7721
$11520

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Indonesia

City Cost of living Population
Jakarta
$710
10.6M
Bali
$869
4.36M
Bekasi
$551
2.38M
Surabaya
$521
2.89M
Depok
$401
2.33M
Bandung
$510
2.88M
Tangerang
$572
2.24M
South Tangerang
$545
1.64M
Medan
$478
2.11M
Palembang
$456
1.54M
Bogor
$479
982K
Batam
$628
1.2M
Semarang
$570
1.62M
Makassar
$522
1.34M
Pekanbaru
$556
983K
Samarinda
$605
831K
Padang
$915
913K
Cilacap
$478
1.17M
Denpasar
$554
835K
Bandar Lampung
$363
1.17M
Malang
$396
866K
Pontianak
$443
618K
Serang
$510
613K
Cimahi
$498
587K
Jambi
$484
612K
Banjarmasin
$459
662K
Balikpapan
$637
598K
Cilegon
$492
388K
Tasikmalaya
$390
678K
Manado
$427
462K

In Thailand

City Cost of living Population
Bangkok
$921
5.68M
Chiang Mai
$656
1.2M
Nonthaburi
$716
256K
Pak Kret
$692
185K
Nakhon Pathom
$486
78.8K
Surat Thani
$557
131K
Klaeng
$628
130K
Chaophraya Surasak
$655
133K
Nakhon Ratchasima
$520
134K
Udon Thani
$508
130K
Nakhon Si Thammarat
$646
106K
Hat Yai
$525
159K
Rangsit
$600
79.3K
Pattaya
$675
116K
Pu Chao Saming Phrai
$728
76.7K
Tha Khlong
$628
72.8K
Lat Luang
$729
73.9K
Nakhon Sawan
$636
86.4K
Khon Kaen
$536
116K
Phuket
$894
77.6K
Ko Samui
$647
69K
Laem Chabang
$657
77.8K
Hua Hin
$603
59.4K
Nong Prue
$661
70.6K
Ubon Ratchathani
$538
79K
Phitsanulok
$504
70.9K
Chiang Rai
$464
70.6K
Krabi
$746
30.5K
Ko Lanta
$704
33.4K
Ao Nang
$658
14K