Indonesia vs United States - Cost of Living Comparison

Indonesia United States
🚶 Cost of living one person
$564
$2112
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1422
$4790
🏠 One person rent
$260
$1325
🏘️ Family rent
$511
$2220
🍽️ Food expenses
$207
$543
🚐 Transport expenses
$41.7
$98.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$326
$4139
💸 GDP per capita
$3870
$63207
😃 Human freedom index
7.1
8.73
❤️ Life expectancy
71.9
77.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
38
67
🌐 English speaking %
18%
95.5%
🎓 Higher education
71
100
😀 Quality of life
51
75
🏙️ Population
271M
331M

The average cost of living in Indonesia ($564) is 73% less expensive than in the United States ($2112). Indonesia ranked 153rd vs 6th for the United States 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 2 months in the United States. Ranked 83rd and 23rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Indonesia vs the United States

We calculate prices for Indonesia and the United States as a population-weighted mean of 82 and 2202 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 United States
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.85
$15.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$14.5
$61.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.3
$8.48
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.99
$5.32
 Cappuccino
$2.11
$4.52
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.68
$2.08
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$275
$1410
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$167
$1088
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$601
$2466
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$371
$1870
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.6
$108
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$64.3
$166
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30
$65.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.81%
5.15%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1590
$5500
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$848
$2943
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.32
$2.2
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$14.6
$64.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.91
$17.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.75
$1.25
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.29
$0.96
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.19
$2.79
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
$3.85
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.51
$3.2
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.39
$11.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.4
$11.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.16
$14
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.45
$4.48
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.37
$1.73
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.73
$4.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$4.16
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
$2.49
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.01
$2.47
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.3
$1.25
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.17
$2.12
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$18.5
$13.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.31
$3
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.92
$8.92
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.65
$8.46
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.04
$5.24
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.99
$3.78
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.87
$1.92
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27
$41.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.33
$12.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$14.9
$113
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.79
$17.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$38.9
$46
👟 Brand Sneakers
$68.8
$80.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$99.2
$1076
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$7362
$14606

Cities Comparison in Indonesia vs the United States

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

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

In the United States

City Cost of living Population
New York City
$3563
8.4M
Los Angeles
$2865
3.98M
Chicago
$2384
2.75M
Houston
$1955
2.2M
San Diego
$2797
1.39M
Philadelphia
$2361
1.58M
San Jose
$2722
1.03M
Phoenix
$2374
1.61M
Dallas
$2268
1.3M
San Antonio
$1773
1.44M
Seattle
$2734
745K
Austin
$2219
913K
Charlotte
$2038
875K
Boston
$2911
693K
Denver
$2384
716K
Washington
$2664
690K
Columbus
$1891
914K
Jacksonville
$1860
881K
Indianapolis
$1868
863K
Hempstead
$2665
793K
Fort Worth
$1908
812K
San Francisco
$3415
882K
Nashville
$2209
668K
Baltimore
$1988
622K
Louisville
$1606
760K
Memphis
$1641
633K
Portland
$2363
653K
Oakland
$3240
391K
Albuquerque
$1617
565K
Milwaukee
$1755
600K