Travel budget in Indonesia

Indonesia: calculate your travel budget

Indonesia: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Indonesia for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 21 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 4.2 per person
  • $ 1.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 443* (6087550 IDR)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 78 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 10.2 per person
  • $ 3.1 per person
  • $ 3.7 per person

Total budget:

$ 1556* (21412314 IDR)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 94 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 6.3 per person
  • $ 7.4 per person

Total budget:

$ 2127* (29263486 IDR)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Indonesia in 2020

Cost of living: Indonesia VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Indonesia in 2020 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Indonesia by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Indonesia compared to the national average.

Cities /Indonesia View Details
Bali 20% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Bali
Manado 17% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Manado
Ubud 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Ubud
Balikpapan 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Balikpapan
Bontang 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Bontang
Batam 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Batam
Banjarmasin 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Banjarmasin
Samarinda 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Samarinda
Makassar 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Makassar
Jakarta 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Jakarta
Medan 6% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Medan
Palembang 6% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Palembang
Lombok 9% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Lombok
Semarang 12% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Semarang
Banda Aceh 13% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Banda Aceh
Surabaya 15% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Surabaya
Bandung 17% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Bandung
Bogor 18% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Bogor
Pontianak (Borneo) 21% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Pontianak (Borneo)
Denpasar 24% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Denpasar
Malang 25% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Malang

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Local prices in Indonesia by expense type

Indonesia: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Indonesia costs 59% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 1.8/person
($ 1.1 to $ 4.1)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 7.3/person
($ 4.4 to $ 20)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 30
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 3.7/person
($ 3 to $ 4.4)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.5 for 500ml
($ 1.7 to $ 5.1)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.2 for 330ml
($ 2 to $ 4.8)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2/cup
($ 0.7 to $ 3.7)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.6/can
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 1)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Indonesia: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Indonesia costs 45% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 24/night
($ 17 to $ 38)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 85/night
($ 61 to $ 181)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 70/night
($ 46 to $ 107)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 119/night
($ 78 to $ 174)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 396/night
($ 281 to $ 553)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 41/month
($ 28 to $ 59)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 130/month
($ 48 to $ 262)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 101/month
($ 45 to $ 222)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 39/month
($ 23 to $ 64)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 185/month
($ 91 to $ 340)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Indonesia: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Indonesia costs 46% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1 to $ 2.2)

51% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.2/500g
($ 0.7 to $ 2.2)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Rice
Rice
$ 1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.4/12 eggs
($ 1 to $ 2.2)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 7.9/kg
($ 3.7 to $ 21)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 3.6/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 5.1)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 2.6/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 4.7)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.9/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 4.4)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 2.2)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2.2)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 1.4)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.2 to $ 0.7)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 8.8/kg
($ 5.9 to $ 13)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Indonesia: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Indonesia costs 58% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.4/ticket
($ 0.2 to $ 0.7)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 15/month
($ 7.3 to $ 30)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.4/km
($ 0.2 to $ 0.7)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.6/litre
($ 0.5 to $ 0.7)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.5
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 38/24hrs
($ 34 to $ 97)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Indonesia: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Indonesia costs 61% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 79/month
($ 38 to $ 158)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 170
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.2)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 34/month
($ 23 to $ 75)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 70
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 310/month
($ 183 to $ 586)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1447
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 199/month
($ 110 to $ 366)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1155
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 737/month
($ 366 to $ 2194)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2323
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 439/month
($ 220 to $ 1097)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1830
Gym
Gym
$ 32/month
($ 11 to $ 55)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 108/month
($ 45 to $ 220)

89% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1003
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 6766/yr
($ 3073 to $ 18281)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17436

Indonesia: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Indonesia costs 61% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 3.7/ticket
($ 3 to $ 5.5)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 8.1/hr
($ 3.7 to $ 15)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Indonesia: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Indonesia costs 31% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.9/pack
($ 1.8 to $ 2.4)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 41
($ 20 to $ 75)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 32
($ 15 to $ 52)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 71
($ 38 to $ 110)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 82
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 75
($ 30 to $ 126)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 103

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Bali
New York City → Bali
New York City → Bali
$ 990
(fair price: $ 864)
Los Angeles → Bali
Los Angeles  → Bali
Los Angeles  → Bali
$ 905
(fair price: $ 807)
Manchester → Bali
Manchester → Bali
Manchester → Bali
$ 921
(fair price: $ 831)
Dublin → Bali
Dublin → Bali
Dublin → Bali
$ 936
(fair price: $ 863)
London → Java (Jakarta)
London → Java (Jakarta)
London → Java (Jakarta)
$ 819
(fair price: $ 679)
Toronto (Ontario) → Bali
Toronto (Ontario) → Bali
Toronto (Ontario) → Bali
$ 1261
(fair price: $ 1047)
Edinburgh → Bali
Edinburgh → Bali
Edinburgh → Bali
$ 984
(fair price: $ 892)
London → Bali
London → Bali
London → Bali
$ 838
(fair price: $ 753)
Auckland → Bali
Auckland → Bali
Auckland → Bali
$ 760
(fair price: $ 651)
Los Angeles → Java (Jakarta)
Los Angeles  → Java (Jakarta)
Los Angeles  → Java (Jakarta)
$ 930
(fair price: $ 696)
Manchester → Java (Jakarta)
Manchester → Java (Jakarta)
Manchester → Java (Jakarta)
$ 912
(fair price: $ 770)
New York City → Java (Jakarta)
New York City → Java (Jakarta)
New York City → Java (Jakarta)
$ 1066
(fair price: $ 829)
Montreal → Bali
Montreal → Bali
Montreal → Bali
$ 1530
(fair price: $ 1324)
Edinburgh → Java (Jakarta)
Edinburgh → Java (Jakarta)
Edinburgh → Java (Jakarta)
$ 983
(fair price: $ 833)
Toronto (Ontario) → Java (Jakarta)
Toronto (Ontario) → Java (Jakarta)
Toronto (Ontario) → Java (Jakarta)
$ 1655
(fair price: $ 1099)
Dublin → Java (Jakarta)
Dublin → Java (Jakarta)
Dublin → Java (Jakarta)
$ 990
(fair price: $ 844)
Sydney → Java (Jakarta)
Sydney → Java (Jakarta)
Sydney → Java (Jakarta)
$ 633
(fair price: $ 530)
Sydney → Sumatra (Medan)
Sydney → Sumatra (Medan)
Sydney → Sumatra (Medan)
$ 617
(fair price: $ 529)
London → Sumatra (Medan)
London → Sumatra (Medan)
London → Sumatra (Medan)
$ 919
(fair price: $ 809)
Auckland → Java (Jakarta)
Auckland → Java (Jakarta)
Auckland → Java (Jakarta)
$ 807
(fair price: $ 700)
Sydney → Bali
Sydney → Bali
Sydney → Bali
$ 609
(fair price: $ 523)
Montreal → Java (Jakarta)
Montreal → Java (Jakarta)
Montreal → Java (Jakarta)
$ 1469
(fair price: $ 1219)
Melbourne → Sumatra (Medan)
Melbourne → Sumatra (Medan)
Melbourne → Sumatra (Medan)
$ 541
(fair price: $ 458)
Melbourne → Java (Jakarta)
Melbourne → Java (Jakarta)
Melbourne → Java (Jakarta)
$ 578
(fair price: $ 504)
Perth → Sumatra (Medan)
Perth → Sumatra (Medan)
Perth → Sumatra (Medan)
$ 455
(fair price: $ 394)
Sydney → Sulawesi (Makassar)
Sydney → Sulawesi (Makassar)
Sydney → Sulawesi (Makassar)
$ 719
(fair price: $ 628)
Perth → Java (Jakarta)
Perth → Java (Jakarta)
Perth → Java (Jakarta)
$ 506
(fair price: $ 431)
Melbourne → Sulawesi (Makassar)
Melbourne → Sulawesi (Makassar)
Melbourne → Sulawesi (Makassar)
$ 667
(fair price: $ 582)
New York City → Sulawesi (Makassar)
New York City → Sulawesi (Makassar)
New York City → Sulawesi (Makassar)
$ 1409
(fair price: $ 1290)
Melbourne → Bali
Melbourne → Bali
Melbourne → Bali
$ 652
(fair price: $ 539)
Perth → Bali
Perth → Bali
Perth → Bali
$ 547
(fair price: $ 415)
Los Angeles → Sulawesi (Makassar)
Los Angeles  → Sulawesi (Makassar)
Los Angeles  → Sulawesi (Makassar)
$ 1385
(fair price: $ 1248)
London → Sulawesi (Makassar)
London → Sulawesi (Makassar)
London → Sulawesi (Makassar)
$ 1134
(fair price: $ 1009)
Auckland → Sumatra (Medan)
Auckland → Sumatra (Medan)
Auckland → Sumatra (Medan)
$ 948
(fair price: $ 858)
Manchester → Sumatra (Medan)
Manchester → Sumatra (Medan)
Manchester → Sumatra (Medan)
$ 991
(fair price: $ 888)
Perth → Sulawesi (Makassar)
Perth → Sulawesi (Makassar)
Perth → Sulawesi (Makassar)
$ 598
(fair price: $ 530)

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About the information on the cost of living in Indonesia

The information about the cost of living in Indonesia shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Indonesia updated on 05-07-2020.

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