Travel budget and cost of living in Indonesia how much does a trip cost?

Are you planning to go to Indonesia and need to budget for your trip? On this page you can see sample prices. This enables you to get to grips with actual prices and the cost of living in Indonesia. Then, why not use our free tool to calculate your Indonesia travel budget.

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.
  • $ 4.3 per person
  • $ 1.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 446* (5987170 IDR)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 72 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 9.6 per person
  • $ 3.1 per person
  • $ 3.7 per person

Total budget:

$ 1464* (19687220 IDR)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 87 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 6.3 per person
  • $ 7.4 per person

Total budget:

$ 1978* (26594624 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 2019

Cost of living: Indonesia VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Indonesia in 2019 is 53% less than United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Indonesia in 2019 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
Ubud 61% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Ubud
Jakarta 8% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Jakarta
Bali 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Bali
Sukabumi 14% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Sukabumi
Surabaya 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Surabaya
Manado 5% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Manado
Medan 12% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Medan
Bandung 9% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Bandung
Denpasar 7% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Denpasar
Lombok 10% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Lombok
Semarang 4% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Semarang
Malang 15% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Malang
Banjarmasin 15% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Banjarmasin
Samarinda 19% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Samarinda
Bogor 22% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Bogor
Makassar 25% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Makassar
Banda Aceh 33% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Banda Aceh
Palembang 27% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Palembang
Pontianak (Borneo) 44% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Pontianak (Borneo)

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Local prices in Indonesia by expense type

Restaurant budget in Indonesia

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Indonesia costs 57% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 1.9/person
($ 1.2 to $ 3)

87% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 5.5/person
($ 3.7 to $ 12)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 27
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 3.3/person
($ 2.6 to $ 4.1)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.3
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.6 for 500ml
($ 1.9 to $ 3.7)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.9 for 330ml
($ 1.9 to $ 3.7)

7% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2/cup
($ 1.1 to $ 3)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.7/can
($ 0.4 to $ 2.3)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 1.1)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Indonesia

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Indonesia costs 52% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 24/night
($ 17 to $ 35)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 78/night
($ 39 to $ 228)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 66/night
($ 42 to $ 109)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 107/night
($ 70 to $ 158)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 363/night
($ 269 to $ 513)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 496
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 45/month
($ 35 to $ 57)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 118/month
($ 39 to $ 263)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 106/month
($ 42 to $ 249)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
$ 40/month
($ 24 to $ 66)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 211

Supermarket food budget in Indonesia

On average, the price of supermarket food in Indonesia costs 44% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.8)

48% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.1/500g
($ 0.7 to $ 1.7)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.1)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.4/12 eggs
($ 1.1 to $ 1.9)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 8/kg
($ 4.4 to $ 15)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 3.2/kg
($ 2.3 to $ 5.1)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.9
Apples
Apples
$ 2.6/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 3.7)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 3.7)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.7)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.3)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 1/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.5
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 8.7/kg
($ 6.7 to $ 12)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Indonesia

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

87% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 14/month
($ 8.8 to $ 20)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 75
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.4/km
($ 0.2 to $ 0.6)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.6/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 0.7)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.5
($ 0.5 to $ 0.7)

84% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 39/24hrs
($ 34 to $ 97)

3% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Indonesia

On average, the cost of housing in Indonesia costs 61% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 66/month
($ 29 to $ 149)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 161
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.2)

11% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 36/month
($ 22 to $ 112)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 66
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 265/month
($ 121 to $ 519)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1329
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 150/month
($ 67 to $ 297)

85% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1042
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 591/month
($ 260 to $ 1333)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2163
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 348/month
($ 168 to $ 740)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1686
Gym
Gym
$ 30/month
($ 15 to $ 53)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 76/month
($ 33 to $ 186)

91% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 921
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 7047/yr
($ 2811 to $ 12628)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18099

Leisure activity budget in Indonesia

On average, budget for leisure activities in Indonesia costs 63% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 3.7/ticket
($ 3 to $ 4.4)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 7/hr
($ 3.7 to $ 15)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Indonesia

On average, shopping budget in Indonesia costs 35% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.9/pack
($ 1.4 to $ 1.9)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.3
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 35
($ 20 to $ 60)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 46
Robe d'été
Robe d'été
$ 27
($ 15 to $ 38)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 66
($ 46 to $ 112)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 66
($ 30 to $ 112)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 101

Plane ticket budget

Los Angeles → Bali
Los Angeles  → Bali
Los Angeles  → Bali
$ 874
(fair price: $ 771)
New York City → Bali
New York City → Bali
New York City → Bali
$ 977
(fair price: $ 878)
Manchester → Bali
Manchester → Bali
Manchester → Bali
$ 940
(fair price: $ 864)
Dublin → Bali
Dublin → Bali
Dublin → Bali
$ 958
(fair price: $ 869)
London → Java (Jakarta)
London → Java (Jakarta)
London → Java (Jakarta)
$ 882
(fair price: $ 771)
Los Angeles → Java (Jakarta)
Los Angeles  → Java (Jakarta)
Los Angeles  → Java (Jakarta)
$ 1144
(fair price: $ 955)
Edinburgh → Bali
Edinburgh → Bali
Edinburgh → Bali
$ 983
(fair price: $ 903)
Toronto (Ontario) → Bali
Toronto (Ontario) → Bali
Toronto (Ontario) → Bali
$ 1177
(fair price: $ 1004)
New York City → Java (Jakarta)
New York City → Java (Jakarta)
New York City → Java (Jakarta)
$ 1271
(fair price: $ 1122)
London → Bali
London → Bali
London → Bali
$ 777
(fair price: $ 714)
Manchester → Java (Jakarta)
Manchester → Java (Jakarta)
Manchester → Java (Jakarta)
$ 1046
(fair price: $ 825)
Toronto (Ontario) → Java (Jakarta)
Toronto (Ontario) → Java (Jakarta)
Toronto (Ontario) → Java (Jakarta)
$ 1831
(fair price: $ 1304)

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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 18-03-2019.

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