Travel budget on the island of Sulawesi

Sulawesi: calculate your travel budget

Sulawesi: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday on the island of Sulawesi for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 20 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 4.1 per person
  • $ 1.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 422* (6126806 IDR)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 32 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 8.9 per person
  • $ 3.9 per person
  • $ 3.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 890* (12932458 IDR)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 50 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 8.3 per person
  • $ 6.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 1476* (21460824 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 on the island of Sulawesi in 2020

Cost of living: Sulawesi VS United States

On average, the cost of living on the island of Sulawesi in 2020 is 54% less than 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 on the island of Sulawesi by city

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

Cities /Sulawesi View Details
Manado 25% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Manado
Makassar 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Makassar


Local prices on the island of Sulawesi by expense type

Sulawesi: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant on the island of Sulawesi costs 65% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 1.7/person
($ 1.4 to $ 2.6)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 5.1/person
($ 5.1 to $ 6.9)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 3.1/person
($ 3.1 to $ 3.5)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.4 for 500ml
($ 1.4 to $ 3.5)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.2 for 330ml
($ 1.4 to $ 2.7)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.9/cup
($ 0.7 to $ 2.4)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.6/can
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.2/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 0.4)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Sulawesi: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget on the island of Sulawesi costs 65% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 58/night
($ 55 to $ 58)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 23/night
($ 17 to $ 33)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 40/night
($ 24 to $ 61)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 60/night
($ 39 to $ 93)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 22/month
($ 17 to $ 28)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 72/month
($ 67 to $ 75)

57% 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
$ 55/month
($ 35 to $ 85)

66% 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
$ 49/month
($ 23 to $ 84)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 136/month
($ 54 to $ 244)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Sulawesi: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food on the island of Sulawesi costs 46% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.6)

63% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.1/500g
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.2)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.3/12 eggs
($ 0.8 to $ 1.7)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 4.2/kg
($ 3.1 to $ 5.5)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.1/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 14)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 2.6/kg
($ 2 to $ 3.5)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 3/kg
($ 2 to $ 3.5)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.1)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 1.1)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1.1/salad
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.2 to $ 0.7)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 7.5/kg
($ 6.9 to $ 8.2)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Sulawesi: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport on the island of Sulawesi costs 52% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.4/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 0.4)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 10.3/month
($ 10.3 to $ 22)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.5/km
($ 0.2 to $ 0.7)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.6/litre
($ 0.5 to $ 0.6)

13% 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)
$ 0.8
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 46/24hrs
($ 35 to $ 114)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Sulawesi: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing on the island of Sulawesi costs 63% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 55/month
($ 44 to $ 70)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 55/month
($ 35 to $ 84)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 219/month
($ 139 to $ 345)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1365
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 42/month
($ 35 to $ 53)

96% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1093
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 474/month
($ 173 to $ 689)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2192
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 121/month
($ 104 to $ 139)

93% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1735
Gym
Gym
$ 29/month
($ 18 to $ 49)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 71/month
($ 49 to $ 104)

92% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 950
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 7700/yr
( $ 7700)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16412

Sulawesi: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities on the island of Sulawesi costs 55% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 3.5/ticket
($ 2.7 to $ 4.2)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 9.8/hr
($ 5.1 to $ 6.9)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Sulawesi: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget on the island of Sulawesi costs 29% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.7/pack
($ 1.6 to $ 1.9)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 59
($ 35 to $ 104)

29% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 24
($ 14 to $ 104)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 57
($ 35 to $ 84)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 66
($ 35 to $ 104)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 98

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Bali
New York City → Bali
New York City → Bali
$ 987
(fair price: $ 855)
Manchester → Bali
Manchester → Bali
Manchester → Bali
$ 910
(fair price: $ 817)
Los Angeles → Bali
Los Angeles  → Bali
Los Angeles  → Bali
$ 912
(fair price: $ 805)
London → Java (Jakarta)
London → Java (Jakarta)
London → Java (Jakarta)
$ 814
(fair price: $ 686)
London → Bali
London → Bali
London → Bali
$ 841
(fair price: $ 752)
Dublin → Bali
Dublin → Bali
Dublin → Bali
$ 930
(fair price: $ 852)
Edinburgh → Bali
Edinburgh → Bali
Edinburgh → Bali
$ 974
(fair price: $ 881)
Toronto (Ontario) → Bali
Toronto (Ontario) → Bali
Toronto (Ontario) → Bali
$ 1261
(fair price: $ 1042)
Auckland → Bali
Auckland → Bali
Auckland → Bali
$ 796
(fair price: $ 652)
Los Angeles → Java (Jakarta)
Los Angeles  → Java (Jakarta)
Los Angeles  → Java (Jakarta)
$ 935
(fair price: $ 700)
Manchester → Java (Jakarta)
Manchester → Java (Jakarta)
Manchester → Java (Jakarta)
$ 910
(fair price: $ 763)
New York City → Java (Jakarta)
New York City → Java (Jakarta)
New York City → Java (Jakarta)
$ 1077
(fair price: $ 813)
Montreal → Bali
Montreal → Bali
Montreal → Bali
$ 1514
(fair price: $ 1308)
Edinburgh → Java (Jakarta)
Edinburgh → Java (Jakarta)
Edinburgh → Java (Jakarta)
$ 984
(fair price: $ 829)
Sydney → Bali
Sydney → Bali
Sydney → Bali
$ 738
(fair price: $ 561)
Toronto (Ontario) → Java (Jakarta)
Toronto (Ontario) → Java (Jakarta)
Toronto (Ontario) → Java (Jakarta)
$ 1640
(fair price: $ 1091)
Dublin → Java (Jakarta)
Dublin → Java (Jakarta)
Dublin → Java (Jakarta)
$ 983
(fair price: $ 833)
Sydney → Java (Jakarta)
Sydney → Java (Jakarta)
Sydney → Java (Jakarta)
$ 679
(fair price: $ 539)
Sydney → Sumatra (Medan)
Sydney → Sumatra (Medan)
Sydney → Sumatra (Medan)
$ 621
(fair price: $ 529)
London → Sumatra (Medan)
London → Sumatra (Medan)
London → Sumatra (Medan)
$ 917
(fair price: $ 808)
Auckland → Java (Jakarta)
Auckland → Java (Jakarta)
Auckland → Java (Jakarta)
$ 830
(fair price: $ 704)
Melbourne → Bali
Melbourne → Bali
Melbourne → Bali
$ 752
(fair price: $ 593)
Montreal → Java (Jakarta)
Montreal → Java (Jakarta)
Montreal → Java (Jakarta)
$ 1462
(fair price: $ 1209)
Perth → Bali
Perth → Bali
Perth → Bali
$ 792
(fair price: $ 587)
Melbourne → Sumatra (Medan)
Melbourne → Sumatra (Medan)
Melbourne → Sumatra (Medan)
$ 541
(fair price: $ 458)
Melbourne → Java (Jakarta)
Melbourne → Java (Jakarta)
Melbourne → Java (Jakarta)
$ 602
(fair price: $ 507)
Perth → Sumatra (Medan)
Perth → Sumatra (Medan)
Perth → Sumatra (Medan)
$ 452
(fair price: $ 394)
Sydney → Sulawesi (Makassar)
Sydney → Sulawesi (Makassar)
Sydney → Sulawesi (Makassar)
$ 717
(fair price: $ 628)
Perth → Java (Jakarta)
Perth → Java (Jakarta)
Perth → Java (Jakarta)
$ 526
(fair price: $ 432)
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)
$ 1401
(fair price: $ 1289)
Los Angeles → Sulawesi (Makassar)
Los Angeles  → Sulawesi (Makassar)
Los Angeles  → Sulawesi (Makassar)
$ 1404
(fair price: $ 1310)
London → Sulawesi (Makassar)
London → Sulawesi (Makassar)
London → Sulawesi (Makassar)
$ 1134
(fair price: $ 1003)
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: $ 886)
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 on the island of Sulawesi

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

Information about cost of living on the island of Sulawesi updated on 20-12-2017.

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