Travel budget in Sumatra

Sumatra: calculate your travel budget

Sumatra: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 20 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 4 per person
  • $ 1.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 443* (5786760 IDR)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 35 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 8.8 per person
  • $ 5.2 per person
  • $ 3.8 per person

Total budget:

$ 977* (12771976 IDR)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 57 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 7.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 1708* (22329090 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 Sumatra in 2019

Cost of living: Sumatra VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Sumatra in 2019 is essentially the same as in United States

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Sumatra in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Sumatra by city

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

Cities /Sumatra View Details
Batam 18% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Batam
Bandar Lampung 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Bandar Lampung
Medan 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Medan
Pekanbaru 5% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Pekanbaru
Banda Aceh 8% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Banda Aceh
Palembang 10% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Palembang

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Local prices in Sumatra by expense type

Sumatra: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Sumatra costs 59% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 1.9/person
($ 1.6 to $ 2.3)

88% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 6.7/person
($ 4.7 to $ 9.6)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 3.1/person
($ 2.7 to $ 4.2)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.9
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.8 for 500ml
($ 1.6 to $ 1.9)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.7 for 330ml
($ 2.7 to $ 4.7)

19% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.8/cup
($ 1.2 to $ 2.3)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.6/can
($ 0.4 to $ 1.6)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 0.7)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Sumatra: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Sumatra costs 70% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 30/night
($ 24 to $ 40)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 24/night
($ 16 to $ 35)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 45/night
($ 27 to $ 71)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 179
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 69/night
($ 48 to $ 103)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 260
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 75/night
($ 71 to $ 82)

85% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 500
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 40/month
($ 33 to $ 51)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 132
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 60/month
($ 30 to $ 113)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 65/month
($ 40 to $ 100)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 21/month
($ 17 to $ 24)

90% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 219
Family room
Family room
$ 127/month
($ 73 to $ 205)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Sumatra: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Sumatra costs 54% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 1.6)

56% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.3/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 1.6)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.1)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.2/12 eggs
($ 1.2 to $ 1.4)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 4.9/kg
($ 3.1 to $ 7.6)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 3.3/kg
($ 2.3 to $ 3.8)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 2.3)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 1.6)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 0.6/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.5 to $ 0.6)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 6.8/kg
($ 2.3 to $ 9.6)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Sumatra: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Sumatra costs 50% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.5/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 24/month
($ 6.9 to $ 47)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.7/km
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 0.7)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.4
($ 0.4 to $ 0.5)

89% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 45/24hrs
($ 32 to $ 127)

13% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Sumatra: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Sumatra costs 67% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 48/month
($ 35 to $ 63)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 165
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 35/month
($ 24 to $ 45)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 70
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 139/month
($ 78 to $ 231)

90% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1396
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 77/month
($ 54 to $ 116)

93% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1109
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 529/month
($ 231 to $ 769)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2268
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 231/month
($ 116 to $ 385)

87% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1776
Gym
Gym
$ 30/month
($ 24 to $ 40)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 70/month
($ 40 to $ 136)

92% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 974
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 8111/yr
($ 2764 to $ 10670)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17419

Sumatra: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Sumatra costs 68% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 3.8/ticket
($ 3.1 to $ 3.8)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 5.6/hr
($ 4.7 to $ 7.6)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Sumatra: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

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

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 52
($ 40 to $ 63)

8% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 33
($ 24 to $ 40)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 49
($ 32 to $ 94)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 51
($ 32 to $ 78)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 103

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Bali
New York City → Bali
New York City → Bali
$ 987
(fair price: $ 869)
Los Angeles → Bali
Los Angeles  → Bali
Los Angeles  → Bali
$ 895
(fair price: $ 794)
Manchester → Bali
Manchester → Bali
Manchester → Bali
$ 921
(fair price: $ 839)
Dublin → Bali
Dublin → Bali
Dublin → Bali
$ 942
(fair price: $ 868)
London → Java (Jakarta)
London → Java (Jakarta)
London → Java (Jakarta)
$ 782
(fair price: $ 672)
Toronto (Ontario) → Bali
Toronto (Ontario) → Bali
Toronto (Ontario) → Bali
$ 1269
(fair price: $ 1042)
Edinburgh → Bali
Edinburgh → Bali
Edinburgh → Bali
$ 973
(fair price: $ 886)
London → Bali
London → Bali
London → Bali
$ 827
(fair price: $ 741)
Auckland → Bali
Auckland → Bali
Auckland → Bali
$ 740
(fair price: $ 637)
Los Angeles → Java (Jakarta)
Los Angeles  → Java (Jakarta)
Los Angeles  → Java (Jakarta)
$ 924
(fair price: $ 723)
Manchester → Java (Jakarta)
Manchester → Java (Jakarta)
Manchester → Java (Jakarta)
$ 899
(fair price: $ 775)
New York City → Java (Jakarta)
New York City → Java (Jakarta)
New York City → Java (Jakarta)
$ 1016
(fair price: $ 849)
Montreal → Bali
Montreal → Bali
Montreal → Bali
$ 1549
(fair price: $ 1335)
Edinburgh → Java (Jakarta)
Edinburgh → Java (Jakarta)
Edinburgh → Java (Jakarta)
$ 987
(fair price: $ 844)
Dublin → Java (Jakarta)
Dublin → Java (Jakarta)
Dublin → Java (Jakarta)
$ 1007
(fair price: $ 861)
Toronto (Ontario) → Java (Jakarta)
Toronto (Ontario) → Java (Jakarta)
Toronto (Ontario) → Java (Jakarta)
$ 1746
(fair price: $ 1130)
Sydney → Java (Jakarta)
Sydney → Java (Jakarta)
Sydney → Java (Jakarta)
$ 641
(fair price: $ 543)
Montreal → Java (Jakarta)
Montreal → Java (Jakarta)
Montreal → Java (Jakarta)
$ 1436
(fair price: $ 1237)
Sydney → Sumatra (Medan)
Sydney → Sumatra (Medan)
Sydney → Sumatra (Medan)
$ 629
(fair price: $ 542)
Auckland → Java (Jakarta)
Auckland → Java (Jakarta)
Auckland → Java (Jakarta)
$ 803
(fair price: $ 694)
London → Sumatra (Medan)
London → Sumatra (Medan)
London → Sumatra (Medan)
$ 931
(fair price: $ 805)
Melbourne → Java (Jakarta)
Melbourne → Java (Jakarta)
Melbourne → Java (Jakarta)
$ 587
(fair price: $ 504)
Sydney → Bali
Sydney → Bali
Sydney → Bali
$ 570
(fair price: $ 523)
Melbourne → Sumatra (Medan)
Melbourne → Sumatra (Medan)
Melbourne → Sumatra (Medan)
$ 566
(fair price: $ 477)
Perth → Java (Jakarta)
Perth → Java (Jakarta)
Perth → Java (Jakarta)
$ 514
(fair price: $ 443)
Perth → Sumatra (Medan)
Perth → Sumatra (Medan)
Perth → Sumatra (Medan)
$ 474
(fair price: $ 413)
Melbourne → Bali
Melbourne → Bali
Melbourne → Bali
$ 606
(fair price: $ 512)
Perth → Bali
Perth → Bali
Perth → Bali
$ 447
(fair price: $ 395)
Sydney → Sulawesi (Makassar)
Sydney → Sulawesi (Makassar)
$ 707
(fair price: $ 640)
Melbourne → Sulawesi (Makassar)
Melbourne → Sulawesi (Makassar)
$ 645
(fair price: $ 588)

Tours and organised trips in Sumatra



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About the information on the cost of living in Sumatra

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

Information about cost of living in Sumatra updated on 19-12-2017.

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