Hidupid – Based on the pace of a city, you can say that it can’t always be directly proportional to the income. While Jakarta means fast-paced with high income, then Surabaya means medium-paced with high income. As the second-largest city in Indonesia, Surabaya is considered the economic and trading center of Eastern Java. Here’s the estimated living cost of the city.

Restaurants USD IDR
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1.42 $ 20,000.00 Rp
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 9.60 $ 135,000.00 Rp
McMeal at McDonald’s (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 3.20 $ 45,000.00 Rp
Domestic Beer (0.5-liter draught) 2.31 $ 32,500.00 Rp
Imported Beer (0.33-liter bottle) 3.38 $ 47,500.00 Rp
Cappuccino (regular) 1.68 $ 23,666.67 Rp
Coke/Pepsi (0.33-liter bottle) 0.49 $ 6,833.33 Rp
Water (0.33-liter bottle) 0.21 $ 2,900.00 Rp
Markets
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.11 $ 15,583.33 Rp
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 1.07 $ 15,000.00 Rp
Rice (white), (1kg) 0.91 $ 12,750.00 Rp
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.21 $ 17,080.00 Rp
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.16 $ 128,750.00 Rp
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 2.67 $ 37,500.00 Rp
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.73 $ 122,666.67 Rp
Apples (1kg) 2.37 $ 33,333.33 Rp
Banana (1kg) 1.30 $ 18,250.00 Rp
Oranges (1kg) 1.38 $ 19,333.33 Rp
Tomato (1kg) 1.01 $ 14,237.50 Rp
Potato (1kg) 1.30 $ 18,237.50 Rp
Onion (1kg) 1.28 $ 18,000.00 Rp
Lettuce (1 head) 0.64 $ 9,000.00 Rp
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.38 $ 5,400.00 Rp
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.20 $ 157,500.00 Rp
Domestic Beer (0.5-liter bottle) 2.49 $ 35,000.00 Rp
Imported Beer (0.33-liter bottle) 2.85 $ 40,000.00 Rp
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1.78 $ 25,000.00 Rp
Transportation
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.36 $ 5,000.00 Rp
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 33.79 $ 475,000.00 Rp
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.50 $ 7,000.00 Rp
Taxi 1 km (Normal Tariff) 0.26 $ 3,600.00 Rp
Taxi 1-hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 2.99 $ 42,000.00 Rp
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.60 $ 8,491.67 Rp
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,339.02 $ 300,000,000.00 Rp
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,452.03 $ 400,000,000.00 Rp
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 41.02 $ 576,666.67 Rp
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.04 $ 583.33 Rp
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 28.45 $ 400,000.00 Rp
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 25.29 $ 355,555.56 Rp
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 6.52 $ 91,666.67 Rp
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.38 $ 47,500.00 Rp
Childcare
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 43.57 $ 612,500.00 Rp
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,239.13 $ 143,949,349.38 Rp
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 27.56 $ 387,500.00 Rp
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, …) 26.16 $ 367,714.29 Rp
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 61.65 $ 866,666.67 Rp
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 54.06 $ 760,000.00 Rp
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 264.20 $ 3,714,285.71 Rp
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of City Centre 164.95 $ 2,319,000.00 Rp
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 789.54 $ 11,100,000.00 Rp
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of City Centre 490.80 $ 6,900,000.00 Rp
Apartment Buying Price
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,068.14 $ 15,016,666.67 Rp
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of City Centre 366.32 $ 5,150,000.00 Rp
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 355.65 $ 5,000,000.00 Rp
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.75 7.75

Prices in Surabaya

These data are based on entries in the past 18 months from 67 different contributors. Last update: September 2019

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