Outgoing Students

 

Being part of Indonesia as a developing country, the living expenses in Surabaya is considered inexpensive. The monthly living expenses for normal living are approximately USD 250 – USD 350. This amount is calculated from some components below:

Types of Expenses Description Amount
IDR (in 000’s) USD *
Accommodation Monthly accommodation expenses in Air conditioned boarding house 750 – 1,500 80 – 150
Other accommodation options:    
Local boarding house without Air Conditioner (AC)/month 400 – 600 50 – 70
1 bedroom apartment/month 2,000-4,000 225-425
3 stars hotel/night 300 35
Leisure Monthly leisure expenses 500 – 650 50 – 70
Further details:    
Watching Movie/show 25 3
Watching Art Performance/show 25 3
Local Transportation Monthly local transportation expenses 400 – 500 45 – 55
Further details:    
Bus or Public transport to city/trip 5 0.5
Taxi to city/trip 45 5
Meals Monthly meal expenses 750 – 900 75 – 100
Details and options:    
Normal breakfast & lunch (ie. Indonesian or Chinese foods)/day 10 – 20 1 – 2
Normal dinner (ie. Indonesian or Chinese foods)/day 15 1.5
Total   2,250 – 3,000 250 – 350

* USD 1 = IDR 9,000 (per 01 January 2011) In addition to the aforementioned monthly living expenses, student is required to bear Indonesian visa extension fee for a semester with the total amount of approximately USD 200. Note: The aforementioned living expenses are the approximate number and applicable for normal living and would be higher depending on your lifestyles.

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