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Cost of Living in Batam, Indonesia

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Mar 02, 2023

Summary: The cost of living in Batam, Indonesia is relatively low compared to other cities in the region. A nice one bedroom apartment can cost around $400 USD per month, while a nice two bedroom apartment can cost around $600 USD per month. Dinner at a moderately priced restaurant can cost around $10 USD per person.

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Is the cost of living in Batam high?

We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in Batam, they wrote:

"The cost of living in Batam is generally considered to be quite affordable. Basic necessities such as food, transportation, and housing are relatively inexpensive compared to other cities in the region. Eating out at restaurants is also quite affordable, with many local eateries offering meals for a fraction of the cost of similar meals in other countries. Additionally, the cost of entertainment and leisure activities is quite low, making it a great destination for budget travelers," explained one expat living in Batam.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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