How do you measure living cost in Jakarta? By the minimum wages in Jakarta – regulated by government or by any other measurement?
If you are planning to go somewhere, other countries, one thing that you need is how much the living cost there. You need it in order to estimate how much money do you need to bring. Even for a holiday, you need to know it also.
Thus, how to know the living cost for a country or perhaps for a particular city such as Jakarta?
Do some research
Yes. You need to do some research before you go. You can use google, right? You can check it there. I am sure many articles about it. Just like to know how much is the living cost in Jakarta, I was do browsing using google and found many articles about it.
Update: website where you can check living cost and compare it to your city – Numbeo.com
Thank you Mbak Eva for the website.
For cost of living, I usually using food price for comparison. I mean, at least I need to bring enough money to eat there. Or you can also use a transport cost in the country – specifically the city you are going to. Remember, each cities could have different cost of living due some differences. For example if you are going to Indonesia. The living cost in Jakarta and the living cost in Jayapura is quite differ due to its locations.
Ask people you know
The next thing you can do is ask people you might know in the city you are going to. If you are reading this blog, you can ask me also for things you need to know, for example. I mean, we are all connected through internet.
It helps us to know each other via internet media – such as blogs, twitter, facebook and any other social media. You can check if you have any acquaintance in the city you are heading to. Don’t hesitate to ask.
Living Cost in Jakarta
Okay, actually today’s post is part of my English Friday’s posts to introduce Indonesia. Last week I posted about 5 tourists spot in Jakarta that you can visit. Jakarta still has many more tourist spots, which I will post each Friday.
Read also: 5 Tourist Spots in Jakarta
Today I will show some data about the living cost in Jakarta as of 2015. I hope this post would help you.
Food Cost in Jakarta
For the food cost, I am using McDonalds and KFC for your reference. And for coffee, a glass of coffee in Starbucks range between Rp 20,000 to Rp 60,000 (US$ 1.54 to US$ 4.62).
McDonalds: Call – 14045; web: www.mcdelivery.co.id
KFC: Call – 14022; Web: www.pesankfc.com
Transportation Cost in Jakarta
For transport, you can use many kind of transports. You might consider using taxi instead of public bus which is usually crowded, especially during working days. And you have to be careful for pickpocket in Jakarta also.
You can use application for transportation instead of stop them by the side road. For example you can use GoJek for Ojek (Motorcycle taxi) in Jakarta or GrabTaxi for taxi in Jakarta. You can download the apps on your mobile (available on iOS and Android).
Read also: How to avoid pickpocket in Jakarta
I don’t really know how much is an apartment in Jakarta cost per month. Can anyone help me?
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