While we all bellyache (myself included) about the “let them eat cake” mind-set of our American oligarchs, things could be worse.
How much money will you need for your trip to Jakarta? You should plan to spend around Rp824,603 ($58) per day on your vacation in Jakarta, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors
Renting a 50m2 apartment in a “good” area of Jakarta costs about 500-1000 USD/mo. Most of the time “good” will mean either Central (Jakarta Pusat) or South (Jakarta Selatan). If you are looking to cut costs, it’s possible to rent a small apartment for 200-400 USD/mo.
in Jakarta CBD, US$ 2,433 in South Jakarta, and US$ 1,583 in the capital’s non-prime areas, according to Colliers International.
The prices in Indonesia are generally cheaper than most cities in the US and Europe. However, Jakarta itself is not a cheap city. In fact, when you compare to other capital cities in Southeast Asia, Jakarta is probably the most expensive city (after Singapore, of course) for expats.
By western standards, Indonesia is an extremely cheap country to live or travel in. … Indonesia foods and products are the least expensive but some Western items such as cheese and chocolate, are comparatively more expensive than in western countries.
Yogyakarta, about 500 kilometers from Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, is the poorest province on Java. Its poverty rate stands at 11.81 percent, higher the national figure.
In Indonesia, USD $100 Can Get You:
10-15 days’ worth of three square meals from a cheap Indonesian warung, eating nasi campur (mixed rice).
5-8 days’ worth eating at Westernized or mid-range restaurants.
About 60-80 beers.
1-3 one-way budget airline trips from Jakarta to Bali.
4-8 nights’ stay in a Bali budget hotel.
I’m sure any of the folks pictured would be ecstatic to receive $600.