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Quality of Life in Jakarta, Indonesia

Purchasing Power Index 26.83   Very Low
Safety Index 46.62   Moderate
Health Care Index 61.51   High
Climate Index 63.84   High
Cost of Living Index 45.74   Very Low
Property Price to Income Ratio 17.53   Very High
Traffic Commute Time Index 53.78   High
Pollution Index 82.28   Very High
ƒ Quality of Life Index: 71.51   Moderate

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Last update: December 2017

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6 Comments so far

#Anon on May 31, 2017 :
It's kinda sad that Jakarta is the city where most expats live in Indonesia, beside with Bali. Indonesia has a lot more lovely city!
Who knows Madiun? Probolinggo? Lamongan? Those cities are so clean and tidy.
Yet, who knows that the local purchasing power in Balikpapan and Pekanbaru is just as high as well-known cities like Milan, Italy and Shanghai, China. Even, local purchasing power in Bontang could be higher than Tokyo.

I hope Jakarta is a lot better and improve drastically! Because, Jakarta is the main face of Indonesia :)
#Anonymous on Mar 25, 2015 :
Kumar, there is a good international school run by the Gandhi Memorial foundation. It's very good school and my kids went there. It is located in Kemayoran (north of Jakarta). If you want more prestigious international school there is Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS) located in South Jakarta. However JIS cost 4-5 x of Gandhi. My kids are now at JIS and you get what you pay for.

I think Jakarta is better than most Indian cities and more metropolitan compared to most SE Asian cities, only lacking behind Singapore.

Jakarta is far from the vault line, thus no natural disaster except the yearly flood, ever touched Jakarta. I think the last big earth quake in Jakarta happen during the eruption of Krakatoa in 1800s.

Hope this helps.
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#Anonymous on Jan 07, 2015 :
oh and entertainment is also good..jakarta has a lot of malls..which usually has cinemas..there is a theme park in north jakarta (ancol) called dunia fantasi. it's pretty big and pretty good i think. ancol is like sentosa in singapore. it has theme park, beaches, romantic restaurants, and a mall inside the complex..accessible by trans jakarta too..water parks also provided in 2 locations, pantai indah kapuk and taman mini and they're good
#Anonymous on Jan 07, 2015 :
Hello People of Indonesia of People experienced living in Indonesia,

Please, I need your valuable information and guidance about living in Jakarta, Indonesia.
@kumar:
1) I have a family with two small kids (daughter is 6 years and my son is 6 months). Now, is this a safe and good place for me to bring my family and live there for atleast 3 to 4 years?
2) Are there good schools for my daughter (any Indian schools?? or good English medium schools)?
3) What will the average cost of expenses per month (including rented house 2BHK, food, travel, shopping etc)?
it depends on which part of jakarta that you will be working. many foreigners usually work in sudirman or kuningan area, the most busy part of jakarta. supposedly you'll be working there, you can stay in the area, it is also the safest place for foreingers (but always mind your belongings). I often find foreigners walking around the neighborhood or taking public transportations with no worries..but the rent fee is very expensive. rent for a 70m2 with 2 bedrooms costs about approx $1500/month. there is an international school nearby, the Morning Star Academy
not every area in jakarta cost that much. Central and Southern Jakarta probably have the most expensive rent. if you stay in northern, western, or eastern part of jakarta, the rent could be much lower, around $500-700/month for the same type of apartment. There is Gandhi International School in kemayoran (near kelapa gading, somewhere around east/north jakarta), i think it is an indian school.

4) How is the medical facilities over there? Like Pediatrician, General Physician, Dentist, Gynaecologist etc... and the cost of Doctors Fees?
5) Are there good entertainment places for kids to spend time and have fun, without getting bored?
again it depends on where you will be living. but most part of jakarta are medically well covered. since you're foreingers, maybe you can go to private hospitals such as Siloam Groups, Mitra Kemayoran, Medistra, Husada, etc..they provide better services, cleaner environment (in my opinion), and probably better english speakers. go to the policlinics and you can find pediatrician, GP, etc there. fees are vary..last time i go to GP cost around 90k Rupiah, or approx $8-9

6) Are there any threats of water invasion (Like the 2004 Tsunami)? I wish nothing like that sort happens again to anyone..
no threats of tsunami, but other water invasion like flood, is very likely in rainy season :D but dont worry, it's only in small part of jakarta. also, we have a new governor and already working to manage the threat

7) How is the public transport facilities?
easiest access to public transportation is trans jakarta (beside taxi, obviously). it is a bus rapid transit, just like MRT in singapore, except it is a bus. 3.5k rupiahs and already cover most part of jakarta.

i hope my response is helpful not too late since it's already 2015, and you've probably already working here. goodluck ;)
#Kumar on Dec 05, 2014 :
Hello People of Indonesia of People experienced living in Indonesia,

Please, I need your valuable information and guidance about living in Jakarta, Indonesia.

I am actually negotiating a job opportunity to be based in Jakarta, Indonesia and most likely will start sometime early next year (2015).

I come from India and what I want to know is:
1) I have a family with two small kids (daughter is 6 years and my son is 6 months). Now, is this a safe and good place for me to bring my family and live there for atleast 3 to 4 years?
2) Are there good schools for my daughter (any Indian schools?? or good English medium schools)?
3) What will the average cost of expenses per month (including rented house 2BHK, food, travel, shopping etc)?
4) How is the medical facilities over there? Like Pediatrician, General Physician, Dentist, Gynaecologist etc... and the cost of Doctors Fees?
5) Are there good entertainment places for kids to spend time and have fun, without getting bored?
6) Are there any threats of water invasion (Like the 2004 Tsunami)? I wish nothing like that sort happens again to anyone..
7) How is the public transport facilities?

Please, I will very much appreciate for anykind of responses from you guys.

Thank you again.
#bob on May 08, 2014 :
the people are very nice. i haved lived there for 4 years and every part of jakarta is safe.