Expat Neighborhoods

Common expat neighborhoods include:

South Jakarta
• Kebayoran
• Kemang
• Pondok Indah

Central jakarta
• Kuningan
• Menteng

Rental Housing Cost

Rental housing cost varies depending on the type, size, and location of the property:

Apartment City Centre:
• 1 Bed: 3,750,000 – 12,000,000 IDR
• 3 Bed: 2,500,000 – 7,500,000 IDR

Apartment Outside of Centre:
• 1 Bed: 10,000,000 – 32,500,000 IDR
• 3 Bed: 6,000,000 – 20,000,000 IDR


Local Details


Taxis and public transportation are the most common form of travel. However most expatriate use personal car and driver.

Fun Facts

Jakarta is not a city officially. It is actually a province. But it had gained the special status of being the capital of Republic of Indonesia.

The blue taxi, Blue Bird, drives everyone around the city.  It is one of the most reliable taxi companies in Jakarta that most people use.

Jakarta can be divided into three sections – the old town in the north, with Javanese, Chinese, and Arab quarters; central Jakarta, with high-rise buildings; and a modern residential garden suburb in the south.

Local Currency