Cost of living depends on lifestyle. I'm here with my wife and 3 year old so that should work out expensive but not really so.
House rent - 25 million/year for a new 3+1 bed house in a secure estate. Service bills - less than 1 million/month and nearer 500,000 Food at supermarkets (Including taxis) - 2 million/month Other food from kaki lima stalls - 300,000/month
There are foreigners who pay 20+ million per month in rent but I'm sure they can't help being daft.
The 10 - 12 million house is pretty common if you're outside the centre of Jakarta. I'll snap a photo of a couple and post them here in the next few days. I found them while I was looking for a house in BSD. Mine is a brand new 3+1 bed at 25 million/year.
Note - houses are commonly noted as 3+1. That's 3 bedrooms and a maid's bedroom (Usually very small). Same goes for bathrooms. This is 2+1. The "1" is a squat toilet with a bucket to shower from. That's "kampung" (village) style.
I am moving to Jakarta at the end of this month and have been offered a job with EF Central Jakarta. After searching through various blogs, I get the impression that they aren't the best employers. I have been offered accommodation at 7million rupaih. Are they a good company to work for? Are there better employers? Are Wall Street or Midwest any better? Is is worth coming and applying when here?
Hi Freinds, I am YK from India. I am having a job offer & will be working as an expat in Jakarta in one MNC as OperationS Manager in Engg company. They have offered me net salary of USD 2850/Month(take home after tax). Apart from this they are offering me a free accommodation, a car & driver(driver is optional), children education expenses. I will be shifting with family of five(self, wife, one daughter, Father & Mother).As per cost of living in Jakarta,I need your advise whether I will be able to live comfortable life there? Will there be good saving potential with this offer.
Kindly guide me so that I can take final decision. I would appreciate your reply within next 2 days as I have to take final decision.