Jakarta

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
72/265
Details
Large apartment$970.00
Medium apartment$690.00
Rent index [score]0.81
Small apartment$410.00

Cost of Living

8
47/248
Details
5km taxi ride$2.30
A Cappuccino$3.20
A beer$2.50
A kilogram of Apples$3.30
Bread$0.75
Inflation [score]0.81
Lunch$4.00
Monthly fitness club membership$37.00
Monthly public transport$19.00
Movie ticket$3.40
Price of a meal at a restaurant$25.52

Startups

6
75/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups5
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.41
Coworking spaces [score]0.31
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co1
Meetups [score]0.55
Meetups groups147
Meetups members72664
Number of investors46
Number of startup events in the last 12 months850
Number of upcoming meetup events18
Startup climate scene [score]0.57
Startup events80
Startup events [score]0.68
Startups [score]0.72
Total number of startups326

Venture Capital

5
43/207
Details
Venture capital [score]0.55

Travel Connectivity

2
152/265
Details
Airport hub64
Airport hub [score]0.33
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.17

Commute

4
210/254
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Indonesia/Jakarta
Traffic handling [score]0.17

Business Freedom

4
239/263
Details
Business freedom54.00
Business freedom [score]0.23
Freedom from corruption34.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.22
Lack of labor restrictions49.30
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.26
Time to open a business22.00
Time to open a business [score]0.75

Safety

7
143/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.42
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year2
Guns per 100 residents1
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.96
Lack of guns [score]1.00
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.98

Healthcare

4
250/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.59
Healthcare quality [score]0.51
Life expectancy (years)69.13
Life expectancy [score]0.15

Education

1
215/239
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Indonesia
Best university ranking801
Country mean scores in PISA math test362.42
Country mean scores in PISA reading test396.12
Country mean scores in PISA science test381.91
PISA math ranking (high school)51
PISA ranking51
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.11
PISA reading (high school)48
PISA science (high school)48
Percent of happy students0.93
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.76
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.55
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.00
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.00
University quality [score]0.10

Environmental Quality

3
244/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.25
Cleanliness [score]0.30
Drinking water quality [score]0.28
Urban greenery [score]0.23

Economy

5
164/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area13312.61
Currency for urban areaIDR
GDP growth rate0.05
GDP growth rate [score]0.75
GDP per capita$10640.90
GDP per capita [score]0.19

Taxation

6
48/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.78
Income tax level [score]0.48
Profit tax (% of profit)0.31
Time overhead to file company taxes221
VAT (Sales Tax)0.10

Internet Access

4
207/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)13.21
Internet access (download) [score]0.28
Internet access (upload) [score]0.46
Upload speed (Mbps)10.22

Leisure & Culture

8
32/264
Details
Art galleries354
Art galleries [score]1.00
Cinemas302
Cinemas [score]1.00
Comedy clubs292
Comedy clubs [score]0.82
Concert venues357
Concerts [score]0.85
Historical sites289
Historical sites [score]0.80
Museums221
Museums [score]0.83
Performing art venues349
Performing arts [score]0.77
Sport venues296
Sports [score]0.89
Zoos68
Zoos [score]1.00

Tolerance

2
262/265
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.03
LGBT Equality Index12.56
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.10
LGBT adoption rightsMarried couples only
LGBT age of consent✖ Unequal
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ Banned
LGBT discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT employment discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT gender changing rightsAmbiguous
LGBT homosexuality rightsVaries by Region
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✖ Unrecognized
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.33

Outdoors

7
8/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.73
Median peak in meters2434.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)16.00
Water access [score]0.73
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Jakarta are in the least expensive 20 percent of all 248 Teleport cities. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$430$950
$690
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$37
Movie ticket$3
Broadband internet connection$27
Monthly public transport$19
Lunch$4
-54%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$24,374
Median salary
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Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

20%
For annual salary of $40000
25%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

10%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

60/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

43/262
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

0.50
Guns per 100 people
1.55
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Jakarta in position 201 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Visa

For visits up to 90 days

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Embassies

Embassy of Indonesia in Kabul, Afghanistan

Interior Ministry Street, Shah-re-Naw, (PO. Box 532) , Kabul, Afghanistan

Phone: (93-20) 220-1066

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People in Jakarta

Population of Jakarta

16,341,100
7,067 /km²
10/264
Density (people per unit of area)
9%
Growth in 2015-2020
Jakarta

Demographics of Indonesia

Median age
30
Elderly people
7%
Life expectancy at birth
73
GDP per capita (in USD)
$10,641
234/262
Unemployment
6%
150/263

Languages

English proficiency score
53
184/228
Common spoken languages
Indonesian

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Work in:

Founder
10.77%
Software Engineer
6.15%
Marketing Manager
4.62%
Business Development
4.62%
Graphic Designer
3.08%
Web Designer
3.08%
Financial Analyst
1.54%
Other
66.15%

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Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

246

Climate type

Tropical Rainforest

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Jakarta

Jakarta is Indonesia's capital and largest city, with about 10 million inhabitants, and totally 30 million in Greater Jakarta on the Java island. Dubbed The Big Durian, an equivalent to New York's Big Apple, its concrete jungle, traffic frenzy, and hot polluted air may tempt you to skip the city as fast as possible, but what awaits inside will change your perspective! One of the most bustling and cosmopolitan cities in Asia, the J-Town has cheerful nightlife, vibrant shopping malls, a variety of foods, refreshing greenery, cultural diversity and a rich history, that caters to all levels of budget and how much fun you want to have.

Administratively, Jakarta is a province called the Jakarta Special Capital Region (Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta). It is administratively divided into 5 municipalities and 1 regency (the Thousand Islands in the Jakarta Bay):

Satellite cities: The Jakarta megapolis of 30 million inhabitants includes Jakarta and the following satellite cities:

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Good Country Index

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Overall ranking

Indonesia
102nd from a total of 163 countries

World Order

62nd

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

19th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

138th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

35th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

111st

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

160th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

70th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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