Jakarta (Indonesia)

Jakarta is the capital of the Indonesia, located by the Sea of Java, in the central part of the country. The city's climate is tropical monsoon climate. Temperatures remain very close to +30 C around the year, the rain season is from October to the end of March. The biggest rains come in January and February. The city is famous for its excellent nightlife and shopping opportunities, but also pollution and very congested traffic. The city's most famous building is the national monument Monas (137 metres high). The city also has a lot different of concerts and musical events ranging from Korean pop to rock. There have been bomb attacks on tourist-focused hotels in 2003, 2004 and 2009, and other violent crimes are in rise too.

Population: 9,608,000
Beach : No
Mountain : No
Popular destination: Yes
Official language: Indonesian
Skill level of the English language : Moderate
Emergency numbers: 110 (poliisi), 118 (ambulanssi), 113 (palokunta)
Currency: Indonesian rupiah (IDR)
Tipping in a restaurant: You are expected to tip 5-10%, especially if a service charge is not included on the bill.
Time in destination: Dec 9, 2019, 5:56:55 PM

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Weather Forecast

Mon
09.12

Cloudy

81°F

Tue
10.12

Rain showers

84°F

Wed
11.12

Rain showers

84°F

Thu
12.12

Rain showers

84°F

Fri
13.12

Rain showers

86°F

Sat
14.12

Rain showers

86°F

Sun
15.12

Rain showers

88°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 70.3 81.1 59.2 0
February 74.5 86.2 62.6 0
March 79.0 90.9 67.1 1
April 82.4 93.6 71.2 3
May 81.3 91.8 70.5 8
June 76.3 84.6 68.2 8
July 75.0 82.6 67.5 11
August 74.3 81.3 67.1 13
September 75.0 82.8 67.3 12
October 74.7 82.4 66.7 8
November 72.0 80.6 63.5 5
December 70.0 79.2 60.8 2

More information: Jakarta forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Jakarta is a cheap destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $31.09, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $78.66, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $22.67
  • Hotel (3 stars): $30.14
  • Hotel (4 stars): $49.16
  • Hotel (5 stars): $148.87
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $2.88
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $5.27
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $2.51
  • Meal, McDonalds: $3.22
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $1.79

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Safety

Jakarta has been classified as fairly safe with security classification 3/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 46.6 (a little weaker than United states average 48.8)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 64.2 (weaker than United states average 68.9)
  • Walking alone at night: 33.5 (weaker than United states average 41.2)

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Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Direction of traffic: In many countries in Asia the traffic is left-handed. In countries like China, Vietnam, the Philippines and Laos the traffic is right-handed.
  • Age restrictions: The minimum age for renting a car is usually 18 - 25 years. Drivers under 25 years of age and over 65 years of age are charged an extra fee or get rental terms and conditions, which include to take an additional insurance for damage / collision.
  • Driving abroad: Without special contracts a rental car can almost invariably only be driven inside of the country in which it is rented.
  • Driver’s license and documents: An international driving license, passport and credit card are mostly required to rent are car. The exception is China, where only a Chinese driving license is valid, so for driving in China it is either a Belgium or a Hong Kong driving license required, which can be translated to Chinese.

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