Living in Indonesia can be more thrilling in some cities. As the basic needs of human living rise constantly every year so that the expense following them. For some reason, the habit of living in Indonesian cities makes people perceived that everything can be better rather than living in their home town.
Commonly Indonesian prefer to living in another city rather than in their home town. That because comparing with modern technology, earning rate, transportation, or even the entertainment they need to their home town living in a city makes them feel better.
Speaking of living expenses, this time we will bring you into some of the most expensive living expenses cities in Indonesia. Let’s check them out below!
In so many years, Jakarta has become the most expensive living expenses city in Indonesia as it has the most Indonesian most famous landmark. As the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta has almost everything you need for a living. The easier way to get everything you need makes it has a higher rate to get them.
In the last 2020, based on the consumer index price of Indonesian living, Jakarta has about IDR7.5 million of the index. That means that living in this city has a higher price than you should pay. People claims that to live properly in Jakarta, at least you have to has about IDR4.5 million up to IDR 8 million every month.
Jayapura becomes the second most expensive living expenses city in Indonesia after Jakarta. As the capital city of the Papua island, Jayapura has difficult landscapes for growing some basic needs for foods includes the vegetable. That is why Papuan has some of their traditional food in Papua Indonesia with their sago.
That condition makes Papuan should buy their basic needs for food through the plane from Java island. That makes it cost at a higher rate than you think so that everything comes expensive there.
Based on the consumer index price, Jayapura has about IDR6.9 million which higher enough comparing to other city.
Ternate is the city that is located on Ternate island which becomes one of the parts of the north of Maluku province. Just like Jayapura in Papua, the access to get some basic needs for food in this city comes difficult. That makes them have to buy them from other islands.
Based on the consumer index price, Ternate has about IDR6.4 million per person to their living expenses in a month. Not only for basic needs for food, another expense such as transportation, technology, and entertainment also comes in a higher rate at this city.
Batam is located in the Riau islands that have a strategic location for economical growth from Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia. Since a very long time ago, the city becomes one of the centers of imported things from other countries. That makes the expenses to live there rise properly not only for food but entertainment expenses.
Based on the consumer index price, Batam has about IDR6.3 million per person to their living expenses in a month. The price is counted for the food expense that cost about 49% of the total expense. The rest of it is about to pay for some other needs such as transportation and entertainment.
In Papua island, not only Jayapura has an expensive living expense but also Manokwari. As the capital city of the West Papua province, the city has so many tourism visits with so many beautiful landscapes such as the Puncak Trikora mount which becomes one of the highest mountains in Indonesia.
But, Papuan has not depends on their living on their tourism icon so that for their basic needs such as food still have to buy from another island. That makes the cost is higher with the difficult access to get to them.
Based on the consumer index price, Manokwari has about IDR6.2 million per person to their living expenses in a month. Pretty expensive right?
Surabaya becomes one of the metropolitan cities in Indonesia a very long time ago. As in the metropolitan cities, everything comes easier there but costs at a higher price just like in Jakarta. So many people claim that Surabaya has almost similar things that Jakarta has completes with its little Chinatown in Indonesia.
Based on the consumer index price, Surabaya has about IDR6.1 million per person to their living expenses in a month. Outside the basic food needs, the expenses for home living and entertainment also come at a higher rate than similarly close with the rate in Jakarta.
Pekanbaru is one of the nearest city to Batam that it makes sense if the living expenses has a higher rate than another city in Indonesia. Just like Batam, Pekanbaru also becomes one of the centers of the imported things for shopping haul.
Based on the consumer index price, Ternate has about IDR5.8 million per person to their living expenses in a month. It is quite expensive comparing with another city on Sumatra island.
Makassar becomes one of the cities that has the most expensive living expenses in Indonesia. As the main city in the South of Sulawesi, Makassar has everything Makasarnese needs. That makes the city has a higher expense for living comparing with other cities in Sulawesi.
Based on the consumer index price, Makassar has about IDR5.7 million per person to their living expenses in a month. As one of the metropolitan cities in Indonesia that progressing in some developments in infrastructure, the living expenses also rise properly following them.
So, there are some of the most expensive living expenses cities in Indonesia that you should know. Are you wondering to make a living in one of those cities?