Jakarta Prices & Travel Costs

Last Updated: Jan 2024

Jakarta has an unusual reputation compared to most big cities in Southeast Asia. Many people recommend skipping it altogether, but it’s the main hub for reaching almost anywhere else in Indonesia (except Bali) so many people stop here anyway. Jakarta is enormous, crowded, sprawling, and always hot and humid. On a positive note, it has excellent shopping and nightlife, and things tend to be pretty cheap.

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Travel Costs to Jakarta

Population 10,000,000
Area 28,000,000
Timezone UTC+7
Currency Indonesian Rupiah
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$25.87
1 USD = 16,270.7500 IDR
134 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2024

Accommodation Costs in Jakarta

Jakarta Hotel Seasons

Jakarta Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar16.00 - 40.00
starstarstarstarstar22.00 - 56.00
starstarstarstarstar27.00 - 89.00
starstarstarstarstar47.00 - 125.00
starstarstarstarstar83.00 - 178.00

Jakarta Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed11.00 - 23.00

Jakarta Attractions Prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Monas (National Monument)This patriotic museum gets mixed reviews, but the views from the tower above are the best available.
museum
elevator to top
0.09
0.46
Museum NasionalThis museum is filled with all the country's history and archeological treasures.
foreigners
Indonesians
0.61
0.31

Jakarta Food and Drink Prices

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastIf you follow the locals and eat what they eat, you can eat for very little here.1.48 - 2.27
Budget lunchAll the fast food chains and pizza options are here and they cost a bit more than the local specialties.2.21 - 3.69
Budget dinnerAgain, if you eat Indonesian food then even the sit-down restaurants are cheap by most standards.3.69 - 6.15
Large bottle of Bintang BeerThe local lager is pretty good and can be found everywhere. Prices in nightclubs will be higher.2.15 - 3.38

Jakarta Transport Prices

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center4.30 - 6.76
Public bus from airport to city center1.54 - 2.03
3km taxi ride in Jakarta0.86 - 1.04
Public bus ride in Jakarta0.12 - 0.22
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When to visit Jakarta

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January867615.9
February877611.2
March89778.6
April91775.2
May91784.5
June89773.5
July90772.3
August90772.4
September91782.5
October91784.0
November88775.0
December90778.0

Jakarta Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar5:57am6:03pm
21 Jun6:01am5:47pm
21 Sep5:43am5:49pm
21 Dec5:36am6:05pm

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