Jakarta, Indonesia Travel Guide

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.

Jakarta Facts

Population 10,000,000
Area 28,000,000
Timezone UTC+7
Currency Indonesian Rupiah

Where to eat and drink in Jakarta

Budget breakfastIf you follow the locals and eat what they eat, you can eat for very little here.$1.53 - $2.36
Budget lunchAll the fast food chains and pizza options are here and they cost a bit more than the local specialties.$2.29 - $3.82
Budget dinnerAgain, if you eat Indonesian food then even the sit-down restaurants are cheap by most standards.$3.82 - $6.37
Large bottle of Bintang BeerThe local lager is pretty good and can be found everywhere. Prices in nightclubs will be higher.$2.23 - $3.50
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When to visit Jakarta

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)

Jakarta Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

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

Where to stay 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
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Jakarta Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed11.00 - 23.00

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