As per our visa regulation, you will need to be able to support yourself for an estimated living cost at USD 4,500 annually (including accommodation and other living costs). In actual situations, the amount of spending will depend on your lifestyle and how you manage your budget. Most of our international students can spend less than the government regulations and still be able to have fun!

As an international student who just came to Jakarta for the first time, you might be confused about how and where you should live. And how much is the living cost in Jakarta?  If you are planning to stay in or move to Jakarta as an International student, make sure you know well about the cost of living here since Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia. Even though it can get more expensive than other cities in Indonesia, Jakarta caters for all sorts of lifestyles that suit your needs and is student-budget friendly.

It will be helpful if you research what is available in Jakarta to save your pocket. To start, here we summarize the average price of essential expenses such as accommodation, transportation, food, and groceries for you.

Besides all the above budget posts above, don’t forget to also include some budget for emergency and unexpected spending (i.e. in case you are getting seriously ill and your basic health insurance coverage is exhausted, in case any study extensions occur, in case you need to return home due to unexpected situations, etc.). It is always good to have your heart at peace for rainy days!