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5 TOP HIGHEST PLACES TO LIVE IN INDONESIA

Let's go through it, and see whether your city is on the list?

22.04.2021
BY HANUM FAUZIA
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Talking about the most expensive city, the first thing that comes to mind is probably Zurich, Paris, Hongkong, New York, or Dubai. Living in such cities is mind-blowing, as the cost of living constantly rises every year, followed by the expenses. But have you ever thought that your hometown might become one of the highest cost of living cities in Indonesia? The Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) Indonesia has released the most expensive place to live in Indonesia. Let's go through it and see whether your city is on the list?

Jakarta

 
 
 
 
 
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Undoubtedly, Jakarta has become the highest living cost city in Indonesia for so many years. As the capital city of Indonesia, the consumer index price of Indonesian living in Jakarta is at IDR 2,156,112 per month, or as BPS claimed, the meal's cost for one person in Jakarta equals the meal's for four people in NTT. 

Jayapura

The heavy natural surroundings in Jayapura causing the residents to have difficulty filling their basic needs, mainly for foods and vegetables. Papuans have to buy their basic needs for food delivered by air from Java island, and it costs at a higher rate. Based on the consumer index price, Jayapura has about IDR 6.9 million, which is higher than other cities.

Ternate

 
 
 
 
 
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Ternate is a city located on Ternate island, which becomes one of the north of Maluku province. Like Jayapura in Papua, the access to get some basic needs for food in this city is difficult. So they have to ship them from other islands.

Based on the consumer index price, Ternate has nearly IDR 6.4 million per person for basic living expenses in a month. Other expense such as transportation, technology, and entertainment also comes at a higher rate in this city.

Batam

 
 
 
 
 
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Batam is located in the Riau islands with a strategic location for economic growth from Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia. Since a long time ago, the city has become one of the centers for imported goods abroad.

Based on the consumer index price, Batam is at IDR 6.3 million per person for their living expenses in a month. The price included food expenses that cost about 49% of the total expense. The rest is to cover other needs such as transportation and entertainment.

Surabaya

 
 
 
 
 
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Surabaya became 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 completed with its little Chinatown in Indonesia.

Based on the consumer index price, Surabaya has nearly IDR 6.1 million per person for 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 to the rate in Jakarta.

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