Friday, June 25, 2010

Indonesia, Jakarta Cost of Living April 2010

Country Full Name: Republic of Indonesia.

Location: Indonesia is in South Eastern Asia, archipelago between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.

Country Climate: Tropical; hot, humid; more moderate in highlands.

Country Terrain: Mostly coastal lowlands; larger islands have interior mountains.

Major Languages: Indonesian, 300 regional languages.

Major Religions: Islam.

Country Population: 228.6 million (2008 est.) 231.5 million (2009 est.).

Country Economy: The economy of Indonesia is the largest economy in Southeast Asia, is one of the emerging market economies of the world, and is also a member of G-20 major economies. It has a market-based economy in which the government plays a significant role by owning more than 164 state-owned enterprises and administers prices on several basic goods, including fuel, rice, and electricity.

Currency: Indonesian Rupiah (IDR).

Country Inflation: 9.8% (2008 est.) 5.0% (2009 est.).

City: Jakarta is the capital and largest city of Indonesia.

City Economy: Jakarta's economy depends heavily on financial service, trade, and manufacturing. Industry includes electronics, automotive, chemicals, mechanical engineering and biomedical sciences manufacturing.
Cost of Living: Jakarta has an overall cost of living index which equates it with middle cost of living locations. The overall cost of living index is comprised of the prices for defined quantities of the same goods and services across all 13 Basket Groups. Jakarta is currently ranked 132 overall, most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 282 international locations.

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