Depok offers a competitive standard of living at a comparatively low cost while Jakarta sets higher standard of living. Compared to other study destinations, Depok provides excellent value for money. However, Jakarta has many attractive options to offer for students. The annual cost of living depends on the student’s lifestyle and type of accommodation.
Students should also have additional funds to pay for initial establishment costs, textbooks, equipment, incidentals, local transport, temporary accommodation, and entertainment.
Include extra costs in your budget, if you intend to do some traveling to places like Bandung, Bali or Sumatra while you are in Indonesia. The following comparative table give an indication of the type of expenses and average costs international students will need to meet.
|Expenses||Estimated Cost in IDR||Estimated Cost in USD|
|Housing||Rp 2,500,000||$ 250|
|Meals||Rp 2,700,000||$ 270|
|Books & Supplies||Rp 500,000||$ 50|
|Transportation||Rp 450,000||$ 45|
|Communication||Rp 250,000||$ 25|
|Photocopies||Rp 100,000||$ 10|
|Personal Daily Needs||Rp 500,000||$ 50|
|Incidentals||Rp 150,000||$ 15|
|Total||Rp 7,150,000||$ 715|