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Jakarta, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta Raya, Indonesia

How much does it cost to travel to Jakarta?

You should plan to spend around $66 (Rp1,030,754) per day on your vacation in Jakarta. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $17 (Rp268,630) on meals
  • $21 (Rp329,953) on local transportation
  • $68 (Rp1,064,313) on hotels

A one week trip to Jakarta for two people costs, on average, $924 (Rp14,430,551). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Jakarta cost?

A one week trip to Jakarta usually costs around $462 (Rp7,215,276) for one person and $924 (Rp14,430,551) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Jakarta on average costs around $924 (Rp14,430,551) for one person and $1,849 (Rp28,861,103) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Jakarta will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Jakarta on average costs around $1,981 (Rp30,922,610) for one person and $3,962 (Rp61,845,221) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Jakarta has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Jakarta expensive to visit?

Jakarta is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Indonesia, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It falls in the average range in the country for its prices. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Asia, Jakarta is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Pai or Matsue.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Jakarta Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Jakarta?

The average Jakarta trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Jakarta travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) Rp1,064,313 ($68)
Local Transportation 1 Rp329,953 ($21)
Food 2 Rp268,630 ($17)
Entertainment 1 Rp205,464 ($13)
Alcohol 2 Rp34,067 - 102,200 ($2 - 7)
Accommodation Budget in Jakarta
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Jakarta is $34 (Rp532,157). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Jakarta is $68 (Rp1,064,313). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Jakarta

Looking for a hotel in Jakarta? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Jakarta based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $25. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Jakarta
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Jakarta is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $21 (Rp329,953) per person, per day, on local transportation in Jakarta.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Jakarta
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Rental Cars in Jakarta
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What did other people spend on Transportation in Jakarta?

Typical prices for Transportation in Jakarta are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Jakarta, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Taxi to Station

Food Budget in Jakarta
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Jakarta can vary, the average cost of food in Jakarta is $17 (Rp268,630) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Jakarta should cost around $6.88 (Rp107,452) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Jakarta is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


What did other people spend on Food in Jakarta?

Typical prices for Food in Jakarta are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Jakarta, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Dinner
  • Dinner

Entertainment Budget in Jakarta
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Jakarta typically cost an average of $13 (Rp205,464) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Jakarta
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $4.36 (Rp68,134) on alcoholic beverages in Jakarta per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in Jakarta
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $0.64 (Rp10,000) on bottled water in Jakarta per day. The public water in Jakarta is not usually considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Last Updated: Aug 2, 2023
Jakarta On a Budget
Jakarta Jakarta, Indonesia
As Indonesia's capital and largest city, Jakarta rests on the northwest coast of the island of Java. It is the country's economic, cultural, and political center with plenty of opportunities for sightseeing, nightlife, shopping, and entertainment.
For those interested in landmarks, there are a few iconic monuments that are unique to Jakarta. In the city's main square there is the Monas (or National Monument), a tower from which visitors can view the entire city. The Presidential Palace just North of the monument is also worth a visit, free and open to the public on weekends.

Additionally, there is a long list of museums dedicated to the history, art, and culture of the nation. Some of these include the Gedung Kesenian Jakarta (or Jakarta Arts Theater), National Gallery of Indonesia featuring work from both Indonesian and foreign artists, Textile Museum dedicated to the religious and social significance of textile-making on the islands, and Museum Wayang which showcases the traditional art form of puppetry in Indonesia.

Religious sites like mosques and cathedrals are also well-visited. Istiqlal Mosque, for example, is the biggest mosque in Southeast Asia with a capacity of 120,000, located near the Monas Square. Visitors must remove their shoes and tours in English are available. Jakarta Cathedral is also well-known - a Dutch colonial Neo-Gothic Roman Catholic cathedral, and the seat of the Bishop of Jakarta. There is a museum attached to the Cathedral on the top floor.

Other attractions include theme parks like Ancol Dream Park located on the coast, and a zoo called Regunan Zoo which features some 3,600 species of wildlife from throughout Indonesia.
Jakarta is divided into several districts, which include Central Jakarta, West Jakarta, South Jakarta, East Jakarta, North Jakarta, and Thousand Islands. Central Jakarta is the administrative and financial heart of the city as well as the location of the world's largest city square "Lapangan Merdeka," the presidential palace, Istiqal Mosque, Jakarta Cathedral, the National Museum of Indonesia, and the iconic Hotel Indonesia traffic circle (Bundaran HI) around which the top malls are located. West Jakarta is considered to be the old town area with Dutch colonial buildings, street food, craft vendors, a few museums, and Jakarta's Chinatown known as Glodok. South Jakarta encompasses upper-middle class and elite residences as well as businesses including shopping centers, restaurants, hotels, nightclubs, and boutique shops. East Jakarta is the industrial quarter, while North Jakarta is the harbor as well as the gateway to the final district - the Thousand Islands. Located right on the coast, North Jakarta is a destination known for its seafood and beachside entertainment, while the Thousand Islands just offshore includes islands that are a part of a Marine National Park as well as excellent diving sites. There are also several satellite cities important to the area such as Bogor, Tangerang, Bekasi, and Depok.

If you're not sure about accommodations, check out this guide to where to stay in Jakarta which covers plenty of good hotels. Or, check out our article on the best hostels in Jakarta.

Sightseeing the historical, cultural, and religious landmarks of the city can occupy one's time in the city, as well as the many opportunities for shopping. Historical markets like the Pasar Baru dot the city for a unique trading experience, while there are plenty of malls, especially around Bandaran HI for all shopping needs. Visitors often experience the city's theme parks and frequent the movie theaters, while there are also a number of sporting events and musical festivals throughout the year, like the Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival.
Food and Dining
As a major city, Jakarta has a vast range of dining possibilities, from local fare to international options. Some of the more popular regional dishes include things like:

Sop iga sapi: beef spare rib soup with plenty of Indonesian spices

Soto Betawi: coconut milk broth with beef tendons, intestines, and tripe

Kerak telor: egg omelet cooked with rice and served with shredded coconut and a dried shrimp topping

Ketoprak: rice roll, tofu, bean sprout, and crackers in peanut sauce

Bubur Dingin: cold porridge with beef sweet soup

Nasi uduk: rice cooked in coconut milk, served with choices of toppings like fried chicken, beef, fried shallots, and sambal (a kind of chili sauce)

Nasi ulam: rice cooked in coconut milk served with fried minced beef, sweet fried tempeh (soybean cake), many other toppings, cucumber, and sambal

Street foods are also very common, with each district of Jakarta having its own unique flavors. Some of the best places for street food include Kelapa Gading, Muara Karang in Pluit, Kebon Kacang in Central Jakarta, and Blok S in South Jakarta.

The nearest major airport is Soekarno Hatta International Airport, located 20 kilometers (12 miles) northwest of the city at Tangerang, Banten. In order to reach the city from here the best option is to arrange a pick-up from your hotel, as many hotels in Jakarta provide free airport transfers. Ride services like Uber, GoJek, and Grab are also frequently used. Transportation can be arranged with these companies on a mobile device using the airport's free WiFi. Taxis can be tricky, as many will try to scam visitors; however, Silver Bird, Blue Bird, and Express Taxi are among the more reliable taxi services in Jakarta. DAMRI shuttles buses are also available and connect to many Jakarta destinations. Trains and buses additionally connect Jakarta to outlying locations as well.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.