Excellent place to start your nomadic life, very very easy living here. For example, having your laundry washed and folded for you is about $3 USD, eating out very healthy about $6-7 USD, and co-working spaces about $120 USD. It has been a very soft landing for starting this lifestyle.
🎒 Nomad Score4/5 210 reviews💵 Cost good📡 Internet good😀 Fun good👮 Safety goodTap to Open🌥Feels 38°100°30°86°😷AQI2141$1,146 / mo19Mbps×
I like it here better than Canggu. It's more walkable, more cheap warungs, more convenient. You could find all kinds of shop catering to different type of visitor, from cheap to luxurious. Not a party place if you're looking for it, which made it even more perfect. More female than male, great for dating.
🎒 Nomad Score3.31/5 199 reviews💵 Cost okay📡 Internet okay😀 Fun okay👮 Safety goodTap to Open🌥Feels 40°104°30°86°😷AQI1663$2,107 / mo12Mbps×
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To be honest, as an English man with no use of Indo Bahasa, I've got no chance (like the last chance saloon) in finding an English speaking human..unless it Hiya, Hello, How are you, language is totally useless unless you know sign and body expressions! And that Works! Point to the food in the picture on the wall, have small cash in you pocket (and bigger cash stored away out of sight) You buy food in the picture and only get half of what you saw! Yer, It happens like Shx.all the time where ever you go! Locals are wise.. but expect it and order a double portion...Lol! I am Tim Love from the UK and I have married an Indonesian beauty! We do not live together because the UK law makes it a terrible ordeal to fix...(ongoing issues) But, as I said... If you are WHITE.. then you must expect to be RIPPED OFF !
🎒 Nomad Score3.22/5 169 reviews💵 Cost good📡 Internet bad😀 Fun okay👮 Safety okayTap to Open🌥Feels 42°108°33°91°😷AQI547$807 / mo9Mbps×
"Don't go to Jakarta" is what people from Jakarta tell you.
But you do. It can't be that bad, right? Then you arrive. Although "arriving" is a big word for getting stuck in traffic first for hours. When you do finally arrive in your apartment, you open the windows and wonder why you can't see further than 10 meters. It must be a foggy day? No, it's not fog, it's smog, and it's an every day occurrence in Jakarta, a city that is now competing with Beijing for worst air quality in the world.
What's good about Jakarta? It's one of the few places in Indonesia (except maybe Bali) that's open-minded. Jakartans are friendly, helpful and warm acting as if Jakarta is still just a small Indonesian village and that's great. It's also one of the fastest growing cities in Asia. It's cosmopolitan. But all that doesn't weigh up to the negatives that is Jakarta right now.
Clean up the air, fix the traffic, and Jakarta might be liveable in a decade.
"Don't go to Jakarta" is what people from Jakarta tell you. They're right.
🎒 Nomad Score3.15/5 215 reviews💵 Cost good📡 Internet bad😀 Fun bad👮 Safety goodTap to Open🌥Feels 43°109°33°92°😷AQI14210$1,397 / mo8Mbps×