A work permit for Indonesia can only be obtained if the Indonesian company can prove that no local can do this work with sufficient qualifications.
According to countryvv, the average per capita income in Indonesia is 1,925 US dollars annually. Employees of foreign companies usually have a high income. In addition to the income, the costs for the apartment, the car and the school costs for children as well as the social security contributions are covered.
Uniform tax rate of 28% for corporate taxation. Individuals with annual income of more than 50 million rupiah but less than 250 million rupiah, tax rate of 15%. For recipients with an annual income between 250 million rupiah and 500 million rupiah, the uniform tax rate is 25% and incomes over 500 million rupiah are taxed at the top tax rate of 30%.
To start working in Indonesia, you should have at least a basic knowledge of the Indonesian language.
Cost of living
Alcoholic beverages, dairy products and imported products are considerably more expensive in Indonesia than in Germany. If you buy local products, on the other hand, you can live much cheaper.
You need around € 2,069.90 in Jakarta to maintain the same standard of living that you could have in Berlin with € 3,600.00 (assuming you rent in the cities).
- Consumer prices in Jakarta are 39.82% lower than in Berlin (excluding rent)
- Consumer prices including rent in Jakarta are 42.50% lower than in Berlin
- Rental prices in Jakarta are 48.63% lower than in Berlin
- Restaurant prices in Jakarta are 61.52% lower than in Berlin
- Food prices in Jakarta are 26.21% lower than in Berlin
- The local purchasing power in Jakarta is 71.93% lower than in Berlin
Average cost of living in Jakarta (from 08/2019 – 07/2020)
|Restaurant||Ø € Price||€ Price from / to|
|Food, price w. restaurant||2.02||1.40-4.37|
|Middle class, 3 courses for 2 people.||17.47||11.65-29.12|
|Local beer, 0.5 l||2.33||1.69-4.08|
|Imported beer, 0.33 l||3.49||2.04-5.24|
|Coca / Pepsi (0.33 l)||0.52||0.29-1.16|
|Water (0.33 l)||0.25||0.17-0.58|
|Food||Ø € Price||€ Price from / to|
|Milk (1 L)||1.21||0.87 – 1.75|
|White bread (500g)||1.02||0.73-1.51|
|Rice (white), (1kg)||0.80||0.58 – 1.28|
|Local cheese (1kg)||6.67||3.49 – 17.47|
|Chicken breast fillet (1kg)||3.16||1.34-4.37|
|Apples (1kg)||2.45||1, 46 – 4.08|
|Potatoes (1kg)||1.22||0.70 – 1.75|
|Lettuce (1 head)||0.99||0.58-1.46|
|Water (1.5 l)||0.44||0.29-0.70|
|Bottle of wine (middle class)||23.30||6.12-29.12|
|Local beer (0.5 l)||2.14||1.63-2.91|
|Imported beer (0.33 l)||3.24||1.90-4.08|
Average costs for local transport, utilities, clothing, leisure, education of Jakarta (from 08/2019 – 07/2020)
|Mode of Transport||Ø € Price||€ Price from / to|
|Taxi base amount||0.41||0.38-0.58|
|Taxi 1 km||0.29||0.23-0.44|
|Ancillary housing costs||Ø € Price||€ Price from / to|
|for 85 sqm apartment (electricity, water, garbage, etc.||93.74||55.69-180.01|
|1 minute prepaid mobile tariff||0.12||0.05-0.17|
|Internet (60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, cable / ADSL)||23.45||17.47-39.65|
|Clothes, shoes||Ø € Price||€ Price from / to|
|Jeans (Levis 501 or similar)||37.43||20.58-66.97|
|Summer dress (Zara, H&M,…||28.10||16.02-46.59|
|Nike sports shoes, middle class||62.15||37.85-99.01|
|Leather business shoes||74.64||34.94-116.48|
|leisure time||Ø € Price||€ Price from / to|
|Fitness center, month / adult||32.12||14.56-43.68|
|Tennis, 1 hour on weekends||8.33||4.08-11.65|
|a movie ticket||3.20||2.91-4.66|
|training||Ø € Price||€ Price from / to|
|Preschool / Kindergarten, private, whole day, monthly per child||121.68||58.24-203.83|
|International primary school per year and child||5,804.78||2,911.92 – 16,057.82|
For example, a simple double room with shower / toilet in South Bali costs between 3 and 20 euros. Of course there are also expensive hotels here.
Anyone who goes to eat in food stalls pays 1 to 2 euros per person. It’s even cheaper in supermarkets. The local, quite drinkable Bintang beer costs around 1.30 euros per 0.65l bottle. A liter of gasoline costs about 33 cents.
Average rental prices / purchase and salaries of Jakarta (from 08/2019 – 07/2020)
|Monthly rental price||Ø € Price||€ Price from / to|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in the city center||370.49||218.39-698.86|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside the center||217.51||145.60-407.67|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in the city center||1.1 61.62||552.38-2,911.92|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside the center||656.95||349.43-1,164.77|
|Purchase price of apartments||Ø € Price||€ Price from / to|
|Price per square meter for an apartment in the city – purchase||2,139.63||1,455.96-2,911.92|
|Price per square meter – apartment outside the center – purchase||1,094.88||698.86-1455.96|
|wages||Ø € Price||€ Price from / to|
|Average monthly salary (after taxes)||387.45||–|
Emigration and Living Indonesia
For vacation purposes, Indonesia is a very interesting country, also climatically. There are also some good options for immigrating. It should be noted that Indonesia is an earthquake prone area and tsunamis can occur. It is currently not possible for foreigners to purchase real estate. However, the government plans to create the legal basis so that foreigners can acquire ownership of land in Indonesia. Some advantages: Lots of forest, low cost of living (LHK-I 56.2).