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5 Most Expensive City in Indonesia

When someone ask about which city has the most expensive cost of living in Indonesia, some people might answer big cities like Jakarta or maybe remote areas like Papua. Is that right?

Actually, cheap or high cost of living in a city is caused by many factors. But the most important factor is the condition of the city.

The size of the city with the highest cost of living can be identified in two ways, namely the consumer price index (CPI) and per capita expenditure.

The per capita expenditure data can be seen from the results of the cost of living survey conducted by the Central Statistics Agency (BPS).

This survey is conducted every five years and is based on the calculation of per capita expenditure, not based on the high and low prices of goods or services.

Quoted from the BPS website, here is a list of the 10 cities with the most expensive cost of living in Indonesia based on per capita expenditure data for a month:

  1. Jakarta
    The first position in the list of cities with the most expensive cost of living in Indonesia is Jakarta. As the capital city of Indonesia as well as being a business center, Jakarta is indeed a destination for many people to migrate. The results of the cost of living survey (SBH) in 2018 show that the total average per capita expenditure in the city of Jakarta is IDR 4,446,770 Meanwhile, the average total household expenditure is Rp. 16,897,727. Therefore, it is not surprising that the cost of living in Jakarta is also quite expensive. Moreover, Jakarta is also one of the most densely populated cities in Indonesia
  2. Surabaya
    Furthermore, Surabaya is in the second position of the city with the most expensive cost of living in Indonesia.

The total average expenditure per capita in this City of Heroes is Rp. 4,240,902. Meanwhile, the average total household expenditure is Rp. 16,115,429.

This city on the eastern tip of Java Island is one of the growing business centers after Jakarta. In addition, Surabaya is also the largest metropolitan city in East Java as well as the second largest city in Indonesia after Jakarta

Therefore, it is not surprising that Surabaya is included in the list of cities with the most expensive cost of living in Indonesia.

  1. Bekasi
    In the third position, the city with the most expensive cost of living is Bekasi. The total average expenditure per capita in Bekasi is IDR 4,119,168. Meanwhile, the average total household expenditure is Rp. 16,888,582.

Bekasi is part of the Greater Jakarta Metropolitan Area and is the satellite city with the largest population in Indonesia.

Currently, the city of Bekasi is developing into a residence for urbanites and an industrial center.

  1. Depok
    Next, the city with the most expensive cost of living in Indonesia is Depok. Directly adjacent to Jakarta, the city of Depok is known as the home of the people who work in the capital.

The city of Depok is part of the province of West Java. The city is located just south of Jakarta, between Jakarta and Bogor. Previously, Depok was a sub-district within the Bogor Regency area, which later received the status of a city on April 27, 1999. The total average per capita expenditure in the city of Depok was about

r Rp 3,424,560. Meanwhile, the average total household expenditure is Rp. 13,355,784. It’s no wonder that Depok is among the top four cities with the most expensive living costs in Indonesia.

  1. Semarang
    Semarang is included in the list of the top five cities with the most expensive cost of living in Indonesia. The capital city of Central Java province is the fifth largest metropolitan city in Indonesia after Jakarta, Surabaya, Medan and Bandung. The total average expenditure per capita in Semarang is IDR 3,257,315.
    Meanwhile, the total average household expenditure is Rp. 13,680,725.

Source: kompas

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