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Expat Guide to Living in Jakarta

Whether you're already living in Jakarta or preparing to move to Jakarta, our Expat Guide to Living in Indonesia offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Jakarta. For answers to specific questions, visit our Indonesia Forum to talk with expats in Jakarta.

5 Tips For Living in Jakarta, Indonesia

Expats in Jakarta, Indonesia offer some great advice on what it's like to live in the capital of this island nation. From choosing a house to a stark warning for husbands and wives alike, this is a great place to start when considering a move to Jakarta.

More Culture Shock Reports for Jakarta

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Jakarta handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Jakarta:
Submit a Culture Shock Report

More Living in Jakarta Reports

What are people's priorities in Jakarta - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Jakarta:
Submit a Living Overseas Report

More Moving to Jakarta Reports

What should you take with you when you move to Jakarta? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Jakarta? Below are some of the responses from expats in Jakarta:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Jakarta. If you are already living in Jakarta, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Overseas Retirement Report

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Jakarta by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby in Jakarta Reports

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Jakarta? Below are some of the reports from expats in Jakarta:
Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working in Jakarta Reports

What's it like to find a job in Jakarta? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Jakarta? Below are some of the reports from expats in Jakarta:
Submit a Working Abroad Report
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