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What do people like (and dislike) about Jakarta?

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When we asked expats and global nomads what they like and dislike about living in Jakarta, they replied...

"Expats and digital nomads living in Jakarta, often like the low cost of living, which allows them to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle without spending too much. They also appreciate the vibrant and diverse culture, with a mix of traditional and modern influences. The local people are generally friendly and welcoming, making it easy for expats to make friends and feel at home. The food scene in Jakarta is also a highlight, with a wide variety of delicious local and international cuisines available at affordable prices. On the other hand, expats and digital nomads may dislike the heavy traffic and congestion in Jakarta, which can make getting around the city a challenge. The public transportation system is not as developed as in some other major cities, so many people rely on private vehicles or ride-hailing services. The air quality in Jakarta can also be poor at times, due to pollution from vehicles and industrial activities. Additionally, the city is prone to flooding during the rainy season, which can cause disruptions and inconvenience. Another challenge for expats and digital nomads in Jakarta is the language barrier, as not everyone speaks English, and learning the local language, Bahasa Indonesia, can be difficult for some. The bureaucracy and red tape involved in obtaining visas and work permits can also be frustrating and time-consuming. Finally, some expats may find it challenging to adapt to the cultural differences and local customs, particularly in areas such as social etiquette and business practices," said another in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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