Jakarta is a city on the island of Java and is part of Indonesia. More than 10 million people live in the city, making it the second busiest modern city in the world after Tokyo.
Jakarta is currently Indonesia’s capital, but there is a good chance that this will change in a few years. There are some fundamental problems that the city will face in the coming years. We will tell you more about this further on this page.
Climate in Jakarta
Anyone who likes a warm climate will like Jakarta. Jakarta has a tropical monsoon climate and the temperature lays around 30 degreec celcius all year round.
Jakarta has a rainy season that starts in October and ends in April. During the rainy season it rains almost every day, which means that there are fewer tourists in the city during this period. The rest of the month it hardly rains and there is a dry but warm climate.
Culture in Jakarta
Jakarta has a completely different culture than in Bali, the main reason for this is that the majority of the population in Jakarta is Muslim. Here, too, it is wise to read up on the customs that the locals have before you go.
Eating is an important part of life in Jakarta, often this is done all day long. Most people go to one of the gigantic shopping centers, also called malls, to get their favorite food in one of the food courts.
Costs and internship compensation
The cost of living in Jakarta is very low. The currency used is Rupiah and for about $80 you will receive 1 million Rupiah. For less than $3 you will be able to buy a complete meal. On the costs page we will tell you more about the costs of doing an internship in Jakarta.