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Hello there, i'm moving to yogya this year and i would like to know if it possible to rent a house paying in a monthly basis, i know you have to pay the year. The thing is that i've got a scholarship with an amount of 1000 euros per month. What about the living cost in yogya?? i'm looking for some advice, mainly with renting a house because i'm doing a master there for 2 years. a small house with garden will be great!!
At today's rate, 1000 euros is about Rp13 million.
I've been spending way too much this month buying a new dining set and a mountain bike.
Not spent half of that.
You will pay rent by the year but that starts from 5 million and works up from there.
A 'gallon' of drinking water. That's the normal water bottle you often see in European offices.
To buy the first bottle with a dispenser will cost you less than 500,000. Refills around 11,000 for the best quality stuff.
Lunch in a street restaurant - 5,000 to 20,000 if you go crackers.
330ml can of coke about 6,000
Fridge (and you do need one) 1.5 million.
TV, satellite system and 10 foot dish - 3 million easy. 4 if you get silly. No monthly subs to pay on a system like that.
Large pizza from a place like pizza hut around 100,000.
Cheapest netbook computer around 2.5 million.
Any questions you rich sod?
I don't know Yogya , but in my big Indonesian city the conditions are : a) western type's house is normally furnished and rented per year . It is possible to get per month but probably it will cost more . b) one bedroom house's rent is about USD2,800 per year , but not many available (most are bigger houses), c) Indonesian's type house is normally not furnished and more easy to rent per month as you normally discuss the conditions directly with the owner . These houses are normally at the "kampungs" , which are places were the access to the houses are through alleys (walking or with motorcycle) , and if the case , rent is much cheaper .
The last place I looked at in Yogya was in a kampung just off a main road into the city with room to drive a car up to the door.
2 bedroom, a living room, kitchen and squat toilet. 3.5 million/year.
Depends on what level of comfort you want.
Why have a bed when a local version costs 250,000?
(Unless you are planning on doing some serious shagging)
You could go for comfort and end up using all the cash or you could go simple and take a pile home with you.
Did you notice that my post was also deleted as well as the one abusing me ...wtf ???????
Sorry. Did not see that.
Hombre de Maiz
I noticed. I wonder whether our Spanish friend will, as I did for my transgression, get -2 from the mods as well as an infraction for insulting you in two languages by calling you, Om, a "fucking asshole" and a "grandisimo gilipollas".
deleted and moved to a new thread by Om...
Get over it, please. If I delete the offensive post insulting you, I must delete the post who also offended the OP. A basic rule of this forum is to be helpful to each other. Being sarcastic to a newcomer is a no-no*. Your way of being sarcastic at time may offend people Om. You were sarcastic in the way you suggested a newcomer to do some legwork before asking a question on this forum. If you don't feel like answering a question it's fine. Just pass to the next thread. Others will answer such as Marcus or Mas Fred did for example. I also suggest you to read this two excerpts of the forum posting guidelines :
". obviously inflammatory postings which will start up threads full of offensive postings"
"Don't Jump on newcomers ... there are NO stupid questions!
This forum was created to answer practical questions about the daily life and concerns of expatriates in Indonesia for: people who are planning and preparing for their move to Indonesia, those newly arrived, as well as seasoned veterans. Therefore, please don't jump on anyone, but especially not on newcomers, for asking what you may feel are stupid questions. That is the purpose of this forum ... to have someone to turn to when you need to find answers. There are no stupid questions!"
This should answer your PM & posts questions.
I will delete all the off topic posts in this thread which have no relation with Jogja.
*I recall here part of your post before deletion: "Would your Masters include a 'research' component, I don't have one but I'm pretty sure it is considerred a basic skill in obtaining one ... You see that smallish white rectangle on the right hand corner of the page, near the top with the words 'Advanced Search' beneath it, try typing a few words on your desired topic there."
"You were sarcastic in the way you suggested a newcomer to do some legwork before asking a question on this forum. If you don't feel like answering a question it's fine. Just pass to the next thread."
Agreed. Since the OP was into research, the opportunity was taken to jump onto him in a sarcastic way, suggesting due to his research background he should know to do the research on his question here before asking it. I thought his assessment of Om in that case was bang on. He was being exactly what the OP said he was being.
I assume you would've already reached Jogja and so probably don't need this information.
I have lived in Jogja for almost 2 years now, before moving on, and in my experience, it is one of the most beautiful places to be in..the people are great, the whole energy of the city is amazing.
At 1000 euros/month, you could live like a king. Most houses would require you to pay for 12 months upfront. The annual rentals vary between Rp. 5 million per year to about Rp 30 million per year depending on the location, bare/furnished etc. I was staying in a very nice neighbourhood, with a fully furnished 2 bedroom, independent house for Rp. 24 million per year. Its a very nice house, with a small garden. I still have the lease left on it till December 2010, if you're interested in taking it. You can pay per month till then, and then continue for the next year with the landlord. I got this price cos I paid for 2 yrs at one go. That adds to the bargaining power :D
If you want to pay on a monthly basis, you can move into one of the many student/executive boarding houses. These range from as low as Rp. 100,000 per month to about Rp. 3 million per month. Again the difference is location, cleanliness, facilities etc. A reasonable, clean one - without AC and furnishings - can cost you about Rp. 500,000-Rp. 700,000 per month.
Cost of living is going to be high in the first few months, as you will take time to get adjusted to the local food. So you would be spending more on eating out of McDonald's and Pizza Huts of the city. If you're not very finicky about the food, and love to experiment, the local food sold out of stalls (called waroengs) are the best bet. You can get a full meal for one person with some juice/ice tea on the side for as low as Rp. 10,000-Rp.15,000 per meal. This is at the better waroengs. At the stalls, you can fill your stomach for probably half that price.
If there's anything else you want to know..just holler :D
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