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    I'm planning to spend September in Indonesia, with my home base in Jakarta. I'd like to get some idea of the cost of groceries, toiletries, etc. at the major supermarkets. Is there an on-line ad or flyer I can print?( Don't worry; I can convert the rupiah to the currency I use, either the Thai baht or the U.S. dollar. Also, I need to get an idea of the best (not the most expensive) way to get around Java, altho I might go to Bali, depending on how much of my money is left at the end of the month. Finally, is there an expat hangout or two in Jakarta I could drop by?

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    Cheapest way to get around - buses.

    Costs of foods depends on where you shop - traditional market vs. upscale supermarket. The more "local" you eat (not buying imports) the cheaper it will be.

    Lots of expat hangouts - other members can share their favorites - but there are lots of bars and nightclubs - http://www.expat.or.id/info/nightife...ubsdiscos.html
    Danielle Surkatty
    Member of the Organizing Committee
    Living in Indonesia, A Site for Expatriates
    http://www.expat.or.id/

    Living in Indonesia Expat Forum
    http://www.livinginindonesiaforum.org/
    [email protected]

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    • #3
      Originally posted by thailend19 View Post
      I'm planning to spend September in Indonesia, with my home base in Jakarta. I'd like to get some idea of the cost of groceries, toiletries, etc. at the major supermarkets. Is there an on-line ad or flyer I can print?( Don't worry; I can convert the rupiah to the currency I use, either the Thai baht or the U.S. dollar. Also, I need to get an idea of the best (not the most expensive) way to get around Java, altho I might go to Bali, depending on how much of my money is left at the end of the month. Finally, is there an expat hangout or two in Jakarta I could drop by?
      Jakarta is almost the same with Bangkok, sometimes a bit more expensive. One square meal in malls' Food Court is about USD 5 (for example a set Burger King meal), while in local restaurants maybe starts from USD 3.
      The most expensive is transportation (taxi), but you can also use Uber/Grab/busways.

      Sample of online flyer from Giant supermarkett: http://giant.co.id/test/index.php/promo-koran/
      Get around Java can be in trains as well, but check the local low cost carriers such as Air Asia or Citilink, sometimes the prices are not much different.
      Apart from the list in the web, some foreign backpackers are also hangout around Jalan Jaksa.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by thailend19 View Post
        I'm planning to spend September in Indonesia, with my home base in Jakarta. I'd like to get some idea of the cost of groceries, toiletries, etc. at the major supermarkets. Is there an on-line ad or flyer I can print?( Don't worry; I can convert the rupiah to the currency I use, either the Thai baht or the U.S. dollar. Also, I need to get an idea of the best (not the most expensive) way to get around Java, altho I might go to Bali, depending on how much of my money is left at the end of the month. Finally, is there an expat hangout or two in Jakarta I could drop by?
        Download the GOJEK app from google playstore ..... see GOMART for prices ... download the GRAB app for the cheapest transport and use the promo codes

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        • #5
          Try to visit Bali, Jogjakarta and Lombok for better view, Jakarta is not good choice to spend your time mate..

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