Indonesia

Capital Jakarta

Population 258,705,000

Area 1,904,569 km2

Key facts

Indonesia is a country located in South-Eastern Asia. There are 3 countries (Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste) that Indonesia shares its borders with. The official language of Indonesia is Indonesian. Traveling across Indonesia if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Indonesia was ranked 80th out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Indonesia is Indonesian rupiah (IDR). The rupiah (Rp) is subdivided into 100 sen.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 14726.62 IDR and 1 USD is worth 15181.45 IDR.

Indonesian
Banknotes

Rp1000Rp2000Rp5000Rp10000Rp20000Rp50000Rp100000

Indonesian
Coins

Rp100Rp200Rp500Rp50Rp1000

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Indonesia is 34.05 Mbps and mobile is 25.03 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density When compared to the world average, Indonesia has more ATMs.51.66 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Indonesia, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Indonesia. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 220 V 110 V, 50 Hz  Type F 220 V 110 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2022, Indonesia will celebrate 8 national public holidays. The next one Christmas Day will take place on December 25.

DateHoliday name
January 1, 2022New Year's DayTahun Baru Masehi
April 15, 2022Moving holidayGood FridayWafat Isa Almasih
April 17, 2022Moving holidayEaster SundayPaskah
May 1, 2022Labour DayHari Buruh Internasional
May 26, 2022Moving holidayAscension DayKenaikan Isa Almasih
June 1, 2022Pancasila DayHari Lahir Pancasila
August 17, 2022Independence DayHari Ulang Tahun Kemerdekaan Republik Indonesia
December 25, 2022Christmas DayHari Raya Natal

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Indonesia?

There are Mariott hotels in 2 cities: Batam and Yogyakarta.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Indonesia.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Indonesia.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Indonesia.

There are Radisson hotels in 4 cities.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Indonesia.

What fast food chains are present in Indonesia?

Tumpeng Sate, Soto, Nasi goreng are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Indonesia. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Indonesia below.

The McDonald's chain operates in Indonesia.

The KFC chain operates in Indonesia.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Indonesia.

The Subway chain operates in Indonesia.

The Domino's Pizza chain operates in Indonesia.

The Starbucks chain operates in Indonesia.

Weather

Today the sun in Jakarta, rises at 5:37 AM and sets at 5:48 PM. The climate of Jakarta may be categorized as a equatorial rainforest (Af), according to Koppen's classification system.
FridaySep 30Rain showersLow: 25.5°C (77.9°F)High: 33.1°C (91.58°F)
SaturdayOct 1ThunderstormLow: 25.5°C (77.9°F)High: 31.7°C (89.06°F)
SundayOct 2ThunderstormLow: 26°C (78.8°F)High: 31.7°C (89.06°F)
MondayOct 3ThunderstormLow: 26.1°C (78.98°F)High: 31°C (87.8°F)
TuesdayOct 4ThunderstormLow: 25.7°C (78.26°F)High: 33.5°C (92.3°F)
WednesdayOct 5Rain showersLow: 26°C (78.8°F)High: 30.1°C (86.18°F)

Weather data for Jakarta (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems The subway system is available in Jakarta.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Indonesia.

Car Rental Avis is available, but Sixt , Hertz are not present in Indonesia.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 3.1, Indonesia is placed 116th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Indonesia traffic is left-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  19.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2018.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 11.30 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 2: Exercise increased caution. 

Emergency phones in Indonesia

110 Police
113 Ambulance
113 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Inconsistent or only partially enforced smoke-free laws

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Indonesia?

Currently, citizens of 72 countries can enter Indonesia without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Indonesia.

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