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.





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, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest No data available.

ATM Density When compared to the world average, Indonesia has more ATMs.48.09 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.

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 2024, Indonesia will celebrate 8 national public holidays. The next one Independence Day will take place on August 17.

Date Holiday name
January 1, 2024 New Year’s DayTahun Baru Masehi
March 29, 2024Moving holiday Good FridayWafat Isa Almasih
March 31, 2024Moving holiday Easter SundayPaskah
May 1, 2024 Labour DayHari Buruh Internasional
May 9, 2024Moving holiday Ascension DayKenaikan Isa Almasih
June 1, 2024 Pancasila DayHari Lahir Pancasila
August 17, 2024 Independence DayHari Ulang Tahun Kemerdekaan Republik Indonesia
December 25, 2024 Christmas DayHari Raya Natal


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?

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.


What is the weather like in Jakarta?

Today the sun in Jakarta, rises at 6:00 AM and sets at 5:46 PM. The climate of Jakarta may be categorized as a equatorial rainforest (Af), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayJun 18ThunderstormLow: 25.8°C (78.44°F)High: 32.2°C (89.96°F)
WednesdayJun 19OvercastLow: 25.5°C (77.9°F)High: 33.7°C (92.66°F)
ThursdayJun 20OvercastLow: 25.4°C (77.72°F)High: 33.5°C (92.3°F)
FridayJun 21OvercastLow: 25°C (77°F)High: 33.2°C (91.76°F)
SaturdayJun 22OvercastLow: 25.3°C (77.54°F)High: 33.5°C (92.3°F)
SundayJun 23OvercastLow: 24.8°C (76.64°F)High: 34°C (93.2°F)

Weather data for Jakarta (capital city) by


Railways There are passenger trains , and some of them are high-speed trains.

Subway Systems The subway system is available in Jakarta, Palembang.

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.


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 16.74.

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

Emergency phones in Indonesia

110 Police
113 Ambulance
113 Fire police


Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Inconsistent or only partially enforced smoke-free laws

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

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