Jakarta

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 29, 2018 @ 03:02 PM / by Yimkwan Tsang

A screenshot from a phone app for transportation in Jakarta, Indonesia. Here, the number provided connects the app payment method to a taxi hailed from the street. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Yimkwan Tsang.

Taxis vs Rideshares in Jakarta

Rideshare companies are having an impact in Jakarta, a city where traffic is ever present and getting around can be challenging. While it is common for expatriates to have a car and driver here, taxi and rideshare companies are innovating ways to capture expatriate clientele.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 05, 2015 @ 02:43 PM / by Meleah Paull

Beginning on July 1, 2015, all transactions within Indonesia must be paid in Indonesian rupiah. This ban on foreign currencies has disrupted the common practice of quoting prices and paying rent for expatriate executive housing in U.S. dollars. Realtors I spoke with in August, however, said that there has been little substantive change in negotiation practices. Rents are still discussed in U.S. dollar terms and then converted to and paid in rupiah at the time of agreement and signing. Although rents are stated as a monthly price, the full term of any expatriate rental in Jakarta must be paid in advance, so the conversion to rupiah is calculated just once rather than many times throughout the lease.



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