Expert Info

Posted by Dave Langley
on 9 Jul 2018

Hi, I am considering relocating to Jakarta and the business district. Can anyone give me some advice on the area and what its like. I am getting mixed messages on Google telling me its not a safe place to be at the minute and then its an amazing place 

Im confused

Thanks in advance,


Daniela de Castro on 11 Jul 2018 - 08:19

Hi Dave

Will you be moving alone, or bringing family with you? If you're looking to live in or near the central business district then Kuningan is probably your best bet.  This is a great area for people who want to live close to work, schools, and the comforts of city life. However, if you would like to live in a house rather than an apartment then it may be worth venturing out of the inner city to more suburban areas. Have a look at our guide to the areas and suburbs in Jakarta for information on the other local neighbourhoods which are suitable for expats.

With regards to safety, expats in Jakarta will need to take all the necessary precautions that they would in any other major city. Petty crime rates are high, but expats seldom experience violent crime. Road safety is also a concern, and you should always be aware of your surroundings when driving or crossing roads. Our extensive guide to safety in Indonesia might put your mind at ease about any other concerns you have. 

Hope this helps.

- Daniela