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inmexico



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2004 3:47 pm    Post subject: Palembang + 7 Million Reply with quote

I am getting the distinct impression that each region of Indonesia is decidedly different when it comes to living costs. Can anyone comment on a salary of 7 million in Palembang?
The other option I am considering is 6 million in Ciburur (I am sure my spelling is wrong)
Do these areas compare? I would think that there wouldn't be too much of a difference.

Any comments would be greatly appreciated. Smile
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ls650



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2004 10:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Palembang + 7 Million Reply with quote

In the other major cities outside of Jakarta, 6 or 7 juta is a pretty decent starting salary for a private language school. If you're single and use shared housing your living expenses will likely be in the neighborhood of 2 or 3 juta, so you should be able to live a modest lifestyle with some money left over for travel or Western comforts.

Where the heck is Ciburur? I've never heard of it.
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inmexico



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2004 4:40 pm    Post subject: palembang + 7 Reply with quote

My mistake - Ciburur is the name of a school, not a place. It is in west Jakarta. Thanks for the info.

Cheers
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KCA420



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2004 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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willy



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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2004 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would not tuch anything under 7 mil can you live on less ye shure some locals live under 1 mil. our office boy gets 570,000.

its all about what you will settel for if you want to come here i will pay you 7 mil, just pm me
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ls650



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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2004 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

willy wrote:
i would not tuch anything under 7 mil can you live on less ye shure some locals live under 1 mil. our office boy gets 570,000.


But Willy, you don't mention that you also have a family to support.
Most of the posters here are single and aren't interested in renting a house solo - they're willing to use shared accomodation and save a lot.

I think the question should not be "can you live on less?" but "How can Willy manage to spend so much?" !!!
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inmexico



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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2004 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the help people. To Is650 - If accomodation is provided, is 6 million in Jakarta still bad?
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willy



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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2004 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok here it is one more time

Dinner at KFC 2 pieces of chicken, rice and a small coke: 18,500
Big Mack and small coke (no fries) 16,500
Eating on the street 1 piece very small chicken, and a drink (not coke) 6-9,000
Chicken on a stick 10,000 for 10 that includes about 50% fat (better have 15-20 and 2 drinks to wash it down) 23,000
In a restaurant it will be 35,000
Western stake on the street 30,000
In a restaurant it will be 110,000+

Anyway dinner will set you back from 18,000 to 100,000+ (no beer)
Lunch 16,000-40,000

Beer is only 9-15,000 per lager bottle IN THE STORE (+ 2,500 city tax where I live)
As for the bar I have heard that with taxi and 2 drinks 75,000

Taxi across town 30-50,000 ( use Blue Bird for a good trip) flag fall is 3,500 but most locals give 5,000 min.

Let’s say
1,000,000 mil for food
700,000 for rent
218 for 4 beers a week AT HOME
240 for a trip a week to the mall (taxi)
2,150,000 ya not bad, can do it ( can you say starving student)

VCD 50-75,000
DVD 150-200,000
Shirt (cotton) 75,000and up (polyester, you are better than I if you can were it) 30-50,000
Pants (cotton/ wool) 180,000+ (polyester) 50-75,000
O and WATER 2,500 per L in the store 2,000 per 300Ml on the street
Vodka 120,000 for a 750Ml
Scotch 180,000+
Food in the mall 25,000 and up
Going out with your students (pizza) 1 M, 55,000 remember your Students are rich by Indonesian standers, coffee at Starbucks 28,000+

Imported shampoo 60-95,000
After shave 40-85,000
Movie 20-belave it or not150,000 most are 20-35,000 +food

Ok one more time

65,000 2 moives
180,000 Scotch
55,000 (pizza) 1 M
80,000 Shirt (cotton)
75,000 shampoo
68,000 Starbucks
32,000 food in the mall
120,000 going out (alone)

675,000for a totel of some where around 3mil

Is this ok for you????

Girlfriend Double at least

o its about the same where i am only there is nothing to do so you can save more

of course I could save even more by living at the north pole!!
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inmexico



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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2004 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Willy! That really spells it out. BTW, did you read your PM?
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ls650



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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

willy wrote:
2,150,000 ya not bad, can do it ( can you say starving student)
675,000for a totel of some where around 3mil

Is this ok for you????


So it DOES sounds like we agree: a single adult living in shared accommodation can live a modest, comfortable lifestyle on about 3 juta a month. If your take-home pay is about 6 juta, you should be living very well - or be banking about half your pay.

I've met a few teachers who complained that they were always broke. Of course, they were eating at bule-style restaurants like Pizza Hut every day and off to the Hard Rock Cafe 3 or 4 nights a week.

Of course they're broke! If they did that back home they'd be broke there too!
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wily and ISO650 show how hard it is to compare subjective values about what a reasonable quality of life is.
Willy, how often do you eat local food?
ISO650, how often do you go on a date?
But of course this just reflects what I would consider to be an acceptable life.
But now you come to mention it, I would like to know how much the "boys in the field" feel they need to take a girl out on a date.
Being a veggie not much interested in the frequency of the KFC visits. Very Happy
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willy



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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy

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willy



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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
But of course this just reflects what I would consider to be an acceptable life.


Dear sidjameson,
You can see our late show at “When to apply for a job in 2005?”. That’s it you can live a modest, very MODEST life on 3 mil after all local teachers only get 1mil and live a modest life too.


Hope your enjoying the show!!!!

Next weeks show will be “whats a modest life”
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Winmar



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2004 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You save a lot by eating on the street, or at least eating local food. Eat western food every day and you'll spend a lot. More likely to get sick to really, if they don't keep and prepare it properly.

Also, living in Indonesia saves you money on toilet paper. Smile
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ryanc



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2004 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me and my wife are planning on going in about 2 months. How do we go about getting a decent place to live (nothing fancy)? and how much should we be looking at money wise? dont really want to share...wouldn't mind if i was single Wink
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