Car Parking Fee in Jakarta

Official car parking fee in Jakarta city of Indonesia much cheaper compare to other world’s big cities such as Tokyo, Los Angeles, Berlin, Singapore, etc. Even though it is quite expensive for ordinary locals in Jakarta.

As for instance in 2014, parking fee for first hour was 2,000 – 5,000 Rupiahs (equal to 20 – 50 cents USD), and for next hourly was 2,000 – 4,000 Rupiahs per hour (equal to 20 – 40 cents USD). While unofficial parking fee could be about 2,000 – 5,000 Rupiahs for many hours, unofficial means temporary parking lot which handle and arrange by a person without any receipt nor timer which are many in Jakarta. If compare to Tokyo parking fee which up to 500 yen per hour (equal to 4.5 USD), this fee is so cheap !

Parking Receipt in Jakarta

Currently Jakarta’s traffic was very bad, traffic jam were almost allover the city. In the morning I took at least 2 hours from home to office which is about 18 kms distance, at evening almost the same when go back from office to home. Local government in Jakarta was struggling to built Mass Rapid Transportation, hopefully it can be happen within 3 years time. Otherwise Jakarta’s traffic jam would be very very bad. Even though the traffic condition but people prefer to use own car or motorbike because of public transportation availability, quality and its security issues.

Higher parking fee regulation in other hand could be used by local government to push people to use public transportation, but only if its already in good condition.

[jkt, 18sep14]

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