Living In Yogyakarta


Yogyakarta is of Indonesian province located in Java Island. It is one of the Special Region that is ruled by a monarchy, Kasultanan Ngayogyakarta as the Govenor for the province. The city wide is 32.5 square kilometres (12.5 square miles) with the main city located near to Kraton, the Sultan's palace. The core city surrounded by the Dutch colonial-era buildings and commercial district. The Sultan's palace is the centre of Yogya's traditional life and despite the advance of modernity; it still emanates the spirit of refinement, which has been the hallmark of Yogya's art for centuries.


Yogyakarta is also the only major city. which still has traditional transport, such as Becak (Pedicab) and Andong (Carriage). There are several cities of Yogyakarta, Kota Yogyakarta itself as a city center, Sleman. Wonosari, Bantu!, Gunung Kidul, with the Merapi mountain on the north part and one of famous beach is Parangtritis. Two most famous temples also easy to reach from the mean city such as Prambanan and Borobudur.

Yogyakarta also famous as a famous tourism destination in Indonesia beside Bali, that majority thick with the Javanese tradition and cultural activities. Gamelan, classical and contemporary Javanese Hiduism dances such as Ramayana, wayang kulit (leather puppet), theater and other expressions of traditional art will keep the visitor spellbound. Batiks, silver, earthenware and leather works are the famous handicraft from Yogyakarta.
Yogyakarta also known as student's city due to dozen universities spreading in this area. According to many source Yogyakarta rank as the safest city in Indonesia with lowest living cost. That is why this city is one of the city option for student to study completed by many prestigious universities located in the province. In order to entertain themselves student can go to several malls and coffee shops spread around this city.

Approximate living cost per semester (5 — 6 month)
- Transportation, meal, gym, laundry : +/- 250 USD/month
- Boarding house/apartment : 195 USD — 350 USD/month

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