As is common for many megacities, Jakarta encompasses all walks of life from wealth to poverty. Although most people employed in Jakarta’s center and its skyscrapers are well off, the other side of the coin is a wide strip of slum landscape surrounding the city. When living and working in Jakarta, you need to be able to deal with such extremes. Working in Jakarta will, like any move to a foreign city, have its ups and downs.
Jakarta: Economic Overview
Moreover, in recent years, Jakarta has seen an increase of franchises, particularly restaurant chains, across the city. This is a good opportunity for expats to get a feel for what working in Jakarta is like.
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