Prices in Jakarta can be ridiculous if you are an expat. Locals charge you higher, special expat prices. Sometimes, they will even charge you a blonde price, if you look that good.
Guess how much these two imported black plums that are not even fresh will cost you?
Surprised? Wait till you see the two avocados below:
Yes, you are not wrong. They charge you more than USD8 for two imported avocados. Guess that’s OK, when we pay AUD2-3 for one avocado in Sydney. Petrol, fuel cost are increasing by the day, inflation, inflation…
Wait, we have even more surprises for you. Guess how much this bunch of bananas cost you? You will never guess right. So we will tell you now.
RP440. How did this happen?
We were in a rush and grabbed these bananas in the supermarket. We ended up paying RP440 for these, that’s USD 5 cents. Have you ever paid 5 cents for a bunch of bananas like these? Anywhere in the world? We would be surprised if you do.
Upon checking, we figure this is a one off human error. Someone happened to put the wrong price tag on these bananas. If you check closely, we were actually paying for some baby sweet oranges (jeruks).
But the price still didn’t look right even if they were baby oranges. Baby oranges still cost much more than USD 5 cents.
Oh, well, guess that’s one of the benefits of living in Jakarta. Very confused, but somehow benefiting from it?
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