International students coming to study at Petra Christian University live in a boarding house. There are a lot of boarding houses scattered anywhere around Petra, range from 1 to 5 minutes walk. They varies according to facilities and location. The nearer the location or the more facilities it has, the higher the price it usually be.
Usually, a boarding house's facilities are:
- Electric fan
- Drinking water (because, unlike Japan, you CANNOT drink tap water in Indonesia)
- Parking lot (for bike and car)
- Internet connection (LAN cable or WiFi)
- Water heater
- Private bathroom
For boarding house with price under IDR 1,000,000 (USD 100) per month usually only has facilities number 1-3 only. If you want a boarding house with all those facilities above included, the price range is from IDR 1,750,000 - IDR 2,500,000 (USD 150-250) per month. However, please note that the price does NOT include electricity bill.