07 February 2020


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:

  1. Electric fan
  2. Drinking water (because, unlike Japan, you CANNOT drink tap water in Indonesia)
  3. Parking lot (for bike and car)
  4. AC
  5. Internet connection (LAN cable or WiFi)
  6. Water heater
  7. 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.