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Apr 02, 2016

Jakarta's rental yields are attractive


Last Updated: Apr 02, 2016
JAKARTA - Apartments COST (US$) YIELD (p.a.) PRICE/SQ.M. (US$)
TO BUY MONTHLY RENT TO BUY MONTHLY RENT
50 sq. m. 131,150 1,053 9.63% 2,623 21.05
120 sq. m. 346,680 2,486 8.61% 2,889 20.72
BALI - Villas
150 sq. m. 290,400 1,190 4.92% 1,936 7.93
350 sq. m. 718,900 2,268 3.79% 2,054 6.48
Districts researched:
Central Jakarta: Menteng
South Jakarta: CBD, Cilandak/Cipete, Golden Triangle (formed by Jl. Sudirman, Jl. Gatot Subroto, and Jl. Rasuna Said), Kebayoran Baru, Kemang, Kuningan, Sudirman, Pondok Indah,
Bali: Canggu, Jimbaran, Kerobokan, Kuta, Legian, Nusa Dua, Oberoi, Seminyak, Sanur
Source: Global Property Guide Definitions: Data FAQ See also: Update Schedule

Gross rental yields in Jakarta - the return earned on the purchase price of a rental property, before taxation, vacancy costs, and other costs - are now very attractive, though lower than they were 4-5 years ago.  Gross rental yields are an important consideration even for those who do not intend to become landlords, because a high rental yield indicates that the property market is reasonably priced.

Jakarta´s property market now looks well-priced.

Higher end apartments in Jakarta are now priced at around US$ 2,650 to US$2,900 per square metre (sq. m.). Rental yields on these apartments are now around 8.6% to 9.6%, and have risen over the past two years.

The disadvantage of buying in Jakarta, for foreigners, is complex legalities and high transaction costs. However, changes in the law are in process which should make things much easier.

Villas on Bali attractively priced at around US$1,100 to US$2,300 per sq. m.. On Bali, lower rental yields can be earned, at from 3.8% to 5.0%.

Round trip transaction costs are high in Indonesia. See our Property transaction costs analysis in Indonesia and Property transaction costs in Indonesia, compared to the rest of Asia.






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