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Yogyakarta is a city on the island of Java in Indonesia. It is the administrative center of the Special District of Yogyakarta. The city is known as a center for classical Javanese fine arts and culture, particularly batik, ballet, drama, music, poetry, and puppet shows. Yogyakarta was the capital of Indonesia from 1946 to 1948, during the Indonesian Revolution. One of the districts of modern Yogyakarta, Kotagede, was the capital of the sultanate of Mataram from 1575 to 1640. The city was named after the Indian city of Ayodhya from the epic Ramayana. “Yogya” (Jogya) means “fit, proper,” “karta” means “prosperous, prosperous,” that is, the city’s name can be translated as “city fit to prosper.”

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  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Religious
  • Population: 390,000 people
  • GDP: $3,570 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 10 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Telkomsel
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: Tipping is not mandatory. However, if you want to tip, perhaps provide 5-10% of the total bill. Restaurants: some restaurants will include 5-10% service charge to their bill. But if they don’t levy any service charge, you can tip between Rp10,000 to 10% of the total bill.
  • Apartment listings: AirBnb
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: GoJEK
  • Best coworking space: Jogja Digital Valley
  • Online electronics shop: Tokopedia
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Lion
  • Best intl air carrier: Garuda
  • Monthly costs for expat: $500
  • Monthly costs for family: $1200
  • Monthly costs for local: $340
  • Meal: $1
  • Small Cola: $0.4
  • Beer 1 Pint: $2
  • Coffee: $1.5

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