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I became a Millionaire today.




Yup, I just became a Millionaire right after I exchanged my dollars to Indonesian Rupiah. :D *hehehe*

The running exchange rate is $1 = 9170 but the bank’s rate at the airport is $1 = 8,800 rupiah. So, if you have $115 US dollars, you’ll get just over 1 Million rupiahs with it.

There’s no worry having to carry around bundles and bundles of paper notes since denominations are in the 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000 and 100,000.

Still, one needs to get to use with it. I still automatically convert stuff into US dollars when looking at prices. Imagine paying Rp 180,000 for a taxi ride from the Soeharto-Hata Soekarno-Hatta airport to the hotel? *heh*

What’s funnier is the reaction I got from the bellboy after I handed him a Rp1,000 tip. That’s like just 5 pesos! :D



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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9 Responses

  1. Wid says:

    hahaha..Abe..Welcome to Jakarta…..

    Taxi is more expensive actually compare to our taxi in manila though gasoline is cheaper in indonesia (around 29 pesos).

    Please make sure you only ride “Blue Bird” taxi if you want to go around….dont take “Prestasi” taxi….for your safety..

    The airport is Soekarno-Hatta…. Soeharto is still alive..(I wonder why..hahahahaha)

    Where you staying in jakarta?

    Enjoy your stay…

  2. Isang Mahal says:

    @Yuga

    Would you buy a sling box? Have you used a sling box before? Is this technology in the Philippines? Tell us your opinion of it. Once you do your research then post a blog about it. Your opinion is very highly regarded of.

    You must make mad cheddar. You live like a millionaire. You are internationally known. I wish I can roll like you. Big baller status. Just kidding. Have fun. Thank you in advance. One.

  3. Jaja says:

    hehehe… I remember feeling so rich when I bought my Rp180,000 pair of shoes wayyyyy back. Have fun in Jakarta! =)

  4. kukote says:

    naalala ko tuloy yung friend kong naassign dyan. Bumili ng perfume pasalubong sa gf nya, hindi nya inalis yung price tag, kasi, worth 1 million daw. =)

  5. yuga says:

    @ Isang Mahal

    Haven’t seen that device locally. It means they don’t see any market for it here or it’s way too expensive.

    I haven’t tried nor seen it too.

  6. Armina says:

    LOL. 1.000 rupiah for bellboy… usually tip mo yan for parking d2. enjoy your stay! :-)

  7. AYEZA says:

    uy, pautang hehehe

  8. Mae says:

    it’s nice to feel “superior” minsan noh? :D

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