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Bekasi (Indonesian: Kota Bekasi) is a city in West Java, Indonesia, located on the eastern border of Jakarta within the Jabodetabek metropolitan region, as such it serves as a dormitory and factory city for Jakarta. The borders for this city are Bekasi Regency at the north, Bogor Regency and Depok City at the south, at the west is East Jakarta, at the east is Bekasi Regency. It is Indonesia's most populated incorporated city, and one of the most populated worldwide, but still trails the likes of Incheon and Yokohama. The large number of multinational companies, has apparently attracted a lot of expatriates (mainly Japanese and Korean) to settle in Bekasi. It has an area of 210.49 square kilometres (81.27 sq mi) and had 2,663,011 people in 2014. The 2010 population was 2,378,211, making it Indonesia's fourth largest city, and second in West Java only to Bandung. Many middle-up satellite cities have been developed in Bekasi, complete with their own shopping malls, schools, club houses, water park, and shuttle bus services to central Jakarta. Substantial urban areas surround the city. It serves as a commuter city for Jakarta, although it has notable trade, business and processing industries. These are primarily clustered in the area of Cikarang. Bekasi is one of the oldest cities in Indonesia, and has a history of being the capital city of the Kingdom of Tarumanagara. At that time, the name of Bekasi was Dayeuh Sundasembawa. The earliest evidence of its existence dates from the 5th century according to the Tugu inscription.


A place in Indonesia, Bekasi is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. When planning a trip to Bekasi, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Jakarta. Add Jakarta to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Monas, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Ancol Dream Park. Also, to reach Bekasi, you'll have to take a flight to Jakarta; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Bekasi.

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Facts and Stats for Bekasi*

  • Pollution Statistics in Bekasi

    Know the pollution level of Bekasi before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 74.29 (High)
    • Water Pollution 76.01 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 58.86 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 66.53 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 54.94 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 72.11 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 68.16 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 65.84 (High)
  • Bekasi: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Bekasi for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bekasi.

    • Burglary and Theft 48.52 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 59.03 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50.23 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 83.64 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 49.53 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 54.38 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 45.7 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 52.51 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 67.84 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 34.75 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 42.97 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 42.01 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 61.06 (High)
  • Living in Bekasi - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Bekasi is 69.78 (Low)

    • Safety Index 46.12 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 63.3 (High)
    • Pollution Index 81.49 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 57.68 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 40.24 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 59.88 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 22.49 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 28.37 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Bekasi

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bekasi

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.47 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.03 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 68.45 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42.07 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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