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Teach English in Indonesia

We have more than 70 schools in over 30 cities in Indonesia, from a busy metropolis like Jakarta to idyllic towns like Kupang.

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Why Teach in Indonesia

From the bustling city of Jakarta to the quiet idyllic town of Kupang, we have over 70 centres across 30 cities for you to explore what Indonesia has to offer as you embark on a one-of-a-kind journey to teach English in Indonesia to a group of excited learners. No teaching experience? No problem! We have a great academic team that will help you navigate the classroom alongside easily comprehensive materials to engage and have fun with your students.

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Teacher Engagement

There are many things to look forward to as soon as you step foot in Indonesia. Navigating the city with your new colleagues, trying out local cuisines and learning Bahasa Indonesia to converse with locals are just some of the experiences you’ll encounter while teaching with us. We have many English teaching jobs in Indonesia that are available in a variety of cities for you to discover!

Famous Food You’ll Grow to Love

Indonesia has its fair share of food you may have never come across before. Indonesian cuisine often demonstrates complex flavors acquired from a mixture of certain ingredients and spices, most often described as savory, hot and spicy, and also combining basic tastes such as sweet, salty, sour and sometimes bitter. Here are five foods you might grow to love.

Nasi Goreng (fried rice)

Has been called the national dish of Indonesia (though there are people who will argue with that). This dish is available in just about every restaurant and roadside food stall. With ingredients like - sweet soy sauce, shallots, garlic, tamarind and chili combined with egg, chicken and prawn, you can understand its popularity

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Gado Gado

It's an Indonesian salad of boiled vegetables and hard-boiled eggs served with a peanut sauce dressing. This dish is also popular among vegetarians. It’s delicious!

Nasi Campur

Steamed rice served with various pre-cooked dishes - a variety of meats, fish, vegetables and of course spicy sambals. An Indonesian-style smorgasbord would be a way to describe it. Very popular and available in street restaurants (warung tegal) and specialised restaurants.

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Also known as Sroto, Tauto and Coto. A traditional soup mainly made up of meat and vegetables with a rich broth. Again, it has also been called the Indonesian national dish and you can find it all over the country.

Sate (or Satay)

It is basically skewered meat and can be made from chicken, beef or goat. One of the common recipes includes the meat marinated in sweet soy sauce, before being skewered. The skewers of meat are typically grilled on an extremely hot charcoal fire, so the meat cooks quickly while leaving it smoky and juicy.

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Training & development

In your first few weeks teaching English in Indonesia, you will go through onboarding training. This will be an introduction to teaching local learners, followed by a refresher on teaching methodologies that you covered in your TEFL course.

Your academic manager and mentor will support your CPD (continuous professional development) through training workshops and regular observations with feedback. You will also have access to a Learning Management System where you can find a wide range of self-study courses focused on aspects of teaching

Cost of living in Indonesia

Living in Asia is generally cheaper than back home, but you probably didn’t know that Indonesia is one of the cheapest places to live on the planet. That’s good news because that means with a little bit of careful planning your salary is going to go a long way! Eating out, groceries, transportation and accommodation are exceedingly good value and well within the budget of our teaching staff. The prices listed below are a guideline average.

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Eating local food and buying produce from the Indonesian markets gives our English teachers amazing insight into the Indonesian diet and a glimpse at new cuisine. It also leaves them with money in their pockets for massages and traveling.


  • A loaf of bread = IDR 20,000

  • Bag of pasta = IDR 25,000

  • Rice (1kg) = IDR 15,000

  • Eggs (12) = IDR 20,000

  • Chicken breast (1kg) = IDR 40,000

  • Instant noodles (Indomie) = IDR 3,000

  • Apples (1kg) = IDR 26,000 to IDR 40,000

  • Potatoes (1kg) = IDR 20,000

  • A large bottle of beer (660ml) = IDR 40,000

Leisure activities

Indonesia has a wide range of regional cuisines and eating out is the best way to discover this variety. Indonesian people eat out frequently and often entertain friends and colleagues in restaurants instead of having them in their homes. Whether you’re enjoying a meal with friends, working out at the fitness club, or getting a massage, you’ll find that leisure activities are often very affordable in Indonesia.

  • Rice or noodle dish at a street stall = IDR 15,000

  • Meal at a warung (the most popular style of street restaurant, serving local Indonesian favorites) = IDR 30,000

  • Meal at a western restaurant with drinks = IDR 100,000 – IDR 200,000

  • Buffet meal (all you can eat) at a 5-star hotel = IDR 350,000 – 550,000

  • Combo meal at a fast-food chain = IDR 40,000 – 50,000

  • Pizza delivery = From IDR 100,000

  • Coffee at a café (Starbucks) = IDR 40,000 – 60,000

  • Coffee at a local café = IDR 15,000 – 25,000

  • A large bottle of beer (660ml) or draught pint in a bar or restaurant = IDR 50,000 – 75,000

  • Cinema ticket – IDR 50,000

  • Massage – From 100,000 for 60 minutes

  • Fitness club membership – IDR 100,000 – 500,000

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Indonesia has inexpensive public transport and even taxi rides are quite reasonably priced. Indonesian people often commute by motorcycle, but this mode of transport is only for the bravest.

  • Short taxi trip (20 minutes) = IDR 35,000

  • Long taxi trip (45 minutes) = IDR 100,000

  • Motorcycle taxi (Ojek) trip starts from IDR 10,000

  • Motorcycle rental (1 day) = IDR 50,000

  • Car rental (1 day) = IDR 150,000 – 250,000

  • Gasoline (1 litre) = IDR 12,500


Finding accommodation in Indonesia can be relatively easy and cheap. Below find some sample prices from everything from apartments to hotels.

  • Budget hotel (AC/Hot water) = IDR 100,000 to 250,000 per night

  • Hotel (3-4 stars) = IDR 300,000 to 450,000 per night

  • Hotel (5 stars) = IDR 800,000 to IDR 1,000,000 per night

  • Room in a boarding house = IDR 1,500,000 to IDR 3,000,000 per month (Utilities included)

  • Apartment (1 bedroom) = IDR 3,500,000 to IDR 7,500,000 per month (+ Utilities)

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Sample Budget

To give you an idea of how teachers at EF Kids & Teens Indonesia spend their salaries, here is a sample monthly budget. This is just a general overview and of course, depends on how you spend your money!

  • Gross Income (Salary): From IDR 12,000,000

  • Meals, takeaways, and groceries:

Mostly local food – IDR 3,000,000 – 4,000,000

Mostly western food – IDR 3,500,000 – 5,000,000

  • Essential toiletries: IDR 500,000

  • Transport: IDR 600,000 – IDR 800,000

  • Phone & Internet: IDR 400,000

  • Remaining Disposable Income: From IDR 7,500,000