Jakarta Vice Governor, Basuki T Purnama surmised, ideally, Provincial Minimum Wage (UMP) in Jakarta should have been Rp 4 million. That calculation includes education and healthcare cost for a family. Meanwhile, the calculation of Decent Life Standard is based on single people.
"In reality, Jakarta`s life standards should have been about 4 million a month. Meanwhile, 2 million is for singles. That is not counting insurance. In Jakarta, if you have a salary of about 4 million, that is the UMP for a family," said Basuki, at City Hall, Sunday (6/30).
Basuki added there are only 40 components involved in the calculation of KHL. Hopefully, in the future it could be added to 120 components. By taking into account only 40 components, insurance and education did not count. "I hoped KHL could take into account 120 components. In doing so, UMP could rise up to about 4 million and it could be used to school their children and mortgaging houses," he told.
UMP in the amount of 2.2 million is suitable only for singles. It will not be enough for those with a family.
Basuki added that calculation in Jakarta cannot be equalized with other provinces. This is because life demands in Jakarta is different compared to other provinces. "Our task (Governor and Vice Governor) is to make you brainier, with full belly and deepen your pockets. To do so, you have to have a salary of at least 4 million," he finished.