Lunch at the Ragunan Zoo in Jakarta, Indonesia
Lunch at the Ragunan Zoo in Jakarta, Indonesia
Lunch at the Ragunan Zoo in Jakarta, Indonesia

Moving to Indonesia Guide

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Expats discuss what they wish they had known before moving to Indonesia. Locals say "yes" even when they really mean to say "no" and traffic can be a nightmare. But, there are many of positives, too.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 6 Best Places to Live in Costa Rica, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and 7 Tips for Obtaining Residence in Italy. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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Living in Indonesia GuideLiving in Indonesia Guide

Guide to Living in Indonesia covering expat life, local culture, finding a home, diversity and more.

Indonesia Forum Indonesia Forum
Meet other expats and talk about living in Indonesia.

Healthcare in IndonesiaHealthcare in Indonesia

Expats talk about healthcare conditions in Indonesia, the importance of health insurance, traveling abroad for medical care and more.

Cost of Living in IndonesiaCost of Living in Indonesia

Expats offer insight into the cost of living in Indonesia.

Moving to IndonesiaMoving to Indonesia Guide

Expats discuss what they wish they had known before moving to Indonesia. Locals say "yes" even when they really mean to say "no" and traffic can be a nightmare.

Real Estate in IndonesiaReal Estate in Indonesia

Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Indonesia.

Pros Cons of Living in IndonesiaPros & Cons of Living in Indonesia

Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what expats have to say about the biggest challenges and the greatest rewards of living in Indonesia.

Retiring in IndonesiaRetiring in Indonesia

Advice for people retiring in Indonesia.

Contribute to Indonesia Network Contribute
Help other expats and newcomers by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Indonesia.

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