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Moving to Indonesia

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jan 06, 2024

Summary: Many expats and digital nomads move to Indonesia due to its low cost of living, beautiful beaches, and vibrant culture. People can find a place to live in Indonesia by searching online for rental properties, or by asking friends and family for recommendations. The most popular cities for expats and digital nomads in Indonesia are Jakarta, Bali, and Yogyakarta.

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What do I need to know before moving to Indonesia?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Indonesia, they said:

"Actual move: 1) Know how far & how much will the company be providing. If private, then Expat Relocation Company is the best company. They also do the maintenance and the middle man between the landlord and you. Less hassle from your part. They always get their job done. The owners are expats and they make sure service is always satisfactory. Choosing a neighborhood: 1) The very first thing is to know whether the area is high enough not to get flooded. 2) Know your neighborhood. Like if it's mostly local, know the history. Finding a home: 1) Expat Relocation Company is the best deal ever. Less headache and less hassle," remarked one expat who made the move to Jakarta.

"Planning to move to Indonesia can be a complicated process. It is essential for expats to gain a basic understanding of the country's culture and customs, and be aware of any visa requirements and regulations. Expats should research the languages spoken in Indonesia, as well as the cost of living in their desired location. It is also important to secure adequate health insurance coverage to provide protection from any potential medical expenses. Finally, expats should familiarize themselves with local laws and regulations to ensure that they remain compliant," explained one expat living in Indonesia.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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