Retire in Indonesia
Last updated on Apr 02, 2023
Summary: Retirees are often attracted to Indonesia for its diverse culture, stunning landscapes, and vibrant cities. Indonesia is also known for its friendly people and low cost of living, making it an attractive destination for retirees. The weather in Indonesia is generally warm and humid, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-90s Fahrenheit throughout the year.
What is it like to retire in Indonesia?
"Retiring in Indonesia and its surrounding areas offers retirees a wide range of activities to enjoy. Expats can find a vibrant and active community in the bigger cities like Jakarta, Bali and Batam, with a wide range of established facilities and amenities catered for them. Cultural attractions are plentiful in these areas, with traditional dance performances, ancient temples and ruins, and city tours designed for the mature traveler. Recreation can be found on the beaches, rivers, lakes and mangrove forests, or in one of the many national parks or wildlife reserves. Nightlife varies greatly, ranging from quiet café-bars to lively nightclubs found in major cities. All in all, Indonesia and its surroundings offer something for everyone, at any age," said one retiree in Indonesia.
What are the most challenging aspects of retiring in Indonesia?
About the Author
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.
- What should I pack when moving to Indonesia?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Indonesia?
- Will I be able to find a job in Indonesia?
- What is life like as an expat in your area?
- What do expats in Indonesia appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Indonesia?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Indonesia accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Indonesia like?
- How are healthcare services Indonesia?
- What are medical services in Indonesia like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Indonesia?
- What are emergency services like in Indonesia?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Indonesia?
- How are local medical facilities in Indonesia?
- As a foreigner living in Indonesia, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?