Ubud on Bali Island, Indonesia
Ubud on Bali Island, Indonesia
Ubud on Bali Island, Indonesia

Real Estate in Indonesia

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: Expats and retirees talk about real estate in Indonesia? How do you find a home in Indonesia? Should you buy or rent? What is the cost of housing?

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How do I find a place to live in Indonesia?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"I looked around and used local housing agents for my first house, which I overpaid on significantly. The next house was a much better deal, though still had to pay 1 year in advance," said another person in Batam.

"We moved into staff housing already selected and under contract before we'd arrived," remarked another foreigner who made the move to Jakarta.

"The company has a Family Liason Officer that assisted us along with 2 respresentatives from Expat Relocation. All of them assisted us from finding a home, leased furnitures, picked fabric (from curtains to sofas) and decorate," explained one person living in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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