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Retire in Bali, Indonesia

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Mar 17, 2023

Summary: Bali, Indonesia is a popular destination for retirees due to its stunning natural beauty, vibrant culture, and affordable cost of living. Retirees are attracted to the island's stunning beaches, lush jungles, and vibrant nightlife. Additionally, the cost of living in Bali is significantly lower than in many other parts of the world, making it an attractive option for retirees. There are several retirement communities in Bali, which offer a variety of amenities such as swimming pools, fitness centers, and social activities. The cost of a nice two bedroom home in Bali is typically around $100,000 USD, while a nice three bedroom home can cost around $150,000 USD. The weather in Bali is generally warm and humid, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-90s Fahrenheit.

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What is it like to retire in Bali?

"Life for a retiree in Bali, can be quite fulfilling and enjoyable, as the island offers a mix of natural beauty, cultural attractions, and a relatively low cost of living. There is an active expat community in Bali, with many retirees from various countries choosing to settle down in areas like Ubud, Seminyak, and Sanur. These communities often organize social events, gatherings, and support networks for newcomers. Bali is rich in cultural attractions, with numerous temples, traditional dance performances, and art galleries to explore. The island is also known for its vibrant arts and crafts scene, with local artisans producing beautiful textiles, wood carvings, and paintings. Retirees can immerse themselves in the local culture by attending festivals, visiting museums, or taking classes in traditional Balinese arts and crafts. Recreational opportunities abound in Bali, with its stunning beaches, lush rice terraces, and volcanic mountains. Retirees can enjoy a range of outdoor activities such as swimming, snorkeling, diving, surfing, hiking, and cycling. There are also numerous yoga studios, wellness retreats, and spas that cater to those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation. Nightlife in Bali can be as lively or as laid-back as one desires. There are plenty of bars, clubs, and live music venues in popular tourist areas like Kuta and Seminyak, while quieter towns like Ubud and Sanur offer more low-key options for dining and entertainment. Many retirees enjoy the island's diverse culinary scene, which ranges from traditional Indonesian fare to international cuisine. Overall, life for a retiree in Bali can be a rewarding experience, offering a blend of cultural immersion, outdoor activities, and a supportive expat community," said a person in Bali.

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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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