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Real Estate in Batam, Indonesia

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 22, 2023

Summary: The most desirable neighborhoods in Batam, Indonesia are Nagoya, Sekupang, and Batam Centre. The average cost to buy a nice 2 bedroom home in Batam is around $50,000 USD, while a nice 3 bedroom home can cost around $70,000 USD. These properties typically include modern amenities such as air conditioning, hot water, and a kitchen. There are no restrictions on foreign ownership for properties in Batam. An expat should search for a home to buy in Batam by researching the different neighborhoods and their amenities, as well as looking at listings online and in local newspapers. It is also important to visit the area in person to get a better feel for the area and to meet with real estate agents.

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How do I find a place to live in Batam?

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 one expat in Batam.

"One of the best ways to find a place to live in Batam is to search online for rental listings. There are many websites that offer listings for apartments, houses, and other types of accommodation in Batam. Additionally, you can also search for rental listings on social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. Additionally, you can also ask around in the local community for recommendations on places to rent. Finally, you can also contact local real estate agents who can help you find a suitable place to live in Batam," remarked one member in Batam.

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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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