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...
"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," commented one expat who made the move to Indonesia.
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"It can be difficult for a new expat, but I would recommend driving around and looking at several houses and complexes before making a decision, so you get an idea of what to expect," remarked another expat in Batam, Indonesia.
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- 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 in Indonesia?
- 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?
- What are healthcare services like in 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?
What do I need to know before moving to Indonesia?If you live in Indonesia, newcomers to Indonesia would love to hear your answer to this question.
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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.