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Why Indonesia?

With over 17,000 islands, friendly locals and a tropical climate, Indonesia beckons expats to a new life on its shores. Endless coastlines offer surfing and scuba year-round, while Bali’s new digital nomad visa makes it easy for remote workers to earn a living from numerous co-working spaces. Former capital Jakarta presents range of experiences in its night life, street food, and cultural festivals. Numerous expat organizations provide community and support across the country, particularly in large cities like Bandung. Recent laws criminalizing premarital sex may discourage some from moving here, as Islamic conservatism intensifies. Petty theft and traffic plague the cities, requiring extra precautions for daily life. Finally, monsoons complicate sanitation issues, making stomach illness a common problem for the unwary. Overall, Indonesia’s best invitation extends to immigrants who are young, healthy, and discreet enough to overcome its systemic challenges.

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Should you move to Indonesia?

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There's lots of debate about whether the WFH revolution will be replaced by the RTO (return-to-office) devolution. Like most issues, it seems like we're divided right down the middle about staying remote or diving back [...]

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Indonesia at a Glance

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Online Guides

Our fave resources for making your move.

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International Living magazine has been helping their readers retire, move and invest overseas for over 40 years. See their reports on Indonesia.

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Their Living in Indonesia Guide is an introduction to everything about the basics for moving to Indonesia: best places to live, cost of living, pros and cons, healthcare and insurance, and more.

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