How much money do I need to move to Bali?

For a rich and diverse culture such as Bali – the Island of the Gods – you would expect this tropical paradise to be quite exotic. To some, exotic immediately equates to expensive, but not necessarily. This is a place where almost everything has spiritual meaning from the joyful processions that hinder local road access to temple ceremonies complete with traditional music and dance troupes.

Looking at the centre of Bali, geographically, there are volcanoes and upwards of 10,000 temples along the hills. The spiritual centre of Bali is its tallest peak, Gunung Agung.

The Island of the Gods is indeed a place where you can surf the wild beaches, languish at its many natural wonders or explore ancient monuments and fertile rice fields.

It is said that while Bali has beaches, surfing, diving and resorts of all sizes, it is the people that make this 'fun-in-the-sun' retreat positively memorable.

So, the question: are you visiting Bali for pleasure, work – both?

Well, first thing's first. We need to discuss Visas.

Do you have a visa to visit or reside in Bali? Your intentions here will need to be clear to determine the best course of action. For instance, if you wish to enter Bali on a Tourist Visa that is generally valid for 30 days but it can be extended to 60 days so long as you purchase a Visa On Arrival upon arrival at the airport. A visit to immigration might allow such an extension or a 60-day Visa could be organised before leaving the country via the consulate. Assuming you are of age and are looking for a change of scenery then perhaps a Retirement Visa is a viable option?

If you find yourself in a situation where you need to leave Indonesia before purchasing another Visa, you may need to be prepared to jet set back home or to locations such as Singapore of Australia. Planning ahead can save you money when it comes to shopping for the best airfares to ensure you get the best value for money.

Another important consideration is health insurance. Whether you're thinking about embarking on an epic thrill-seeking adventure or are playing it safe, you need to look after yourself and be prepared for unexpected trips to the emergency room. Private hospital stays in Bali are not cheap but with the right insurance in place you should be looked after. Like anything, double check what you commit to before signing and also be mindful of traffic incidents or even stolen is misplaced goods. If you lose a mobile device on the go, are you covered? Sometimes these little accidents can cost you more than the whole trip so it's an important consideration.

Have you thought about what you plan to wear in Bali? The climate there is tropical which means it's typically warm and humid all year. Dry season runs from April to September so maybe spend some time monitoring weather predictions to determine your most comfortable look for the duration of your visit. The rainy season is typically late October to early March. At first there are random downpours during the day however later in the season you can expect extended days of rain.

When you get to Bali, how will you get around? The tropical paradise has loads of taxis and transport. If you are bringing your own wheels ensure that you have a current international license and look out for heavy traffic as it can be a busy place on the roads in dense tourist areas.

Another cost to consider is what you plan to consume during your stay. The place is cheap, generally speaking, but imported foods and alcohol can often make the difference very quickly. Also, where will you be spending your nights? Some rentals will require cash up front, while owning property is not a simple process and will require research and local assistance.

It may seem obvious but are you aware that dengue is spread by mosquitos? Simple solution is to invest in repellent. Also, make sure you are up to date with vaccinations to prevent the likes of malaria and typhoid.

Were you expecting to pay your way in Bali? Well, foreigners are not able to work (including volunteer gigs) in Indonesia unless they have been issued a work permit. If this might affect you.

How well do you know the native tongue? While English will get you through the tourist areas, it is likely that you may bump into a Balinese speaker in your travels. Consider spending some time learning the language – simple phrases that you might need to get by.

International movers in Indonesia

So, do you need to requisition the services of a moving company to visit Bali? Whether you are looking for a short or long-term storage solution, the friendly Allied staff will help you find the right storage option to suit your needs. When it comes to international movers storage, we understand that you don’t always know how long you will need to store your items for, which is why we offer flexible solutions that work around your needs.

Allied provide the best international movers storage services in Indonesia because our options are not limited to the secure storage of your items. We will be with you from the beginning to assist you with every aspect of your move.

Do you require professional packing and pre-storage assistance? We will come to your home and pack your belongings to prepare them for the move. Simply advise us what you need to have packed and we will take it from there. This includes sorting and organising your things into boxes to ensure that everything is protected to prevent deterioration or damage. Alternatively, you can do the packing and make a list for us to prepare secure storage of specific items.

A Moving company just for you

Looking for reliable and efficient movers for your Indonesia trip? Talk to Allied. There is simply no other moving company operating in Jakarta that can deliver the quality of service that we can. Sure, it can be challenging to find the right service provider for you. Fortunately, we are an established, respectable and trusted business with the support of a great parent company that boasts impressive global reach. Our position in the market as a mover throughout Bali, along with our acumen for premium commercial removalist tasks, ensures that you will always receive high quality service and support. Our dedicated team of professional movers have the training and the experience required to complete your move as swiftly and as safely as possible. Our team is ready to assist you with your next move. Contact us today for more information.