The Cost of Bali Living – An Expats Guide to Living In Bali

7 September 2019 by Ade
The Cost of Bali Living – An Expats Guide to Living In Bali

Bali is a real life paradise when it comes to the stuff of vacations. Though you might be wondering, is it a good lifestyle fit for a long term homebase?

There are many reasons why you should move to Bali. Bali is a haven for those who are working online and would like to call this tiny island home, as well as entrepreneurs, digital nomads, yoga lovers and families who live happily in Bali.

Since the flights are afforadbale for Australians, Bali has become the playground for them. Much of the expats in Bali tend to choose the comfortable middle-class budget. Though for a more budget-friendly living cost and a fast-growing expat region of Ubud. There’s always an option for the length of stay on the island whether its 3 to 6 months or a full-time living on the island.


There’s internet in every corner of Bali including in its beach community and smaller towns, but don’t expect high-speed internet throughout the island. The best and most reliable connections would be in the main tourist areas and larger resorts such as Ubud, Canggu, Seminyak, Kuta & Sanur. Satellite internet is another option in rural areas.


Child Friendliness

Bali is considered very child-friendly, just like other places in Southeast Asia. There are several international schools offering varying degrees of intenational level education. It's best to do your research before you make a choice of living locations as the traffic in Bali can lead to long transit times between areas.



The Indonesian Rupiah is the currency of Indonesia. If you are coming in from Australia the exchange rate is quite simple – simply remove the last four zeros for an approximate price in AUD. The USD is currently around IDR 14.000 to the dollar.

The great thing about Bali is that it's a small island that you can explore on the weekend. If you live in Ubud, where most of the expats live, getting to the other areas can be only a coupld of hours away. While if you have a little more than the average budget, you can live in the more resort-like coastal towns.

Contact Bali Coconut Living for a villa rental in a short or long stay and they will recommend the best stays anywhere around the island for your Bali expat experience!

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