Moving to Indonesia
Are you planning on moving to Indonesia? You will find an exotic and exciting country, consisting of more than 17,000 islands and 5,000km of ocean in Southeast Asia. The country is rich in natural resources, gaining its wealth form gas, oil and other mining activities.
The cost of living in Indonesia can be quite high, both schooling and accommodation are likely to be the biggest expenses and where possible, expats should try to negotiate an allowance in salary to cover these costs.
The Property situation if you are thinking of moving to Indonesia
Most expats prefer to rent property in Indonesia, rather than buy one. This may be because it is still technically illegal for foreigners to own land in Indonesia. Expats can purchase a property without owning the land it is built on, but this is still a difficult process.
The following real estate agent has a selection of properties for rent or sale: Property Portal
Schools if moving to Indonesia
After accommodation, the cost of education is likely to be an expats next biggest expense. Most expats will want their children to follow the curriculum of their home country and usually choose an international school, as most will offer the British National Curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Program.
The following site will help you choose an appropriate school: Schools Portal
Local Information if moving to Indonesia
When you first move to a new city finding your way round the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way. Simply visit Tax & Banking Information
Travel if moving to Indonesia
Indonesia has a good public transport system. The railway system consists of four networks in Java and Sumatra. Indonesians mainly use trains for long-distance travel but buses are the most popular form of transport in Indonesia. There are frequent bus services on Bali, Sumatra and Java. Taxis are probably the best way to travel short distances.
The country’s main airport is Soekarno–Hatta International Airport in Jakarta. Many embassies advise their nationals against driving, it would be wise to consider hiring a driver, rather than battle the chaotic roads without experience.
Currency Conversion If Moving To Indonesia
The official currency in Indonesia is the rupiah (IDR), which is divided into 100 sen. Locals may use the word ‘perak’ when referring to their money.
When moving overseas making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with The FX Firm.
Simply call us on Tel: 01494-857672 or follow the link to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free account. Foreign Exchange
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