Episode 73 – The Very Best and Worst Parts of Living in Bali

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Episode 73 – The Very Best and Worst Parts of Living in Bali
December 7, 2020
Key Takeaways To Tune In For
  • [3:49] What you can expect to pay for a nice villa within 3-5 minutes from the beach and what’s included
  • [4:41] Why guest houses are a great place to stay (especially for single travelers)
  • [5:47] Where my family and I lived in Bali and how much we paid 
  • [6:34] My advice to you if you plan on staying long-term and what risks you need to be aware of before making any decisions
  • [8:20] Another awesome lifestyle option available to you if you decide to live in Bali
  • [8:32] Different types of people you can hire to help you 
  • [10:01] How much it costs to hire full-time, at-home staff 
  • [11:22] Why hiring a driver is more expensive and what to expect if you decide to hire one 
  • [12:39] How much food costs in both tourist and non-tourist areas
  • [13:39] Why alcohol costs 2-5x more in Bali
  • [15:09] All the different things you can do at your leisure when you live in Bali
  • [19:20] The types of problems you can expect if you decide to get your own villa or live there long-term 
  • [21:50] An important part of the local culture that you need to consider when you own a villa
  • [22:08] Why some people have a hard time trying to find good help and why this is a major problem if you want to live there long-term
  • [25:19] Why I think it’s so hard to make good, long-term friends as an expat
  • [26:33] What is Bali Belly? 
  • [27:28] The different problems you will run into on a long-term visa 
  • [29:59] This is important for you to know if you need access to certain medications regularly
  • [31:40] The last 2 big cons to prepare yourself for when you go to Bali 
  • [35:25] My favorite time of year to be in Bali 
  • [37:45] My PSA to you if you’re looking to move to (or visit) Bali

 

In this episode, I share some of the best and worst experiences I had living in Bali as an expat. And although it has a special place in my heart, I think it’s so important to know what many people don’t ever talk about when they live there long-term.

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