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Work in Bali and The Cost of Living

Visa Bali Info – How to work in Bali. Sometimes working in one place must visit another area for a work visit. Or you deliberately come to an area to get a job (migrate). Many cities in Indonesia, which are diverse, offer employment opportunities with various wages.

Then what if your choice is on the Island of the Gods (Bali). Well, below are some pictures for your reference working in Bali.

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  • Bali Provincial Minimum Wage (UMP)

For those of you who work under the Bali Provincial Government, the UMP in 2022 is set at IDR 2,516,971 or an increase of 0.98 percent or IDR 22,971. As a comparison, in the previous year, the Bali Provincial Government set the 2021 Bali UMP at IDR 2,494,000. These details can be used as an illustration of your consideration to start working in Bali.

For those of you who work as entrepreneurs such as traders, it usually also depends on the level of people’s purchasing power.


  • Cost of renting a house or boarding house

Rarely can you find a special boarding house for girls or boys. So there is no other choice to live in a mixed boarding house. In Bali, the design of a boarding house is like a tenement or flat. It is more likely to look like a rented house than a boarding house because it has its own terrace, bathroom and kitchen. Regarding security, most of the residents of the boarding house prefer to take care of their own business rather than meddling in the affairs of their neighbors.

For the price range of boarding houses starting from 300,000 – 500,000 thousand rupiah per month. While renting a house starts from 700,000 – 900,000 thousand rupiah per month or can be paid annually. The rental fee is almost the same as other big cities in Indonesia.


  • Food and Shopping Cost

For the cost of food such as rice rames, Padang cuisine, yellow rice, warteg, soto, meatballs, chicken noodles, savory rice and the like, the price is almost the same. The price is around 10,000 – Rp. 20,000 thousand rupiah per portion depending on where you buy it.

The prices for basic commodities are almost the same as other big cities in Indonesia. It’s just a matter of how you can process your expenses about eating and shopping.


  • Public transportation

Discussing transportation, it feels a little strange at this time for public transportation in Bali to operate on time because of the density of vehicles in South Bali. Online motorcycle taxis are now mushrooming in the city of Bali, but they can also be considered if you want to buy your own motorbike to make your transportation easier in Bali.


  • Many jobs related to Tourism

The most developed sector in Bali is tourism, so most of the jobs available are tourism and lifestyle related.


  • Many holidays

It is this deep-rooted tradition that causes many local holidays to occur in Bali. Traditional ceremonies and celebrations are very commonly held, but this does not apply to those of you who work in housekeeping or your own business.

For beginners entering work, the salary for high school/vocational graduates is around 1,000,000 – Rp. 2,000,000 million rupiah. Not included in the allowance for work positions such as waitresses, cafes, work with basic tasks in villas, shop clerks and the like.

For undergraduate graduates usually, ordinary office workers who have just entered the average salary ranges from 3,000,000 – 4,000,000 million rupiah. If you have worked for more than 2 years and occupy a strategic position, the salary is sometimes 5,000,000 million rupiah and above.

The description of costs and salaries above is specifically for Denpasar City as the center of the capital city of Bali. Meanwhile, for the Kuta, Sanur and other areas of Bali, it could be almost the same or different.

The cost of living also depends on your lifestyle. Not only in Bali, if your pattern of life is too hedonistic, everything you see from the perspective of money, then what happens in your life will never match your income and expenses.

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