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Move to Bali Consulting


Looking to live in Bali?

Do you want to know the easiest way to move with a family?

Perhaps you are interested to retire in Bali?

Moving to Bali is an exciting opportunity but also a great challenge.

Speaking of challenges, the world is currently living with COVID19. This pandemic has changed our lives in so many ways but it has demonstrated how we can work and school remotely, making a move to Bali very possible. It has shown us how our plans can constantly change but if living in Bali was a dream many are now wanting to make it a reality.

When we moved to Bali, we spent a year researching online, joining groups and forums and not until we lived there did we realise just how difficult it was to gain a good understanding on how things actually worked. We also discovered that there was a lot of unspoken information such as getting the daily practicalities and work culture that we would never find online.

We have learnt a great deal about expat life: from choosing the right school and extra-curricular activities to finding a good doctor, renting a great villa, understanding the Balinese work culture and opening a bank account.

Deciding on a safe neighbourhood to live in and which school to attend are often the first topics to research. Across the island you will find many expat communities to live in and each come with pros and cons. For example, Sanur, Canggu and Ubud communities offer a variety of schooling options and each has their own unique Bali lifestyle.

Whether you are interested in moving to Bali for 3 months, 6 months, a gap year or indefinitely, most of the same expat relocation information and practicalities apply. Families all around the world from Australia and New Zealand, USA and Canada , Europe and Asia reach out for help and I love to explain why Bali made sense for us too.

We are excited to offer you our consulting service to give you honest feedback for your individual needs and budget/cost of living so you have the right information to make informed decisions. Not only will we give you everything you need to know but it will fast track your new expat experience so you can settle into Bali life a whole lot quicker.

We offer three cost-effective packages that includes an expat living guide with resources, tips, cost of living excel spreadsheet, key trusted contacts (like a visa agent, relocation specialist, villa agents, doctors, dentists, nannies, drivers, tutors, business consultant, pet transport etc) and email, WhatsApp, and video support. To request a copy of these packages simply get in touch and let’s start the conversation. Together with these packages. we offer a 30 min free Zoom call to talk through your plans and answer your initial questions.

Thinking of moving to Bali?

Click here to book a free 30 minute call to discuss your plans and answer your questions.

“Thank you so much to Simone for her support in helping us through our journey in planning to move to Bali. Her kindness, knowledge of the country, contacts and tips & tricks is a true time saving! Information that would have taken us months to figure out. What is also very much appreciated as well is that the information provided is updated and shared (cost of living, contacts…) which is key! (even more when the move is delayed) I highly recommend her consulting services!”

What can we offer?

Balinese blessing in Canggu street

Free 30 minute Zoom call to get to know each other better, hear about your moving plans and ideas, timeframe, goals and needs. Prior to our call I send you a short questionnaire to fill in so we can maximise our time together. During our chat, I answer your questions, provide feedback and advice. You will feel confident that your dream can become a reality after our call!


If you purchase the basic consulting package you receive an extensive living guide with all your practicalities, key resources, tips and tricks to live your best Bali life, yearly budget in IDR on excel, school guide (including all schools on google maps), school fees from all the major schools, essential checklists to save you time and money - what to be aware of when renting a villa, communication with staff, packing lists (medical, technology & clothing) moving countdown planning tips and advice, key bahasa word list and cultural understanding.


An upgrade to the basic package is Silver where you will receive personal trusted contacts, (visa agent, rental agents, business consultant, babysitters, Bahasa tutors, doctors, dentists, pet relocation, drivers, shipping contents and so much more) introduction to my Bali relocation specialist who has excellent long term villa rentals, long leases and sales, can recruit staff like a cook, driver, nanny, bespoke requests etc Follow up 30-minute video consultation to answer any further questions & provide advice.


If you purchase the Gold package you will also receive a follow up 45-minute video consultation to answer any further questions & provide advice and email/whatsApp chat support for 2 months prior to arriving. Your ultimate Bali expat coach!

“We were considering a move to either Malaysia, Thailand or Bali and by using Simone’s service it has given us the perfect information to make the decision so much easier. So grateful your service exists! Thanks so much for all the help you have given us.”

Some of the topics we can discuss:

  • Short-term and long-term housing options
  • Furnished and unfurnished villas
  • Schools and different educational opportunities
  • Best location to live and information about the neighbourhood
  • Safety
  • Expat communities
  • Visas
  • Schooling and all available options
  • Bringing a baby and young children
  • Practical financial advice including cost of living, opening a local bank account, transferring money, credit cards
  • Hiring staff and salaries
  • Health insurance and medical information
  • Driving options and getting around
  • Cultural information to assist with fitting into local life
  • General cost of living and what to budget
  • Everyday practicalities
  • Pre-departure planning
  • Settling in
  • Setting up a business

“Simone was so lovely to talk to you and provided me with so much valuable information. It was great to talk through a realistic budget and there was so much I hadn’t thought of. She has given me some great areas and ideas to further explore in my research. Anyone making a move or just thinking of moving to Bali should use her service. Thank you for all your advice Simone!”

Thinking of moving to Bali?

Click here to book a free 30 minute call to discuss your plans.

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