HOW MUCH DOES IT COST US TO LIVE IN BALI?

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST US TO LIVE IN BALI?


hey it’s Anna Von with TravelMama Anna Von and I sorry about the mess i just got out of
the pool and off the bike so helmet and pool hair anyway today I’m gonna make
you a video on what it costs for a month for us to live in Ubud I’m gonna give
you prices and I’m going to tally it all up at the end
I want you to keep in mind that none of these deals fell into my lap I didn’t
just walk into them I had to do a bit of work for them
I had to make a bit of connections I had to work to get away from tourist prices
so absolutely anyone can do what I did and I’m just gonna this is just an
example month so here we go enjoy please if you like this video share it with
someone sharing is caring I mean I say that all day too might get
share it with someone subscribed like it below also links to everything I’m
talking about will all be below so you can just scroll down okay enjoy good
morning it’s 7:35 in the morning and we’re on our way to daycare today
in this video I’m gonna tell you a bit about what it costs for us for one month
to live here in Ubud in Bali what the real cost is I got so much mail and I
did a survey and everybody in the survey on Facebook in our Facebook group and
I’ll leave the link for that here just said that money like how do you do it
how do you do it so I’m gonna give you some pricing first off this is our
homestay has a beautiful garden out our front door this is our room
I sort of cleaned it up it’s just a simple room it’s quite large it looks
out I’ve got the curtains closed from last night on to a little garden next door it
has a simple bathroom with a bathtub and a mini fridge there’s also a shared kitchen back there
and I’ll show you the pool in a little bit now we’re running off to daycare
Luna goes to daycare that I drive her to it’s a 40-minute drive it’s quite far
there is no daycare in Ubud so I drive her to a daycare
north of Canggu twice a week and she also Dayu who owns this guesthouse
takes care of her three days a week the daycare is is a million rupiah a month
for two days a week from 8:30 to 3:30 this guest house that we’re staying in
we’re getting a deal from Dayu for 3 million a month because it’s the low
season so this is my scooter and actually the people that own the
guesthouse Dayu and her family leave me a little offering every day which is
so cute for safe travels I pay 700,000 for
this scooter for the whole month that’s the price I got from Dayu I’m use on the side of the road getting
some gas here it costs 20,000 for me to fill up the tank today and I need to do
it for this trip about one time for the whole trip
dropping her off at daycare and picking her up at the end of the day so it’s
20,000 for the whole trip and then I usually only fill it up one other time
in the week so because I do this all this driving I have to do 60,000 a week
but normally I would just do 20 a week if I wasn’t doing this big drive this is where her daycare is on this gorgeous rice field have fun bye did you have chicken it’s your
new did you have fun did you have fun at daycare with o Papa Putu even though I have to drive a lot, this is the drive Frickin gorgeous really not bad this is one of the final sort of
amazing things about this homestay is that there’s a pool that all these
cottages around here are these different owners they all share this pool right
here and as you can see it’s beautiful it’s got a nice little ledge for Luna
and most importantly like this is just an average Bali pool like that’s what
they all look like they all have beautiful gardens around them they all
are made from stone they don’t we don’t have these like ugly chlorine cemented
pools like we’re used to in the West and you know beauty it has a high value here
and beauty and function have to go together I mean look at this walkway it’s just a standard walkway there’s
there’s nothing extra special about any of this they’re everywhere and it’s
something that I love about Bali but can you believe we’re staying in this
homestay you know this little average home stay for you know 3 million a month
there’s this like I’ve seen climbing vines but that’s a Bali climbing vine
absolute stunner absolute stunner every little detail’s always thought about how
the water flows how the plants grow how the stone works with it it’s so lovely
coming home here every day so it’s the end of this day and we’re on
our way to Warung Gauri it’s three sisters that owned it and their kids are always
there they also have female children always running around which is great and
we go there pretty much every day for dinner and the food’s great it’s super
affordable like 15,000 to 20,000 a plate plates are small but it’s enough food
for me and it’s enough for Luna and I’ve never spent more than 60K there
with drinks and stuff which is incredible for Ubud and it’s kind of a
neighborhood spot we feel really at home there you’re gonna see when we go now
it’s actually so important to find these neighborhoods box when you travel in
Canggu we had a little Warung that we went to that was Javanese owned so
Indonesia and about Muslim and it was also 20,000 – 20,000 for my food
plus her rice and we went there every day and when we travel we always look
for these cheap and cheerful local places one because we can kind of post
up there you know Luna eat and she can be messy and a two-year-old and it
doesn’t matter to anyone there a lot of times there’s children at the restaurant
the owners kids are there so you know it kind of becomes a playdate and you know
it’s in our budget here in Indonesia it’s more expensive to go to the grocery
store than to buy food if you’re buying it at these cheap and cheerful places so
we’re not cooking a lot and we need kind of these staple spots another stunning day she just woke up she’s extra eyebrow Makasi – Tere Makasi Sate for luna avocado salad for Mama
in addition to not really cooking at home because it’s more cost-effective to
eat out in Asia or at least in Bali nobody does laundry here it’s common
also where we live in Mexico nobody does laundry there either
I haven’t met anybody who’s renting a home that has a washer and dryer in it
yet what are you scared of her uncle Craig dressed up as a ghost she’s ghost
obsessed and scared the sh*t out of her now she says her only true fear uncle
Craig ghost what are you scared of uncle Craig ghost she also thinks
she sees him as a ghost everywhere it’s hilarious I
actually travel with one of these bags my mom gave it to me it’s one of those
it folds up really small it’s our laundry bag because like so many places
in the world everything’s wrapped in plastic so this is just a little way to
get over the plastic working really hard I can’t even imagine how hard the rice
field work is in this heat you know it’s 9:00 in the morning and it’s already
blistering so we’re on our way to do the laundry laundry costs about 40,000 for a
load and I get two done a week because I have a kid lots of dirty clothes I think
it’s also a good time to maybe just say I’m really sorry that the comments have
been disabled on so many videos a lot of people have written in on my end it says
that they’re all enabled am i what I’m not scared of uncle Craig ghost
because ghosts don’t exist honey uncle Craig loves you yeah he was just playing
around he was just pretending to be a ghost
I literally answer this question 12 to 15 times a day so I’m really sorry about
the comments being disabled I mean the short story is a bunch of disgusting
pedophiles we’re leaving really outlandish comments on creators channels
with kids and those creators were incredibly irresponsible that they
weren’t monitoring those comments I look every single day I monitor all the time
and I’ve never seen anything even remote even on even even a little bit bad about
that never never once and YouTube lost advertising so in response they have
taken disabled comments for all creators that feature children and it’s happening
randomly some videos we have them and some we don’t the majority we don’t and
it really sucks because I love chatting with our viewers and I love answering
our mail and I hope it gets fixed soon I just gotta toot the old horn here 40,000
right on the money so 2 kilos 40,000 yeah I bring in about
two a week so much laundry since I had a child
that’ll be ready for pickup to the end of day yeah the fish I featured this place already in the last
video but this is a little like Hostel hotel guest house spot near us and we go
for like Western breakfast here in the morning a lot of times and then kind of
kick it Balinese for the rest of the day it’s not ketchup it’s jam okay I’m here
at the Lily spa and about to go in and get a foot massage and a manicure for
150,000 total an hour foot massage half hour manicure regular manicure it’s not the best manicure on the planet I mean it’s fine
my nails are not that gorgeous I have my fake ones gone but it was an incredible
foot massage and you know for like 15 bucks or less it was a really good value
so here’s my final stop for this video Titi Batu – you might remember it from
another video I made where we came here for the weekend
well we’re members now it’s a 900,000 for the month Lunas free kids under two
under four are free hey this that’s one cool they have these weird adult-only
environments here which I just try to overlook it’s mainly for foreigners it’s
mainly for expats mainly for Westerners but I use it as my coworker space I have
a spot to come with our swimming on the weekend they have babysitting they have
a kids area they have like an outdoor play area the pool is great for her plus
it’s my gym and yeah that kills a lot of stones for half
the price of any of those things in Canggu these are the clinchers for me I mean I don’t
think you need to put an adult only sign on a sauna because that’s where like this
crazy skill called parenting comes in but is it’s a very Western thing to do
like tell everybody where they can and can’t bring kids but anyway the it’s
here the saunas and the steam room here behind me like really clinched it and
obviously like I mean it’s really fancy it’s such great value for the money okay
guys that’s the end of my video I hope you liked it if you have any comments or
questions please leave them below I answer all my comments if they’re not
disabled on this video which they shouldn’t be and I’m just gonna leave a
screen right here that has a tally of what this you know ish costs so enjoy
like share subscribe do all that stuff tell everybody get everybody else on board
adios baby

100 Comments

  1. Richard Lamb says:

    I have been traveling to Bali for years and I just love the place and the people. I stay at the same place, use the same laundry and hire the same taxi every time I am there. It is like going home but more so. They remember you and treat you like family.

  2. Crystal B says:

    I travel with my baby this is so nice seeing someone else doing it

  3. J Pysmythe says:

    Great video, lots of good info. It all makes me miss Bali so, SO much. If I didn’t have a wife and young kids, I’d be back there in a heartbeat, probably for good or for as long as I could manage it.

  4. Jamu jas says:

    Selamat Pagi… Have you discovered the Jamu carts(yellow) yet. Check them out you will like it.

  5. The Teleise Williams Experience says:

    I'm on my way there tomorrow for vacation

  6. John Healey says:

    First vid I have seen. It was GREAT!!
    We love Bali and love your vid!!

    Thanks and blessings from Oz !!

  7. Sintya Paramasti says:

    Have fun in bali. So proud to be ballinese ^^

  8. michelle collins says:

    When is the off season for ubud? Thanks

  9. Karen Donald says:

    You've got black stuff.on your arm

  10. Swamp Ophelia says:

    Where is lunas father ?

  11. Dave Norman says:

    That's a crazy cheap price to live for a month. I pay that much to rent a space in Portland Oregon in a three bedroom townhouse as well as my 2 roommates pay that as well and our view is cool (we have an amazing view of mt hood) and it rains for 9 months out of the year but your views are stunning and your environment looks super chill. My question is this what is the year round weather look like? Is it warm year round? Does it rain a lot? And with everything so cheap how does an American come there and make money?

  12. Jacqueline Ringersma Mager says:

    I live in Thailand but go to Bali frequently. I’d say Bali is slightly cheaper than Thailand and much much more westernised food everywhere…unless u went to an upmarket restaurant u would never find an avocado salad ……I ate so well in. Ali at the little local restaurants…..love the video. Almost feels like I was there again… one negative…a bit jerky at times with the camera. Lolol

  13. Alain Mallette says:

    I love your videos 🙏🏻

  14. Denis Frampton says:

    You can't put a value on the loss of cultural identify, common goals concerning community, communicating a sense of belonging and ancestry. Police corruption, different religious beliefs and customs, no consumer protection or laws , exotic diseases, , etc.etc

  15. Michael Jones says:

    Good informative vid but……get rid of those silly ass tats. Does not make you "cool and groovy".

  16. Ruben Rojas says:

    amazing!

  17. Tel Chalone says:

    Nice vid,the Craigslist scared me too,he looked headless)
    Its also cheaper to eat out here in Ukraine than the store,
    if you find the cheap places of course)
    Blessings)

  18. abshir Elmi says:

    Yo sister girl welcome Any country to Islam where are all one family I hope they look after you am Austrian Somalian this my family all ways welcome sis to any Islam country plus you're free to live any where plus your mum's you're the mother of you children all human being they will looking after or get me am you're brother from another mother one love to all human beings

  19. Benny B says:

    Child on a scooter, you're delusional

  20. chori Bk says:

    Ana do you need a boyfriend

  21. Rebecca Andrews says:

    I agree with the sign. But unfortunately, a lot of parents let their children dictate to them! Love that you are traveling with your child while she is young.

  22. Chai's Room says:

    Enjoyed this video…Bali is somewhere I plan to go to soon…

  23. Dan Husband says:

    Just got my visa for 6 weeks in Bali…. only 3 weeks until I get there!

  24. Peter Cole says:

    The stone work on the wall behind you at 17:02 is beautiful. The jungle, heat and humidity makes me want to move back to the tropics. Thanks for sharing.

  25. Gert Koovits says:

    You are awsome

  26. Azoz Boj says:

    Be careful of your daughter health carrying her for a long time and distance may cause blood circulation problems to her legs or back ……. you must not carry her for more than 30 minute , it could get clot or heart disease if blood circulation affected by carrying her for a long distance .

  27. peter hudson says:

    Gr8 vid held my interest start to finish. I love those little hidden oasis that know one adventures to. Would love the name of the home stay + those little hidden Warungs that you visited.

  28. a1stbornunicorn says:

    Great video and tour! I feel similar videos just tally up costs but yours was really informative and I appreciate the POV of a woman. Was visiting Bali just 2 weeks ago and am missing it, hence watching your video, lol. Beautiful people, beautiful place.

  29. Victoria Arcturus says:

    Ghosts don’t exist 😂
    All young children are still connected to the divine & can see spirit, way to disconnect from your child, “ghosts do exist”

  30. andy watson says:

    Dont forget if stay longer visa cost or visa runs must be included.

  31. Bryan Ryals says:

    All I can say is WOW!!! Thanks so much for sharing. Sure wish I could travel east some day.

  32. Moocyfer 2.0 says:

    … where is that child's father seriously being raised by third world strangers what is Mommy doing sitting in a restaurant are you f**** kidding me how is this any sort of example this is not parenting I'm sorry but I am so thankful that I had two parents and my mom stayed at home baking with me and my sister and teaching us how to garden rather than leaving my dad gallivanting around the world and pawning me off in third-world rice paddies while she sits in cafes

  33. Sea Mist says:

    Love it

  34. rahmat efendi says:

    Go wonderfull of indonesian

  35. My Travelogue 1972 says:

    Nice

  36. Brenda Hobbs says:

    Looks amazing.

  37. Julie Mulcahy says:

    So enjoyed your vid

  38. Julie Mulcahy says:

    I would love to visit Bali someday, for now we live in Costa Rica.

  39. Rebecca Conn says:

    Bali is lovely.

  40. mattsmagicmoments says:

    Thank you for this video, I’m going to be living in Bali for 4 months (or more?) starting in July and this has helped me with budgeting 🙂

  41. Carlos Martins says:

    fantastic…

  42. agnesagni says:

    Please either don’t do the video with such hair or don’t apologise. We come for the info, not the looks.

  43. 2lemonades says:

    Absolutely amazing where you two are staying.
    I desire…😍😍😍

  44. Deanna Crowder says:

    Beauty and function. I love that and it may be what naturally draws me to Bali. Most of the jewelry I have worn for 30 years has been Balinese style. 💚
    I've been wanting to go there to complete some dental work that is too expensive in the US. Do you have any info on that? I was hoping to make a life experience of it so I may stay a month if I can. I dont have much travel experience. 48 y/o and still no passport. Have been to Mexico, Cananda, and the West Indies though.
    I'm hoping to bring my 15 year old son, if so, I'd probably cut it to 2 weeks. I'd also like to do a retreat meditation or health oriented while there to get my dental work done.
    Thanks for any thoughts, suggestions or input you may have. It wouldn't be until after August 2019 before I might go.
    You are in Ubud. I wonder if there might be other locations you might recommend I look into. I prefer city to country but where you are seems like a happy medium too.

  45. Anne Girl says:

    That food and the beautiful scenery and plants! The stonework! Gorgeous!!

  46. Greg Shaw says:

    new here y did U there an where did u live b 4 there

  47. King Trance says:

    What about health care expenses? Also how is the crime rate in Bali compared to the US? Great 👍 channel!

  48. Rose Garcia says:

    Is it common to have accomodation with internet? I work from home. I love it there…

  49. John Clayburn says:

    Another great video! I'm a fan.

  50. Fouchér AWAKE says:

    Ilived in Ubud and had a private villa near the OUTPOST that i rented for 4,000,000 IDR with private pool and 2 traditional Joglo in the middle of a rice paddy surrounded by a 8 foot wall..gardner pool maintenance and maid…Currently in Jarkata..1 beroom fully furnished doorman building for 5.5 million / month

  51. Mara Lepore says:

    God Bless you and your daughter. I love adventures but maintaining a family and house in Westchester County NY on a middle class income does not allow allow many big trips. Although I try to show my daughters as much of the world as possible with respect for natural beauty you are living it!

  52. antlibify says:

    It looks sooo gorgeous. I’m in Perth which is just a three-hour flight away and I am so desperate for a Bali fix. Just can’t get away at the moment 😭 Enjoy!!!

  53. Terry Martyn says:

    My friend retired to Bali years ago and your program really opened my eyes to the possibility of a nice long holiday to see him.🤓

  54. Spider Man says:

    Luna look so happy she is cute just like my daughter. ..:D

  55. F. De. Vos. says:

    I'm so glad we sold the house in Changu, way to many tourist on the island.

  56. ROCO ROCO says:

    I love when I was in Bali for 2 weeks I was there

  57. Robin G says:

    you don't get concerned traveling on a scooter back and forth from Ubud to Canggu so much? The traffic craziness is one thing.. but the fumes. a nanny recommendation in Ubud may be possible..

  58. John Redman says:

    7h35….and you have to whisper…
    That is where it stopped for me!!!

  59. Roger Mantor says:

    Nice video, enjoyed it!

  60. Adrian Candeloro says:

    Omg I love Bali even more now , I really want to move there . Awesome video great information.. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻❤️❤️

  61. Harland Sutrisa says:

    That's really ridiculously cheap

  62. Carl Swanson says:

    Nice work, when the woman at the restaurant was right in your daughters face your daughter never once looked away from her tablet.

  63. Paul Kendall says:

    Watching from the UK planning on a visit to Bali..
    Great insight into What is possible.

    Cute overload.. the baby with the crash helmet..lol

    Great place to grow up..in the green – open space and in nature..

    What a mum 😉

  64. robyn hayes says:

    I am going to Bali for the 1st time in 3 weeks
    Love your videos

  65. Franka says:

    I love that you care about the planet 🤩 you are an example to follow !

  66. Mike Ikeda says:

    I don't have 17 minutes. How much per month to live in Bali. One person. Two people?

  67. ted toland says:

    Very informative thanks for the true view and cost of non tourist area of Bali…Good Luck and keep up the great information..

  68. Alex Ruzgus says:

    Been going to Bali for the past 40 years. It can be cheap to fly from West Australia. I have tickets for December AU$175 return. Current price is AU$375.
    However over those 40 years I have seen big changes and the tourism has spoiled Bali. Like any other hot spot everyone jumps on the band wagon and it's all about the money. Big hotels fancy shops and an influx of unsavory and unscrupulous business characters from other Indonesian islands. Bali is definitely not what it use to be. And a lot more expensive.
    We don't go anywhere near those touristy areas. There are still some great unspoiled spots, and those places are a well kept secret.

  69. Yanto Popoy says:

    I live in Bali. I don't know I think you may consider moving to Sanur, where things may be easier for you and your child. Easy access to Denpasar, Kuta and Jimbaran or even Nusa Dua. The beach is nice and good for your child. I found the cost of living, including the kost (rent) is almost the same as those you discovered.

  70. Maori Tane says:

    Who cares about your twat hair

  71. Men and Silver says:

    'Ghosts don't exist." OK, if you say so. 🙂 Thanks for the peek at Bali. *A.

  72. Jamie Magnificent says:

    Just stumbled on your channel and so happy I did! I’m feeling wanderlust while breastfeeding my newborn. Thank you for taking us along on your journeys!

  73. Danny C says:

    Not really sure what are your actual expectation when living abroad and the true reasons for choosing Bali……. as the child's father was not mentioned in the entire video. Bali is notoriously known to be a killing ground for tourists where visitors were brutally slaughtered for their money which explains why many things were calculated in USD. For USD 210 for a room per mth, you can get a 2-3 storey house in one of the most costliest area near Singapore, namely Bintan island, 3 times the size of Singapore itself in the Riau region. If you can stay with in local indonesian family house, there's no different in other provinces in the country…. take note that a stay-in maid provided with food earns only about SGD70 per mth….if any area in Indonesia tries to calculate in USD terms, it is considered overvalued…..

  74. sunwindsand says:

    Hi, great video! Btw, where do you do your laundry? I live on Jl Gunung Sari and there's no decent laundry around here. I usually travel all the way to Sanur to do laundry.

  75. That Expat Mom says:

    I just found your channel and I can't stop watching 🙂 my daughter's name is Luna too 💜

  76. David Houston says:

    Thank you! It was very informative. Thirteen more years of work in the States and then I'm retiring their.

  77. janna lee says:

    I think this is great.. And nice to see this is still possible ,But not Nessisarily the norm… I have lived in Bali for twenty years ..this is one way to live in Bali but is less and less possible as the prices (as everywhere) have gon waay up.. (i do live down south in canggu area though)

  78. Graeme Brindley says:

    I like Bali's unregulated vibe, and the warm caring nature of bali people. The downsides are: dengue fever, continual noise from motorcycles, foreigners have almost zero legal equality, and the difficulty in preparing clean fresh food in a sanitary kitchen (a challenge in bali). Also, the long-term expats in bali seem jaded and unhealthy looking.

  79. Stuart & Maryse Tamblyn says:

    The camera is the little black dot on the left… please look into the camera lens.

  80. Katja Annika says:

    I really like your videos. Thanks for sharing <3

  81. Tiberiu Gherasim says:

    Great video.. I just came back from my 4th trip to Bali yesterday.. And I almost cried thinking I have to go back to Tokyo.. I live in the safest and one of the most convenient places in the world but somehow I really want to live in Bali.. I envy you!

  82. Phoebe Jones says:

    Hi Anna! Fab video! Really enjoyed it! We just got back from a holiday in Canggu and met so many people living there and are now contemplating it ourselves. I was just wondering does your travel insurance cover you whilst living there for longer stints? Wishing you and Luna lots of love

  83. Ium Stuff says:

    such a nice place

  84. David Carter says:

    I miss bali now after watching this, ubud and nusa lembogan, must convince wife tolive there part time one day

  85. Cam Prada says:

    That’s amazing ! Thank you very much for sharing all that info, with my wife we will be travelling around the world next Jan and our first stop is Ubud for a month. How good is the wifi in that particular Villa, I will be contacting them to find out prices.

  86. raysha olivia says:

    Can i know wht is the brand for the baby carier u hve ? So comfort i see…

  87. marjorie lutzke says:

    Hey little mama you are amazing! I lived in Hawaii owned a coffee farm, looking for a laid back place to live. Do you know of some laid back communities that are great places to consider? I lost my spouse and want a more artisan type supportive community. A healthy mix of varied age groups. I love your videos!

  88. Inna Balerina says:

    Thank you! Why did you leave Mexico? I did not find the details in your videos. I found that you were getting the residency in Mexico and next video you are in Bali. Can you tell more?

  89. Tiara Amore says:

    Hi love watching you both. I'm keen to move to Bali and I hope one day, it will come true 🙏❤

  90. bunburychic says:

    I was wondering why comments were disabled..there's so many weird people online. 😒

  91. Salvador Luna says:

    Can u tell me what you do for a living

  92. Kamal Yazid says:

    Hi there you should look up on rev.com , it’s an online job to close caption videos. That would help with the income too.

  93. Passport to the Blue says:

    Wow i love what you’re doing! We’re new youtubers looking for feedback, anything is appreciated!

  94. Dan Williamson1 says:

    Hi Anna,can you tell me the name and how to get in contact with the driver you used to show you and Luna around Ubud? He looks like a real nice guy and has a descent grasp on English. Great vids as well.You're right on the money.

  95. Scott Senior says:

    First video I've found of yours. 2020 hopefully my good lady and I will be in Bali

  96. George folgers says:

    Are you just relaxing or are you working there besides youtube income ?

  97. Jessica van horssen says:

    Are you driving a motor or scooter?

  98. ColorFul Life Productions says:

    Thank you so much for this ! great to know! About to subscribe! 🙂

  99. Joshua Chapman says:

    How much is food, and how good is food health and safety, did you get sick.
    Love this video! If anyone could help me on this it would be totally amazing <3

  100. Chris Lee says:

    freaky looking to the side not at the camera lens.

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