Living in Bali is of course different than coming here on a holiday.
Bali is in many ways an incredibly wonderful place to live and work, and
there are many expatriates from all over the world in Bali, who have
come here and never left.
The thriving tourism industry offers quite a lot of jobs for foreigners, particularly in the hotel management business. All jobs for foreigners start at some kind of management level. For a lower ranking job, such as waiter, bartender, housekeeper, companies would not get a permit to hire you. Indonesia wants to make sure, you would not take a job that an Indonesian would do. Therefore companies need to proof, that they would need you, a foreigner, to do the job.
Bali is part of Indonesia and beside Jakarta probably the best and easiest place to live as a foreigner. And, compared to Jakarta, lifestyle is much better in many ways. Living in Bali comes of course with adjustments. Not much works here, like you might have been used to.
We have prepared a few articles for you, that should help you to get the basic information, what Bali is a abut and how it is possible to come here an d live a life, that can become indeed a dream come true.