How much I will spend for my Holidays in Bali?
To be Honest I will tell you how much I spend per month for living in Bali:
An average of 5-6 millions Rupiah/ month = 400-500 euros /months
Housing 2 000 000 Rp/ month
It is a Kost in Jimbaran well located, easy to get to great places like padang-padang, Uluwatu, Bingin, Balangan and not far from Kuta. there is no Hot Water but it’s clean, quiet and I can cook.
Food 1 000 000 Rp/ month
I love indonesian Food and I love cooking.That’s why my budget is not so high. I go sometimes to some european restaurant If I miss western food.
Transportation 700 000 Rp/month
I have a motorbike that is the cheapest way to circulate in Bali.A motorbike rental is around 550 000 Rp/month, or 30 000 Rp/day. For the Fuel I spend 150 000/month.
Leisure 1 500 000 Rp/month
I love surf, drinking some beers, having a massage and go out sometimes.
Others 500 000 Rp/month
It is including Laundry, parking fee or some expanses for my place.
This is an average of how much I spend in Bali. But you have to know that I speak Indonesian so I can lower prices.Also I am not in Holiday like you will be that means that I stay at stay at the same place during one month.
Enough Spoken about my Budget. Let’s see yours:
It really depends on what kind of holidays you want to spend in Bali. In fact people that loves party have to have some money in their pocket for enjoying the nightlife, people that are planning to have relaxing holidays in a great hotel not far from a beach will spend more in accommodation, etc.
I will give you some prices indicator by Categories:
Accommodations in Bali:
The cheapest accommodations that you can find in Indonesia. It’s a small bedroom with maybe a bathroom outside.It can be also dirty, and noisy.There are many losmen in Kuta area and Sanur. It ‘s a place for back papers that have a tight budget for travelling. I have tested it and it’s not awful as we can imagine because in Bali you live most of the time outside.
Prices : 50 000-75 000 Rupiah / Night
There is plenty choices for a Kost. This is the most popular way of having a roof upon your head for young people. This is a single Bedroom with sometimes a small living room or/and a kitchen. You have neighbors with a similar room but in most of the places the atmosphere is good.You can have a swimming pool, AC, TV and a Cooking place.Many various Prices depending on the Location and the conditions. In touristic area they don’t really practice a month pricing. But you can have really good price if they do.
Prices: From 1 000 000Rp/month to 3 500 000Rp/month
from 125 000 Rp/night to 400 000Rp/night
Many Hotels in Bali practice various prices from 1 star to 5 stars for sure you can find a list of prices on websites specialized in Hotels. Some are really well located with a wonderful view straight out to the sea with swimming pool and all the things that you need. Most of them has a great balinese style and you will for sure enjoy a great stay.
Prices: From 250 000Rp/night to 6 000 000Rp/night and maybe more.
many villas for rent spreads in Bali with different size you can rent it per night, per week , per month or per year. There are huge villas with two swimming pool for turists that have the budget. Rent a villa is great if you come with friends or family. But you have to know that most of the time you won’t rent the villa directly with the owner in fact many people rent a villa for a year and propose a rent per week or per day. So you can easily imagine that there is margin on margin. the north of Bali got really wonderful villas for more than a reasonable price.
Prices: 1 000 000 Rp/night to 10 000 000 Rp/night.
If you are lucky you can find great villa for an affordable price.Ask Locals they know well the villas market.
This is a good solution for enjoy holiday with a family, friends or for a couple. It’s cheaper than a villa and it’s authentic. Made from wood you will really feel in holiday with a swimming pool and most of the time not so far from the beach.
Prices: from 200 000Rp/night to 2 000 000 Rp/month.
Here a price list of meals that you can find in bali. cheapest meals you can get it in warungs in the streets some of them are really good don’t be afraid you should try.And the most expansive meals you will find it in hotels and restaurant that have a better look. I have been sometimes disappointed by the food quality of these places that are expansives. Western food can be really expansive also.
Nasi goreng (Fried rice)= 7 000 Rp- 50 000Rp
Mie goreng (Fried Noodle)= 7000 Rp- 50 000Rp
Pizza= 35 000 Rp – 110 000Rp
Fish = 20 000Rp – 200 000Rp
Satay = 8 000 Rp – 60 000Rp
Padang Food= 30 000- 70 000Rp
White rice= 2 000Rp – 7 000 Rp
Small beer= 21 000Rp- 40 000Rp
Fresh Juice = 10 000Rp – 30 000Rp
if you need others prices just comment on the post to ask me to add it.
There are different way to discover Bali. You can rent a car with a driver. You can rent a car without driver. You can rent a motorbike.You can ride taxis.
You can easily rent a car in Bali with or without driver. It’s a safe way to discover bali. the only problems that you will face would be the traffic Jam. In fact in Bali there are many traffic jam.With your car you can get stuck during 1 or 2 hours in a traffic Jam, especially on the bypass, in Kuta and Seminyak.
Prices: 1 400 000Rp/month- 3 000 000/month
60 000Rp/day- 150 000Rp/day
Taxi don’t give you a good independence even if you can call a taxi when you want. We advise you to ride Blue Bird Taxi. Taxis have to use Meters, if they don’t they will charge you more. From the airport the taxi are expansive and they don’t use the Counters.But there is not others possibilities to get out from the airport when you just arrive.
Prices: Kuta-Jimbaran= 60 000Rp Nusa dua-airport=70 000 Rp Kuta-Ubud =140 000Rp
As I have written at the beggining of the article, rent a motorbike is the best way to discover Bali if you are a bit adventurer. Driving a motorbike in Bali is a Hell (See Our article : driving in Bali). Really Take Care! Please. Don’t ever think that you are the “king of the road”. You can rent a motorbike everywhere you want. Just bring your international driving license if you don’t want to drop off some changes to the corrupted police. They will ask you 100 000Rp but 30 000Rp is really enough if you smile. You can rent a motorbike with a surfboard rack.
Prices: 500 000 – 700 000 Rp/month 30 000Rp -45 000Rp/day
In Bali many things are possible to do. Here a list of prices:
Surfboard rental50 000/hours depending on the places.
Surf lessons = 250 000 Rp – 500 000Rp/lesson
Cinema = 30 000-40 000Rp
Temple entrance fee = 10 000Rp-20 000 Rp
Waterpark = 100 000 Rp -150 000Rp
Snorkeling tools = 30 000Rp/hours
Snorkeling with guide = 100 000 -150 000 Rp/Hours
Parking Fee = 2 000Rp – 7000Rp
Fuel = 6 000 Rp/L (in march 2012)
If you want to know more Prices just comment or contact Us we will complete the list with your inputs.
Ok, we have an estimation of our holiday cost, but now what?
You have certainly many questions, such as:
- Where is bali
- Why Bali is so famous?
- Should I go there for my holidays?
- How is the weather there?
- How much will my holidays cost?
- Where to stay in Bali?
- What to do and to see in Bali?
- What about the Visa?
- What about the health care and insurance?
All the answers have been posted by Bali Lovers. All of us have faced the problems of getting lost … even before arriving in Bali.
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