Bali is one of the most popular destinations in Indonesia and a hub for travelers, yoga lovers, honeymooners, and digital nomads alike. Not only does it cater to the budget-savvy vagabond, but the island offers plenty of luxurious options as well. While visiting Bali has become cliched these days with some many people trying to find their “Eat, Pray, Love” experience and chill out at some expensive yoga retreat, You will still find the countryside beautiful, outsanding beaches, great hiking, friendly locals and world-class dining.
“Daily sunsets in Bali”
Accommodation – If you are looking for budget hotel, expect to pay around 315,000-700,000 IDR ($22-50 USD) per night for a double room. This will generally include free WiFi and breakfast. For a hotel with a pool, expect to spend at least 425,000 IDR ($30 USD) per night. Airbnb is available here too, with prices starting around 150,000 IDR ($11 USD) per night for a shared room. If you want to book an entire home or apartment, expect prices to start at 350,000 IDR ($25 USD) per night. If you’re looking for luxury, Bali also has some of the most outstanding hotels in the world.
Food – Local food is extremely cheap, usually under 10,000 IDR ($0.75 USD) for street food. A basic local meal will cost closer to 15,000 IDR ($1.10 USD). Western food is a lot more expensive but is still affordable at around 125,000 IDR ($9 USD) for something decent. Fast food will cost around 60,000 IDR ($4.50 USD) while a beer at the bar will be around 23,000 IDR ($1.75 USD). A bottle of water will be under 5,000 IDR ($0.40 USD). If you plan on cooking your own meals, a week’s worth of groceries will cost between 275,000-400,000 IDR ($20-29 USD). Be sure to stick to local food items, as imported foods like wine, cheese, chicken, and beef are super expensive. Buying them often will ruin your budget.
Transportation – Renting a scooter in Bali is the way to get around and it is the cheapest way as well. If a motorbike is not your thing then use apps like Grab and Go-Jek.
Suggested daily budget – 20-100 EUR / 22-111 USD (Note: This is a suggested budget. Using the budget tips below, you can always lower this number.)
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