What's your Daily Budget when you visit Bali?

13 posts  |  Started 5 years ago by Barrie  |   Latest reply from bradbalilocal  |  

  1. Barrie
    Moderator

    A lot of people that visit Bali generally don't worry about budgeting on a daily basis. For me, it has been a life-long travel thing, not only in Indonesia but elsewhere in the world. Just because I budget it doesn't mean that I am a miser. I just don't like spending money for the sake of spending it!

    Candika and I usually budget Rp200,000 per day and that includes meals, drinks, and whatever else we need.

    Posted 5 years ago #
  2. wouter
    Member

    Budget really depends on where you stay. Rp. 200.000 as you say won't get you very far in the Seminyak/Kuta areas of South Bali. However, up in East Bali like Amed, Candi Dasa and Karangasem you will have sufficient cash with Rp. 200.000.

    For the more commercial areas in Bali I would easily double your budget in order to enjoy the finer restaurants and clubs in the South Bali areas.

    Enjoy the trip Barrie.
    Wouter

    Posted 5 years ago #
  3. CG
    Member

    200,000 daily budget is amazing. I should try and take a leaf out of your book.
    I try to limit myself within the A$100 mark when holidaying in Bali.
    Mind you this doesn't include accommodation... i like to think of hotel and airfare costs being paid for and forgotten about when I take off from the airport!
    My daily budget includes all meals, cocktails and bintangs, at least one massage per day, transport to and from villages/towns I want to visit and generous tips.
    And somehow, after spending money each and every day I manage to come back home with some to spare after spending 2 weeks in paradise. You gotta love Bali!

    Posted 5 years ago #
  4. Tracey
    Member

    Barrie definately as a solo traveller, when I spent 6-8months at a time in Bali yep the smaller amount the better hee hee!
    But now with the kids we only get to go once every 18months so we pretty much have $100 per day (we have extra JIC) but as we eat alot with the inlaws, dont do tours, too much shopping etc, mostly just seeing family & friends & spending relaxing time with the kids we still spend more than 200,000rp a day but thats 5 of us!! hee hee!

    Posted 5 years ago #
  5. tempe
    Member

    I'm going for six months in April and am budgeting on 6million/month including accomodation. I have paid for my first 2months accomodation in a unit which is 1.7/month so that way i can spend more (because accom is paid for) and do all the shopping and enjoying of everything in the first couple of weeks. The next 4months i'm hoping to be a bit tighter and am planning on immersing myself in living local in a kos with a hole in the ground toilet and bucket shower. this is my first long trip away, usually i do two-three weeks and budget about 1500AU. On that budget i do some serious shopping, pampering and drinking with a few nice dinners/lunches when i get sick of nasi bungkus and nasi campur.

    Posted 5 years ago #
  6. tempe
    Member

    Oh yeah and Barrie, being the Indo expert that you are, what would you say is a good budget for travelling Jawa and Sumatra, staying in losmen, eating locally etc with transport??? Sorry if its a bit of a big ask! Also in your opinion is it safe for a single young female traveller? My poor mum is so worried about me doing the other islands all by myself, so worried the beautiful kinda gothic cross necklace she is giving me for chrissy (i'm not religious just fell in love with this necklace) i'm not allowed to take to indo because she is convinced i'll get raped or bombed if i wear it! :S!

    Posted 5 years ago #
  7. Barrie
    Moderator

    Tempe,

    For your daily costs including a good losmen budget for around Rp250-300,000 per day. You will have plenty of change out of that!. Travelling solo as a female does have its problems and especially from men who consider them to be an instant shag so to speak (excuse the language!) But these kind of assholes are soon got rid of.

    Maybe wise not to wear a cross because you will be travelling in predominately Muslim territory. You should have no real probs in Sumatra except for Bukitinggi where all the men are the randiest in Indonesia. DO go to Yogyakarta. Let me know when you do and I will put you in contact with my wife. She ill be happy to point you in the right direction.

    Posted 5 years ago #
  8. Tracey
    Member

    Hmmm, might do a side trip to Sumatra! KIDDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted 5 years ago #
  9. tempe
    Member

    Hi barrie, will definitely hit you with a message when i go to yogya. I really want to go there. I've always wanted to do a side trip there, was meant to in June but I tend to go in lazy mode in Bali and just sit on the beach all day and never get around it. Six months i have NO excuses for not seeing the rest of Indo. Thanks so much for the budget advice. I've joined up with couchsurfing.com so am planning on doing some couch surfing through Indo, i think it'll be a good way to meet people, also will be offering my couch/floor when I'm in Bali for people to come and hang out with me. I'll be in Indo from April 13-Oct 6. Was planning on flying to KL and going to Thailand overland but scored a flight for just $65AU from DPS to BKK which was much cheaper than flying straight to KL and going overland. Also i'm quite happy to put Malaysia on the backburner. The jungle railway and cameron highlands interest me but not that much. Thanks for the advice on Bukitinggi. Are the boys there really randier than the Kuta cowboys with their smiles and guitars? haha. Again thanks for the advice. Do you have any experience going in going to Sumba and Sumbawa? I want to go to Flores and Komodo and am considering those places, also possibly Sulawesi. The possibilities are endless for me...just need to start doing overtime and stop going to the OBH on sundays which is getting very hard with summer! 250-300K looks like a good budget. Enjoy your trip to Bali in January hope you have a beautiful time!

    Posted 5 years ago #
  10. JPT
    Member

    Hi Tempe, I just joined this forum and notice that you've posted enquiry about Sumba. Well, I've been to West Sumba 5x in 2008, loves it. I recently bought a big plot of land on the beach. I normally end up trolling or coral fishing on the north beach. Beaches are just beautiful, white sand for miles with no other souls around. If you like surfing, you may want to go to southern beaches where the swells are big and coming from the Indian ocean. Accommodation (losmen type) is cheap but clean, lobster is definitely a must if you go there and source it directly from the fisherman (normally on southern beaches) for rediculous cheap price, the last time I paid Rp. 100,000 for almost 2kg and grill it on the beach. Write me if you need more info, I can hook you up with my guy on the island, he speaks perfect english.

    Posted 5 years ago #
  11. tempe
    Member

    Hi JPT, whats your email address? and yours too barrie! I'll send you guys some emails when i get to bali and start some travelling. i cant wait. thank goodness its summer here so the countdown to getting to bali isnt so bad.

    Posted 5 years ago #
  12. JPT
    Member

    Hi Tempe, you can email me at mybakery@hotmail.com

    Posted 5 years ago #
  13. bradbalilocal
    Member

    eat local breakfast lunch dinner comes in @5 us a day
    breakfast @ the beach nasi rice chicken veg 2 for $1
    lunch $1 beach or street
    dinner street $2..
    accomadation $5
    then u can have fun with the rest...whatever it may be..

    Posted 5 years ago #

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