I suggest for 10 days in Bali that you bring about $250-$500 USD cash per person. This will be more than enough to cover your day-to-day cash expenses on a small to medium budget. Now let's talk about some of the costs that you can expect on your Bali trip.
How much money do I need for a week in Bali? We recommend budgeting $630 for a week in Bali. This will cover you for private transport, a few restaurant meals and a tour or two to your favourite attractions.
On top of flights, if you budget around $100 per day for your trip to Bali it would be more than enough. This amount would enable you to stay in a mid-range hotel, eat out for every meal and enjoy some of the island's best activities. Therefore, $1500 per person (plus flights) would be plenty for two weeks in Bali.
As mentioned above Cash is still a very important form of payment in Bali, particularly in the smaller shops and also when you need to pay for your transportation, or if you need gasoline. The 100,000 bills are the largest bills. It's useful if you take also some smaller bills with you.
Although card may be accepted in larger Bali cities such as Denpasar, cash may be preferable in surrounding villages such as Ubud and Kuta. Travellers can use international ATMs in Denpasar and other major towns to withdraw cash and use it for further travel. They can also buy IDR in advance before travelling.
Credit cards from Australia are widely accepted in Bali. However, it can get expensive quickly if you need to withdraw cash from an ATM.
It's best to take Indonesian Rupiah to Bali. If you can't buy some before your trip, the next best options are Australian Dollars (AUD), US Dollars (USD) or Euros (EUR). You can easily change these 3 currencies almost anywhere on the island.
The typical cost for a person for a week in Bali is from 1,000 USD.
I suggest for 10 days in Bali that you bring about $250-$500 USD cash per person. This will be more than enough to cover your day-to-day cash expenses on a small to medium budget.
The international inter-bank rate (that you will get if you exchange your money before entering Bali) tends to be better than the rate you will get when using a local money changer once you have entered Bali, so it is better to be prepared if you can!
Homewares are greatly cheaper in Bali to Australia. Clothes are usually cheaper but it depends where you are shopping for them. If you are small enough to fit into the Asian sizes sold in the department stores then you will be in heaven.
Definitely bring cash with you. It's best to bring large-denomination banknotes for exchanging into Indonesian Rupiah at one of the many money changers found all over Bali, but mainly in the tourist destinations of Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Canggu, Ubud, Sanur and Nusa Dua.
Plan to budget just over a dollar a minute for your treatment, so an hour will set you back around $63. This a properly luxury experience with beautiful (often organic) products and extensively trained therapists. Bear in mind that similar back home will cost around double so it's a bargain.
Go for boat rides, ferry rides, party on the island, explore new destinations, rent cycles and cars, and indulge in thrilling activities such as diving, there is so much to do in Bali. And with a budget of ₹50,000, you can experience a memorable trip in this memsmerising location.
Bargaining is common in Bali, so don't be afraid to haggle for a better price. Overall, budget travelers can expect to spend around $30-$50 per day in Bali, while mid-range travelers can expect to spend around $50-$100 per day. Luxury travelers can expect to spend several hundred dollars per day.
$100 AUD per couple is a rough guide for a daily budget as many have already noted. This is a good guide to help with your budgeting.
Average price at a bar or restaurant, *excluding hotels: Soft Drinks such as coke, sprite (Average US75¢-$1 per bottle) Beer (Average US$2-4 per bottle) Local wine (Average US$3-5 per glass)
You should plan to spend around Rp1,176,938 ($78) per day on your vacation in Bali, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, Rp330,629 ($22) on meals for one day and Rp145,557 ($9.70) on local transportation.
Overall, Thailand is cheaper than Bali.
Thailand has a wider range of accommodation options to suit all types of budgets, and the local food and alcoholic drinks are surprisingly cheap in comparison. More recently, Bali is offering a wider choice of places to stay for all type of travelers and budgets.