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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Basic rooms: under 400,000Rp
  • Cheap street meals: under 30,000Rp
  • Transjakarta bus tickets: under 10,000Rp
  • Rooms in modern hotels with full amenities: 400,000–1,200,000Rp
  • Meals at most restaurants: under 150,000Rp
  • Taxis for transport: under 80,000Rp
Top end (more than)
  • Stay at luxury hotels: over 1,200,000Rp
  • Use a hired car and driver: 700,000Rp
  • Lavish night out for two: 1,500,000Rp

ATMs are common and it's easy to exchange money. Credit cards are accepted at more expensive establishments.


  • Tipping a set amount is not expected, but a tip of 5000Rp to 10,000Rp (or 10% of the total bill) is highly appreciated.
  • Hand cash directly to individuals (taxi drivers, porters, people giving you a massage, bringing you a beer at the beach etc) to recognise their service.
  • Most midrange and all top-end hotels and restaurants add 21% to the bill for tax and service (called ‘plus plus’).