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Money and costs

Dollars ($)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated March 17, 2019 6:11PM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm bed: B$10–50
  • Meals at food stalls or self-catering from markets: B$1–4
  • Bus and water taxi: B$1–2 per trip
  • Museums: All are free
  • Air-con double room with bathroom: B$60–80
  • Meals at all but the priciest of restaurants: B$5–15
  • Taxis, boat tours, national park tours: B$10–40
Top end (more than)
  • Room in top hotel: B$140–170
  • Quality restaurant meal: B$10–20
  • Fully guided sightseeing tours: B$40–90

ATMs widely available in BSB and larger towns. Credit cards usually accepted at top-end establishments. The Brunei dollar is tied to the Singapore dollar, which is used interchangeably here.


Tipping is not practised much in Brunei, though rounding off the bill is always appreciated.