Currency

Brunei dollar (B$)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than B$80

  • 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

Midrange: B$80–160

  • 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 B$160

  • Room in top hotel: B$140–170
  • Quality restaurant meal: B$10–20
  • Fully guided sightseeing tours: B$40–90

Bargaining

Gentle haggling is common in markets; in all other instances you’re expected to pay the stated price.

Money

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.

Exchange Rates

AustraliaA$1B$0.99
CanadaC$1B$1.05
Euro zone€1B$1.56
Japan¥100B$1.24
New ZealandNZ$1B$0.90
SingaporeS$1B$1.00
UKUK£1B$1.75
USAUS$1B$1.38

For current exchange rates, see www.xe.com.

Tipping

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