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Money and costs

Indonesian Rupiahs (Rp)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated March 14, 2019 11:19AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm bed US$14–20
  • Local restaurant meal US$3
  • Short taxi trip US$2
  • Bus trip to the districts US$6
  • Snorkel trip off Ataùro US$10
  • Double room in budget hotel US$30–45
  • Tourist restaurant meal US$12
  • Single dive US$45–60
  • 4WD and driver US$130 per day
Top end (more than)
  • Double room in hotel US$85
  • 4WD and driver with guide skills US$245 per day

There are few ATMs outside Dili. Expensive hotels sometimes accept credit cards.


Only tip if you genuinely feel the service deserves it. If you are asked to tip excessively post (an expensive) tour, suggest the guide asks his/her employer to increase their wages.