Currency

Rupiah (Rp)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than US$25

  • Dorm at a hostel: US$7–10
  • Food and drink at a warung: under US$5
  • Snorkel rental: US$3

Midrange: US$25–100

  • Bungalow with air-con: US$20–60
  • Night out eating and drinking: US$20
  • Massage: US$7–15

Top end: More than US$100

  • Room at top-end hotel or resort: over US$100
  • Fine dining with wine: over US$25
  • Car and driver per day: US$60

Bargaining

When not in malls or high-end boutiques, bargaining forms an important part of the shopping experience. Here are some tips:

  • The first price offered by the seller is only a starting price.
  • Your counter-offer may be anywhere from one-third to two-thirds of the starting price.
  • If you don't like the next offer, walk away – the vendor may go lower.
  • Once you name your final price, and it's accepted, you've committed to a purchase.

Money

Gili T has abundant ATMs on the main strip and even on the west coast.