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Money and costs

Currency
Indonesian Rupiahs (Rp)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated September 19, 2018 5:30AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
500,000Rp
  • Simple rooms: less than 200,000Rp
  • Cheap street meals: less than 30,000Rp
  • Local transport such as becaks: from 20,000Rp
Midrange
500,000–2,000,000Rp
  • Double rooms with air-con: around 300,000–800,000Rp
  • Cheap flights to shorten distances: from 500,000Rp
  • Guides, plus meals in restaurants 200,000–500,000Rp
Top end (more than)
2,000,000Rp
  • Stay at resorts or boutique properties in remote places: more than 850,000Rp
  • Flights and cars with drivers to get around: 500,000–1,000,000Rp
  • Special tours for activities such as diving; top restaurants on Bali: more than 1,000,000Rp

ATMs and money changers are widespread across Indonesia's cities but may be hard to find once you get off the beaten track.

Tipping

  • Tipping a set amount is not expected but for good service leave 5000Rp or 10% or more (this is expected on Bali).
  • Most midrange and all top-end hotels and restaurants add 21% to the bill for tax and service (known as ‘plus plus’).
  • Hand cash directly to individuals if they deserve a tip.
  • Tip good taxi drivers, porters, people giving a massage or fetching a beer on the beach etc; 5000Rp to 10,000Rp is generous.