Indonesia Travel Budget - Visit Indonesia on a Budget or Travel in Style


How much does it cost to travel to Indonesia?

You should plan to spend around $21 (Rp340,600) per day on your vacation in Indonesia. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $6.11 (Rp97,564) on meals
  • $2.87 (Rp45,808) on local transportation
  • $22 (Rp347,564) on hotels

A one week trip to Indonesia for two people costs, on average, $299 (Rp4,768,407). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $21
    Rp340,600
  • One Week Per person
    $149
    Rp2,384,203
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $299
    Rp4,768,407
  • One Month Per person
    $640
    Rp10,218,014
  • One Week For a couple
    $299
    Rp4,768,407
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $597
    Rp9,536,813
  • One Month For a couple
    $1,280
    Rp20,436,029
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Indonesia cost?

A one week trip to Indonesia usually costs around $149 (Rp2,384,203) for one person and $299 (Rp4,768,407) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Indonesia on average costs around $299 (Rp4,768,407) for one person and $597 (Rp9,536,813) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Indonesia will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Indonesia on average costs around $640 (Rp10,218,014) for one person and $1,280 (Rp20,436,029) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




How much do package tours cost in Indonesia?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in Indonesia is $156 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.



Independent Travel

Traveling Independently has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Indonesia expensive to visit?

Indonesia is a reasonably affordable destination to visit. It is in the top 25% of countries in the world for its affordability. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Asia, Indonesia is moderately priced compared to the other countries. The overall cost of travel here is comparable to Vietnam or Cambodia.

For more details, see Is Indonesia Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Indonesia?

The average Indonesia trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Indonesia travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) Rp347,564 ($22)
Local Transportation 1 Rp45,808 ($2.87)
Food 2 Rp97,564 ($6.11)
Entertainment 1 Rp56,919 ($3.56)
Tips and Handouts 1 Rp11,100 - 33,301 ($1 - 2)
Alcohol 2 Rp16,006 - 48,018 ($1 - 3)
Accommodation Budget in Indonesia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Indonesia is $11 (Rp173,782). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Indonesia is $22 (Rp347,564). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $11
    Rp173,782
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $22
    Rp347,564

Hotel Prices in Indonesia

Looking for a hotel in Indonesia? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

Find the best hotel for your travel style.

 

Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Indonesia based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $49. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Local Transportation Budget in Indonesia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The cost of a taxi ride in Indonesia is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $2.87 (Rp45,808) per person, per day, on local transportation in Indonesia.


  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $2.87
    Rp45,808

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What did other people spend on Local Transportation?

Typical prices for Local Transportation in Indonesia are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Local Transportation prices in Indonesia, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Taxi to Station
    Rp17,500
  • Motorbike Rental
    Rp50,000


Food Budget in Indonesia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Indonesia can vary, the average cost of food in Indonesia is $6.11 (Rp97,564) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Indonesia should cost around $2.44 (Rp39,026) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Indonesia is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $6.11
    Rp97,564

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What did other people spend on Food?

Typical prices for Food in Indonesia are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Food prices in Indonesia, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Dinner
    Rp12,000
  • Dinner
    Rp44,000
  • Lunch for 2
    Rp144,000
  • Dinner for 2
    Rp158,000
  • Lunch for Two
    Rp130,000
  • Coffee
    Rp20,000
  • Lunch for Two
    Rp219,450
  • Bali Cafe for Two
    Rp433,000


Entertainment Budget in Indonesia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Indonesia typically cost an average of $3.56 (Rp56,919) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $3.56
    Rp56,919

Recommended Activities

What did other people spend on Entertainment?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Indonesia are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Entertainment prices in Indonesia, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Cooking School
    Rp450,000
  • Snorkelling Trip
    Rp200,000
  • Spa for Two
    Rp870,000


Tips and Handouts Budget in Indonesia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Indonesia is $1.39 (Rp22,201) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Indonesia is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    $1.39
    Rp22,201


Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Indonesia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Indonesia is $2.50 (Rp39,844), as reported by travelers.


  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
    $2.50
    Rp39,844


Alcohol Budget in Indonesia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $2.00 (Rp32,012) on alcoholic beverages in Indonesia per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $2.00
    Rp32,012


Water Budget in Indonesia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $0.48 (Rp7,637) on bottled water in Indonesia per day. The public water in Indonesia is not usually considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $0.48
    Rp7,637


Last Updated: May 6, 2024
Indonesia on a Budget
Indonesia Bali
Indonesia is a popular island country in Southeast Asia. The country has over 18,000 islands, about one third of which are inhabited. It's also the fourth most populated country in the world, and has the largest Muslim population. The country is intersected by the Equator and sits in both the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The fastest way to travel around Indonesia is by plane. Unfortunately this is also the most expensive. Your best airline options are domestic airlines such as Garuda and Lion Air. There are also a handful of discount airlines which offer cheap flights. Ferries are another popular way to travel around Indonesia. The main ferry company is PELNI and you can often choose between slow and fast boat options. Each boat also has several classes of tickets so you can select your price and comfort level.

Tourists come to Indonesia for a relaxing and beautiful island vacation which includes stunning beaches and exotic rainforests. The country's most popular destination is Bali, but there is so much more to Indonesia. The tropical forests are the second largest in the world, and unfortunately they are disappearing rapidly. The largest ethnic group in Indonesia is the Javanese and the most prevalent religion is Islam. The people are quite friendly and welcoming of both tourists and the tourist dollar. You may have to negotiate your prices down quite a bit.

Despite its popularity with travelers, Indonesia remains a budget travel destination. Destinations on the beach are often slightly more expensive than inland options. Transportation is likely to be your greatest expense, particularly if you plan on traveling around a lot. If you're looking for a more comfortable, luxury hotel, there are also plenty of options available to you, and many are more reasonably priced than their western counterparts. Whatever you goal in visiting Indonesia, you are likely to be impressed and thrilled with the experience you have there.
At A Glance
  • Most people take at least one flight while they're in Indonesia. Be prepared for scheduling delays as there are many. The safety records of some airlines are sub par so it is best to stick with companies such as Garuda and Air Asia, which are run within international standards. Adam Air, Lion Air and Mandala have all experienced fatal crashes in the last few years. Still, flying is more comfortable and safer than driving in most of Indonesia.

  • If you choose to travel by ferry you will have five different classes which you can choose from. First class offers cabins with two beds each, second class has four beds per cabin, third class has six beds and fourth class is dormitory style. Both first and second classes have shared washrooms. Ekonomi class is also an option but it is recommended you bring a mat and arrive early. Also watch out for pickpockets.

  • Scuba diving in Indonesia is excellent. Some of the best places to go for diving include Bunaken in Northern Sulawesi, Wakatobi in South East Sulawesi and Raja Ampat in Papua. There are plenty of diving opportunities in Bali, but these are generally mediocre at best. If you're an avid scuba diving you will do better to head elsewhere.

  • Many people enjoy going to spas in Indonesia. There really are options for every budget. The most low cost options are generally housed in small huts and are simple facilities. If you're looking for the most extravagant spas then head for the five star hotels, although these are anything but cheap.

  • ATMs are very prevalent in most touristy areas and all major cities. Do plan ahead however as many ATMs have incredibly low withdrawal limits (about US$55 per day). It's also trickier to find ATMs if you're traveling into more rural areas that aren't popular with tourists. In these cases it is best to carry money with you.



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Top Tourist Attractions
Borobudur: This is a beautiful Buddhist Temple that dates back to the 9th century. It is a common destination for many pilgramages and its Gupta style architecture highlights the Indian influence in the area.

Bali: With its beautiful beaches, thriving nightlife, and great opportunities to see flora and fauna, Bali is the most popular destination in Indonesia. Many travelers choose to visit Bali exclusively, as it is a diverse and impressive island.

Lake Toba: On Sumatra, this beautiful lake is the largest volcanic lake in the world and offers some breathtaking views. The lake is an impressive one hundred kilometers long and thirty kilometers wide and at its deepest point it is 505 meters deep.


Popular Foods
Because Indonesia is made up of so many different islands you will find great regional variation in the cuisine. Some of the common flavors used throughout the islands include peanuts, sugar, and chilies. It's easy to fall into the rut of eating fried rice with every meal as this is often the easiest and cheapest food to find, but remember to be adventurous and seek out other options because there are plenty available.

Nasi Goreng: Nasi Goreng is literally translated into "fried rice." This dish is a traditional Indonesian fried rice that is common all over the country. It's made with precooked rice, sweetened soy sauce, shallots, garlic, chilies, and tamarind and often topped with eggs, chicken or prawns. There is also a slightly different version which is made with salted, dried fish, and has a subtly different flavor.

Bakmi: This is a thin egg noodle dish that is boiled and served with a meat or vegetable topping. It's a wheat based noodle that is Chinese in its origin. It is most often prepared with diced chicken and soy sauce, but it is not unusual for other meats to be used. You can find this dish almost anywhere in Indonesia, in restaurants or street stalls alike.

Perkedel: These deep fried potato patties are often served with meat or vegetables. They're made from mashed potatoes that are flavored with shallots, spices and garlic. They're then dipped in egg and deep fried and are often served alongside a coconut and chicken based soup.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.



1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.