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Bali, Propinsi Bali, Indonesia

How much does it cost to travel to Bali?

You should plan to spend around $76 (Rp1,176,938) per day on your vacation in Bali. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $21 (Rp330,629) on meals
  • $9.44 (Rp145,557) on local transportation
  • $87 (Rp1,339,645) on hotels

A one week trip to Bali for two people costs, on average, $1,068 (Rp16,477,133). 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
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Bali cost?

A one week trip to Bali usually costs around $534 (Rp8,238,566) for one person and $1,068 (Rp16,477,133) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Bali on average costs around $1,068 (Rp16,477,133) for one person and $2,137 (Rp32,954,265) 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 Bali will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Bali on average costs around $2,289 (Rp35,308,141) for one person and $4,578 (Rp70,616,282) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Bali 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 Bali expensive to visit?

Bali is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Indonesia, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It falls in the average range in the country for its prices. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Asia, Bali is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Shijiazhuang or Beijing.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Bali Expensive?

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) Rp1,339,645 ($87)
Local Transportation 1 Rp145,557 ($9)
Food 2 Rp330,629 ($21)
Entertainment 1 Rp174,471 ($11)
Tips and Handouts 1 Rp54,050 - 162,149 ($4 - 11)
Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps 1 Rp9,375 - 28,125 ($1 - 2)
Alcohol 2 Rp25,761 - 77,283 ($2 - 5)
Accommodation Budget in Bali
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Bali is $43 (Rp669,823). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Bali is $87 (Rp1,339,645). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Bali

Looking for a hotel in Bali? 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 Bali based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $81. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Bali
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Bali is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $9.44 (Rp145,557) per person, per day, on local transportation in Bali.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Bali
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Rental Cars in Bali
The price of renting a car in Bali will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

What did other people spend on Transportation in Bali?

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

  • Motorbike Rental

Food Budget in Bali
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Bali can vary, the average cost of food in Bali is $21 (Rp330,629) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Bali should cost around $8.57 (Rp132,252) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Bali is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


What did other people spend on Food in Bali?

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

  • Coffee
  • Lunch for Two
  • Bali Cafe for Two
  • Lunch for Two
  • Lunch for 2
  • Dinner for 2

Entertainment Budget in Bali
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Bali typically cost an average of $11 (Rp174,471) 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.

Recommended Activities

What did other people spend on Entertainment in Bali?

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

  • Spa for Two
  • Snorkelling Trip
  • Cooking School

Tips and Handouts Budget in Bali
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Bali is $7.01 (Rp108,099) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Bali is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

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

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  • 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 Bali is $1.22 (Rp18,750), as reported by travelers.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in Bali
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $3.34 (Rp51,522) on alcoholic beverages in Bali per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in Bali
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $1.50 (Rp23,117) on bottled water in Bali per day. The public water in Bali is not usually considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Bali On a Budget
Bali Ubud, Bali
Known as the "Island of the Gods," it's not difficult to see why the Gods would want to set up shop in Bali. With a beautifully diverse landscape of hills, mountains, coastlines, beaches, vibrant rice fields and volcanic hillsides, you'll easily go into sensory overload.

Bali is home to 4 million people who all hold true to a deeply spiritual and unique culture. With champion surfing, world class resorts and challenging hiking trails, this Indonesian island accommodates travelers from every walk of life. It's often called, "paradise on earth, " and no one disagrees.
There's never going to be enough time to see every wonder Bali has to offer, but this list is a start. When you see an impromptu temple procession happening, stop and watch it. It may seem like a traffic inconvenience, but people carrying pyramids of fruit, parasols while wearing furred masks is surely a sight unique to Bali. Did you miss it this time? Don't worry, there are dozens everyday in Bali.

If you're searching to dive deeper into the Indonesian culture, head over to Ubud where most of the cultural and historical activities and sights can be found. Walk along the old streets lined with art galleries, theatres full of traditional dance performances, and museums dedicated to the art of the rice fields. You'll learn everything you ever wanted to know abut Bali.

The island is steeped in history surrounding the vibrant rice fields found all around Bali. Visit the Jatiluwih fields to see ancient strains of rice growing from vibrant green land. Tour the fields and see them as the locals do - like a work of art.

For the more laid back crowd, the beaches in South Bali are not to be missed. Limestone cliffs meet white sand and waves nestled in a lush, tropical setting is the stuff vacations are made of. The areas of Kuta, Seminyak, Canggu, and Balangan Beach are lined with hotels, shops, restaurants, and other amenities for travelers interested in staying near the beach. Many budget travelers choose to stay in Canggu due to lower prices and a relaxed vibe. For more details, see this great guide to everything in Canggu or our guide to the best hostels in Canggu.

No true Bali experience is complete without a temple visit, which is one of the best things to in Bali. No, this isn't like going to church on Sundays. Travel to the Pura Luhur Ulu Watu temple for a breathtaking ovcean view, amazing traditions in action, sunset dance performers, and, of course, monkeys. Don't let them near your wallet, though.

All of these amazing sights are just a few of the many reasons why Bali is such a popular destination for everyone. It is great for younger and older travelers. And it's also great for families, too. Plenty of things to do in Bali with teenagers can be found here. Also, the island is very comfortable for younger children, too. Check out this guide to Bali with Kids, as there are plenty of activities for younger kids in the various towns and beaches of Bali.
Bali is divided into six regions: South Bali (where you'll find Denpasar and Kuta), Central Bali, West Bali, East Bali and the Southeastern Islands. Most likely all of your activities will occur in the South around the beaches of Kuta, Canggu, or the town of Denpasar, but some things like scuba diving and hiking might take you to the East or Southeastern Islands.

No matter if you're looking for a relaxing vacation or an exciting adventure in a new land, Bali has something for everyone.

For the relaxed version, go for a stroll along the beach, sip a pleasant drink and be sure to get a tradition massage. The special Balinese techniques of long strokes, skin rolling and palm-to-thumb pressure will change your life. Also, yoga is very popular here, too.

For a bigger adventure, there is world-renowned scuba diving in Gilis. Explore the coral reefs, make friends with sea turtles and try to keep up with the majestic manta rays.

If you're water adventures are more of the above surface varieties, Bali is the epicenter of Asian surfing. This is where it all started. During months with the letter "r," go east. Every other time of year, head west. With surfers pretty much everywhere you look, you'll feel right at home.
Food and Dining
Bali should definitely be on every foodie's bucket list. Beware, however, the spices in Indonesia are not for the weak-hearted. Take your time and caution when diving into new dishes.

While the fancy places probably look more enticing, the smaller local joints usually have better food at better prices. Some dishes to look for include nasi goreng (fried rice), nasi campur (steamed rice with veggies and meat) and mie goreng (fried noodles)

While you're out getting to know Bali, grab some lunch for one of their traditional food carts known as "kaki lima." Literally translated it means "five legs," in reference to the three legs of the cart and the two of the vendor.

All of these dishes and more can be found on the menus of restaurants in Bali and its populated areas such as Ubud and Canggu. Check out this guide to the best restaurants in Canggu for more info.

If it's western fare you seek, plenty of options are available from pizza to hamburgers to pasta. Plenty of coffee shops are also available, many of which are packed with fellow travelers and expats. For more specific options, check out this list of the best Canggu cafes for digital nomads.

If you plan on leaving your resort, which you should, you'll need to arrange transportation. The simplest option is to ask someone at your hotel if a tour has already been organized.

If you're considering renting a car and driving yourself, bear in mind Bali is a large island with rugged roads. There is a dangerous lack of traffic rules so be very realistic about your driving abilities before deciding to brave it on your own.

There is a public bus system - Perama - and several scheduled shuttle buses. If you'd like the benefits of a scheduled shuttle with the privacy of a taxi, consider hiring a Bemo. These minivans are a traditional, flexible service available to all tourists.
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We've been gathering travel cost data from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010. 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 destinations around the world.

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.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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