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Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia

How much does it cost to travel to Yogyakarta?

You should plan to spend around $59 (Rp928,414) per day on your vacation in Yogyakarta. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $12 (Rp187,081) on meals
  • $1.37 (Rp21,426) on local transportation
  • $75 (Rp1,178,231) on hotels

A one week trip to Yogyakarta for two people costs, on average, $833 (Rp12,997,800). 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 Yogyakarta cost?

A one week trip to Yogyakarta usually costs around $416 (Rp6,498,900) for one person and $833 (Rp12,997,800) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Yogyakarta on average costs around $833 (Rp12,997,800) for one person and $1,665 (Rp25,995,600) 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 Yogyakarta will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Yogyakarta on average costs around $1,784 (Rp27,852,428) for one person and $3,568 (Rp55,704,856) 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 Yogyakarta 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 Yogyakarta expensive to visit?

Yogyakarta 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, Yogyakarta is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Jingdezhen or Hengyang.

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) Rp1,178,231 ($75)
Local Transportation 1 Rp21,426 ($1)
Food 2 Rp187,081 ($12)
Entertainment 1 Rp258,804 ($17)
Tips and Handouts 1 Rp5,844 - 17,531 ($0 - 1)
Alcohol 2 Rp39,766 - 119,297 ($3 - 8)
Accommodation Budget in Yogyakarta
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Yogyakarta is $38 (Rp589,115). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Yogyakarta is $75 (Rp1,178,231). 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 Yogyakarta

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Yogyakarta based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $22. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Yogyakarta
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Yogyakarta is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $1.37 (Rp21,426) per person, per day, on local transportation in Yogyakarta.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Yogyakarta
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Yogyakarta can vary, the average cost of food in Yogyakarta is $12 (Rp187,081) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Yogyakarta should cost around $4.79 (Rp74,832) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Yogyakarta is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Yogyakarta
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  • Entertainment and activities in Yogyakarta typically cost an average of $17 (Rp258,804) 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.

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Yogyakarta
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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Yogyakarta is $0.75 (Rp11,688) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Yogyakarta is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Yogyakarta
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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 Yogyakarta is $0.28 (Rp4,375), as reported by travelers.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in Yogyakarta
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  • The average person spends about $5.09 (Rp79,531) on alcoholic beverages in Yogyakarta 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 Yogyakarta
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  • On average, people spend $1.01 (Rp15,777) on bottled water in Yogyakarta per day. The public water in Yogyakarta is not usually considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Yogyakarta On a Budget
Yogyakarta Yogyakarta, Indnesia
Yogyakarta, also called Yogya, Jogja, and Jogjakarta, is Java's hub of culture and art, and is the top-visited destination on the island. While Jakarta is the most populated and industrially-developed city in Indonesia, Yogya has managed to progress without losing its cultural charm, as illustrated in its well-kept traditional Indonesian architecture.

Locals are known to be some of the friendliest around and speak Javanese, Bhasa Indonesian, and local dialects. Though Yogya was previously named the city of tolerance, it is always wiser to dress modestly to show respect and courtesy to the local Muslims.

The tropical climate of Yogya gets plenty of rain, with the heaviest torrential downpours from December to March when flooding is common. The short dry season runs from July through September, making for the hottest and most popular time of year to travel.

Yogya's weather is consistent throughout the year, with average temperature highs in the 80s and lows in the 70s with little variation. Pack light layers to maximize versatility and for quicker-drying, as waterproof clothing will be far too hot to wear even during rainy season.
Many visit Yogyakarta because it's so close to two of Indonesia's most important religious and archaeological sites, Prambanan and Borobudur.

Borobudur, a Buddhist temple about 42 km northwest from the city, was constructed in the 8th and 9th centuries during the Sailendra dynasty and is believed to have taken 70 years to complete. It's a must-see attraction, considering that it is the largest Buddhist temple in the world, with 504 Buddha statues on nine platforms.

The Prambanan Temple Complex, about 16 km northeast from Yogya, is the largest temple complex in Java, built in the 8th and 10th centuries. Consisting of 224 individual Hindu temples, the three main and tallest temples are dedicated to Hindu gods, Brahma, Vishnu, and Ciwa. An earthquake in 2006 caused damage to a number of the temples in the complex, so don't be surprised if you see heaps of blocks behind fenced off areas, as parts of the complex are under re-construction.

Within the city, you can also check out Ullen Sentalu, a private museum containing artifacts and history about Yogya's royal family. Kraton Yogyakarta is the sultan palace, home of the Sultan and his family and includes a museum which contains the sultanate's artifacts.

Kraton holds live performances of arts and culture nightly; check the Yogyakarta's official government website for listings and times. The Taman Sari Water Castle features pools and an underground mosque for the royal family. Though it's known for its numerous pools, bathing is strictly prohibited.

Yogyakarta is the perfect place to soak up culture, whether you're going to an art gallery, theater, dance performance, gamelan recital, or modern rock concert, there's sure to be something to pique your creative interest while you're in town.

Watch the Wayung kulit shadow-puppet play at night in the Sonobudoyo Museum, near Kraton. Kraton also holds gamelan orchestra recitals, macapat (poetry readings), and dance performances throughout the week.

If you're up for an adventure, take a Jeep off-road and head over to the Merapi Volcano, where you can learn about the history of Merapi and take a four-hour hike up to the summit. Be sure to wear sturdy boots and long pants. Jomblang Cave is another place to explore if you can handle bumpy roads, an underground river, and dark tunnels.

For a cultural experience in retail therapy, shop at Pasar Malioboro, Yogya's famous shopping street where you can find anything from batik clothing to souvenirs, cheap food handmade crafts, jewelry, and much more. Get comfortable with crowds and haggling, as both are expected on the 24-hour shopping street.

For a calmer environment, spend a quiet afternoon strolling, horse riding, or flying a kite on Parangtritis Beach, Yogya's most popular beach with black volcanic sand, which is a popular venue to linger for sunset. If you're feeling adventurous, head up to the Parangtritis Hills to para-glide or hang glide. Don't forget to check the wind conditions before you go!
Food and Dining
Culture buffs can indulge their tastebuds in Yogya's regional specialties; after all, some of the best traditions are passed down through cuisine. One of Yogya's most famous local dishes is Nasi Gudeg, unripe jackfruit stewed in coconut milk, palm sugar, spices, and chili, sometimes served with chicken or eggs over rice. Gudeg Yu Djum serves up a mean Nasi Gudeg as well as krupuk, or deep fried-crackers.

Sekar Kedhaton Restaurant specializes in another famous Yogya specialty, brongkos, which is a sweet and spicy dish containing beef, coconut milk, dark sweet soy sauce, ginger, lemongrass, galangal and chili over rice. Both locals and visitors frequent Warung Handayani, another well-known restaurant famous for brongkos and ayam tombo ngidam, fried chicken with mango sauce

Yogya also has a plethora of international restaurants, if you want to take a break from local food. Meditteranea Restaurant is popular for its western fare, with offerings of pizza, kebabs, steak, and fresh fruit juices served in hefty portions in a cozy and modernly decorated dining room. Be sure to make a reservation if you don't arrive early, as the restaurant is often crowded.

Run by a non-profit dedicated to the prevention of AIDs and HIV, Mila features vegan and vegetarian dishes of both western and Indonesian cuisine, including pumpkin soup, biryani, and tempeh. Don't be surprised when you're seated on a cushion on the floor; diners love the rustic and romantic ambiance in the gazebos among a lush garden.

Yogyakarta's international airport, Adisucipto International Airport, is just eight kilometers east and has several flights daily to and from Jakarta and Denpasar.

From the airport, you can take a taxi, train, bus, or rent a car to get into the city. There is a bus inside the airport and the main bus station in Yogya is Giwangan Station.

If you choose to take a taxi, make sure it is metered. To be safe, you can also pay for your cabride into the city at the information counter in the arrivals hall. Take your receipt and get into the taxi stand line. Tipping is not customary in Indonesia, so no additional payments should be made after taking your receipt.

If you are coming from or going to nearby cities Semarang or Solo, you can take a joglosemar, which is an inexpensive option for a shuttlebus that operates between the cities.

Within the city, if your destination is not a walkable distance, take a becak or cycle rickshaw, which is a common local mode of transport to get from one area to another. Becak drivers are known to be pushy, but stand your ground and don't be shy to haggle until you come to an agreement on price or find a driver who will and you'll have no problems getting around this small city.

For sites outside the city, take a tour, public bus, or taxi. Tours can be arranged by Indoparadiso or Seven Trans Jogja, both reputable tour companies which can take you to Prambanan, Borobudur, or Dieng Plateau among many other historical sites.
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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.