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How much money will you need for your trip to Yogyakarta? You should plan to spend around Rp714,440 ($48) per day on your vacation in Yogyakarta, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, Rp155,124 ($10) on meals for one day and Rp17,141 ($1.14) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Yogyakarta for a couple is Rp875,082 ($58). So, a trip to Yogyakarta for two people for one week costs on average Rp10,002,163 ($668). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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  • 2 Weeks Per person
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A vacation to Yogyakarta for one week usually costs around Rp5,001,081 for one person. So, a trip to Yogyakarta for two people costs around Rp10,002,163 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs Rp20,004,325 in Yogyakarta. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price 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 can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

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How much does a trip to Yogyakarta cost? Is Yogyakarta expensive? The average Yogyakarta trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Yogyakarta prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Yogyakarta
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Yogyakarta is Rp437,541. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Yogyakarta is Rp875,082.

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

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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 Rp17,141 per person, per day, on local transportation in Yogyakarta.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Yogyakarta
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  • While meal prices in Yogyakarta can vary, the average cost of food in Yogyakarta is Rp155,124 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Yogyakarta should cost around Rp62,050 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 Rp207,044 per person, per day. 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 price for Tips and Handouts in Yogyakarta is Rp9,350 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 Rp3,500.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in Yogyakarta
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  • The average person spends about Rp63,625 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 Rp12,622 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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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.

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