How much do you spend a day in Bali?

topic posted Fri, December 3, 2004 - 5:29 PM by  Maj
Hi all,

I'm leaving the snowy wastelands of Montreal in 4 (!) days... just doing some final planning and I was wondering how much folks spend in an average day/week in Bali. Of course it always depends on what your comfort level is-- I like clean rooms, eatting in restaurants, plenty of drinks... but nothing fancy. What should I budget? What's usually the biggest exspense (booze, transportation, rooms)?

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offline Maj
  • Re: How much do you spend a day in Bali?

    Sat, December 4, 2004 - 3:45 PM

    food drinks: 100,000 rp
    Transport: Varies... also will probably be the biggest expense could vary from 10,000rp to 100,000rp... depends where u stay and where you want to go...
    Room: 200,000 rp

    Of course you can cut the budget down accordingly, and you probably will when you figure out how things work over there, where to eat, cheapest method getting somewhere.. etc etc
  • Re: How much do you spend a day in Bali?

    Sat, December 4, 2004 - 4:00 PM
    my biggest expense is most certainly booze, then again i got a place to stay. I'd budget about 50 dollards a day, not worthless canadian dollars, real dollars ;)
    $15 - 30 for a clean room
    $1 local food for breakfast vs $3 for foreign food
    $2 local nasi campur lunch
    $6 for a really good restaurant dinner
    $15 drinking bintang and arak will get you shitfaced vs. 15 dollars drinking cocktails will get you tipsy.

    You could could walk places or you could rent a motorbike for about 2-3 dollars a day depending on how long you rent it for. Motorbike renters will try to rip you off, so do a lot of haggling. Taxis are also pretty cheap it'll cost you like 3-4 bucks a day. Hope you find this info helpful and hope you have a good time.
    • Re: How much do you spend a day in Bali?

      Sun, December 5, 2004 - 2:51 PM
      Thanks! That's just the sort of breakdown I needed... It sounds more like Vietnam than Thailand price-wise... I think India and Nepal ruined me with 76 cent rooms and dollar meals...

      I read somewhere that you need a to have the right drivers license to rent motorbikes-- is that true?

      • Re: How much do you spend a day in Bali?

        Sun, December 5, 2004 - 8:50 PM
        most renters will let you rent a bike without a license, but if the cops bust you you might have to bribe them anywhere from $2-10 dollars according to how well you can haggle. Or you could just go to denpasar and get a tourist licence for $15. Its really easy, you don't even have to take the test. Findingit is pretty hard though.
      • Re: How much do you spend a day in Bali?

        Tue, December 14, 2004 - 10:44 AM
        you can get an international drivers licensce for 20 dollars before you go.
        call triple AAA. It makes it easier, because you probably will get pulled over,
        but you dont need it to rent the bike.
        have fun!
        • Re: How much do you spend a day in Bali?

          Thu, March 10, 2005 - 1:20 PM
          ha ha - I wouldn't dream of renting a car in Bali!
          Last time I was there I saw a couple deaths on the road...not cool...
          One day with a driver in Bali and you'll understand - it's best to leave it to the professional locals - I play car driving video games and after watching my driver zip around in Bali was convinced that just about every hour or two I would have easily crashed my car in a video several times over. Seriously, I drive fast, real fast sometimes - but combining that with Death defying moves = typical Bali driver. Yikes!!!

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