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Bali Budget Breakdown: How much do two weeks in Bali cost?

While you might feel like (and technically be) a millionaire after hitting the ATM in Bali, money does go quickly these days. As Bali skyrocketed into popularity over the last decade, the prices followed. Gone are the days of 15k meals and 50k a night accommodation. But is it still possible to visit Bali on a budget?

My readers often ask me: “How much money should I budget for two weeks in Bali?“. And while that, of course, depends on what kind of traveler you are and what you want to do while you’re there, I can let you know how much I spent on my last trip to Bali.

So let’s dive into a detailed breakdown of what two weeks in Bali can cost!

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This is exactly how much I spent on two weeks in Bali:

I was traveling with my boyfriend but all the prices are per person and in Indonesian Rupiah. I have included a detailed daily budget further down. As of May 2020 1 USD = 14.800 IDR.

Accommodation

Total 3.660.000 Rp. / $247 – Average 261.400 Rp. per night per person in a double room

Back when I first started traveling in Bali I used to only book the first few nights in advance and then find places to stay along the way. These days, however, I book all my accommodation in advance because the deals you get online are often much better than the price you’ll be quoted at the hotel. And many of the best hotels and homestays will be booked out months in advance, especially during high season. I book 95% of my accommodation in Indonesia through Agoda because they have a price guarantee and the best selection of properties.

I think I’m somewhere in between a budget and a mid-range traveler. I like to save money whenever I can but I also need to feel comfortable. For me, comfort is airconditioning, hot water shower and a clean room. I like to splurge on one hotel and then stay in affordable homestays for the rest of the trip. This time I found such a good deal on Pink Coco Hotel that I didn’t have to splurge as I had planned to. I really liked all the places we chose to stay and still managed to keep the accommodation cost quite low.

Food & drinks

Total 4.359.000 Rp. / $294 – Average 311.000 Rp. per day

I try to eat local food at least once a day when I’m in SEA. Not only is it delicious but also very affordable. In Indonesia, Mie Goreng and Nasi Campur are my absolute favorites. But I’m also a huge foodie so I can’t stay away from all the Instagrammable cafés, restaurants and bars Bali has to offer.

If you are on a tight budget you could easily spend 1/2 of what I did on food and drinks.

Transport & Activities

Total 2.255.000 Rp. / $152 – Average 161.000 Rp. per person per day

Since I’ve been to Bali many times and seen most of what I want to see, I didn’t spend a lot on entrance fees and drivers this time. However, if it’s your first time in Bali you probably want to see as much as possible during your two weeks. So you should plan on spending more on activities, especially if you don’t want to drive by yourself.

Shopping

Total 3.132.000 Rp. / $211

Bali has become a paradise for lovers of boho homewares, silver jewelry, surfboards ++ The island is also home to many incredible indie clothing brands and other talented artisans. So if you’re anything like me you’re probably going to blow your shopping budget within a day or two. Remember that bargaining is a way of life in Bali so you shouldn’t be afraid to join in on the fun when buying from street vendors. Check out my previous post about Bail scams for tips on how to get the best prices at the markets.

Total

Flights from Oslo to Denpasar via Qatar $500 + 13.406.000 Rp. / $904 = $1404

Learn more tips & tricks on how to save money in Bali here.


Daily budget breakdown

Day 1 Uluwatu

Accommodation: Pink Coco Hotel 325k per person in a double room

Food: Water 20k – Breakfast Bukit Cafe 135k – Lunch Melasti beach warung 55k – Dinner Buddha Soul 180k

Transport: Driver from Airport to hotel 150k per person – Scooter rental 50k

Daily cost: 915.000 Rp.

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Early morning at Pink Coco Hotel – Edited with my Ocean Gold and Faded Pastel Lightroom presets

Day 2 Uluwatu

Accommodation: Pink Coco Hotel 325k per person in a double room

Food: Water refill 5k – Breakfast Single Fin 127k – Local warung 65k – Dinner Latino Bingin 135k – Coconut on the beach 30k

Transport: Scooter rental 50k – Gas 14k

Activities: Uluwatu Temple 30k – Parking 3k

Daily cost: 784.000 Rp.

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Day 3 Uluwatu

Accommodation: Pink Coco Hotel 325k per person in a double room

Food: Water refill 5k – Breakfast Buddha Soul 110k – Lunch The Loft 135k – Dinner Doppio Zero 115k – Diet Cokes from Padang Padang Mart  24k

Transport: Scooter rental 50k – Parking 5k

Shopping: Rip Curl Bikini 600k

Daily cost: 1.369.000 Rp.

Tacos and Chicken parma for lunch at The Loft

Day 4 Legian

Accommodation: Adys Inn 200k per person in double room

Food: Breakfast local warung 60k – Lunch Warung Anka 50k – Dinner The Balcony 100k – Sunset cocktails On the Juice 170k

Transport: Driver to Legian 175k per person

Shopping: Straw bag 300k – Billabong top 350k

Daily cost: 1.410.000 Rp.

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Day 5 Seminyak

Accommodation: Adys Inn 200k per person in double room

Food: Water refill 5k – Breakfast Adys Inn 65k – Lunch Nalu Bowls 85k – Dinner Kynd Community 195k

Transport: Taxi to and from Seminyak 87k

Shopping: Dress 220k – Home Decor 650k

Daily cost: 1.507.000 Rp.

Adys Inn – I’m not peeing I promise! Can you believe this oasis exists right in the middle of Legian? 

Day 6 Legian

Accommodation: Adys Inn 200k per person in double room

Food: Water refill 5k – Breakfast Benih Café 95k – Lunch The Balcony 120k – Dinner The Bistrot 165k – Ice cream 25k

Transport: Taxi 45k

Daily cost: 655.000 Rp.

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Day 7 East Bali

Accommodation: Kubu Carik Bungalows 245k per person in double room

Food: Water 20k – Breakfast Adys Inn 65k – Lunch & dinner Kubu Carik 185k

Transport: Driver to East Bali 225k per person

Daily cost: 740.000 Rp.

Delicious local food in Uluwatu

Day 8 East Bali

Accommodation: Kubu Carik Bungalows 245k per person in double room

Food: Breakfast Free – Lunch & dinner Kubu Carik 165k – Snacks 35k

Transport: Scooter rental 40k per person

Activities: Taman Ujung Water Palace 50k – Parking 2k

Daily cost: 557.000 Rp.

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Day 9 East Bali

Accommodation: Kubu Carik Bungalows 245k per person in double room

Food: Breakfast Free – Lunch at a local warung 45k – Dinner Kubu Carik 115k – Fruit 18k

Transport: Scooter rental 40k per person – Gas 14k

Daily cost: 479.000 Rp.

The stunning view from our room at Kubu Carik Bungalows

Day 10 Canggu

Accommodation: Lemon Guest House 270k per person in double room

Food: Water refill 5k – Breakfast Free – Lunch at local warung 35k – Dinner La Bandida 175k – Banana bread from Made’s Banana Flour Bakery 55k

Transport: Driver to Canggu via Ubud 475k per person

Activities: Tukad Cepung Waterfall entrance fee 15k

Shopping in Ubud: 1 sudoku and 1 brain puzzle book 152k – dress 120k – beaded purse 60k – 1 sarong 45k

Daily cost: 1.407.000 Rp.

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Shopping at Ubud Art Market

Day 11

Accommodation: Lemon Guest House 270k per person in double room

Food: Water refill 5k – Breakfast Free – Lunch Give Cafe 120k – Dinner Penny Lane 150k – Kombucha 55k

Transport: Scooter rental 50k

Daily cost: 650.000 Rp.

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Day 12

Accommodation: Lemon Guest House 270k per person in double room

Food: Water 10k – Breakfast Free – Lunch at local warung 45k – Dinner & drinks Deus ex Machina 125k

Transport: Scooter rental 50k – Driver half-day trip to Ulun Danu Bratan Temple and Jatiluwih Rice Terraces 350k per person

Activities: Ulun Danu Bratan Temple entrance fee 50k

Daily cost: 900.000 Rp.

Yeh Ho Waterfall – Edited with my FREE Ocean Gold Lightroom Preset

Day 13

Accommodation: Lemon Guest House 270k per person in double room

Food: Water refill 5k – Breakfast Free – Lunch & drinks La Brisa 275k – Dinner La Baracca 105k – Drinks at Pretty Poison 155k

Transport: Scooter rental 50k – Gas 10k

Daily cost: 870.000 Rp.

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Day 14

Accommodation: Lemon Guest House 270k per person in double room

Food: Water refill 5k – Breakfast Free – Lunch Warung Varuna 40k – Snacks for the flight 65k

Transport: Driver to the airport 175k per person

Shopping: 4 gold spoons with pineapples 250k – Gold tray 120k – jumpsuit 170k – Silver ring 95k

Daily cost: 1.037.000 Rp.

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