Welcome to Bali
If you are like an average tourist when it comes to spending,
Bali is probably the cheapest paradise. You can get a round-trip
ticket from Europe or from the U.S. for about US$1,200 to
US$1,500 (or even less if you buy well ahead or wait for
promotional sales). The average tourist spends less than
$100 per day for everything: food, accommodation, souvenirs,
etc. So two weeks of living in paradise for less than US
However, you can spend any amount of money in Bali. Accommodation,
for example, can cost you from a $3 per night at a homestay
to a $1,500 a night for a luxurious private bungalow facing
the ocean. A painting of Bali starling from an apprentice
in Ubud can cost you $100, but one from the Museum Puri
Lukisan can cost you $10,000.
You can do it in style, or you can do it on a shoestring...
Bali has a sophisticated financial infrastructure to accommodate
you. Most stores will accept most foreign currencies without
hesitation. The local banks in Bali can help you transfer
money easily from and to most countries, as well as exchanging
your money into Rupiahs. Here is exchange
rates of your currencies to Rupiahs.