Indonesia is the world's largest island country, home to over 17,000 islands. You'll find a rich variety of cultures and landscapes here, from the beautiful beaches of Bali and the Gili Islands to the volcanic landscapes of Sumatra and the bustling streets of Jakarta.
Prices will vary depending on where you are in Indonesia, and places like Bali and Jakarta will inevitably be more expensive than the less touristy islands. In general, though, Indonesia offers excellent value for money. Here’s how much you can expect to pay for things in Bali:
ATMs (mesin kasir) are widely available across Indonesia’s main cities and tourist areas. On more remote islands, ATMs may not work or may offer very poor exchange rates, so it’s a good idea to have some cash on you before you go.
Tipping is not a widespread practice across Indonesia, but is becoming more common in touristy areas like Bali. Here, a small tip for most services (10% or around 5000Rp) is expected, and hotels and restaurants might add 20% to your bill for tax and service (known as ‘plus plus’).
For taxis and porters, a tip of 5000-10,000 Rp is appreciated.
At the current rate, £1 will get you 17,425 Rupiah. This will go up and down depending on the market, so click here for the latest rates.
Notes: 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000 and 100,000 Rp
Coins: 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 Rp
Did you know? Jakarta is famed for its incredible (but rather expensive) coffee. Indonesia is home to some very unusual coffee varieties, including kopi joss (charcoal coffee), kopi jahe (ginger coffee) and kopi luwak: a specialist variety created from digested coffee cherries.
Read more in our coffee-lover’s travel guide.
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