With over 17,000 islands - 6,000+ of which are inhabited, Indonesia is a paradise and adventure all in one... white sand beaches on the Gili Islands, orangutan feeding in Bukit Lawang, the fun-in-the-sun retreat of Bali, trekking Mt Borneo or coming face-to-face with the Komodo Dragon on Rinca Island.
But, before you pack your bags for your Indonesian holiday, make sure you also pack your Indonesian Rupiah - or perak - because you will need it wherever you go!
The Rupiah consists of coins from Rp 25 to Rp 1,000 and banknotes from Rp 1,000 up to Rp 100,000. Because of the big numbers, the colourful notes are used more than coins.
In 2014, the Indonesian Central Bank announced that the existing Rupiah would be phased out as it was redenominated and a new Rupiah will be phased in by the end of 2018. Until then, both currencies will be accepted throughout Indonesia.
If you're not sure on how much IDR you might need, speak to one of our FXperts in any of our 20+ stores across New Zealand. Or, if you've already sorted your budget - order online and pick up your IDR from your nearest store.
Rp 25, Rp 50, Rp 100, Rp 200, Rp 500, Rp 1000
Rp 1000, Rp 2000, Rp 5000, Rp 10,000, Rp 20,000, Rp 50,000, Rp 100,000
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Did you know? IDR Currency Facts
- The word "rupiah" comes from the Sanskrit word for wrought silver - "rupya". The name was first used to denote a coin introduced by a 16th century ruler in Northern India
- The red coloured 100,000 note features Indonesia's first Vice President - Mohammed Hatta, and first President - Sukarno. The Indonesian Parliament building in Jakarta is on the reverse
- The rupiah was first introduced to Indonesia right after they declared independence
- Abaca wood fibres are the preferred materials for printing banknotes on, but long fibres from any kind of wood can be used
- The rupiah has been heavily devalued over the years and you may find yourself carrying large amounts of money around
Want to see how far your Rupiah will go? Check out our Indonesia Travel Money Guide for tips and destination costs.
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