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Currency information

Code IDR
Symbol Rp
Coins
Rp 25, Rp 50, Rp 100, Rp 200, Rp 500, Rp 1000
Banknotes
Rp 1000, Rp 2000, Rp 5000, Rp 10,000, Rp 20,000, Rp 50,000, Rp 100,000

Welcome to Indonesia!

Sink your feet and your heart into the warm sand and lush forests of Indonesia. Whether you seek the thrills of Jakarta’s theme parks, want to explore the mountains of Java, or soak up heavenly sun at Bali’s Kuta beach, you’ll always be relaxing to the max or adventuring to the extreme.

ATM access

3/5 stars – You’ll be able to find an ATM in Indonesia, but they won’t jump out at you. Monkeys might, and gorgeous sceneries definitely will, but not money machines. Sorry

Tipping

Tip a little in Bali, otherwise there’s  no expectation

Phone and Internet access

Many places, like convenience stores,  can offer free Wi-Fi

 

Daily cost

Even with cheap travel and food, you’ll be spending millions (but that ain’t so bad in rupiahs).

Coffee:  NZ$2.60 (regular cappuccino)
Water:  NZ$0.75 (330mL bottle)
Beer:  NZ$5.15 (330mL imported bottle)
Food:  NZ$2.55 (local takeaway)
Taxi:  NZ$21.50 (Jakarta airport – city)
Big Mac:  NZ$3.65 (cheap Macca’s!)

Daily budget

Budget:  Around NZ$90/day (2x cheap meals, supermarket   snacks and entry to a museum in Jakarta)
Moderate:  Around NZ$165/day (2x cheap meals, supermarket   snacks and breakfast at Bali Zoo)
Luxury:  Around NZ$220/day (2x restaurant meals,   supermarket snacks and a quad bike tour in Bali)

Safety rating

2.5 stars - Theft is quite common for tourists, unfortunately (keep an eye on those monkeys again). So make sure you secure your travel money and keep your belongings close and locked away.

Travel Money Trivia

Silver tongue
‘Rupiah’ is based on the Sanskrit word for wrought silver: ‘Rupya’.
Be a millionaire
The rupiah has declined in value over the years, hence your overflowing travel wallet.
Living room money
The 1,000 rupiah note features a lovely fishing boat and a volcano. So spend it or frame it.
Costly coin
The 25 and 50 rupiah coin were discontinued as the material cost exceeded their value.
Shared  birthdays
In 1945, Indonesia declared independence and started the rupiah.

Let's talk money

Carrying around millions in rupiahs can be a little confusing (and daunting). However, many places only accept cash. Just remember that the 100,000 rupiah note is around 10 bucks. Pay with cash for a better price.

  • Stick to authorised money exchangers
  • ^ others are likely to try ripping you off
  • Prices are set higher to be haggled lower
  • Keep your money safe from card trick scams
  • If your hotel has a buffet breakfast, EAT UP
  • Zip-up travel wallets have more space for rupiahs
  • Tipping is fine, just don’t be scammed to tip
  • Buy bottled water and ask for no ice in your drinks

 

Must do

Tanah Lot 
After you tan a lot, why not visit Tanah Lot? This island temple is a beautiful space offering an unbeatable sunset view
Sacred Monkey  Forest Sanctuary 
When you’re done monkeying around in Bali, see the actual monkeys in action.
Borobudur  
Borobudur borrows Buddha’s face (say that 10 times…) for over 500 statues, making it the world’s largest Buddhist temple.
White river rafting  
Find adventure on the Ayung River as you conquer fast waters and discover hidden waterfalls.
Bali surfing  
Bali is famous for its surf, with its consistent barrels and perfect coast views. Stick to the popular Kuta beach, or find a quieter current.

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