Average Living Expenses in Bali

Indonesia is considered to be really cheap to live in. This is something you will find out quickly after your arrival in Bali. Here you will see with which additional costs you have to plan during your time in Bali.

Food

The amount of money you will spend on food depends on your eating habits. If you eat at a local warung you will spend around 2€/2.20US$ for a proper meal with drink. But if you prefer to eat western food you will spend a lot more (at least 5€/5.35US$ but probably even more).

Laundry

In our accommodation you won’t have laundry facilities. So you have to bring your laundry to a laundry service somewhere around your living area. Average laundry costs are around 0.50-1€/$ for one kilogram of laundry.

Phone Credit

In all our accommodations you will find wifi. Therefore 2GB mobile data plus some credit for calling your friends should be enough per month. This will cost you around 5€/5.25$.

Visa Extension

The amount of money you have to pay for visa extensions depends on how long you will stay in Bali. The Visa Extension Fee itself is around 20€/21.40$ but advice our volunteers and interns to use an agent who will take care of the extension. This agent will charge you around 45€/49$.

Scooter Rental + Petrol

Renting a scooter will cost around 42€/45$ per month. Petrol is quite cheap in Indonesia and 1 litre will be around 0.50€/$. In practice this means, that you won't need more than 4 €/$ per week for petrol unless you intend to to a bike trip around the island.

Trips

How much money you want to spend for trips to explore Bali is eventually up to you. You can minimize expenses if you spend a bit more time organizing as much as you can by yourself instead of using a travel agent or trip packages. 

Sports and fun activities

Surfing, yoga, snorkling, party – how you like to design your freetime is your own responsibility. These are personal expenses we cannot predict as we don't know your preferences. Here is a list of activities and approximate costs that might vary from time to time. 

  • Surf lessons at the beach in Kuta 250.000 IDR/ in Canggu 350.000 IDR
  • Surf guiding half day 550.000 IDR
  • Yoga lesson 150.000 IDR per lesson
  • Snorkeling 150.000 IDR per lesson incl. equipment