14 days in Bali: itinerary & costs

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(14 days break to visit Lombok, leaving and return to Bali by Padangbai, using public ferry)


15 €/day

… considering traveling solo, eating just local food, no a/c rooms, sometimes dorms, travel by public transport as far as possible, no alcohol and no soft drinks, making my own laundry and walking a lot on foot… Shopping and souvenirs are also not included, as well health expenses and communications (SIM card, mobile, telephone, internet…).


Costs in Bali:

  • room (fan): minimum 100.000 Rp up to 150.000 Rp (one person); sometimes dorms.
  • meal: less than 20.000 Rp (local food, street-food, vegetarian meals, the breakfast is almost always included)
  • rent a scooter: 50.000 Rp/day or 60.000 Rp/day
  • a liter of petrol: 10.000 Rp (at the pump station is 8.000 Rp/l)
  • snorkeling: 50.000 Rp/day (just gear)
  • bemos: around 1.000 Rp per kilometer
  • ojek: 10 km cost around 15.000 Rp (but the price of the ojek depends on your bargain skills and the needs of the driver, weather, time of the day…)… but once I need to pay 50.000 Rp for a 15 km ride!!!
  • As Bali, was the beginning of my trip, and I didn’t know yet how to move around, I took some tourist shuttle bus as also taxis, which increase the cost of transport.

Note: this trip was made in March/April 2017, which still is considered the low season, when the prices of the accommodation could be bargain.


Bali. costs. itenirery
Bali. costs. itinerary

5 Responses

    • Stepping out of Babylon

      This are the basic costs… didn’t done any trekking, or visit a natural park; only pay to visit the Pura Ulun Danu Batur, Pura Meduwe Karang and Petulu herons, And all this are included on the daily average cost. I rent scooter for 4 days, snorkeling once, no tours and no guides. About food, all the cost are included, as water, fruits, etc. Health, shopping, souvenirs and hygiene articles are not included. This is a low budget travel, from my experience as a long term traveler, where Bali is part of three months in Indonesia… Enjoy!

  1. Nasta

    Hi! Really interesting article. Going to Bali in August and doing the same itinerary. I already booked my accomodations as it is going to be busy ( not more than 10 aud a night, we are 3 girls )What do u reckon that would be the best to go from a place to another? We are going to rent scooters but when we will stay a few days in a same place ( ubud, amed…) I was thinking about Uber or grab, but maybe bemos ( that I didn’t know ) is better?


    • Stepping out of Babylon

      Hello! Yes in high season the prices can be three time more than what i found in March/April. In Bali there’s a kind of mafia that doesn’t allow the Grab, Uber and GoJek (Indonesian company) to reach certain areas, like Ubud and the airport… and probably other touristic areas, so you need to walk out of the villages for them to pick you. But in Denpasar is ok.
      In Bali I never used this app, but used the “ojek” that the local moto-taxi drivers that are a bit everywhere but you need to negotiate the price and for a foreigner is not a easy task. For three people traveling together is better to get a taxi. The most reliable is the Blue Bird (you can call then by an app) and they have a taximeter.
      Bemos are the local buses. slow, very old, no schedule, no bus stands. In Ubud i didn’t saw any bemo. But on the route Padangbai-Amed-Singaraja-Pemuteran-Gilimanuk and Amed-Batur-Singaraja I use them but always ask to the people of people at the guesthouses where i stay, as otherwise is difficult to know where they pass by and at what time. Sometimes they only run in the mornings… and never after sunset.
      Bemos are the cheapest way to travel but if don’t want to spend much time I think the best (and easy) option are the Perama Tours services. They have daily regular buses from the most popular places to almost everywhere in Bali (as also to Lombok and Java). They are reliable, have a fix schedule, and mini-vans with air-con… is far from be a local experience but it make the things easy! There are Perama offices in almost all touritic places. I used it only one from Ubud to Padangbai… 75.000 rupees for 40 km

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