Cost of Living in Bali

Summary of cost of living in Bali, Indonesia:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25,000.00 Rp 12,000.00-50,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 340,000.00 Rp 250,000.00-1,000,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 60,000.00 Rp 50,000.00-95,757.42
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 50,000.00 Rp 30,000.00-90,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 65,000.00 Rp 40,000.00-90,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 32,518.42 Rp 15,959.57-55,000.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 21,321.62 Rp 13,000.00-47,878.71
Water (12 oz small bottle) 29,045.55 Rp 15,000.00-44,699.85
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 94,776.25 Rp 68,137.43-132,489.44
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 21,553.93 Rp 14,899.97-40,318.97
Rice (white), (1 lb) 7,974.66 Rp 4,082.34-14,899.97
Eggs (regular) (12) 22,433.52 Rp 14,750.95-30,000.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 61,886.57 Rp 20,441.29-90,718.58
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 33,341.04 Rp 14,899.97-40,882.58
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 76,810.71 Rp 43,091.33-89,399.81
Apples (1 lb) 18,474.01 Rp 9,071.86-29,029.95
Banana (1 lb) 11,066.14 Rp 6,803.89-16,329.34
Oranges (1 lb) 23,569.68 Rp 6,803.89-40,823.36
Tomato (1 lb) 10,509.77 Rp 5,851.35-13,607.79
Potato (1 lb) 12,352.48 Rp 6,803.89-14,899.97
Onion (1 lb) 17,590.55 Rp 8,176.52-22,349.95
Lettuce (1 head) 13,779.50 Rp 10,000.00-18,026.11
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 8,218.18 Rp 5,000.00-15,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 300,000.00 Rp 198,599.80-420,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 34,817.84 Rp 21,285.64-52,374.24
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 37,500.00 Rp 25,000.00-60,000.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 32,000.00 Rp 32,000.00-35,000.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4,400.00 Rp 2,500.00-12,000.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 126,508.07 Rp
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5,750.00 Rp 4,500.00-7,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 16,093.44 Rp 7,242.05-32,186.89
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100,000.00 Rp 40,000.00-100,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 48,499.15 Rp 37,854.13-53,911.85
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 300,000,000.00 Rp
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 321,789,477.79 Rp
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 686,797.22 Rp 500,000.00-1,000,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1,600.00 Rp 1,200.00-2,000.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 422,142.86 Rp 330,000.00-500,000.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 806,250.00 Rp 350,000.00-1,500,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 156,666.67 Rp 50,000.00-120,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 47,500.00 Rp 35,000.00-60,000.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,450,000.00 Rp 400,000.00-2,500,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 185,000,000.00 Rp 150,000,000.00-225,000,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 646,460.87 Rp 180,261.10-797,978.48
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 376,753.70 Rp 180,261.10-500,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,450,000.00 Rp 600,000.00-2,500,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,150,000.00 Rp 450,000.00-1,500,000.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 9,734,992.50 Rp 6,000,000.00-25,000,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,944,444.44 Rp 3,000,000.00-14,899,950.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 25,631,221.88 Rp 15,000,000.00-50,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 15,312,550.56 Rp 8,000,000.00-35,000,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,588,662.24 Rp 1,152,093.17-2,229,654.40
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 613,384.44 Rp 541,399.61-741,340.10
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,703,120.26 Rp
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.66 8.00-20.00

Prices in Bali

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Last update: June 2023
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12 Comments so far
YELNA YURISTIARY on Apr 29, 2023:
You can living within IDR 3 million. Consider 1 million for rent room, 1.5 million for food (if you eat in local food - not in foreigner restaurant) and 500k for fuel using motorbike or walking. Please cook your own food at home if you want to spend cheaper cost. It will be healthier and practical. I just read some comment in this section, honestly I think that person is not really see the beauty of Bali. You are what you're looking for. I had been in Europe, Africa, Southeast Asian country and I can say Bali is the best places to living. I ever be in popular cities in Europe and in the tourist place you will be aware with a lot of pick pocket and gangster. In Bali, I think it's quite difficult to find pick pocket because they will punished the people who do vandalism or criminal in their places. So, whoever told that Bali has a lot of scammers, maybe he ever got heart broken by Balinese girl. Lol...
Anonymous on Apr 26, 2023:
wow! can’t wait to eat dogs in bali!!
Bali bae on Jan 24, 2023:
I'm from NY and living in bali has been the best decision I've ever made. Just be nice to locals and they'll treat you the same way you treat them. Some tourist have no respect towards balinese or locals, just behave if you want locals to respect you. The food is god-tier and the best part is it costs less than $20 bucks to experience heavenly cuisine.
Anonymous on Jan 24, 2023:
Hi, I love bali!! Living cost is much cheaper than other countries. Locals are very nice to tourist. I don't know what these people are ranting about bali, for me it has been a pleasant experience. You can literally eat starting from $1.
BaliSuxAss on Jul 11, 2022:
Yep. Guy below me is right. It's a shithole
Anonymous on Aug 16, 2021:
It's a scummy place with A LOT of dishonest people. Lazy, stupid and full of themselves, pretending to be nice to you just to scam as much money out of anyone possible. It's corrupt in every level, so don't expect any justice to be found.

Overall it's filled with cowards who always gang up on anyone who dares to point out any issue. Because they are too big of a scum themselves to ever make anything difference. Low conscious people, attracting similar tourists as well.
Anonymous on Dec 21, 2020:
A single person would need a minimum of 16,000,000 each month to live decently in Bali.
Anonymous on Nov 10, 2020:
How much money in IDR for food would a Balinese person need to live on per month
Just food not rent.
Hacker or am I? on Jul 01, 2020:
Very good it help me alot on my geography (and a bit of guide book) project on Indonesia
Sasha on Mar 29, 2020:
Watch out for gyms like Hammerhead in Bali, they have one price for locals and another for foreigners.
Sandra Beattie on Oct 20, 2019:
My experience is the opposite from yours. We love the Balinese people. Have neverbeen scammed or ripped off as you state. They live in a third world country and work on average all day for $300 per month. There are loads of taxis which cost less than a quarter of what you would pay in Australia. We have no responsibility to aid them but we do. We help the families who live on the tip and give them pencils etc to help them in school. We also sponsor 3 children. Yes the Government may take the money we spend but so do every countryinthe world. I am sorry you feel the way you do.
Anonymous on Jun 07, 2019:
Bali is a ripoff hell where there is no good transportation though Bali has earned a lot from tourists for decades. Where the investment earned from tourist gone? Probably stolen by the liar government already...

Tourist are not free loaders and pay lots of taxes for hotel, flight ticket, etc much more than the ethernal contribution of many worthless, dishonest local liars which're troubling tourist endlessly.

Tourist have no responsibility to aid you, liar Indonesia with whatever demand you request from tourist. You don't choose us tourist, we choose you beggar so tourist don't pay you US $10 as demanded in the news below and tourist stay away from your unworthy shithole.

There are lots of choice at other countries with good transportation but without attachment of ripoff and liar from Indonesia so consider to travel other destination instead of liar Indonesia.

Tourist are not local Chinese Indonesian to be mistreated as whatever you liar Indonesian want to, there are stronger nations behind tourist, be aware of or else misbehaved brain would be shit loaded...

Bali set to impose US$10 levy on foreign tourists