Travel budget for 3 weeks in Bali

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Travel budget for 3 weeks in Bali

How much does a trip to Bali costs? Is Bali expensive? Some questions we often got asked… That’s why we decided to write an article about it. Depending on your accommodation style, Bali can be traveled on a budget. To give you an idea of how much budget you need to travel around Bali we’re listed down a complete breakdown of our own expenses for 3 weeks. We hope it can help you with planning your own trip.

Travel budget Bali: good to know

We didn’t calculate the flights into our travel budget, because these are costs that are different for everyone. We flew from the Philippines to Bali and found the best flights on Skyscanner. Most of our budget is spent on activities and experiences (and food). So we could describe our travel style the best somewhere between budget and mid-range.

Besides, we divided our travel budget for 3 weeks in Bali into 5 categories: accommodations, transport, food & drinks, excursions & others like SIM-cards, visas, and tips.

Read also: Bali in 3 weeks travel itinerary + tips

NOT INCLUDED IN OUR TRAVEL BUDGET

  • International flights from Manila – $140 per person booked with Skyscanner
  • Travel insurance – World Nomads

Read also: the best websites to find the cheapest flights

ACCOMMODATIONS – 21 DAYS – $ 694

Money-saving tip: use this link to save up to $45 on your first booking on Airbnb

  • 11 nights in guesthouses – average $25/night
  • 7 nights in mid-range hotels – average $37/night
  • 3 nights in a private villa – average $56/night

Read also: the best hotels and hostels in Bali

TRANSPORT – 21 DAYS – $ 206

  • 3 boats
      • Bali – Gili Trawangan – Nusa Penida – Bali – IDR 1.000.000 per person ($65)
  • Many scooter rentals – IDR 50.000-70.000 per day ($3-4)
  • Bike rentals – IDR 40.000 per day ($2,8)
  • Many Grab cars, for example:
      • Grab from airport to Canggu – IDR 80.000-120.000 ($6-8)
      • Grab from Canggu to Ubud IDR 200.000 ($14)

FOOD & DRINKS – 21 DAYS – $ 783

Check out the places we loved to go to in this article: Bali in 3 weeks: travel itinerary + tips

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES – 21 DAYS – $ 423

To give you a more clear idea of what’s included in the total cost of excursions & activities, we listed down every single experience.

  • Visit Tanah Lot Temple – entrance fee IDR 60.000 per person ($4,5)
  • Visit Monkey Forest – entrance IDR 50.000 per person ($4)
  • The Mount Batur Sunrise Trek – IDR 350.000 per person ($25)
  • Visit the Tegalalang Ricefields – entrance fee IDR 10.000 per person ($0,7)
  • Bali Swing – IDR 150.000 per person ($10)
  • White water rafting experience – IDR 280.000 per person ($20)
  • Visit Goa Gahaj Temple – entrance fee IDR 15.000 per person ($1,2)
  • Visit Gunung Kawi Temple – entrance fee IDR 15.000 per person ($1,2)
  • Besakih Temple – entrance fee IDR 60.000 per person ($4)
  • Visited many waterfalls – entrance fees were between IDR 10.000 – 20.000 per person ($1-2)
  • Relaxing massage – IDR 150.000 per person for a 60-minute Balinese massage ($10)
  • Driver for a full-day tour in Ubud – IDR 600.000 ($43)
  • Snorkeling trip on Gili Trawangan – IDR 600.000 for a private boat for 3-4 hours ($42)
  • Diving trip in Gili Trawangan – IDR 600.000 for 1 dive ($42)
  • Driver for a full-day tour in Nusa Penida – IDR 750.000 ($53)
  • Snorkel tour Nusa Penida with Mantas – IDR 275.000 per person ($19)
  • Traditional Kecak fire dance in Uluwatu – IDR 100.000 per person ($7)
  • Visit Uluwatu Temple – IDR 30.000 per person ($2)

Read also: Best things to do in Ubud + Bali in 3 weeks: travel itinerary + tips (for more information about all these activities & excursions)

OTHERS – 21 DAYS – $ 32

  • Visas – Our visa-on-arrival was free for 30 days (but you can check visa costs for your own country here)
  • SIM-cards & data package from “Simpati” – IDR 80.000 ($5,5) for 9GB (extra tip: ask if you can use it in whole Indonesia sometimes it’s blocked on the islands)
  • Laundry – IDR 20.000/kg ($1,5)
  • Petrol – IDR 10.000/liter ($0,7)

TOTAL COST – 21 DAYS – $ 2138

We stayed 21 days to be exact and spent $2138 in total for both of us, which is an average daily budget of $51 per person. Food & excursions were the biggest costs, which quickly increased our total travel budget, but which are in our opinion the things that made the trip so unforgettable. If you would skip more excursions and eat in the more local warungs you can easily reduce your budget.

Now you’ve seen our travel budget in Bali, you might be ready to go. The following websites can help you plan the perfect trip:

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2 comments

Lourens & Claudia October 16, 2019 - 10:41 pm

Thanks for this great blog with nice information. Our next holiday will probably go to Bali. Thanks for also sharing your restaurant tips. We love the Indonesian food!

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suitcasestoriesbe October 17, 2019 - 1:08 am

Hi guys, thank you so much for your sweet message! It’s always hard finding good restaurants when you arrive at a new destination, so great to hear you appreciate this. Enjoy your time in beautiful Bali. Love, Valerie & Mik

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