Internship Programs in Bali

Average Living Expenses in Bali

Ever since the post-pandemic era last year, Bali has become a more increasingly popular destination for international students seeking unique study experiences. For those of you who are considering your next journey with Bali Internships in 2024, it's essential to understand the updated cost of living on the island and plan your budget accordingly. In this comprehensive guide, we'll break down the expenses you need to consider, from accommodation to daily activities, to ensure a smooth and enjoyable stay in Bali.

Accommodation / Housings

As an international holiday destination, Bali offers a diverse range of accommodations, catering to different preferences and budgets. Here's an overview of the average accommodation costs in some of the island’s most popular locations:


  • Daily: $20-50 USD

  • Weekly: $120-300 USD

  • Monthly: $300-800 USD

Accommodation Types: Ubud features a mix of guesthouses, homestays, and small hotels. Traditional Balinese architecture and lush surroundings characterize many lodgings.


  • Daily: $30-70 USD

  • Weekly: $200-500 USD

  • Monthly: $500-1,200 USD

Accommodation Types: Seminyak tends to have upscale resorts, villas, and boutique hotels. Luxurious amenities and proximity to the beach are common features.


  • Daily: $25-60 USD

  • Weekly: $150-400 USD

  • Monthly: $400-1,000 USD

Accommodation Types: Canggu offers a mix of budget-friendly hostels, guesthouses, and trendy villas. It's known for its surf culture and laid-back atmosphere.


  • Daily: $15-40 USD

  • Weekly: $100-250 USD

  • Monthly: $250-600 USD

Accommodation Types: Denpasar provides affordable guesthouses and budget hotels, making it a suitable option for those seeking more economical living.


  • Daily: $25-50 USD

  • Weekly: $150-350 USD

  • Monthly: $350-800 USD

Accommodation Types: Jimbaran offers a range of mid-range hotels, beachfront resorts, and budget-friendly guesthouses, appealing to various budgets.


  • Daily: $20-50 USD

  • Weekly: $120-300 USD

  • Monthly: $300-700 USD

Accommodation Types: Kuta has a mix of budget-friendly hotels, hostels, and guesthouses, making it a popular choice for backpackers and budget-conscious travelers.

Beyond the typical villas and resorts, an excellent cost-effective alternative for students is the local Indonesian homestay, commonly known as "Kos." By opting for traditional Indonesian homestays or Kos accommodations, students can significantly reduce their lodging expenses, making their Bali experience not only affordable but also culturally enriching. These public homestays often offer a unique insight into local life, fostering a deeper connection with the community while remaining budget-friendly.

Food / Meals

Bali is renowned for its affordable and delicious local cuisine. On average, meals at local ‘warungs’ start at $1-2 USD. If you prefer Western-style restaurants, expect to spend more, around $5-15 USD per meal. For a budget-conscious student, allocating $150-250 USD per month for meals is reasonable. Read more about dining like locals.

Phone Credit and Internet Data

It is important to note that Bali Internships provides a SIM card for our international student during their internship period but not the internet data. Monthly internet costs in Bali range from $20-50 USD, but many Cafe, Homestay or Co-working Spaces in the island already have sufficient wi-fi connection. Internet data usually inclusive with accommodations fee if you choose to stay at 'kos' or public homestay. Finally, it is also important to always have a phone credit dedicated to make emergency phone calls.

Visa Expenses

To participate in the Bali Internships Program, the applicable visa is the C6B visa, costing 3,500,000 IDR (around $250 USD) for a two-month validity period. Extending the visa for an additional 60 days incurs a fee of 2,700,000 IDR (around $195 USD). Plan accordingly if you intend to stay for more than two months, considering the extension costs for a seamless experience.


Scooter rentals or Gojek rides are popular choices. Scooter rentals cost approximately $50-70 USD per month, and Gojek rides are budget-friendly for short distances. Read more about navigating through Bali in our Transportation Essential Guide article.

Leisure activities

  • Gym Memberships: Starting at $35 USD per month.

  • Surf Lessons: Around $25-50 USD per lesson.

  • Diving: Prices vary, averaging $50-100 USD per dive.

  • Yoga Classes: Approximately $10-20 USD per class.

  • Other Courses/Classes: Costs depend on the type, ranging from $20-100 USD.


  • Movie Theaters: $2-10 USD per movie.

  • Partying: Budget around $20-50 USD per night.

  • Shopping: Varies based on personal preferences.

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