Average Living Expenses in Bali
Indonesia is considered to be highly affordable for students to live in compared to studying in bigger cities in Indonesia such as Jakarta or Surabaya. This is something you will find out quickly after your arrival in Bali. Here you will see with which additional costs you will face during your time in Bali. Read more about how to save money in Bali.
The amount of money you will spend on food depends on your eating habits. If you enjoy Indonesia's most authentic way of eating out, eating at a local warung will let you 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 depending on the location of the place).
Going to the laundry shop would be one of the most common things to do when living in Bali. As it is quite rare for any accommodation such as guest houses, apartments or shared villas to be equipped with washing machines, using the public laundry service can be convenient. Average laundry costs are around 0.50-1€/$ for one kilogram of laundry.
In most of accommodations in Bali, public spaces such as cafes, restaurants, spas, sports club and so forth 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$.
The amount of money you have to pay for visa extensions depends on how long you will stay in Bali. **The Visa Extension Fee itself is around 50€/55$**but we usually advise our volunteers and interns to use an agent who will take care of the extension. This agent will charge you around 55€/60$.
Scooter Rental + Petrol
Renting a scooter will cost around 57€/60$ per month. Petrol's price is quite affordable in Indonesia and 1 liter will be around 2.50€/$. In practice, this means that you won't need more than 4 €/$ per week for petrol unless you intend to do a bike trip around the island.
How much money you want to spend on 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, snorkeling, parties – how you like to design your free time 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