We stayed on the island of Bali in Indonesia for 59 days, lets call it two months. We spent a grand total of AUD $3367.92 during that time. We certainly didn't live like kings or queens and we also didn't live like paupers… we lived a “just right for us” life.
It is important to note that we have not included the cost of our visas or the cost of our flights in our calculations as we paid for them months before we landed in Bali.
For past and future reference, our 60 day Indonesian tourist visas that were organised at home in Perth, Western Australia cost us AUD $60 each.
Our flight costings were a little different as we already had flights from Perth to Kuala Lumpur organised. We purchased our return flights from Kuala Lumpur to Denpasar for AUD $180 each. Not cheap but as we had only booked them three weeks in advance, we were happy with that price.
Back to the costings for our two month stay on the island of Bali in Indonesia. We used the Trail Wallet to record all of our spendings for the two months and we were quite pleasantly surprised. The total price was below our budgeted AUD $2000 per month, which was good to see.
Examples of what we spent our money on over the two months:
- Beauty Treatments: 2 x Foot Massages for IDR 40,000 each plus 20k in tips = AUD $9.86 in total
- Accommodation: In Sanur, D'joemah Nadja Homestay. We stayed for one month at AUD $22.10 per night
- Entertainment: 2 x Bali Eco bicycle tour from Ubud = AUD $65.41 in total
- Food: Bali Buddha – minestrone soup, macrobiotic plate, green smoothie = AUD $9.61 in total
All in all, we were very happy with how much we spent in Bali. It certainly could have been cheaper but it wasn't too bad. Bali is however significantly more expensive than other parts of south east Asia and I'm not sure it justifies the extra expense…