Daily travel budget for Indonesia

Travelers will find that the daily travel budget for Indonesia can range from relatively cheap to expensive depending on how you plan out. But if you stick to budget options for accommodation and food, generally it is very affordable to travel in Indonesia. You may even be able to travel in Indonesia under 25 USD / day budget!

Here are some of the breakdowns of the daily travel budget:

Food and Drinks

Warung / roadside = 0.50-2 USD
Cheaper Restaurant = 2-4 USD
Higher end restaurant = 5-11 USD
Bottle of water = 0.50-1 USD
Local beer at convenience store = 1-2 USD
Beer at bars or clubs = 2.50-5 USD

Daily budget per day for food and drinks would be 7-10 USD

Accommodation

Basic budget stay = 9 USD
Guesthouse / hostel = 10-15 USD
Average hotel prices = 30-50 USD

Daily budget for the stay in Indonesia will average at 9-20 USD a night.

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Local Transport

Taxi / motorbike = 0.50-1.50 USD
Rent a motorbike for a day = 7 USD
Rent a car or SUV for a day = 22 USD
Train = 7 -12 USD
Bus (long distance of 12 hours) = 18 USD

Depending on how far you travel and how long you stay in Indonesia, the budget may vary, but it would probably be around 4-7 USD a day.

Tourist attractions and tours

Museums or Temples or Mountains = 0.50 – 3 USD
Day tours and activities = 25-35 USD

If you stay independent and visit the tourist attractions yourself you can keep the budget to as low as 2 USD a day but if you add some tours, it may be up to 10 USD a day.

Other spending

Local SIM Card and data
Laundry
Misc

Always budget for some spending that you did not plan for as travel life goes, there will always be some. You would probably want to set aside 3-5 USD per day for these.

For backpacking budget and low-cost travel in Indonesia, you can go by as low as 25 USD per day and if you splurge some for tours and luxuries, if may go up to around 35 USD a day. Therefore, the daily travel budget in Indonesia is 25-35 USD per day.

Although budget in Indonesia can be averaged out to such for a day, but since it is such a large country, it may vary from places to places especially in remote areas vs city or tourist popular places, like the daily budget in Bali and Lombok should be higher.

Related articles:
Daily Travel Budget for Bali and Lombok

Indonesia Airport Tax

Most of Indonesia airports still require departure tax despite many travelers domestic or international would have preferred if it is included in the air tickets instead to avoid the hassle but for now the government has yet to implement that. So do take note to prepare adequate amount of Indonesian rupiah to leave the country hassle free while flying out.

Airport Tax on International flights departing from:

CGK, DPS, SUB: IDR 200,000.-;
BTJ: IDR 115,000.-;
HLP: IDR 80.000.-;
AMQ, BIK, BPN, BTH, JOG, LOP, MDC, MES, SOC, TIM, UPG: IDR 75,000.-;
BDO, PDG, PKU, PLM, PNK: IDR 60,000.-;
KOE, TNJ: IDR 50,000.-;

Airport Tax on Domestic flights departing from:

CGK: IDR 40,000.-
DPS: IDR 30,000.-;
all other airports vary from IDR 13,000.- to IDR to 30,000.-

All payments are made in airport on departure.

Exemption:

  1. Children under 2 years, provided not occupying a seat in the aircraft.
  2. Transit passengers in possession of through tickets and continuing their journey the same day (not applicable in Jakarta unless passengers stay within customs area/ transit room).
  3. Officials on duty – with a travel order – of the Directorate General of Air Communications.
  4. Official guests of the Indonesian government.
  5. Crew members.