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That really costs Indonesia: Backpacking in Java, Bali, Flores & Komodo

Our categories for travel expenses and expenses

We hold all of our Expenditures per travel destination and cost factors firmly.

Arise on our journey daily costs for accommodation, food and drink. It fall Transportation and activities costs at. And then there are those other expensesthat don't fit into any specific category.

Our Expenditures for the destination Indonesia looked like this.

In addition to the islands of Java, Bali, Flores and Komodo, we have also toured Sumatra. For Sumatra we have created a separate cost article with all the details.

Indonesia's currency rupiah

It is not difficult to become a millionaire in Indonesia. Because the equivalent of 65 euros corresponds to 1,000,000 Indonesian rupiah.

This currency is used to pay on all islands, including Java, Bali, Flores and Komodo. It is not uncommon for the zeros to be left out when displaying prices. So keep that in mind. 😉

More information about the development of the Indonesian rupiah can be found here .

All costs + expenses on our Indonesia trip

On our 29-day trip through Java, Bali and Flores we gave 23.06 euros per person and day out. In total, the Cost for two people at 1,337.62 euros. The following table shows the cost planning and statement per person over 29 days.

  Planned   Issued  Saved
Eat Drink290.00 euros202.00 euros88.00 euros
Overnight stays290.00 euros186.11 euros103.89 euros
transport 290.00 euros163.56 euros126.44 euros
activities290.00 euros72.70 euros217.30 euros
miscellaneous290.00 euros44.43 euros245.57 euros
1,450.00 euros668.80 euros781.20 euros

Eat Drink

On the Indonesian islands Java, Bali, Flores and Komodo we gave daily about 6.97 euros per person out. During our 29-day trip, that is a total of 403.99 euros for two people.

These costs include some dining and breakfast, supermarket shopping, snacks, and drinking water, but also coffee and a few Starbucks visits.

In some accommodations there was free drinking water.

Instead of the 7-Eleven, there is the Alfamart, Indomaret and FamilyMart on the Indonesian islands. In these Convenience stores you can mainly buy snacks and drinks. Alcohol was very rare in supermarkets. To buy beer, you have to go to a bar right away.

Overnight stays

We plan with a budget of 10 euros per person per night. On average we have but only 6.42 euros per person issued. At 29 days we came up a total of 372.21 euros for two people and accommodations.

In Yogyakarta we treated ourselves to a luxurious hotel. The rest of the accommodations were simple rooms to well-equipped double rooms with terrace great location. We list our accommodations and accommodation costs in detail below.

Our accommodations on the island of Java + Hotel recommendations

  • In Yogyakarta: Duta Guest House * (highly recommended; pool and good breakfast): 11.38 euros per person per night
  • In Probolinggo: Sancaka Hostel * (simple but good): 3.42 euros per person per night
  • At the Bromo: Yog Bromo Homestay * (simple but good): 10.78 euros per person per night

Our accommodations on the island of Bali + Hotel recommendations

Our accommodation on the island of Flores + Hotel recommendations

  • In Labuan Bajo: Hotel Green Prundi * (Recommended; breakfast included and very friendly staff): 10.50 euros per person

We started ours from Flores two day boat tour to Komodo National Park with an overnight stay on the boat.

Also read: All stops in Java, Bali and Flores on our route

transport & Getting around

Transport means all costs including taxi, ferry, train and bus. Fell during our trip across the Indonesian islands of Java, Bali, Flores and Komodo a total of 327.15 euros for two people in 29 days at. That is 5.64 euros per day. Below we list the expenses for transportation and locomotion in detail.

Transport + locomotion on Java

  • Taxi from Yogyakarta Airport up to our accommodation: 5.58 euros for two people
  • Train ride from Yogyakarta to Probolinggo 1st class: 19.08 euros per person (journey time approx. 9 hours)
  • Taxi from Probolinggo to Bromo 6.21 euros per person (with a taxi for 4 people)
  • Bus from Bromo to Probolinggo 2.79 euros per person (public bus that only tourists use)
  • Train ride from Probolinggo to Banyuwangi 2nd class: (journey time approx. 4 hours)
  • Ferry from Banyuwangi to Gilimanuk (Bali): 1.24 euros per person (including tourist surcharge)

Transport + getting around in Bali

  • Bus from Gilimanuk to Denpasar: 4.35 euros per person (including tourist surcharge)
  • Grave from Denpasar to Ubud: 5.49 euros per person
  • Bicycles in Ubud borrow: 3.11 euros per bike for the whole day
  • Shuttle bus from Ubud to Kuta : 3.73 euros per person
  • Flight from Denpasar to Flores Island: 112.73 euros per person (one way and return flight)

The remaining costs were incurred through short trips via Grab bookings. You need the Grab app to use Grab .

Also read: All stops in Java, Bali and Flores on our route

Activities & tours

In terms of activities are us Costs of 145.40 euros originated. These issues apply to both of us and for 29 days on the Indonesian islands of Java, Bali, Flores and Komodo. The average cost per person and day is 2.51 euros. The following activities are included in detail

  • Entrance to the Bromo National Park: 1.34 euros per person
  • Entrance to the Komodo National Park: 15.52 euros per person
  • Two day boat tour (one night on the boat) from Flores to the Komodo Islands: 55.85 euros per person

A note about the Komodo boat tour: When booking, we were told that a maximum of 16 other people would take part. When the tour started, the number was double: 30 of us slept in the open air on the boat, mattress close to mattress. We definitely do not recommend this boat tour.

Others costs

All other costs incurred on our 29-day trip to Indonesia add up a total of 88.85 euros. That is the equivalent of 1.53 euros per person and day.

In the other expenses it is To make the laundry for an average of 7.40 euros included. We have several Drugstore products Bought new, such as mosquito repellant, sunscreen, and toothbrushes.

We met in Bali Massages (6.21 euros and 6.83 euros), pedicures (4.96 euros) and a visit to the hairdresser (9.31 euros). I was in the Hubud coworking space for one day (13.65 euros).

We bought a SIM card plus credit (13.03 euros) and so on.

Conclusion & saving tips for backpacking on Java, Bali, Flores

Once again we fell short of our travel budget of 50 euros per person per day.

Almost 23 euros per person per day we had a very cheap one Travel style: Backpacking just. 😉 We have always booked double rooms with their own bathroom. And not always the cheapest room, but not the most expensive either.

If you are traveling as a backpacker and less travel budget available is, you can certainly travel much cheaper. Overnight stays in shared rooms in a hostel, fewer massages and visits to restaurants are easy on the wallet.

That's how easy it is to record our travel expenses

In our article How to plan your personal travel budget according to categories, we have already revealed what types of costs and expenses arise on a journey.

Our best travel fund experience: On the way, we record the costs in the Trexpense app immediately after their creation. For example, if we took the bus or bought something to eat at a street stall, we wear it Immediately into the app Trexpense a.

For us this is the easiest way all issues at a glance to have ready. It doesn't get any easier, right?

We hope that we will provide you with this cost breakdown when planning your Travel budgets for Indonesia and the islands of Sumatra, Java, Bali and Komodo to be able to help.