- What Currency do they Use in Bali?
The official currency in Bali is the Indonesian rupiah.
- Can you use an Australian bankcard to withdraw rupiah in Bali?
Yes, you can use your bank card to withdraw cash in Bali, however depending on your bank, there may be associated fees.
- Do they take AUD in Bali?
Generally no, you cannot use Australian Dollars in Bali. The only currency used in Bali is the Indonesian Rupiah.
You may be able to use AUD as a form of payment in certain larger hotels and other establishments; however the exchange rate may not be as favourable.
- What is Go-Jek and how can it save me money?
Go-Jek is a ride sharing app that is extremely common in Indonesia. Much like Uber, you can order bikes, cars, courier services, food delivery and more via your phone. There are currently over 11,000 Go-Jek drivers in Bali.11 Generally, taking a Go-Jek is cheaper than taking a taxi.
The Low Down on Indonesian Currency
Bank of Indonesia
Rp 2,000, Rp 5,000, Rp 10,000, Rp 20,000
The official currency of Bali - an island which makes up part of the Indonesian archipelago - is the Indonesian rupiah or IDR. The rupiah is subdivided into 100 sen.
The rupiah is issued and controlled by the Bank of Indonesia and its name ‘rupiah’ is a derivative of the Indian ‘rupiya’ and Sanskrit ‘rupyakam’ meaning ‘silver’.
Indonesians may also refer to the rupiah as ‘perak’, which is Indonesian for ‘silver’. The rupiah has been the official currency of Indonesia since 1946.
The rupiah’s most commonly used banknotes are the 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000 & the 100,000.
What to spend your rupiah on:
Street food meal
Bottle of water
1 km taxi ride
Ubud Monkey Forest entry fee
Local bottle of beer
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Exchanging Indonesian Rupiah is Easy
Order Indonesian Rupiahs online, lock in the rate and collect at your local store, at the airport before you fly or have it delivered at home
- 1. Click the ‘Buy Rupiah Now’ button below
And tell us how much you need for your trip.
- 2. Choose how to get it
Get your currency home-delivered or choose to collect at more than 3,600 pick up locations.
- 3. Pay online
You can pay online using either BPAY, Visa or MasterCard®
*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.
**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.
^^Based on mid-market and Travelex Online AUD to FX exchange rates as of the date of the relevant social media post and/or email communication. Rates are subject to change throughout the day. Any rates and savings are quoted as a guide only.
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