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What is Bali's Currency?


Indonesian rupiah

Currency code:


Central Bank:

Bank of Indonesia

Currency symbol:

Rp (rupiah)

Bank notes:

Rp 2,000, Rp 5,000, Rp 10,000, Rp 20,000
Rp 5,0000, Rp 100,000

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.

Buying Tips

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What to spend your rupiah on:

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    Street food meal

    25,000 IDR *

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    Bottle of water

    4,000 IDR *

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    1 km taxi ride

    5,000 IDR *

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    Ubud Monkey Forest entry fee

    50,000 IDR *

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    Local bottle of beer

    35,000 IDR *

How many rupiah will I need?**

Please select your budget above.

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Total spending money needed:

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Must-sees in Bali

  • Ubud
  • Ubud is a fertile region located in the uplands of Bali surrounded by rainforest and rice paddies. A cultural centre of tradition, you’ll be spoiled when exploring all this mountainous region has to offer.
  • Uluwatu Temple
  • This magnificent temple is nestled into the seaside cliffs of Bali’s South Kuta district. A visit to this majestic temple will teach you about its history and cultural significance; and you may even catch a traditional dance or drama performance at sunset.
  • Tegalalang Rice Terraces
  • The breath-taking sites of the rice terraces in this region are difficult to compare. Along with their obvious natural beauty, visitors will be able to learn of the local customs and communities who run them.

Exchanging Indonesian Rupiah is Easy

Order Indonesian Rupiahs online, lock in the rate and collect at your local store or at the airport before you fly!

  • 1. Click the ‘Buy Rupiah Now’ button below
  • And tell us how much you need for your trip in Cash or Travel Card.

  • 2. Choose where to get it
  • Collect at more than 3,600 pick up locations.

  • 3. Pay online
  • You can pay online using either PayID, BPAY, Visa or MasterCard®

Discover Where to Buy IDR in your City

You can buy IDR online or in-store at any of our branches around Australia.

Check our full list of branches, or click the links below to find stores around major cities and lock in buying IDR at a great rate today.

FAQ Relating to Bali Currency

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  • What Currency do they Use in Bali?

    The official currency in Bali is the Indonesian rupiah.

    It is often mistaken for Bali Dollar or Bali Rupee.

  • 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.

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Prefer to Buy in Store?

Prefer to Buy in Store?

If buying online is not your thing, visit your nearest Travelex store around and one of our friendly sales consultants will help you organise your rupiah for your trip to the Bali.

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Travelling to Bali in the Future?

Travelling to Bali in the Future?

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Bali Travel Money Guide

Bali Travel Money Guide

Heading to Bali? Read our travel money guide on how to make the most of travelling in Idonesia.


* 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.

*** Business days. Some stores open 7 days. The next available date will be displayed when ordering.

^^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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