Denominations of Rupiah
There are 7 major banknote denominations in Indonesia, with the latest series being released in 2016. This series features images of traditional dance on one side, and famous national heroes on the other. The Rupiah comes in notes of 1000, meaning you will most often be dealing with amounts of 10,000 on your travels in Bali - which can get confusing!
Denominations of Indonesian banknotes are:
Rp 1,000 - these are yellow
Rp 2,000 - these are grey
Rp 5,000 - these are brown
Rp 10,000 - these are purple
Rp 20,000 - these are green
Rp 50,000 - these are blue
Rp 100,000 - these are red
Coins do exist and are in circulation in Indonesia, but they are not commonly used. Denominations of coins are 25, 50,100, 200, 500 and 1,000.
Travelex Tip: It can be common to make mistakes with Indonesian money, especially in busy crowded markets. Take your time to read banknotes properly to avoid handing over the wrong amount!