Living in Bali, Indonesia for 30 days was indeed ambitious for me. But I wasn’t traveling solo as I was with my boyfriend. I was assigned to do some research on where to stay and find a motorbike rental good for one month while finding the tourist spots is just easy. We have to find the best Bali travel expenses good for 30 days as we were traveling on a budget.
Basic Bali Travel Expenses
Telkomsel SIM card with 20 GB data for 30 days
You can buy this upon arrival at the airport for 250,000 IDR. Make sure your smartphones are open-line so you won’t have trouble inserting a local SIM card on your phone.
Get your SIM card here via Klook: 3G/4G SIM Card (DPS Airport Pick Up) for Bali by XL
Motorbike rental | Bali Travel Expenses
We found the best motorbike rental in Canggu area. We rented an NMAX with ABS that cost 1,500,000 IDR. You can contact this person on Facebook as he also has a villa there.
Find this on Fb: https://www.facebook.com/BaliVillaMarene.Umalas
Another option is to book a motorbike rental via Klook
Accommodation | Bali Travel Expenses
So many places to stay in Bali and it depends on where do you like. It happened that we found a place in Denpasar which the airport was near. It was cheap with a swimming pool for 2,500,000 IDR. Communication is through WhatsApp so I was able to directly post my concern.
These are the local websites in Bali to find accommodation. Just copy and paste:
https://mamikos.com and https://rumahkostbali.com
For easy transport from the airport to your accommodation, use Klook to book private transport:
Our weekly groceries cost around 500,000 IDR to 1,000,000 IDR since my boyfriend loves to cook the European way. But we sometimes splurge in a restaurant and a good Warung.
Additional Bali Travel Expenses
You need gasoline for your transportation and I can tell that the price of the gasoline was not that expensive in Bali compared to the Philippines.
As I mentioned earlier, we sometimes splurge in a restaurant and a good Warung. A Warung is a local eatery in Bali that you can see in the streets.
You can also book at Klook for your Bali dining experience:
Visiting temples is a must in Bali so you need to pay entrance fees or give some donations.
How We Travel Around Bali?
Everyone has their own way of traveling in Bali. Since we spent 30 days on the island, we don’t stress ourselves following the must-visit tourist destinations in Bali.
Everything was DIY (Do-It-Yourself) as we had our own motorbike. This way, it’s easy for us to get around. We are more of water enthusiasts so almost every day we go to different beaches and swim with our snorkels, masks, and fins.
Check Out: Best Canggu Cafes in Bali
Places to Visit in Bali, Indonesia
In our 30 days in Bali, so many tourist activities we never did as we were on a budget. But we actually visited some of the popular destinations in Bali. We really enjoyed Amed a lot because of diving sessions in the area. Here are some of the activities you can enjoy in Bali and book via Klook:
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What to Bring in Bali?
Our intention in Bali is to go to the beach and go snorkeling or free diving. So bringing things in Bali is simply going to a summer destination. Bali has a tropical weather so get ready with your beautiful dress for females and t-shirts and shorts for males.
- Mask and snorkel
- Swimming fins
- Swim wears
- Dresses and underwears (females)
- T-shirts, trousers and shorts (males)
- sun block lotion
- International driver’s license (for motorbike rental)
- Open line smartphone with a Waze app (GPS app)
- Hats and sunglasses
What’s the Budget for Bali Travel?
As a solo traveler, I always bring US$500 or at least PHP20,000 with me and it depends on where I stay the cheapest way possible. As a couple, US$1000 to US$1500 is good. But it all depends on how you splurge your money. At least, we experienced living like a local in Bali, Indonesia.
For Filipinos who go to Bali for a short-stay vacation, it’s preferable to take tours with a van transportation as each tourist spot are far from each other. It’s more convenient and more comfortable to get a good sleep while traveling. You can rent a motorbike if you have more time in Bali.
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Roxanne is an aspiring digital nomad. A virtual assistant since October 2009. She is a hobbyist blogger, photographer and travels a lot.