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2014 Cost of Living in Bali with Price Guide

Note: there is a 2016 version of the price list available. I'll give you the link. But before I do, I want to say it's still interesting to read the introduction article here on this page. It's just the price guide itself that you better view here: 2016 Price Guide

If you're interested in the cost of living in Bali, you'll probably also be interested in my book, The Ultimate Guide for Moving to Bali. In the book, I walk you through all the steps necessary to start planning out your new life in Bali, so you can hit the ground running without any hassles. Check it out if you're considering a move to Bali in your future.

Bali has always been known as a budget destination, especially if you’re coming from a country like Australia, America, Canada or England. These days, it’s still a budget-friendly destination, although it can be very easy to spend a lot of money if you’re not careful. It’s just as easy to come to Bali and live cheaply, as it is to come to Bali and spend more money than you do back home.


Bargaining for Goods in Bali

One thing that will need to become like second nature to keep your living expenses down will be the ability to bargain or haggle. Unless the price is clearly marked, like in a supermarket for example, just about everything in Bali is able to be bargained on.

Many people aren’t comfortable with this practice as we don’t do much of it in our home countries, but it is the way of life for people here.  

If you already have an even rudimentary command of Bahasa Indonesia then things will be easier as well, as you will be perceived as a little more "in tune" with things.  

Just like anything else there are some rules and guidelines to go by to make sure you don’t get ripped off and don’t offend anyone in the process.