Dawn Boomerangs

Currency

In Bali…..

1:00 EUR = 11,895 IDR
1:00 USD = 9047 IDR
1:00 AUD = 9707 IDR
1:00 CAD = 9066 IDR
1:00 GBP = 14,212 IDR

In Australia

1:00 EUR = $1.23 AUD
1:00 USD = $0.93 AUD
1:00 CAD = $0.93 AUD
1:00 GBP = $1.46 AUD

The currency conversion rates are from today’s rates 15th February 2012:

(Source XE)

The notes used in Bali are in denominations of Rp.100,000, Rp.50,000, Rp.20,000, Rp.10,000, Rp.5,000, Rp.1,000, Rp.500 and Rp.100 notes, while useful coin denominations are Rp.100 and Rp.50.

Indonesian Rupiah Money CoinsIndonesian Rupiah Money Notes

The notes and coins denominations in Australia are Notes: $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 Coins: $2, $1, 50c, 20c 5c

Australian CoinsAustralian Notes

One thing that always confuses me is there is the currency rate but what do things actually cost?? Seriously 10,000 Bali Rupiah’s sounds like an insane amount of money but then I have a look at my converter and find that it is only a little over $1 Australian Dollar. So what does 10,000 Rupiahs buy? What will $1 Australian dollar buy you??

I did do a bit of a search for rough prices for things in Australia and one site though great the prices were all 2008 making the prices listed incredibly inaccurate. So I will do my best to pick a few things to illustrate local prices of things in Australia.

**I added a handful of things from the packing list and I used a mix of two different major supermarkets online shopping prices. As it would be impossible to give exact prices for all over Australia prices are a guide only. Also if there is something anyone would like added to this list don’t hesitate to post a message and if its possible I will do my best to find out what I can.

Fuel can vary from state to state, suburb to suburb and type, a litre of fuel can cost between $0.79 for LPG to $1.72 for Diesel

Bread again depending on type anything from $2 right up to specialty breads at $6

Milk, also depending on type, going to the supermarket for 2 litres standard full fat milk will cost $2 other types, brands, volumes can be more expensive such as organic milk at $5.55 for 2 litres

Coffee from $2 right up to $10 for specialty coffee

Cigarettes from $12:00 for a packet of 20 to $29 for a packet of 50.

Wine buying at a liquor shop the bottle as low as $5 a bottle, we have found great wines in the 10-$15 area and bad wines in the $100 area, it’s often about taste. Going to a restaurant or pub by the glass it varies you can pay $3 for a glass of standard basic house red in some places and $7 in others, it depends on the type of venue.

Beer by the bottle at the liquor shop a 250 ml bottle can be $2:50 if bought in singles and less if bought in multi-packs or as per Aussie Slang a “Slab”. Dining out or going to the pub the same beer can cost almost three times the price, again it goes down to the type of venue.

Newspapers from $1.20

Postage Stamp 60 cents for a postcard / small standard envelope sized letter

Laundry Liquid Small sized bottle Concentrated 800 ml $9.00

Fabric Softener Small size, 400 ml $4.50

Dryer Sheets Pack 40 $6.50

Bar soap Packet of 5 bars $2.70, premium brand e.g. Dove 6 pack $9.00

Hairspray Generic 250 g $2.50, Brand name extra hold 400 ml $11:00 (buying salon branded spray from salons may be more expensive)

Shampoo/Conditioner Tresemme 900 ml $11.00, Pantene 350 ml $8.50

Toothpaste Small standard brand 80 g tube $ $2:20 and a 190 g “Advanced Clean” $6.90

Razors Generic brand 10 pack$3.30, Gillette Mach 3 $10.30

Shave foam 50 g stick $2.16, Gillett 245 g $5.90

Sunscreen Generic brand 30+ 1 litre $15.00 Cancer Council brand 30+ 110 ml $14.80, Banana Boat everyday 30+ 400 g $21.00

Aspirin Generic Brand Paracetamol 24 pack $0.86, Herron Gold 24 pack $3.15, Disprin Aspirin 24 pack $3.20

Band-Aids Generic brand 100 pack $2.16, Bain-aid brand 100 pack $8.80

Antacids Mylanta Chewable 24 pack $4.50, Quick-Eze Tablets (3 roll pack) $6.00, Zantac Indigestion Relief 7 pack $6, Eno Fruit Salts 200 g (fizzy drink mix) $9.80

Zip lock bags Sandwich sized 40 pack $2.50, Large 10 pack $2.80

Bali

***I found this on a Travel website Forum, this was a post from a person that seemed to be a frequent traveller to Bali

ROUGH GUIDE TO MARKET PRICES

Watch the zeros in your money 1000 ,10 000 ,100 000, If you think it’s a fair price then pay it. Don’t squabble over small amounts ( an extra 10 000 rp is only $1.15)

This is a guide to shopping at the markets

Bamboo Wind chimes: Small – large RP 10000 – 20,000

Baskets…set of 3 with mesh tops for food 50 000

Batik bags 30 000 with Bali written and 45 000 plain

Beach towels  50 000 rp

Beaded purses, 20 000 to 30 000 for larger size

Board shorts RP 30 000 35 000 rp

Bracelets, wide knitted stretch beaded 10 000 rp, chunky beaded 20 000 rp.

Caps Baseball Peaked RP – 15 000, 20 000 rp

Car steering wheel ( timber and with boss kit) 150 000

Cardigans light weight plain coloured mesh RP 35 000 + to larger size printed with hood 85 000

Cushion covers RP 25 000 – 30 000

Denim skirts, branded 70 000 rp

Dresses (summer market style batik , Rayon or crinkle) RP 35 000 to 80 000 depending on size and length

Dresses , cut on the bias flowing 3/4 length 100 000 rp and long 120 000 rp

Earrings (market dangles) 10 000 rp ,20 000 rp

Earrings, pearl studs 20 000 rp +

Frangipani butterfly hair clips 10 000 medium sized single frangipani. 15 000 multiple small frangipanis on clip

Handbags (department store, hardy’s, Ramayana’s etc.) no brand…RP 50 000 – 70 000 depends on size

Handbags better quality and a brand name etc. 130 000 to 160 000 rp.

Incense and oils 5000 rp to 20 000 rp

Throw blankets 100 000 to 150 000 rp

Kids T-shirts/Singlets RP 15 000 – 20 000

Kimonos (satin) RP 50 000

Ladies fashion stretch tops in markets (lace, print etc.) 60 000 rp

Ladies tops made from a sarong 35 000 to 70 000 rp

Large Overnight Bag RP 180 000 – 200 000

Lawing root oil (bottle) they come in and sell to you in restaurants 25 000 rp

Masks RP 15 000+

Men’s shorts, short pull on 30 000, longer fitted striped 70 000 rp.

Necklaces beach to markets RP 10 000 – 25 000, boutique shops 50 000 plus

Pashminas 50 000 – 80 000 rp

Pearls, twisted double strands 70 to 100 000 rp, long with stones too.. up to 150 000 rp.

Placemats Wooden RP 12 000 to 15 000

Placemats thick cinnamon printed 40 000 each

Puppets large 100 000 rp

Rayon pants 35 000 +

Sandals, soft leather 60 000 rp

Sarong dress with elastic in back 35 000 rp

Sarongs Short wrap (basic printed) RP 15 000

Sarongs Long RP 25 000 – 35 000

Sarongs, Very fancy cut out or painted and fancily gold or silver embroidered (turtles, elephants, geckos etc.) 60 to 160 000 rp.

Singlets /tank tops 25 000 rp

Silk mix scarves and sequined scarves 25 000 – 50 000 rp

Shirred dress 35 000 rp to 65 000 rp depending on size and length

Shirred top and similar styles 25 000 rp to 35 000 rp

Shirts Collared Polo’s RP 25 000 to 35 000

Shoes (dressier, sling backs , suede , studded etc.) 75 000 rp to 90 000

Stubby holders packs of 6 – 20,000 rp

Sunglasses 30 000 rp

Summer shorts Ladies/ girls (checked etc. with zip) about 50 000 rp

Table runner 30 000 rp 1.5 meter satin with elephants etc. , up to 50 000 rp for 2 meters or woven ones are up to 70 000 rp, batik Table runners (tootsies) are 50 000 rp.

T-shirts (always buy larger as will shrink) 35 000 rp up to large, 40 000 XL plus Bintang 25 000

Umbrella / ceremonial 60 000 rp

Umbrella for rain 35 000 rp, 40 000 rp

Watches RP 30 000 to 70 000 rp (Bagus watch shop more expensive but gorgeous)

Wallet men’s, branded, Black Leather RP 35 000 rp

Wallet ladies , branded, 40 000 rp to 50 000 rp

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2 Comments »

  1. I phoned to the customer service of American Express and VISA credit cards to inform them about the dates and countries where my card will be used.
    They made a check for the max amount I think will be used during the trip on that card.
    To prevent embarrassing situations in which my card would not be accepted…

    And I ordered today my Australian banknotes at our local bank (bad rate, though, 1 EUR gives me only 1.17 AUD…)

    Comment by Hubert Savelberg — February 23, 2012 @ 8:52 pm

    • Ouch at that exchange rate!
      Thank you for posting this, reminder for us to do the same with our Cc company, particularly when we get to Bali.

      Comment by Dee — February 23, 2012 @ 10:03 pm


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