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What to spend your rupiah on

  • Entrance to the National Museum in Jakarta

    10,000 IDR

  • Refreshing soft drink in a restaurant

    6,800 IDR

  • Taxi from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to Jakarta city centre

    132000 IDR

  • Guided trek around Mount Batur, Bali

    836,332 IDR

  • Scuba diving in Tulamben, Bali

    1,093,665 IDR

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Must-sees in Indonesia

  • Bali
  • A hub for tourists, you’ll get the most out of Bali by going off the beaten path. Hot springs in the middle of the jungle sound good? Visit the Banjar village.
  • Lombok
  • This island paradise is like a less commercialised Bali. If you go in February or March you’ll have the chance to witness the island’s mesmerising fishing festival.
  • Bandung
  • The city of Bandung is 150km from Jakarta and features incredible architecture, like St. Peter’s Cathedral, as well as the natural beauty of Cimahi Waterfall.

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Getting real with rupiah

By 1971, the rupiah (IDR) had become the official currency of all of Indonesia’s 34 different provinces. Sen are to rupiah what pence are to pounds. One rupiah equates to 100 sen, but since even one rupiah does not carry much value, you will find next to nothing is priced in terms of sen.

Bargaining is a very typical practice in Indonesia, so never be afraid to negotiate the price on the items you want to buy. Before midday, you might be able to pay a ‘morning price’ for your goods – up to a 30% discount!

Frequently used banknotes

The banknotes in common usage are to the value of 1,000 (turquoise), 2,000 (brown), 5,000 (yellow), 10,000 (purple), 20,000 (green), 50,000 (blue) and 100,000 (red) IDR. Any notes that are dated 1998–1999 are no longer legal tender, although you can exchange these until 2018 for current currency.

Notes are used a lot more frequently than coins in Indonesia – even though 1,000 IDR equate to less than one British penny, you will still find small bills paid with cash made up of 1,000 IDR notes, rather than the coin for the same amount.

Buying Indonesian rupiah online is easy

Free next-day home delivery on orders over £600

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  • Just tell us how much you need and where you’re going

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  • 3. Pay online
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*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.

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