19 Days in Bali for Under $2000
There’s a lot of excuses we all can make to not travel. Flights are too long. You can’t get off work. It sounds dangerous. You need a passport. Yadda yadda yadda… I get it, life happens. We get stuck without realizing it. Personally, I wish I had a lot more stamps in my passport book. (#goals)
My main excuse to not travel is one that likely everyone has experienced: Budget.
Thankfully, I’m going to bury the sob story right now that a trip to Bali is too expensive. For two and a half weeks, I tracked my expenses carefully with an end result of under $2000. FLIGHTS INCLUDED. As well as hotel stays, delicious meals, exciting adventures, relaxing spas, and plenty of shopping. Everything under $2000. Think of how fast you can spend that at home?! (Faster than you probably realize!)
(For what it’s worth, I can also put to shame the “I can’t get anyone to go with me” excuse – A solo trip to Bali was one of the coolest things I have ever done and I met a dozen or so other solo travelers from all over the world. Check out my other posts about riding solo including my itinerary, my scary moments, and what I would differently next time).
I did a lot of research before my Bali trip by reading other bloggers’ experiences. I want to give back to the same community by sharing a log of my expenses.
You can use it to estimate which areas you can make it rain a little harder or if you want to cut back in other areas. That way you have an idea of spending on your own Bali adventure. Because if you have the time and you’re not scared of the long plane ride, you’re booking your ticket now that you don’t have excuses, right?
FYI: I used the XE currency exchange app throughout my trip to help me convert the prices from Indonesian Rupiah to US dollars. I’ve included a currency converter below if you’re not using US dollars.
Here’s the breakdown of my spending.
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So can you do Bali in under $2000?
As you can see, there are certain areas that I could have been more frugal with to make a “cheap-trip blog post” more impressive. I also could have splurged a little more in some areas to experience more of what Bali has to offer. So it’s up to you. But if you have the time, get to booking and get to living. No more excuses.
Much love ♥ Carlie