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How to live in Bali for $20 dollars a day.

May 28th, 2017

How I lived in Bali on 20 Dollars a day (somedays) ( and you can too )

A lot of people ask me how I can afford to travel so much, it’s a common misconception that traveling is extremely expensive, It CAN be expensive but if you do a bit of research and planning, it can be cheaper than living back at home! Nowadays thanks to advancements in internet communications it has become a lot easier. There are tons of young adults our age who travel for months at a time this way, and to be honest there are ways I could travel in foreign countries for even cheaper, but maybe I’ll write a different guide about that. So for everyone who has asked how I can support myself while traveling, here is a quick little guide

In Indonesia, most normal days I was averaging about $20.00 USD or 266,000 IDR. This is a breakdown of what that money goes to:


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Hostel Room- 85k or $6.50 (Shoutout to the boys over at wave hunters http://www.wavehunterssurfcamp.com )

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Scooter rental- 40k or $3.10 (My scooter Sheila got me everywhere I needed to go)

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3 meals -60k or $4.60 (Nasi Goreng, Mie Goreng)

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Surfboard rental- 50k or $3.80 (Federico wave hunting)

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Big Beer- 27k or $2.10 (Bintang)


Grand Total = $20.10 or 266,000 IDR

So obviously a few of these things can be switched around, on days I didn’t surf I could use that extra 50k on a different activity such as a 1 hour full body massage (65k or $5.00 USD) or buy more drinks or better food, there are plenty of cool free things to do on the island within driving distance the point is that if you don’t party like a rockstar you can easily have a good time without hemorrhaging your bank account .