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Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

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The Cost Of Living In Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Apartment Or House Ownership Budget (For A Couple)

ExpenseMonthly CostsNotes
Mortgage-Not included here as too variable.
HOA Fees-
Property Taxes-
TransportationRp910,000Cost for renting a bike (Rp600,000 to Rp800,000 per month) plus gas: Rp160,000 per month.

Cost for a new motorbike: Rp20,000,000.

Cost for servicing every three months: Rp200,000.
GasRp20,000For a large tank that is refilled once or twice a year.
ElectricityRp600,000This will vary depending on the size of your villa and whether you have a pool.
WaterRp120,000For 4 to 5 gallons of drinking water.
Cell PhoneRp200,000Paying for data top ups.
InternetRp440,000
Cable TVRp1,100,000
Household HelpRp2,000,000Cost for a house cleaner working five days a week from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
EntertainmentRp4,200,000Eating out twice a week at a mid-range, local restaurant: Rp2,800,000 (Rp350,000 per dining experience for a couple).

Local drinks twice a week at a nearby watering hole: Rp1,200,000 (Rp25,000 per local beer; Rp70,000 per glass of wine; Rp100,000 per cocktail).

Movie theater trip twice a month: Rp200,000 (Rp50,000 per ticket; Rp100,000 for the deluxe room).
GroceriesRp400,000 to Rp1,000,000Shopping at local markets versus shopping at expat grocery stores.
Gym MembershipRp1,000,000For a luxury gym (with a hot tub and special facilities).
Medical AppointmentRp300,000 IDRBasic consultation at a private clinic.
TOTALRp11,290,000 to Rp11,890,000

Apartment Or House Rental Budget (For A Couple)

ExpenseMonthly CostsNotes
RentRp5,000,000 to Rp8,000,000For a two-bedroom villa with a pool in a desirable part of town.
TransportationRp910,000Cost for renting a bike (Rp600,000 to Rp800,000 per month) plus gas: Rp160,000 per month.

Cost for a new motorbike: Rp20,000,000.

Cost for servicing every three months: Rp200,000.
GasRp20,000For a large tank that is refilled once or twice a year.
ElectricityRp600,000This will vary depending on the size of your villa and whether you have a pool.
WaterRp120,000For 4 to 5 gallons of drinking water.
Cell PhoneRp200,000Paying for data top ups.
InternetRp440,000
Cable TVRp1,100,000
Household HelpRp2,000,000Cost for a maid working five days a week from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
EntertainmentRp4,200,000Eating out twice a week at a mid-range, local restaurant: Rp2,800,000 (Rp350,000 per dining experience for a couple).

Local drinks twice a week at a nearby watering hole: Rp1,200,000 (Rp25,000 per local beer; Rp70,000 per glass of wine; Rp100,000 per cocktail).

Movie theater trip twice a month: Rp200,000 (Rp50,000 per ticket; Rp100,000 for the deluxe room).
GroceriesRp400,000 to Rp1,000,000Shopping at local markets versus shopping at expat grocery stores.
Gym MembershipRp1,000,000For a luxury gym (with a hot tub and special facilities).
Medical AppointmentRp300,000Basic consultation at a private clinic.
TOTALRp16,290,000 to Rp19,890,000

Penny-Pincher’s Budget (Bare Minimum Costs, For A Couple)

ExpenseMonthly CostsNotes
RentRp3,500,000For a guesthouse in a shared accommodation.
TransportationRp600,000Cost for a motorbike rental (Rp500,000) plus gas: Rp100,000 per month.
GasRp20,000For a large tank that is refilled once or twice a year.
ElectricityRp200,000
WaterRp120,000For 4 to 5 gallons of drinking water.
Cell PhoneRp200,000Paying for data top ups.
InternetRp440,000Pay-as-you-go cell phone data only (no home Wi-Fi).
Cable TV-Internet only.
EntertainmentRp560,000Including eating low-cost meals at local restaurants twice a week: Rp320,000 (Rp40,000 per dining experience for a couple).

Local drinks twice a week: Rp240,000 (Rp15,000 per drink).
GroceriesRp400,000Shopping at local markets only.
TOTALRp6,040,000

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