Don’t Forget to Prepare Rupiah, Before Visiting Indonesia – Rupiah is the currency issued by the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia.  The use of the Indonesian Currency, Rupiah (IDR) must be used for the purpose of payment of transactions or other obligations carried out in the territory of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia.

So before you visit Indonesia, don’t forget to exchange your money in Rupiah so that you can use transactions to pay for your drink, buy train tickets, buy souvenirs and more.

Many official Rupiah exchange places are scattered in various places such as airports, shopping centers, money changers, and banks.

The Rupiah currency is in the form of several fractions, in the form of banknotes: nominal 1,000; 2,000; 5,000; 10,000; 20,000; 50,000; 100,000.

The latest Rupiah currency, which is the year of 2016 emissions, you can see the picture of Rupiah money below.

Indonessian currency, Rupiah, emission year 2016. Source :

From design and color selection, has a resemblance to Chinese Yuan or Euro.

Euro currency

Indonesia is one of the country’s tourist destinations with amazing tourist attractions, like beaches, mountains, museums, culture, historic buildings etc.

Indonesia compared to other countries in Asia has the cost of visits cheaper. Food prices, hotel rentals in Indonesia are still comparable to other Asian countries.

I think that’s why Indonesia has become a major tourist destination, foreign tourists from Europe and America. You will not be bored with the warm and friendly atmosphere of Indonesia. With it’s unique culinary, making those who used to be in Indonesia, visit again.

Read also : 5 Indonesian Foods/Dishes That Have Been Designated As Indonesian National Food

What is the price of food and hotel rentals in Indonesia?


  • Chicken satay 20,0000-30,000 IDR
  • Satay goat 30,000-50,000 IDR
  • Nasi goreng special 25,000-30,000 IDR
  • Nasi goreng sea food 30,000-40,000 IDR
  • Fried chicken 20,000-30,000 IDR
  • Nasi campur 30,000-40,000 IDR
  • Nasi rendang 20,000-25,000 IDR
  • Soto 20,000-25,000 IDR


  • 3 star hotel 200,000-300,000 IDR
  • 4 star hotel 300,000-1,000,000 IDR
  • 5 star hotel 1,000,000-2,000,000 IDR

Well, if you convert it to the value of American dollars, for example, it’s very cheap right?

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