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5 Tips for Saving Money in Bali – When on a Budget!

Bali can be an expensive destination to travel to, but below are some tips you can follow to save money in quite a few simple ways.


You may love all sorts of food but have control

Suppose you select a popular resort for your accommodation during your Bali holiday, it's indeed a great choice because they have all sorts of food in their in-house restaurants that you can eagerly taste while there. However, if you are on a budget, it is best that you try out some street food from vendors and small local restaurants that are on the cheaper side. This would indeed help you with money-saving and budgets too!


Rent a scooter for a change!

In Bali, you can't honestly rely completely on public transportation. You can be residing at a pool villa in Ubud such as those offered by resorts such as Anantara Ubud Bali Villas or any other luxury holiday resort in the city and you will definitely see plenty of taxis stationed in front of the place offering you drives to wherever you need to go.
Rent a scooter for the day and travel wherever you want as you wish, and this won't cost you much either! Make sure you are given a good helmet with the scooter and please make sure you drive carefully too.


Carry around cash

In Bali, having cash seriously matters, because the island is not that card-friendly. Yes, there are places that accept credit card payments but, chances are that they charge you a hefty fee for the convenience.
Some places do not accept credit card payments at all, and this is why it is always good to have some cash in your wallet when travelling or shopping in Bali.


Try the off-beaten-path destinations in Bali

Kuta and Seminyak are indeed nice places to visit, but they can be extremely crowded almost all the time. So, why not try some other places in Bali?
Amed, Munduk, and Sanur are just some options to try on the island and they can be extremely pocket-friendly too. These places have fewer tourists and as it is the case, the shops and restaurants are also on the cheaper side.


Limit your nightlife

Bali is an island on which you can enjoy an amazing nightlife with alcohol and some vibrant nightclubs, but if you want to save money for real, you will not be able to go ahead with these options, no matter how interesting and exciting they may seem to be.
Alcohol is not at all cheap in Bali as wine and imported spirits are heavily taxed at all times. A cheaper alcoholic beverage to try out would be local beer – Bintang instead of alcohol, and it is indeed a great option for those who are on tight budgets in Bali.