This is the equivalent of 10,000 yen or about 95 US dollars. The red bills are 100,000! It was difficult to keep the zeros straight. I was constantly thinking, does it really cost that little?
Here are some examples of how much things cost in Bali.
Hiring a car and driver for an all day tour around the island – 500,000 rupiah
Ice cream bar – 8000 rupiah
Museum Puri Lukisan (includes a drink and dessert) - 75,000 rupiah
Arma Museum (includes a drink) - 50,000 rupiah
Neko Art Museum - 50,000 rupiah
1 hour massage at hotel – 70,000 rupiah
4 hour batik class (includes lunch, plus drink & dessert break) - 45,000 rupiah
3 hour batik class (includes drink and Balinese “cake” break) - 40,000 rupiah
Evening dance performances - 75,000 rupiah
Large pizza – 35,000 to 50,000 rupiah (depending on toppings)
Nice dinner for two, including drinks tax and service charge - 200,000 rupiah
Color post card - 3000 rupiah
International post card stamp - 100,000 rupiah
Large Bintang Bottle beer – 30,000 rupiah
We could never have done so much in Japan for so little money. Granted, Japan is expensive. The downside is that the people in Bali are very poor and we were constantly approached by people wanting to sell us things or have us hire them or begging for money. We enjoyed our trip and had some great cultural experiences for very little money, but I was disturbed by the constant assault by the local people.