Most of the population speak Indonesian but the most widely spoken language is Balinese.
Indonesian Rupiah 1 IDR is approximately 10 cent, meaning $10 = nearly 10,000 rupiah.
Indonesian Central Time Zone (GMT +8)
Get the local Bintang beer for as little as $2 or pay a little bit more for sundowners in bars with oceanviews in Seminyak or Jimbaran Bay.
Gorge on Nasi Gorgeng and other local delicacies for less than $3, and expect to pay well under $15 for a sit-down mean in a more Western restaurant.
Taxis in Bali are cheap and cost around $1.50 per mile. You can even hire a driver for a private tour of the island for around $60 a day, or a moped for $10.
Local busses in Bali are never more than a few dollars, whereas boats to neighbouring islands cost up to $30 depending on how fast and fancy you want to travel!
Dorm rooms in hostels are becoming more and more common these days, as backpackers flock to the island. They'll set you back between $10 and $16 a night. You can treat yourself to a private room in a gorgeus family guesthouse or homestay from around $25 per night.
Treak yo'self! Stay in a 3* or 4* hotel for around $50-70 per night.
Bali is easy to travel on a budget as the cost of transport, taxis, hostels, drinks and meals are so much lower than in the UK so you can easily get around the island, stay in your favourite places, enjoy local cuisine and make the most of the nightlife.
The best time to head to Bali is during the dry season between June and October. The quieter shoulder seasons of May and November are where you'll find cheap package deals whereas the wet season is, unsurprisingly, rather wet. However, the tropical rainfall is what makes Bali so lush, with the inland areas like Ubud being the greenest, so it really is an all year round destination.