Get ready for your trip to Indonesia. Order your Indonesian Rupiah at Manor FX today. Our great exchange rates mean you'll have more IDR cash to spend. Have your Indonesian Rupiah banknotes delivered securely to your home or office, or pick them up from the Manor FX bureau near Heathrow.
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Travel advise: payments in Indonesia
Jet off well-informed to Indonesia. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in Indonesia.
You will only be able to pay by card in Indonesia in supermarkets and bigger shops in main cities and tourist-heavy locations. Smaller shops and those in more rural areas will only accept payment in cash.
Be aware of currency conversion fees: British banks may charge heavily for international card payments made in Indonesia. In addition your bank's IDR to GBP exchange rate may not be so good. This is how banks make money. Before using your bank card for payments in Indonesia, it's certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious.
You should certainly take Indonesian Rupiah cash with you on your trip to Indonesia. Cash is the only accepted means of payment in many local shops, traditional markets, food stalls, taxis and on public transport.
The cost of living in Indonesia is much cheaper than the cost of living in the UK: around 40% lower. Indonesia is a huge country with over 15,000 islands. Prices are very different from place to place.
For a coffee in a cafe in Jakarta or Bali, expect to pay somewhere around Rp. 30,000 IDR. A three-course meal in a mid-range restaurant will cost in the area of Rp. 150,000 IDR.
If a 'service charge' is added to the restaurant bill, no tip is expected, but you can leave Rp 5.000 – 20.000 as a tip.
Most restaurants have a service charge included. Local eateries may not be familiar with tipping if they are located outside of the main tourist areas.
Banknotes in Indonesia
The banknotes in Indonesia have recently been updated. The 2016-issued banknotes have a modern design with one main colour for each denomination. The IDR notes in circulation are Rp1000, Rp2000, Rp5000, Rp10,000, Rp20,000, Rp50,000 and Rp100,000.
Coins in Indonesia
Indonesian coins range from Rp25 to Rp1000. Did you get back from Indonesia with some leftover coins? Our sister company Leftover Currency can help you to exchange Indonesian Rupiah coins back to cash.
Indonesia's currency import and export regulations
Travelers are allowed to take up to 100,000,000 IDR in Indonesian Rupiah in and out of Indonesia. Amounts exceeding the allowed IDR 100,000,000 Indonesian Rupiah require an approval from the Central Bank or External Affairs.
Foreign currency with a value of over 100,000,000 IDR must be declared upon arrival and departure. Amounts exceeding 1,000,000,000 IDR in foreign currency are not allowed.
Ordering Indonesian Rupiah online
Order Indonesian Rupiah online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Indonesian Rupiah online.
Selling back Indonesian Rupiah
If you have Indonesian Rupiah to sell, follow this link to exchange Indonesian Rupiah to Pounds, click on 'sell currency' and select 'IDR Indonesian Rupiah'. We'll pay good rates for your leftover Indonesian Rupiah.