How to Live Cheaply as a Backpacker in Indonesia

Living cheaply as a backpacker in Indonesia is one of the best choices that you can have if you want to spend some portion of your young ages traveling around the world. You see, there are many advantages of why you should do this. First, Indonesia is a big country with a lot of places to see. Therefore you will be able to experience a lot of things without having to jump from country to country, which will be more expensive.

Meanwhile, living cost in Indonesia is also pretty low compared to those living in developed countries. This contributes to how much money you will spend while traveling. Considering this fact, you can be sure that you will save a lot of bucks because the loft and foods are pretty cheap and will provide you decent comfort while in the country. Here are some tips that you can follow on how to save your money while enjoying the beauty of Indonesia:

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1. Staying in hostels should provide you decent lodge without having to spend a lot of money for it. The good thing about this is that hostels will be available a lot around the main tourist areas, so you will not have any problems about finding ones that suit you. 

If you want more, you can also stay at decent hotels as their rate will not be as crazy as in your home country. Some of them will even have great reservations system that will make you lose your doubt about your lodging arrangement once you get to the country.

2. Indonesia is also knows as a place that has a lot of great foods. If you are in the country, make sure that you always try the traditional foods to taste the experience of fully living in Indonesia. Most of them will be sold very cheaply, so you will not need to spend a lot of your budget for foods. 

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But make sure that you only choose to buy foods from clean vendors to avoid having any health problems while doing your travel. Also, some of Indonesian foods are known to be very spicy. Be warned about this if you have problems with your digestive systems.

3. Using the bus and trains as you main mode of transport should also benefit you cost wise. Most of the bus and trains will only require you to pay low prices, but make sure that you fully know about the condition of the bus. 

Most bus vendors will usually cram their buses with a lot of people, so you will likely feel uncomfortable on the road. Alternatively, you can also check cheap flight around the country to get you to various places quickly and comfortably.

How to Live Cheaply as a Backpacker in Indonesia
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4. Be very wary of other people while you are in the country should also save you money and give you better security. If possible, go with other tourist that you meet on the road but keep everything to yourself. Also, prevent the scams from the locals, especially at bus stations, by always paying for official tickets for the bus ride.
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