Find out how to exchange Indonesia currency (IDR) for other currencies, how much you need in Indonesia, and other basic information.
The official Indonesia currency is Rupiah which is Issued and controlled by the Bank of Indonesia. IDR is the currency code for Rupiahs, and the symbol is Rp. By law, all transactions are required to be conducted in rupiah. Information of daily exchange rate can be found in newspapers or from the internet and online apps. Credit cards are widely accepted in hotels, large restaurants, and large stores.
Indonesian bank notes come in denominations of IDR 1,000; IDR 20,00; IDR 5,000; IDR 10,000; IDR 20,000; IDR 50,000; and IDR 100,000. Coins in circulation include IDR 1,000; IDR 500; IDR 200; IDR 100; and IDR 50.
You can exchange foreign currency to Indonesia currency in major cities throughout the archipelago at banks and money changers. Most tourists’ resort has money changer facilities, however if you are travelling to a more remote areas it is advisable to exchange your money beforehand. When you need a large amount of foreign currency, and don’t have a foreign currency account at your bank, it is best to order the money the day before. Local banks keep a limited amount of foreign currency in their smaller branches.
ATMs on the international Plus/Cirrus or Alto networks are common in all major Indonesian cities and tourist destinations. Limitation withdrawal is depending on your respective home bank. ATM are loaded with IDR 50,000 or IDR 100,000 denomination notes, as indicated on the machine. Keep in mind that the bigger notes can be harder to split, especially in rural non-tourist areas. So, it is best to withdraw some money from ATM in major cities before venturing into more secluded destinations.
P.S: Visit Bank of Indonesia official exchange rate to know more in depth of Indonesia currency here
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