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  • Buy Indonesian rupiah online at Post Office
  • Check the GBP to Indonesian rupiah exchange rate for the best deal
  • Order your Indonesian rupiah online and pick it up next working day in branch
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In the mood for Indonesia? Get your travel money here

Indonesia is the world’s fourth largest country by population, with a dizzying array of culture and scenery. If you’re making the trip, get your Indonesian rupiah easily at Post Office. Order your travel money online or buy currency in selected branches (find participating branches).  

We offer competitive rates, 0% commission and a better rate the more you buy. You could also get a better rate if you buy online. And, with our click and collect or deliver services, currency orders placed before 3pm can be picked up in branch or delivered home the next working day. 

If you sell back spare currency notes to us, we won't charge commission. Or, if your holiday’s cancelled completely, we’ll refund your travel money within 28 days of purchase. And you can buy your travel insurance at Post Office, too. 

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Get your Indonesian currency from Post Office

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  • Order online for a better rate on Indonesian rupiah (minimum £400 order value online)

  • 0% commission and competitive rates on over 60 foreign currencies

  • Get a better rate for foreign currency the more you buy

  • Get orders delivered to your home or collect from any Post Office branch

  • Free home delivery on online orders of £500 or more (or £4.99 delivery if it’s under £500)

  • Order before 3pm on a working day for delivery the next working day.

  • We’ll buy back leftover rupiah currency banknotes commission-free if you bring your receipt

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Want your cash delivered tomorrow? Order by 3pm today for delivery to your home.

How much do items cost in Indonesia?

Here’s a snapshot of prices for items you might buy on a trip to Bali in Indonesia.

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Three-course meal for two

£44.81

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Coffee

£2.08

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Suncream

£11.87

How far will your Indonesian rupiah go?

  • How far your money goes in Indonesia depends to an extent on where you are. It’s a vast nation made up of thousands of islands and some are cheaper than others. For example, Java has a reputation for being more expensive than Sumatra

  • Wherever you are it's worth bartering. Indonesians expect people to ask to pay less, so prices are high to allow room for manoeuvre. If you walk away, you'll often be offered a lower price to change your mind

  • A public bus could cost a 50th of the price of a private car to the same destination

  • Buy tickets only from an attendant on the bus – touts outside it will take a big cut

  • Small, family-owned restaurants (‘warungs’) offer food at local prices

Some common questions

  • It’s the official currency of Indonesia. It is named after the currency of India, the rupee. The name comes from the Hindustani word rupiyaa, which means wrought silver. You may also hear it called ‘perak’, which means silver in Indonesian too. Its abbreviation is IDR and its symbol is Rp.

  • Indonesia is the only country to officially use the rupiah, but the currency is also used unofficially in the neighbouring island country of Timor-Leste (East Timor).

  • To get some Indonesian rupiah for your trip, find your nearest Post Office branch with a dedicated travel money counter and pop in, or buy your holiday cash online.

    Order online and you could get a better rate, and either pick up your holiday money in a branch of your choice or get it delivered to your door (free if it’s over £500).

    Buying larger quantities at a time can reduce the rate further. And buying when the exchange rate favours the pound will save you money too. Order online and you could get a better rate, and either pick up your holiday money in a branch of your choice or get it delivered to your door (free if it’s over £500).

  • Indonesia’s currency can make you an instant millionaire. Its highest value banknote is the 100,000 rupiah. It’s worth around 5 British pounds, so you’ll need just over 50 GBP worth to hit the millionaire mark. The other notes are the 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000 and rarely used 75,000 rupiah.

    The notes’ designs and colours are confusingly similar – size is the best way to tell them apart. You'll usually need 10,000 and 20,000 rupiah notes for taxis, and 50,000 and 100,000 denominations when you go shopping.

    The lowest value coin in daily use is the 50 rupiah coin. Some 25 rupiah coins are still in circulation but haven’t been issued by Bank Indonesia since 1996. Other coins in circulation are worth 100, 200, 500 and 1000 rupiahs, but they’re so low in value you’re more likely to be given sweets for your change. Even smaller in size, 1 rupiah is made up of 100 sen – but denominations of this are now obsolete due to inflation.

  • It’s important to check if travel to your destination is permitted and safe before you go, and any local laws or risks to keep in mind if you do. You’ll find the latest advice on the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) travel advice pages – including its dedicated page for Indonesia.

  • Read all travel money FAQs
  • Visit the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) travel advice page to learn about local laws, alerts and restrictions for any destination, including travel advisories for Hungary. Remember, if you travel against official advice your travel insurance policy may not cover the trip.

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