Kuta, Bali

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Kuta is a resort town in the south of the Indonesian island of Bali. Once it was a poor fishing village infested with evil spirits (so say the locals, in fact, no one checked), in the 60’s Kuta was beloved by hippies, and today it is one of the most popular vacation spots among young people. Despite the abundance of pickpockets, weed dealers, prostitutes, and the lack of silence as a fact, the flow of tourists here never dries up.

The coast is built mostly with budget hotels, bars and discos at every step, cheap Vietnamese restaurants, low prices for any entertainment, excellent conditions for surfing, and the local beaches and sunsets – a truly heavenly beauty.

100 USD = 1,499,455.00 IDR

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  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Religious
  • Population: 120,000 people
  • Population density: busy: 12x12m 144m per person
  • GDP: $3,570 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 8 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Telkomsel
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: Tipping is not mandatory. However, if you want to tip, perhaps provide 5-10% of the total bill. Restaurants: some restaurants will include 5-10% service charge to their bill. But if they don’t levy any service charge, you can tip between Rp10,000 to 10% of the total bill.
  • Apartment listings: AirBnb
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: GoJEK
  • Online electronics shop: Tokopedia
  • Best hospital: BIMC Hospital
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Lion
  • Best intl air carrier: Garuda
  • Monthly costs for expat: $550
  • Monthly costs for family: $1200
  • Monthly costs for local: $340
  • Meal: $3.5
  • Small Cola: $0.6
  • Beer 1 Pint: $1.7
  • Coffee: $1.2

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