Bali Market Shopping and PRICE Guide

Market shopping 

Bargaining – you either love  it or loathe it!

Either way, consider these tips:

  • keep smiling
  • never say this is your first trip to the island (even if it is)
  • have a clear price you are willing to pay before you start negotiating
  • be mindful that they do this for a living so are likely to be more skillful/persistent than you are
  • go early for best “Morning Price”
  • be prepared to walk away
  • if you think it’s a reasonable price, then do the deal
  • remember that 10,000Rp is equal to approximately $1.00Aus
  • watch the zero’s on your notes as it can be confusing.

Above all, always keep your sense of humour!!

ROUGH GUIDE TO MARKET PRICES

Please note:

These prices from Tripadvisor are VERY outdated. I recommend you use them as a GUIDE only.  (Be generous in your negotiations.  Some peoples livelihoods may depend on it!)

Stay tuned for a CURRENT Market Price Guide, coming soon!

Bamboo Wind chimes: Sml – Lge RP 10000 – 20,000

Baskets…set of 3 with mesh tops for food 50 000

Batik bags 30 000 with Bali written and 45 000 plain

Beach towels (toughen up princess , Bintang etc) 50 000 rp

Beaded purses, 20 000 to 30 000 for larger size

Board shorts RP 30 000 35 000rp

Bracelets, wide knitted stretch beaded 10 000rp, chunky beaded 20 000rp.

Caps Baseball Peaked RP – 15 000, 20 000rp

Car steering wheel ( timber and with boss kit) 150 000

Cardigans light weight plain coloured mesh RP 35 000 + to larger size printed with hood 85 000

Cushion covers RP 25 000 – 30 000

Denim skirts, branded 70 000rp

Dresses (summer market style batik , Rayon or crinkle) RP 35 000 to 80 000 depending on size and length

Dresses , cut on the bias flowing 3/4 length 100 000rp and long 120 000rp

Earrings (market danglies) 10 000rp ,20 000rp

Earrings, pearl studs 20 000rp +

Flags/umbal umbals 25 000rp each + for longer

Frangipani butterfly hair clips 10 000 medium sized single frangipani. 15 000 multiple small frangipanis on clip

Handbags (department store, hardy’s, Ramayanas etc) no brand…RP 50 000 – 70 000 depends on size

Handbags better quality and a brand name etc 130 000 to 160 000rp.

Incense and oils 5000RP to 20 000rp

Ikat style throw blankets 100 000 to 150 000rp

Kids T-shirts/Singlets RP 15 000 – 20 000

Kimonos (satin) RP 50 000

Ladies fashion stretch tops in markets (lace, print etc) 60 000rp

Ladies tops made from a sarong 35 000 to 70 000rp

Large Overnight Bag RP 180 000 – 200 000

Lawang root oil (bottle) they come in and sell to you in restaurants 25 000rp

Masks RP15 000+

Mens shorts, short pull on 30 000, longer fitted striped 70 000rp.

Necklaces beach to markets RP 10 000 – 25 000, boutique shops 50 000 plus

Pashminas 50 000 – 80 000rp

Pearls, twisted double strands 70 to 100 000rp, long with stones too.. up to 150 000rp.

Placemats Wooden RP 12 000 to 15 000

Placemats thick cinnamon printed 40 000 each

Puppets large 100 000rp

Rayon pants 35 000 +

Sandals, soft leather 60 000rp

Sarong dress with elastic in back 35 000rp

Sarongs Short wrap (basic printed) RP 15 000

Sarongs Long RP 25 000 – 35 000

Sarongs, Very fancy cut out or painted and fancily gold or silver embroidered (turtles, elephants, geckos etc) 60 to 160 000rp.

Singlets /tank tops 25 000 rp

Silk mix scarves and sequined scarves 25 000 – 50 000RP

Shirred dress 35 000rp to 65 000rp depending on size and length

Shirred top and similar styles 25 000rp to 35 000rp

Shirts Collared Polo’s RP 25 000 to 35 000

Shoes (dressier, sling backs , suede , studded etc) 75 000rp to 90 000

Stubby holders packs of 6 – 20,000 rp

Sunglasses 30 000 rp

summer shorts Ladies/ girls (checked etc with zip) about 50 000rp

Table runner 30 000rp 1.5 meter satin with elephants etc , up to 50 000rp for 2 meters or woven ones are up to 70 000rp, batik Table runners (tootsies) are 50 000rp.

T-shirts (always buy larger as will shrink) 35 000rp up to large, 40 000 XL plus Bintang 25 000

Umbrella / ceremonial 60 000 rp

Umbrella for rain 35 000rp, 40 000rp

Watches RP 30 000 to 70 000rp (Bagus watch shop more expensive but gorgeous)

Wallet mens, branded, Black Leather RP 35 000rp

Wallet ladies , branded, 40 000 rp to 50 000rp

 

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Price information – as per current tripadvisor

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