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Cost of Bali Holiday Increases as Euro Declines

Bali By The Numbers: Bali Becoming Expensive for European Visitors.

(6/14/2010) The declining value of the Euro against both the Indonesian Rupiah and the United States Dollar is making Bali increasingly more expensive for European visitors,

Because the Indonesian Rupiah is strictly speaking a "non-exportable" currency - Bali hotels, major attractions and transportation costs are typically priced in U.S. dollars. Adding to this mix, the value of the Indonesia Rupiah is traditionally linked to the U.S. Dollar.

Economic woes in Europe have seen the Euro's value sink 23% against the Indonesian Rupiah in the 12 months since June 2008. Similarly, the value of the Euro against the dollar has decreased 22.6% in the same period.

European holidaymakers bound for Bali, as a result, are finding the cost of a Bali holiday almost 25% more expensive than they did just 1-2 years ago.

Many economists are predicting an even more troubled road ahead for the value of the Euro with some predicting eventual parity with the dollar, while others are questioning if the Euro can survive the potential financial collapse of one or more member countries of the European Union.