Is Bali Duty Free Alcohol Cheaper?
Spirits are taxed very heavily in Bali up to 300%, and so finding affordable cocktails or spirits in Bali or Indonesia can be difficult.
Duty Free Alcohol when entering Bali or Indonesia is limited to the 1 Litre of Spirits & Liqueurs, Champagne, Sparkling, wine or other alcoholic beverages per person. If you have a 1.25L bottle you can normally get away with this as well. Good Wine in Bali can be really hard to find especially at decent prices, where as most popular spirits can be found in most stores.
So if your more of a wine person you should probably bring your own Duty Free Wine. In my opinion it is cheaper to buy your Alcohol (except beer) before entering Bali/Indonesia, and if your heading to Australia from Bali it can be cheaper to buy Duty free in Bali DPS Airport before you leave. That is IF your airline allows you to see note below for Jetstar and Qantas Airlies.
Estimate Australia Duty Free Prices VS Bali Duty Free Prices.
The follow is a list of prices I have been building of the cost of Duty Free alcohol in Australia compared to Bali. Note that there is a huge difference in the price when arrive to leaving Bali.
|Bottle||Australian Duty Free||Bali Arrival “Duty Free”||Bali Departure Duty Free|
|Smirnoff Red||$25.99 or 2 for $51||640,000 ($64)||$16.50|
|Smirnoff White||$31.45 – 37.00|
|Smirnoff Blueberry||2 for $40|
|Smirnoff Gold||$39.99 or 2 for $69|
|Smirnoff Raspberry||$25.99 or 2 for $51||700,000 ($70)|
|Smirnoff Black||1,338,000 ($133)|
|42 Below||$38.99 or 2 for $59|
|Crystal Skull||1,780,000 ($178)|
|Cirok Vodka||1,265,000 ($126)|
|Beluga Vodka||1,111,000 ($111)|
|Bacardi Gold||640,000 ($64)|
|Baileys||$29.99 or 2 for $60||790,000 ($79)||$23.00 – $38.50|
|Baileys Coffee||$29.99||790,000 ($79)||$23.00 – $38.50|
|Baileys Biscottie||$29.99||790,000 ($79)||$23.00 – $38.50|
|Tia Maria||787,000 ($78)|
|Wild Turkey American Honey||$34.99 or 2 for $59||$29|
|Wild Turkey 101||$32|
|Wild Turkey Rare Bread||2 for $99|
|Jim Beam||$29.99 or 2 for $59||705,000 ($70)|
|Jim Beam Black||885,000 ($88)|
|Jim Beam Honey||$34.99 or 2 for $52|
|Jim Beam Signature||$59.99|
|Jack Daniels||800,000 ($80)|
|Jager||$39.99 or 2 for $59|
|Bundaberg OP||2 for $59|
|Bundaberg Small Batch||$59.99|
|Bundaberg Masters Collection||$79.99|
|Bombay Sapphire||$38.99 or 2 for $59|
|Grand Marnier||1,070,000 ($100)|
NOTE: JETSTAR and QANTAS Airlines – When you go to purchase your duty free alcohol at Bali (DPS) airport on the way home, the staff at the duty free shop will ask you for your passport and boarding pass. If you are flying Jetstar, they will not sell it to you advising this Jetstar and Qantas policy (As of March 2015 this still applied, I am not sure if this policy still apply so its best to check with the airline before leaving) For more information please read my post on the Cost of Alcohol in Bali Indonesia.
Other Bali Duty Free Limits
Tobacco – 200 Cigarettes or 25 Cigars or 100gms of Rolling tobacco.
Alcohol – 1 Litre of alcohol
Perfume – “Personal use only”
Gifts – $250 per person or $1000 per family