In terms of cost of Bali vs Maldives, the former easily wins in terms of cost efficiency and budget. While you may get a good deal during the off-season in Maldives, Bali is still cheaper. With a minimum budget of USD 40 per person per day, Bali is the more economical option. Maldives is one of the most expensive destination for holidays irrespective of the season. This is mainly due to its remote setting which makes every supply so expensive that in some resorts you could end up paying the equivalent price of champagne for a bottle of water.