- Cost of Living
- Vietnam
- Egypt
- Hanoi
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Hanoi, Vietnam compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 75% | |||
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Food in Hanoi (Vietnam) is 75% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 40,000 ₫ (E£ 32) | E£ 61 | - 48% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 90,000 ₫ (E£ 72) | E£ 48 | + 51% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 45,448 ₫ (E£ 36) | E£ 25 | + 43% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 32,943 ₫ (E£ 26) | E£ 10 | + 167% | |
12 eggs, large | 33,455 ₫ (E£ 27) | E£ 11 | + 153% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 21,186 ₫ (E£ 17) | E£ 6 | + 170% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 145,069 ₫ (E£ 116) | E£ 27 | + 329% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 71,452 ₫ (E£ 57) | E£ 13 | + 332% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 21,877 ₫ (E£ 17) | E£ 3.74 | + 367% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 14,286 ₫ (E£ 11) | E£ 9 | + 28% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 200,000 ₫ (E£ 160) | E£ 89 | + 80% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 22,251 ₫ (E£ 18) | E£ 9 | + 95% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 11,667 ₫ (E£ 9) | E£ 2.71 | + 244% | |
Housing | + 95% | |||
Housing in Hanoi (Vietnam) is 95% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 19,125,300 ₫ (E£ 15,276) | E£ 4,450 | + 243% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 9,333,600 ₫ (E£ 7,455) | E£ 2,577 | + 189% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 1,262,040 ₫ (E£ 1,008) | E£ 218 | + 363% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 6,891,260 ₫ (E£ 5,504) | E£ 2,526 | + 118% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 4,611,110 ₫ (E£ 3,683) | E£ 1,181 | + 212% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 927,838 ₫ (E£ 741) | E£ 512 | + 45% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 248,750 ₫ (E£ 199) | E£ 443 | - 55% | |
40” flat screen TV | 9,825,240 ₫ (E£ 7,848) | E£ 5,512 | + 42% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 2,091,490 ₫ (E£ 1,671) | E£ 1,699 | - 2% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 135,841 ₫ (E£ 108) | E£ 64 | + 71% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 49,604 ₫ (E£ 40) | E£ 19 | + 111% | |
Clothes | - 16% | |||
Clothes in Hanoi (Vietnam) is 16% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 1,341,110 ₫ (E£ 1,071) | E£ 645 | + 66% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 381,429 ₫ (E£ 305) | E£ 599 | - 49% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 1,591,670 ₫ (E£ 1,271) | E£ 1,046 | + 21% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 1,580,000 ₫ (E£ 1,262) | E£ 720 | + 75% | |
Transportation | + 83% | |||
Transportation in Hanoi (Vietnam) is 83% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 1,090,000,000 ₫ (E£ 870,598) | E£ 507,909 | + 71% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 16,858 ₫ (E£ 13) | E£ 3.02 | + 345% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 175,000 ₫ (E£ 140) | E£ 109 | + 28% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 105,736 ₫ (E£ 84) | E£ 21 | + 305% | |
Personal Care | + 69% | |||
Personal Care in Hanoi (Vietnam) is 69% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 87,911 ₫ (E£ 70) | E£ 24 | + 190% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 147,023 ₫ (E£ 117) | E£ 76 | + 54% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 176,840 ₫ (E£ 141) | E£ 112 | + 27% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 53,370 ₫ (E£ 43) | E£ 30 | + 42% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 60,933 ₫ (E£ 49) | E£ 30 | + 62% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 86,790 ₫ (E£ 69) | E£ 27 | + 157% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 21,062 ₫ (E£ 17) | E£ 13 | + 33% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 28,761 ₫ (E£ 23) | E£ 12 | + 99% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 82,098 ₫ (E£ 66) | E£ 39 | + 67% | |
Entertainment | + 68% | |||
Entertainment in Hanoi (Vietnam) is 68% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 334,091 ₫ (E£ 267) | E£ 119 | + 125% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 190,000 ₫ (E£ 152) | E£ 73 | + 107% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 670,745 ₫ (E£ 536) | E£ 283 | + 89% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 400,000 ₫ (E£ 319) | E£ 233 | + 37% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 102,222 ₫ (E£ 82) | E£ 52 | + 57% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 35,769 ₫ (E£ 29) | E£ 24 | + 20% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 15,000 ₫ (E£ 12) | E£ 19 | - 39% | |
iPod nano 16GB | 3,805,340 ₫ (E£ 3,039) | E£ 2,268 | + 34% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 1,485 ₫ (E£ 1.19) | E£ 0.23 | + 411% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 954,545 ₫ (E£ 762) | E£ 394 | + 94% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 24,500 ₫ (E£ 20) | E£ 26 | - 25% | |
TOTAL | + 73% |
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 682 prices entered by 75 different people.
These prices were last updated on May 24, 2017.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in Hanoi (Vietnam) is 73% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 28,079
(35,154,694 ₫)
in Hanoi
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 16,250
in Alexandria.
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