- Cost of Living
- Vietnam
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Vietnam**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 7% | |||
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Food in Vietnam is 7% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 76,151 ₫ (E£ 59) | E£ 139 | - 58% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 91,425 ₫ (E£ 70) | E£ 68 | + 3% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 49,710 ₫ (E£ 38) | E£ 39 | - 1% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 33,322 ₫ (E£ 26) | E£ 14 | + 78% | |

12 eggs, large | 33,659 ₫ (E£ 26) | E£ 21 | + 21% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 23,173 ₫ (E£ 18) | E£ 10 | + 76% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 105,772 ₫ (E£ 82) | E£ 31 | + 159% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 67,059 ₫ (E£ 52) | E£ 25 | + 110% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 27,492 ₫ (E£ 21) | E£ 7 | + 196% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 17,315 ₫ (E£ 13) | E£ 22 | - 39% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 255,680 ₫ (E£ 197) | E£ 150 | + 32% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 22,126 ₫ (E£ 17) | E£ 13 | + 36% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 16,059 ₫ (E£ 12) | E£ 5.69 | + 117% | |

Housing | + 26% | |||

Housing in Vietnam is 26% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 18,617,400 ₫ (E£ 14,348) | E£ 8,598 | + 67% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 11,966,700 ₫ (E£ 9,222) | E£ 5,254 | + 76% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 1,250,770 ₫ (E£ 964) | E£ 880 | + 10% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 10,312,300 ₫ (E£ 7,947) | E£ 5,801 | + 37% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 6,846,610 ₫ (E£ 5,276) | E£ 3,965 | + 33% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 512,774 ₫ (E£ 395) | E£ 619 | - 36% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 219,756 ₫ (E£ 169) | E£ 234 | - 28% | |

40” flat screen TV | 11,287,400 ₫ (E£ 8,699) | E£ 5,850 | + 49% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 3,613,950 ₫ (E£ 2,785) | E£ 2,926 | - 5% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 142,548 ₫ (E£ 110) | E£ 97 | + 14% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 84,014 ₫ (E£ 65) | E£ 91 | - 29% | |

Clothes | - 19% | |||

Clothes in Vietnam is 19% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 826,991 ₫ (E£ 637) | E£ 902 | - 29% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 825,565 ₫ (E£ 636) | E£ 808 | - 21% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 1,895,260 ₫ (E£ 1,461) | E£ 1,787 | - 18% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 1,468,600 ₫ (E£ 1,132) | E£ 947 | + 20% | |

Transportation | + 11% | |||

Transportation in Vietnam is 11% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 997,088,000 ₫ (E£ 768,412) | E£ 438,533 | + 75% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 18,519 ₫ (E£ 14) | E£ 6 | + 132% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 221,122 ₫ (E£ 170) | E£ 491 | - 65% | |

Personal Care | + 25% | |||

Personal Care in Vietnam is 25% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 41,805 ₫ (E£ 32) | E£ 37 | - 14% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 383,690 ₫ (E£ 296) | E£ 74 | + 302% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 582,381 ₫ (E£ 449) | E£ 287 | + 57% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 64,458 ₫ (E£ 50) | E£ 60 | - 17% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 57,425 ₫ (E£ 44) | E£ 50 | - 12% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 79,525 ₫ (E£ 61) | E£ 49 | + 25% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 28,110 ₫ (E£ 22) | E£ 26 | - 17% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 21,887 ₫ (E£ 17) | E£ 21 | - 21% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 92,568 ₫ (E£ 71) | E£ 72 | - 0% | |

Entertainment | - 20% | |||

Entertainment in Vietnam is 20% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 478,902 ₫ (E£ 369) | E£ 322 | + 15% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 181,771 ₫ (E£ 140) | E£ 133 | + 6% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 912,630 ₫ (E£ 703) | E£ 797 | - 12% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 600,664 ₫ (E£ 463) | E£ 528 | - 12% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 137,334 ₫ (E£ 106) | E£ 95 | + 12% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 49,471 ₫ (E£ 38) | E£ 40 | - 4% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 27,101 ₫ (E£ 21) | E£ 40 | - 47% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 10,624,600 ₫ (E£ 8,188) | E£ 10,146 | - 19% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 2,009 ₫ (E£ 1.55) | E£ 3.42 | - 55% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 785,247 ₫ (E£ 605) | E£ 735 | - 18% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 27,173 ₫ (E£ 21) | E£ 37 | - 44% | |

TOTAL | + 5% |

These prices were last updated on January 19, 2019.
Exchange rate:
0.00077
EGP
/
VND

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#
Cost of living in
**Vietnam**
is
**5% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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