- Cost of Living
- Vietnam
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 3% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Vietnam is 3% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 72,650 ₫ (E£ 56) | E£ 146 | - 62% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 89,574 ₫ (E£ 69) | E£ 70 | - 2% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 50,090 ₫ (E£ 39) | E£ 39 | - 0% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 33,514 ₫ (E£ 26) | E£ 14 | + 78% | |

12 eggs, large | 34,583 ₫ (E£ 27) | E£ 22 | + 22% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 23,307 ₫ (E£ 18) | E£ 11 | + 68% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 109,453 ₫ (E£ 84) | E£ 33 | + 158% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 67,246 ₫ (E£ 52) | E£ 26 | + 101% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 28,670 ₫ (E£ 22) | E£ 7 | + 221% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 16,573 ₫ (E£ 13) | E£ 22 | - 43% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 270,145 ₫ (E£ 208) | E£ 152 | + 36% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 23,035 ₫ (E£ 18) | E£ 13 | + 40% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 16,273 ₫ (E£ 13) | E£ 5.73 | + 118% | |

Housing | + 37% | |||

Housing in Vietnam is 37% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 21,027,000 ₫ (E£ 16,164) | E£ 8,232 | + 96% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 13,187,000 ₫ (E£ 10,137) | E£ 5,056 | + 100% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 1,250,770 ₫ (E£ 961) | E£ 908 | + 6% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 12,045,400 ₫ (E£ 9,260) | E£ 6,098 | + 52% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 6,870,830 ₫ (E£ 5,282) | E£ 3,794 | + 39% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 614,398 ₫ (E£ 472) | E£ 610 | - 23% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 219,756 ₫ (E£ 169) | E£ 251 | - 33% | |

40” flat screen TV | 10,824,100 ₫ (E£ 8,321) | E£ 6,021 | + 38% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 3,613,950 ₫ (E£ 2,778) | E£ 3,030 | - 8% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 142,548 ₫ (E£ 110) | E£ 102 | + 8% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 78,884 ₫ (E£ 61) | E£ 91 | - 34% | |

Clothes | - 20% | |||

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

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 883,279 ₫ (E£ 679) | E£ 874 | - 22% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 779,250 ₫ (E£ 599) | E£ 761 | - 21% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 1,895,260 ₫ (E£ 1,457) | E£ 1,862 | - 22% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 1,468,600 ₫ (E£ 1,129) | E£ 1,123 | + 1% | |

Transportation | + 23% | |||

Transportation in Vietnam is 23% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 1,079,040,000 ₫ (E£ 829,477) | E£ 444,807 | + 86% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 18,519 ₫ (E£ 14) | E£ 5.87 | + 142% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 219,134 ₫ (E£ 168) | E£ 435 | - 61% | |

Personal Care | + 1% | |||

Personal Care in Vietnam is 1% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 42,239 ₫ (E£ 32) | E£ 41 | - 20% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 82,501 ₫ (E£ 63) | E£ 76 | - 16% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 607,678 ₫ (E£ 467) | E£ 334 | + 40% | |

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 | - 11% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 79,525 ₫ (E£ 61) | E£ 52 | + 17% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 28,110 ₫ (E£ 22) | E£ 26 | - 16% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 21,887 ₫ (E£ 17) | E£ 20 | - 18% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 92,568 ₫ (E£ 71) | E£ 70 | + 2% | |

Entertainment | - 33% | |||

Entertainment in Vietnam is 33% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 436,880 ₫ (E£ 336) | E£ 329 | + 2% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 181,315 ₫ (E£ 139) | E£ 134 | + 4% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 871,321 ₫ (E£ 670) | E£ 728 | - 8% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 548,751 ₫ (E£ 422) | E£ 533 | - 21% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 141,089 ₫ (E£ 108) | E£ 91 | + 19% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 47,035 ₫ (E£ 36) | E£ 42 | - 13% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 24,211 ₫ (E£ 19) | E£ 43 | - 56% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 10,624,600 ₫ (E£ 8,167) | E£ 10,473 | - 22% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 1,600 ₫ (E£ 1.23) | E£ 4.68 | - 74% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 713,981 ₫ (E£ 549) | E£ 820 | - 33% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 25,201 ₫ (E£ 19) | E£ 36 | - 47% | |

TOTAL | + 6% |

These prices were last updated on November 14, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.00077
EGP
/
VND

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#
Cost of living in
**Vietnam**
is
**6% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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