Cost of living in Vietnam

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 73,092 ₫
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 92,019 ₫
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 49,874 ₫
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 32,865 ₫
12 eggs, large 34,557 ₫
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 22,610 ₫
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 100,950 ₫
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 68,255 ₫
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 28,211 ₫
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 17,882 ₫
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 280,488 ₫
2 liters of Coca-Cola 22,557 ₫
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 16,236 ₫
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 18,985,000 ₫
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 11,918,500 ₫
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,098,650 ₫
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 10,357,900 ₫
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 6,705,930 ₫
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 528,627 ₫
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 207,226 ₫
40” flat screen TV 11,143,200 ₫
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,892,910 ₫
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 154,407 ₫
Hourly rate for cleaning help 85,270 ₫
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 865,486 ₫
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 819,318 ₫
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,920,040 ₫
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,872,580 ₫
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 997,088,000 ₫
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 18,823 ₫
Monthly ticket public transport 220,247 ₫
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 45,492 ₫
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 645,197 ₫
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 541,275 ₫
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 61,677 ₫
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 64,667 ₫
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 81,188 ₫
4 rolls of toilet paper 24,695 ₫
Tube of toothpaste 21,887 ₫
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 94,915 ₫
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 513,180 ₫
2 tickets to the movies 183,593 ₫
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 576,328 ₫
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 552,993 ₫
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 146,488 ₫
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 53,823 ₫
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 28,752 ₫
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 13,151,100 ₫
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1,170 ₫
1 month of gym membership in business district 744,042 ₫
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 26,834 ₫

Map of Cost of Living in Vietnam

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This map shows only the top cities in Vietnam. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
List of all the cities available in Expatistan

The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Are you moving to Vietnam? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

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Prices recently added

  • 1 kg of rice in Hanoi costs 40,000 ₫ (4 days ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Hanoi costs 50,000 ₫ (4 days ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Hanoi costs 30,000 ₫ (4 days ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Hanoi costs 550,000 ₫ (4 days ago)
  • 12 oz domestic beer in the supermarket in Hanoi costs 35,223 ₫ (4 days ago)
  • 1 kg of potatoes in Hanoi costs 40,000 ₫ (4 days ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Hanoi costs 100,000 ₫ (4 days ago)
  • 250 g of local cheese in Hanoi costs 40,000 ₫ (4 days ago)
  • 1 kg of tomatoes in Hanoi costs 20,000 ₫ (4 days ago)
  • 10 eggs, large in Hanoi costs 72,000 ₫ (4 days ago)