Cost of living in Hanoi, Vietnam

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 81,626 ₫
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 77,242 ₫
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 44,808 ₫
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 33,120 ₫
12 eggs, large 41,229 ₫
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 21,354 ₫
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 97,146 ₫
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 69,892 ₫
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 23,160 ₫
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 17,086 ₫
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 245,100 ₫
2 liters of Coca-Cola 21,751 ₫
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 12,766 ₫
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 14,246,900 ₫
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 8,929,280 ₫
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,332,710 ₫
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 8,416,320 ₫
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 4,618,620 ₫
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 580,692 ₫
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 227,861 ₫
40” flat screen TV 9,441,140 ₫
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,389,490 ₫
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 159,684 ₫
Hourly rate for cleaning help 62,112 ₫
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 1,286,080 ₫
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 491,845 ₫
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,778,680 ₫
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,333,990 ₫
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,086,910,000 ₫
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 16,376 ₫
Monthly ticket public transport 184,963 ₫
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 106,902 ₫
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 87,911 ₫
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 112,313 ₫
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 292,453 ₫
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 37,714 ₫
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 59,200 ₫
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 83,997 ₫
4 rolls of toilet paper 24,263 ₫
Tube of toothpaste 28,761 ₫
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 75,422 ₫
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 299,235 ₫
2 tickets to the movies 188,619 ₫
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 822,222 ₫
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 776,447 ₫
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 112,179 ₫
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 41,870 ₫
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 18,676 ₫
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 12,425,000 ₫
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1,528 ₫
1 month of gym membership in business district 802,312 ₫
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 24,743 ₫
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 294 prices entered by 50 different people.
Latest price update: February 19, 2018.

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