Cost of living in Hanoi, Vietnam

Summary of cost of living in Hanoi

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 47,394,974 ₫
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 22,395,788 ₫
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Hanoi, Vietnam. Current as of Feb 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 63,832 ₫
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 87,319 ₫
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 50,964 ₫
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 31,804 ₫
12 eggs, large 42,081 ₫
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 27,694 ₫
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 98,992 ₫
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 78,469 ₫
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 24,790 ₫
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 16,726 ₫
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 292,994 ₫
2 liters of coca-cola 22,440 ₫
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 10,305 ₫
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 17,436,200 ₫
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 10,586,000 ₫
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,450,400 ₫
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 12,320,300 ₫
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 6,470,600 ₫
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 921,478 ₫
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 180,666 ₫
40” flat screen tv 8,660,820 ₫
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,812,320 ₫
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 165,662 ₫
Hourly rate for cleaning help 82,016 ₫
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 1,077,240 ₫
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 570,307 ₫
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,791,810 ₫
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,839,440 ₫
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,026,260,000 ₫
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 17,019 ₫
Monthly ticket public transport 213,164 ₫
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 89,519 ₫
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 39,163 ₫
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 110,895 ₫
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 785,104 ₫
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 46,568 ₫
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 66,499 ₫
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 77,322 ₫
4 rolls of toilet paper 26,699 ₫
Tube of toothpaste 19,131 ₫
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 85,543 ₫
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 429,094 ₫
2 tickets to the movies 179,351 ₫
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 716,667 ₫
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 870,295 ₫
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 109,663 ₫
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 47,729 ₫
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 27,232 ₫
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 12,165,800 ₫
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1,642 ₫
1 month of gym membership in business district 891,904 ₫
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 29,691 ₫
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 300 prices entered by 25 different people.
Latest price update: February 27, 2021

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