Cost of living in Hanoi, Vietnam

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 73,530 ₫
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 80,073 ₫
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 45,992 ₫
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 32,041 ₫
12 eggs, large 39,423 ₫
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 23,117 ₫
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 97,284 ₫
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 68,770 ₫
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 23,160 ₫
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 16,201 ₫
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 273,408 ₫
2 liters of Coca-Cola 21,864 ₫
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 14,040 ₫
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 12,978,400 ₫
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 1,304,830 ₫
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.) 162,828 ₫
Hourly rate for cleaning help 111,745 ₫
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 1,257,310 ₫
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 459,400 ₫
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,777,750 ₫
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,358,620 ₫
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 16,264 ₫
Monthly ticket public transport 200,000 ₫
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 110,054 ₫
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 30,069 ₫
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 82,770 ₫
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 304,971 ₫
2 tickets to the movies 179,567 ₫
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,033,330 ₫
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 725,296 ₫
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 99,888 ₫
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 41,870 ₫
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 18,858 ₫
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 12,423,300 ₫
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 ₫
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 334 prices entered by 56 different people.
Latest price update: April 20, 2018.

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