Cost of living in Hanoi, Vietnam

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 54,568 ₫
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 97,473 ₫
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 52,993 ₫
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 31,700 ₫
12 eggs, large 38,569 ₫
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 25,276 ₫
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 96,597 ₫
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 68,314 ₫
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 25,534 ₫
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 15,250 ₫
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 211,264 ₫
2 liters of Coca-Cola 21,081 ₫
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 14,885 ₫
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 18,203,600 ₫
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 11,485,600 ₫
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,472,120 ₫
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 9,596,940 ₫
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 6,021,340 ₫
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 732,008 ₫
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 237,668 ₫
40” flat screen TV 10,223,200 ₫
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,423,130 ₫
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 153,712 ₫
Hourly rate for cleaning help 123,443 ₫
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 818,125 ₫
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 549,687 ₫
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,748,090 ₫
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,638,460 ₫
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 994,154,000 ₫
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 18,096 ₫
Monthly ticket public transport 203,019 ₫
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 105,779 ₫
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 90,500 ₫
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 119,259 ₫
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 662,361 ₫
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 44,405 ₫
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 57,565 ₫
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 86,296 ₫
4 rolls of toilet paper 27,634 ₫
Tube of toothpaste 26,768 ₫
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 85,852 ₫
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 386,200 ₫
2 tickets to the movies 189,890 ₫
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 957,143 ₫
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 518,654 ₫
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 102,873 ₫
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 47,502 ₫
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 24,093 ₫
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 12,254,700 ₫
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1,592 ₫
1 month of gym membership in business district 777,043 ₫
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 24,536 ₫
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 382 prices entered by 53 different people.
Latest price update: August 18, 2018.

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