Cost of living in Hanoi, Vietnam

List of prices in Hanoi, Vietnam. Current as of Mar 2019.

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Food [Edit]
VND USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 49,943 ₫ ($2.15)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 95,518 ₫ ($4.12)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 55,968 ₫ ($2.41)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 31,156 ₫ ($1.34)
12 eggs, large 43,088 ₫ ($1.86)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 24,788 ₫ ($1.07)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 93,554 ₫ ($4.03)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 75,351 ₫ ($3.25)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 26,238 ₫ ($1.13)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 16,390 ₫ ($0.71)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 262,214 ₫ ($11)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 23,772 ₫ ($1.02)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 15,195 ₫ ($0.65)
Housing [Edit]
VND USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 18,561,500 ₫ ($800)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 11,569,300 ₫ ($498)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,477,050 ₫ ($64)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 8,939,710 ₫ ($385)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 5,908,400 ₫ ($255)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 735,226 ₫ ($32)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 232,879 ₫ ($10)
40” flat screen TV 10,467,700 ₫ ($451)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,312,890 ₫ ($100)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 153,712 ₫ ($7)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 111,343 ₫ ($4.80)
Clothes [Edit]
VND USD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 873,582 ₫ ($38)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 591,319 ₫ ($25)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,749,940 ₫ ($75)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,728,440 ₫ ($74)
Transportation [Edit]
VND USD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 968,278,000 ₫ ($41,718)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 18,172 ₫ ($0.78)
Monthly ticket public transport 203,522 ₫ ($9)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 106,673 ₫ ($4.60)
Personal Care [Edit]
VND USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 95,870 ₫ ($4.13)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 132,546 ₫ ($5.71)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 807,362 ₫ ($35)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 46,223 ₫ ($1.99)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 62,609 ₫ ($2.70)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 86,296 ₫ ($3.72)
4 rolls of toilet paper 25,699 ₫ ($1.11)
Tube of toothpaste 26,768 ₫ ($1.15)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 85,852 ₫ ($3.70)
Entertainment [Edit]
VND USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 400,696 ₫ ($17)
2 tickets to the movies 186,185 ₫ ($8)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,168,090 ₫ ($50)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 449,365 ₫ ($19)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 93,078 ₫ ($4.01)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 45,185 ₫ ($1.95)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 22,738 ₫ ($0.98)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 12,478,500 ₫ ($538)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1,613 ₫ ($0.07)
1 month of gym membership in business district 727,452 ₫ ($31)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 25,000 ₫ ($1.08)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 357 prices entered by 35 different people.
Latest price update: March 20, 2019

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