Cost of living in Hanoi, Vietnam

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Food [Edit]
VND USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 71,890 ₫ ($3.16)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 80,073 ₫ ($3.52)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 45,992 ₫ ($2.02)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 32,371 ₫ ($1.42)
12 eggs, large 39,423 ₫ ($1.73)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 23,117 ₫ ($1.02)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 97,284 ₫ ($4.27)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 68,770 ₫ ($3.02)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 23,160 ₫ ($1.02)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 16,090 ₫ ($0.71)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 273,408 ₫ ($12)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 21,864 ₫ ($0.96)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 14,738 ₫ ($0.65)
Housing [Edit]
VND USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 12,978,400 ₫ ($570)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 8,929,280 ₫ ($392)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,304,830 ₫ ($57)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 8,596,440 ₫ ($378)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 4,618,620 ₫ ($203)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 631,342 ₫ ($28)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 227,861 ₫ ($10)
40” flat screen TV 9,441,140 ₫ ($415)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,389,490 ₫ ($105)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 162,828 ₫ ($7)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 111,745 ₫ ($4.91)
Clothes [Edit]
VND USD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 1,257,310 ₫ ($55)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 459,400 ₫ ($20)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,777,750 ₫ ($78)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,358,620 ₫ ($60)
Transportation [Edit]
VND USD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,086,910,000 ₫ ($47,734)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 16,264 ₫ ($0.71)
Monthly ticket public transport 200,000 ₫ ($9)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 112,090 ₫ ($4.92)
Personal Care [Edit]
VND USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 87,911 ₫ ($3.86)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 112,313 ₫ ($4.93)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 292,453 ₫ ($13)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 37,714 ₫ ($1.66)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 59,200 ₫ ($2.60)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 83,997 ₫ ($3.69)
4 rolls of toilet paper 24,263 ₫ ($1.07)
Tube of toothpaste 30,069 ₫ ($1.32)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 82,770 ₫ ($3.64)
Entertainment [Edit]
VND USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 304,971 ₫ ($13)
2 tickets to the movies 179,567 ₫ ($8)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,033,330 ₫ ($45)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 725,296 ₫ ($32)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 99,888 ₫ ($4.39)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 41,024 ₫ ($1.80)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 30,000 ₫ ($1.32)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 12,423,300 ₫ ($546)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1,528 ₫ ($0.07)
1 month of gym membership in business district 802,312 ₫ ($35)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 25,051 ₫ ($1.10)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 324 prices entered by 55 different people.
Latest price update: April 23, 2018.

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