Cost of living in Hanoi, Vietnam

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Food [Edit]
VND USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 53,973 ₫ ($2.36)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 95,954 ₫ ($4.19)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 53,214 ₫ ($2.32)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 32,061 ₫ ($1.40)
12 eggs, large 39,075 ₫ ($1.71)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 23,907 ₫ ($1.04)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 100,299 ₫ ($4.38)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 69,719 ₫ ($3.05)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 26,082 ₫ ($1.14)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 14,866 ₫ ($0.65)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 191,401 ₫ ($8)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 21,747 ₫ ($0.95)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 13,607 ₫ ($0.59)
Housing [Edit]
VND USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 18,559,600 ₫ ($811)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 11,202,800 ₫ ($489)
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 10,109,200 ₫ ($442)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 6,396,340 ₫ ($279)
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 ₫ ($412)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,389,490 ₫ ($104)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 162,828 ₫ ($7)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 111,745 ₫ ($4.88)
Clothes [Edit]
VND USD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 937,030 ₫ ($41)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 732,086 ₫ ($32)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,823,290 ₫ ($80)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,703,970 ₫ ($74)
Transportation [Edit]
VND USD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,025,030,000 ₫ ($44,781)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 17,827 ₫ ($0.78)
Monthly ticket public transport 200,000 ₫ ($9)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 106,537 ₫ ($4.65)
Personal Care [Edit]
VND USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 87,911 ₫ ($3.84)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 112,313 ₫ ($4.91)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 292,453 ₫ ($13)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 37,714 ₫ ($1.65)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 59,200 ₫ ($2.59)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 83,997 ₫ ($3.67)
4 rolls of toilet paper 28,757 ₫ ($1.26)
Tube of toothpaste 29,607 ₫ ($1.29)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 82,770 ₫ ($3.62)
Entertainment [Edit]
VND USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 304,971 ₫ ($13)
2 tickets to the movies 192,896 ₫ ($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 536,059 ₫ ($23)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 99,888 ₫ ($4.36)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 45,996 ₫ ($2.01)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 23,977 ₫ ($1.05)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 12,423,300 ₫ ($543)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1,622 ₫ ($0.07)
1 month of gym membership in business district 775,848 ₫ ($34)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 25,051 ₫ ($1.09)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 311 prices entered by 50 different people.
Latest price update: June 24, 2018.

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