Cost of living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 107,627 ₫
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 87,721 ₫
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 45,166 ₫
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 34,818 ₫
12 eggs, large 35,601 ₫
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 20,693 ₫
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 134,126 ₫
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 62,850 ₫
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 30,595 ₫
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 19,596 ₫
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 289,134 ₫
2 liters of Coca-Cola 22,993 ₫
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 12,498 ₫
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 20,141,700 ₫
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 10,254,100 ₫
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,163,170 ₫
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 11,569,400 ₫
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 6,825,580 ₫
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 657,691 ₫
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 199,597 ₫
40” flat screen TV 8,329,930 ₫
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,062,090 ₫
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 163,946 ₫
Hourly rate for cleaning help 48,678 ₫
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 766,237 ₫
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 1,108,280 ₫
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,314,960 ₫
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,267,150 ₫
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,141,260,000 ₫
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 17,544 ₫
Monthly ticket public transport 180,587 ₫
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 129,858 ₫
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 33,900 ₫
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 123,304 ₫
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 728,153 ₫
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 102,281 ₫
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 54,991 ₫
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 72,476 ₫
4 rolls of toilet paper 31,991 ₫
Tube of toothpaste 24,155 ₫
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 100,843 ₫
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 296,322 ₫
2 tickets to the movies 175,865 ₫
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 577,213 ₫
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,152,330 ₫
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 154,600 ₫
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 51,469 ₫
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 33,939 ₫
iPod nano 16GB 3,784,730 ₫
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1,585 ₫
1 month of gym membership in business district 939,272 ₫
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 25,453 ₫
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 475 prices entered by 64 different people.
Latest price update: August 16, 2017.

HCMC position in our World Ranking

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265th
out of 307
asia
13th
out of 30

Cheapest and most expensive products in HCMC compared to other cities:

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