Cost of living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 80,039 ₫
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 81,791 ₫
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 45,610 ₫
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 34,175 ₫
12 eggs, large 34,237 ₫
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 16,753 ₫
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 114,714 ₫
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 62,858 ₫
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 29,594 ₫
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 17,831 ₫
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 303,456 ₫
2 liters of Coca-Cola 22,252 ₫
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 15,142 ₫
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 23,702,000 ₫
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 11,100,800 ₫
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,510,710 ₫
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 11,307,600 ₫
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 6,792,570 ₫
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 616,421 ₫
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 211,679 ₫
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.) 125,307 ₫
Hourly rate for cleaning help 45,597 ₫
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 797,682 ₫
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 1,009,960 ₫
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,927,430 ₫
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,277,850 ₫
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,074,810,000 ₫
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 17,179 ₫
Monthly ticket public transport 187,759 ₫
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 129,499 ₫
Personal Care
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 30,350 ₫
Tube of toothpaste 24,003 ₫
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 115,463 ₫
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 259,221 ₫
2 tickets to the movies 159,699 ₫
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 1,096,050 ₫
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 140,164 ₫
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 44,046 ₫
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 894,333 ₫
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 28,343 ₫
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 595 prices entered by 69 different people.
Latest price update: February 21, 2017.

HCMC position in our World Ranking

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190th
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13th
out of 22

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