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 69,737 ₫
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 91,498 ₫
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 44,484 ₫
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 34,740 ₫
12 eggs, large 33,516 ₫
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 19,053 ₫
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 122,728 ₫
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 62,145 ₫
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 27,278 ₫
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 17,933 ₫
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 319,793 ₫
2 liters of Coca-Cola 26,229 ₫
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 19,976 ₫
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 22,938,100 ₫
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 14,249,400 ₫
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,178,780 ₫
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 13,415,700 ₫
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 7,193,040 ₫
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 813,846 ₫
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 208,885 ₫
40” flat screen TV 8,670,130 ₫
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 3,060,000 ₫
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 199,364 ₫
Hourly rate for cleaning help 76,130 ₫
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 932,794 ₫
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 834,035 ₫
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,045,280 ₫
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,274,700 ₫
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,087,650,000 ₫
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 18,883 ₫
Monthly ticket public transport 256,532 ₫
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 132,567 ₫
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 36,993 ₫
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 126,842 ₫
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 738,298 ₫
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 85,361 ₫
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 55,309 ₫
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 70,504 ₫
4 rolls of toilet paper 29,988 ₫
Tube of toothpaste 22,400 ₫
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 109,775 ₫
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 472,490 ₫
2 tickets to the movies 186,401 ₫
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 783,295 ₫
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 564,283 ₫
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 178,931 ₫
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 46,717 ₫
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 26,018 ₫
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 12,390,700 ₫
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1,633 ₫
1 month of gym membership in business district 689,030 ₫
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 24,938 ₫
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 569 prices entered by 83 different people.
Latest price update: September 22, 2018.

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HCMC position in our World Ranking

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17th
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