Cost of living in Vientiane, Laos

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 62,251 ₭
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 54,883 ₭
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 29,959 ₭
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 19,136 ₭
12 eggs, large 13,861 ₭
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 10,822 ₭
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 147,144 ₭
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 27,976 ₭
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 14,039 ₭
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 9,236 ₭
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 120,933 ₭
2 liters of Coca-Cola 15,753 ₭
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 16,534 ₭
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 8,423,870 ₭
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 5,456,720 ₭
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 783,346 ₭
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 5,106,670 ₭
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 3,151,010 ₭
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 288,074 ₭
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 299,467 ₭
40” flat screen TV 3,245,970 ₭
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,323,770 ₭
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 95,339 ₭
Hourly rate for cleaning help 17,375 ₭
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 1,002,120 ₭
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 307,907 ₭
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,117,230 ₭
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 457,878 ₭
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 197,565,000 ₭
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 9,841 ₭
Monthly ticket public transport 360,000 ₭
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 94,590 ₭
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 19,869 ₭
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 14,400 ₭
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 356,048 ₭
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 37,787 ₭
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 23,361 ₭
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 38,935 ₭
4 rolls of toilet paper 9,498 ₭
Tube of toothpaste 19,017 ₭
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 137,702 ₭
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 134,375 ₭
2 tickets to the movies 111,657 ₭
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 499,166 ₭
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 52,314 ₭
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 25,495 ₭
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 12,000 ₭
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 3,200,000 ₭
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1,300 ₭
1 month of gym membership in business district 763,335 ₭
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 16,259 ₭
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 105 prices entered by 10 different people.
Latest price update: November 22, 2017.

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