Living costs in ho chi minh city. updated prices jun 2017.

Living costs in ho chi minh city. updated prices jun 2017. in the industry district









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Living costs in ho chi minh city. updated prices jun 2017. Taxi trip on the



Fundamental lunchtime menu (together with a drink) in the industry district

91,660 ₫

Combo meal in junk food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar)

86,559 ₫

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken white meat

46,950 ₫

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk

34,312 ₫

12 eggs, large

35,057 ₫

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomato plants

17,399 ₫

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese

147,600 ₫

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples

62,858 ₫

1 kg (2 lb.) of taters

29,055 ₫

.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer within the supermarket

20,058 ₫

1 bottle of red table wine, top quality

289,998 ₫

2 liters of Coca-Cola

22,707 ₫

Bread for just two people for one day

16,949 ₫

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in Costly area

21,413,700 ₫

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area

11,100,800 ₫

Utilities 30 days (heating, electricity, gas …) for just two individuals 85m2 flat

1,510,710 ₫

Monthly rent for any 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in Costly area

12,853,800 ₫

Monthly rent for any 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area

6,792,570 ₫

Utilities 30 days (heating, electricity, gas …) for 1 part of 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio

657,691 ₫

Internet 8 Mbps (30 days)

211,679 ₫

40” lcd TV

8,329,930 ₫

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands)

2,062,090 ₫

Laundry soap (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)

156,362 ₫

Hourly rate to clean help

45,756 ₫

1 set of jeans (Levis 501 or similar)

1,323,010 ₫

1 summer time dress yourself in a higher Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)

1,228,010 ₫

1 set of sport footwear (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)

2,134,620 ₫

1 set of men’s leather business footwear

1,277,850 ₫

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), without any extras, new

1,141,260,000 ₫

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas

17,179 ₫

Monthly ticket trains and buses

189,393 ₫

Taxi trip on the working day, fundamental tariff, 8 km. (5 miles)

129,858 ₫

Cold medicine for six days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands)

33,900 ₫

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses)

123,304 ₫

Short trip to private Physician (fifteen minutes)

728,153 ₫

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, Primary health care provider, …)

102,281 ₫

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)

54,991 ₫

Wash 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)

72,476 ₫

4 rolls of bathroom paper

30,350 ₫

Tube of tooth paste

24,003 ₫

Standard men’s haircut in expat part of the city

115,463 ₫

Fundamental dinner out for 2 in neighborhood pub

300,898 ₫

2 tickets towards the movies

175,865 ₫

2 tickets towards the theater (best available seats)

577,213 ₫

Dinner for 2 in an Italian restaurant within the expat area including appetisers, primary course, wine and dessert

1,152,330 ₫

1 cocktail drink in downtown club

154,600 ₫

Cappuccino in expat part of the city

51,469 ₫

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.)

33,939 ₫

ipod device nano 16GB

3,784,730 ₫

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans)

1,585 ₫

30 days of gym membership running a business district

939,272 ₫

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes

25,453 ₫


Cost of Living in Vietnam – How much money do you need to to live in Vietnam?


Adam Romapecorino: It's said Vietnam is a food haven and shopping paradise! Cannot wait for my trip to Vietnam next month.

tuyetnhung phamthi: +Adam Romapecorino did you visit to Vietnam?

Dennis Vu: +Adam Romapecorino street food stall is one of the best. The only better country is probably taiwan in terms of street food.

Alex Cyrus: That is really cool that your maid asked for a raise from 30,000 dong to 40,000 dong (about $1.50 to $2.00) an hour and you gave her 50,000 dong/hour. It is heart breaking to see tourists haggle over 25 cents on the street over a shoeshine from homeless kids. I know haggling is part of the game over there, but it's just not worth the time when you are on vacation.

Tuan Nguyen: +Alex Cyrus thanks. Trẻ trâu kệ. Từ từ ms tiến bộ:)))

Tuan Nguyen: +Alex Cyrus lũ học mà giao tiếp mấy dạy như vậy nói tiếng anh giỏi mà ng ta nghĩ khác :)

Lkai: It's just fair information given. Rent should be discussed first, good advice to stay at Hostal for $7, but he needs to mention that if you don't want to share a room, you can go to cheap local hotels and get your own room with AC, TV, including bathroom for $10-12 nightly. Also on food, good beef is about 240,000 dong a kilo in a supermarket, or $12 dollars for 2.2 Lbs. so that's much more than in the USA. Also other meat and poultry are more than in the USA, you'll save on fruits ,vegetables, rice., and local products. He also needs to mention what kind of food you can get on the street for prices he gave haven't been to VN for awhile, but I believe you can get a bowl of Pho, a local noodle soup with meat, for about 35,000 dong, rice or noodles stir for types for about the same. A Vietnamese sandwich on French bread with some local processed meat and some shaved vegetables, simp,e sandwich, but ok for about 20-25,000 dong. You can live elsewhere outside Hanoi or Saigon for much less. On average of you live decently to fairly well but not extravagantly you can get by with your own furnished small place, good food, cheap beer for I'd say about USD $700 – $750 monthly.

anizares1: Lkai He failed to mention the visa costs as well and that process.

Tesla: why does the bench seem to float around him?

Richard's World: +Tesla He probably used a software program to stabilize shaky video. When you use stabilization software, parts of the video warp.