Cost of Living Comparison Between Shanghai and Ho Chi Minh City 

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Consumer Prices in Ho Chi Minh City are 26.17% lower than in Shanghai (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Ho Chi Minh City are 38.85% lower than in Shanghai
Rent Prices in Ho Chi Minh City are 56.61% lower than in Shanghai
Restaurant Prices in Ho Chi Minh City are 39.34% lower than in Shanghai
Groceries Prices in Ho Chi Minh City are 33.26% lower than in Shanghai
Local Purchasing Power in Ho Chi Minh City is 53.63% lower than in Shanghai
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Restaurants
Shanghai Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 ¥
(107,754.11 ₫)
13.92 ¥
(50,000.00 ₫)
     -53.60 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 225.00 ¥
(808,155.86 ₫)
167.05 ¥
(600,000.00 ₫)
     -25.76 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 40.00 ¥
(143,672.15 ₫)
27.15 ¥
(97,500.00 ₫)
     -32.14 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 ¥
(35,918.04 ₫)
5.57 ¥
(20,000.00 ₫)
     -44.32 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.00 ¥
(71,836.08 ₫)
11.14 ¥
(40,000.00 ₫)
     -44.32 %
Cappuccino (regular) 27.72 ¥
(99,564.80 ₫)
12.25 ¥
(44,007.51 ₫)
     -55.80 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.88 ¥
(13,936.20 ₫)
3.68 ¥
(13,232.18 ₫)
     -5.05 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.51 ¥
(9,032.33 ₫)
1.99 ¥
(7,142.59 ₫)
     -20.92 %
Markets
Shanghai Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 69.50 ¥
(249,630.99 ₫)
35.95 ¥
(129,113.55 ₫)
     -48.28 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 13.30 ¥
(47,785.96 ₫)
5.21 ¥
(18,718.09 ₫)
     -60.83 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 4.08 ¥
(14,662.95 ₫)
2.36 ¥
(8,481.21 ₫)
     -42.16 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 14.63 ¥
(52,548.09 ₫)
9.09 ¥
(32,641.52 ₫)
     -37.88 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 54.43 ¥
(195,506.01 ₫)
32.83 ¥
(117,925.02 ₫)
     -39.68 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 15.90 ¥
(57,110.64 ₫)
8.83 ¥
(31,717.08 ₫)
     -44.46 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 42.18 ¥
(151,517.16 ₫)
33.74 ¥
(121,175.81 ₫)
     -20.03 %
Apples (1 lb) 8.69 ¥
(31,223.46 ₫)
6.85 ¥
(24,617.11 ₫)
     -21.16 %
Banana (1 lb) 5.29 ¥
(18,996.67 ₫)
2.89 ¥
(10,397.59 ₫)
     -45.27 %
Oranges (1 lb) 7.78 ¥
(27,947.33 ₫)
4.93 ¥
(17,717.53 ₫)
     -36.60 %
Tomato (1 lb) 4.47 ¥
(16,041.52 ₫)
2.78 ¥
(9,974.59 ₫)
     -37.82 %
Potato (1 lb) 3.14 ¥
(11,279.19 ₫)
3.80 ¥
(13,658.07 ₫)
     +21.09 %
Onion (1 lb) 3.16 ¥
(11,350.21 ₫)
3.41 ¥
(12,244.99 ₫)
     +7.88 %
Lettuce (1 head) 6.23 ¥
(22,379.70 ₫)
5.72 ¥
(20,562.29 ₫)
     -8.12 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.62 ¥
(16,590.71 ₫)
3.15 ¥
(11,307.48 ₫)
     -31.84 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 99.00 ¥
(355,588.58 ₫)
83.52 ¥
(300,000.00 ₫)
     -15.63 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.75 ¥
(20,652.87 ₫)
5.75 ¥
(20,657.87 ₫)
     +0.02 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 16.61 ¥
(59,649.60 ₫)
9.31 ¥
(33,440.04 ₫)
     -43.94 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 ¥
(71,836.08 ₫)
7.93 ¥
(28,500.00 ₫)
     -60.33 %
Transportation
Shanghai Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 ¥
(14,367.22 ₫)
1.84 ¥
(6,593.43 ₫)
     -54.11 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 ¥
(718,360.76 ₫)
46.89 ¥
(168,419.96 ₫)
     -76.55 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 14.00 ¥
(50,285.25 ₫)
3.34 ¥
(12,000.00 ₫)
     -76.14 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 ¥
(17,341.35 ₫)
6.72 ¥
(24,140.17 ₫)
     +39.21 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 36.75 ¥
(131,998.79 ₫)
9.31 ¥
(33,454.85 ₫)
     -74.66 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 26.02 ¥
(93,473.69 ₫)
20.55 ¥
(73,828.16 ₫)
     -21.02 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 140,000.00 ¥
(502,852,533.17 ₫)
280,197.76 ¥
(1,006,415,374.98 ₫)
     +100.14 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 155,235.29 ¥
(557,574,720.61 ₫)
215,550.16 ¥
(774,213,878.00 ₫)
     +38.85 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Shanghai Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 402.93 ¥
(1,447,259.19 ₫)
394.56 ¥
(1,417,173.90 ₫)
     -2.08 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.23 ¥
(827.75 ₫)
0.51 ¥
(1,829.53 ₫)
     +121.02 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 99.52 ¥
(357,456.32 ₫)
75.65 ¥
(271,737.51 ₫)
     -23.98 %
Sports And Leisure
Shanghai Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 393.42 ¥
(1,413,075.48 ₫)
143.11 ¥
(514,024.27 ₫)
     -63.62 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 79.47 ¥
(285,453.88 ₫)
51.61 ¥
(185,372.82 ₫)
     -35.06 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 50.00 ¥
(179,590.19 ₫)
27.84 ¥
(100,000.00 ₫)
     -44.32 %
Childcare
Shanghai Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 7,296.84 ¥
(26,208,819.78 ₫)
1,075.46 ¥
(3,862,831.14 ₫)
     -85.26 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 168,500.00 ¥
(605,218,941.72 ₫)
87,968.96 ¥
(315,967,240.62 ₫)
     -47.79 %
Clothing And Shoes
Shanghai Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 501.78 ¥
(1,802,287.33 ₫)
276.00 ¥
(991,335.18 ₫)
     -45.00 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 289.93 ¥
(1,041,357.04 ₫)
168.80 ¥
(606,287.04 ₫)
     -41.78 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 653.59 ¥
(2,347,580.52 ₫)
633.08 ¥
(2,273,911.78 ₫)
     -3.14 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 799.92 ¥
(2,873,155.70 ₫)
595.43 ¥
(2,138,665.48 ₫)
     -25.56 %
Rent Per Month
Shanghai Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 8,554.56 ¥
(30,726,297.22 ₫)
3,437.36 ¥
(12,346,318.16 ₫)
     -59.82 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,097.22 ¥
(14,716,418.38 ₫)
2,333.36 ¥
(8,380,982.31 ₫)
     -43.05 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 18,933.52 ¥
(68,005,479.32 ₫)
7,068.43 ¥
(25,388,414.87 ₫)
     -62.67 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 9,553.26 ¥
(34,313,422.55 ₫)
4,878.19 ¥
(17,521,488.73 ₫)
     -48.94 %
Buy Apartment Price
Shanghai Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 9,327.97 ¥
(33,504,231.80 ₫)
2,196.55 ¥
(7,889,591.62 ₫)
     -76.45 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,547.86 ¥
(16,335,006.66 ₫)
858.44 ¥
(3,083,365.33 ₫)
     -81.12 %
Salaries And Financing
Shanghai Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 10,929.30 ¥
(39,255,909.78 ₫)
3,098.65 ¥
(11,129,757.60 ₫)
     -71.65 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.88 9.24      +89.30 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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