Cost of Living Comparison Between Makati and Ho Chi Minh City 

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Cost of Living in Ho Chi Minh City is 16.8% lower than in Makati (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Ho Chi Minh City is 24.9% lower than in Makati
Rent Prices in Ho Chi Minh City are 39.9% lower than in Makati
Restaurant Prices in Ho Chi Minh City are 35.0% lower than in Makati
Groceries Prices in Ho Chi Minh City are 5.7% lower than in Makati
Local Purchasing Power in Ho Chi Minh City is 19.2% lower than in Makati
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Restaurants
Makati Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 265.00 ₱
(114,916.14 ₫)
115.30 ₱
(50,000.00 ₫)
     -56.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 2,000.00 ₱
(867,291.59 ₫)
1,383.62 ₱
(600,000.00 ₫)
     -30.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 250.00 ₱
(108,411.45 ₫)
276.72 ₱
(120,000.00 ₫)
     +10.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 100.00 ₱
(43,364.58 ₫)
69.18 ₱
(30,000.00 ₫)
     -30.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 225.00 ₱
(97,570.30 ₫)
115.30 ₱
(50,000.00 ₫)
     -48.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 160.27 ₱
(69,501.59 ₫)
110.04 ₱
(47,718.99 ₫)
     -31.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 53.68 ₱
(23,276.66 ₫)
30.94 ₱
(13,415.35 ₫)
     -42.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 28.58 ₱
(12,395.04 ₫)
18.64 ₱
(8,082.08 ₫)
     -34.8 %
Markets
Makati Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 449.52 ₱
(194,931.48 ₫)
334.26 ₱
(144,949.75 ₫)
     -25.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 67.67 ₱
(29,346.59 ₫)
58.83 ₱
(25,510.70 ₫)
     -13.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 26.38 ₱
(11,441.31 ₫)
25.00 ₱
(10,843.03 ₫)
     -5.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 113.28 ₱
(49,123.40 ₫)
90.77 ₱
(39,360.00 ₫)
     -19.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 147.42 ₱
(63,927.06 ₫)
322.23 ₱
(139,734.97 ₫)
     +118.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 94.12 ₱
(40,814.97 ₫)
99.32 ₱
(43,069.73 ₫)
     +5.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 144.47 ₱
(62,648.52 ₫)
289.58 ₱
(125,573.62 ₫)
     +100.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 116.42 ₱
(50,485.99 ₫)
87.07 ₱
(37,757.07 ₫)
     -25.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 47.36 ₱
(20,535.34 ₫)
28.37 ₱
(12,301.44 ₫)
     -40.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 62.23 ₱
(26,985.86 ₫)
37.08 ₱
(16,079.87 ₫)
     -40.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 50.65 ₱
(21,964.68 ₫)
31.98 ₱
(13,866.98 ₫)
     -36.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 78.77 ₱
(34,160.00 ₫)
34.34 ₱
(14,892.97 ₫)
     -56.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 84.67 ₱
(36,717.08 ₫)
33.76 ₱
(14,640.97 ₫)
     -60.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 68.33 ₱
(29,632.46 ₫)
55.88 ₱
(24,230.77 ₫)
     -18.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 51.00 ₱
(22,115.94 ₫)
28.41 ₱
(12,320.00 ₫)
     -44.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 ₱
(260,187.48 ₫)
691.81 ₱
(300,000.00 ₫)
     +15.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 61.25 ₱
(26,560.81 ₫)
55.54 ₱
(24,085.86 ₫)
     -9.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 125.00 ₱
(54,205.72 ₫)
92.00 ₱
(39,894.74 ₫)
     -26.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 150.00 ₱
(65,046.87 ₫)
73.79 ₱
(32,000.00 ₫)
     -50.8 %
Transportation
Makati Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 ₱
(8,672.92 ₫)
16.14 ₱
(7,000.00 ₫)
     -19.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 600.00 ₱
(260,187.48 ₫)
634.16 ₱
(275,000.00 ₫)
     +5.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 45.00 ₱
(19,514.06 ₫)
36.90 ₱
(16,000.00 ₫)
     -18.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 21.73 ₱
(9,421.45 ₫)
59.45 ₱
(25,779.01 ₫)
     +173.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 200.00 ₱
(86,729.16 ₫)
184.48 ₱
(80,000.00 ₫)
     -7.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 249.70 ₱
(108,282.93 ₫)
207.68 ₱
(90,060.64 ₫)
     -16.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,400,000.00 ₱
(1,040,749,911.47 ₫)
2,202,258.17 ₱
(955,000,000.00 ₫)
     -8.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,133,333.33 ₱
(491,465,235.97 ₫)
2,175,354.50 ₱
(943,333,333.33 ₫)
     +91.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Makati Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 7,492.74 ₱
(3,249,195.16 ₫)
4,238.98 ₱
(1,838,215.24 ₫)
     -43.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 1,942.29 ₱
(842,264.04 ₫)
358.80 ₱
(155,590.91 ₫)
     -81.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,920.00 ₱
(832,599.93 ₫)
617.69 ₱
(267,860.22 ₫)
     -67.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Makati Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 3,050.00 ₱
(1,322,619.68 ₫)
1,583.68 ₱
(686,754.31 ₫)
     -48.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 500.00 ₱
(216,822.90 ₫)
653.59 ₱
(283,426.93 ₫)
     +30.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 400.00 ₱
(173,458.32 ₫)
276.72 ₱
(120,000.00 ₫)
     -30.8 %
Childcare
Makati Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 14,222.22 ₱
(6,167,406.88 ₫)
16,286.33 ₱
(7,062,500.00 ₫)
     +14.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 533,333.33 ₱
(231,277,758.10 ₫)
897,430.93 ₱
(389,167,151.96 ₫)
     +68.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Makati Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,625.00 ₱
(704,674.42 ₫)
2,069.02 ₱
(897,222.22 ₫)
     +27.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,125.00 ₱
(487,851.52 ₫)
1,668.48 ₱
(723,529.41 ₫)
     +48.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 4,400.00 ₱
(1,908,041.50 ₫)
5,816.32 ₱
(2,522,222.22 ₫)
     +32.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 6,250.00 ₱
(2,710,286.23 ₫)
5,630.56 ₱
(2,441,666.67 ₫)
     -9.9 %
Rent Per Month
Makati Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 34,363.64 ₱
(14,901,646.46 ₫)
29,343.45 ₱
(12,724,664.45 ₫)
     -14.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 18,571.43 ₱
(8,053,421.93 ₫)
18,381.52 ₱
(7,971,067.68 ₫)
     -1.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 129,285.71 ₱
(56,064,206.54 ₫)
69,851.81 ₱
(30,290,941.90 ₫)
     -46.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 76,631.67 ₱
(33,231,000.25 ₫)
38,106.97 ₱
(16,524,927.66 ₫)
     -50.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Makati Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 24,386.85 ₱
(10,575,252.84 ₫)
23,472.16 ₱
(10,178,604.61 ₫)
     -3.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 10,838.60 ₱
(4,700,112.37 ₫)
11,305.91 ₱
(4,902,762.29 ₫)
     +4.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Makati Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 46,935.00 ₱
(20,353,165.46 ₫)
28,481.17 ₱
(12,350,739.13 ₫)
     -39.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.67 9.53      +42.9 %
Last update: June 2024June 2024
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