Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City 

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Cost of Living in Ho Chi Minh City is 22.6% lower than in Bangkok (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Ho Chi Minh City is 21.5% lower than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Ho Chi Minh City are 18.5% lower than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Ho Chi Minh City are 19.9% lower than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Ho Chi Minh City are 20.9% lower than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Ho Chi Minh City is 2.0% lower than in Bangkok
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Restaurants
Bangkok Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 100.00 ฿
(69,431.89 ₫)
72.01 ฿
(50,000.00 ₫)
     -28.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 958.33 ฿
(665,387.56 ₫)
864.16 ฿
(600,000.00 ₫)
     -9.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 200.00 ฿
(138,863.77 ₫)
165.63 ฿
(115,000.00 ₫)
     -17.2 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 80.00 ฿
(55,545.51 ₫)
43.21 ฿
(30,000.00 ₫)
     -46.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 139.16 ฿
(96,621.74 ₫)
72.01 ฿
(50,000.00 ₫)
     -48.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 83.77 ฿
(58,164.68 ₫)
68.73 ฿
(47,722.02 ₫)
     -18.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 20.65 ฿
(14,335.14 ₫)
19.32 ฿
(13,416.14 ₫)
     -6.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 11.13 ฿
(7,726.14 ₫)
11.54 ฿
(8,013.21 ₫)
     +3.7 %
Markets
Bangkok Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 249.42 ฿
(173,175.54 ₫)
208.77 ฿
(144,949.75 ₫)
     -16.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 49.95 ฿
(34,679.90 ₫)
36.74 ฿
(25,510.70 ₫)
     -26.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 23.26 ฿
(16,151.77 ₫)
15.62 ฿
(10,843.03 ₫)
     -32.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 77.51 ฿
(53,817.02 ₫)
56.69 ฿
(39,360.00 ₫)
     -26.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 321.45 ฿
(223,190.34 ₫)
201.25 ฿
(139,734.97 ₫)
     -37.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 44.67 ฿
(31,016.42 ₫)
62.03 ฿
(43,069.73 ₫)
     +38.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 171.16 ฿
(118,837.06 ₫)
180.86 ฿
(125,573.62 ₫)
     +5.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 49.77 ฿
(34,557.78 ₫)
54.38 ฿
(37,757.07 ₫)
     +9.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 25.20 ฿
(17,495.33 ₫)
17.72 ฿
(12,301.44 ₫)
     -29.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 36.07 ฿
(25,041.79 ₫)
23.16 ฿
(16,079.87 ₫)
     -35.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 28.02 ฿
(19,457.93 ₫)
19.97 ฿
(13,866.98 ₫)
     -28.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 24.78 ฿
(17,207.87 ₫)
21.45 ฿
(14,892.97 ₫)
     -13.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 21.76 ฿
(15,107.97 ₫)
21.09 ฿
(14,640.97 ₫)
     -3.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 43.30 ฿
(30,064.66 ₫)
34.90 ฿
(24,230.77 ₫)
     -19.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 16.19 ฿
(11,244.30 ₫)
17.74 ฿
(12,320.00 ₫)
     +9.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 ฿
(416,591.32 ₫)
432.08 ฿
(300,000.00 ₫)
     -28.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 62.41 ฿
(43,330.58 ₫)
34.69 ฿
(24,085.86 ₫)
     -44.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 121.44 ฿
(84,318.72 ₫)
57.46 ฿
(39,894.74 ₫)
     -52.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 150.00 ฿
(104,147.83 ₫)
46.09 ฿
(32,000.00 ₫)
     -69.3 %
Transportation
Bangkok Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 43.88 ฿
(30,465.06 ₫)
10.08 ฿
(7,000.00 ₫)
     -77.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,300.00 ฿
(902,614.52 ₫)
396.07 ฿
(275,000.00 ₫)
     -69.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ฿
(24,301.16 ₫)
23.04 ฿
(16,000.00 ₫)
     -34.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 68.40 ฿
(47,489.43 ₫)
37.13 ฿
(25,780.65 ₫)
     -45.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 200.00 ฿
(138,863.77 ₫)
115.22 ฿
(80,000.00 ₫)
     -42.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 154.07 ฿
(106,976.24 ₫)
129.71 ฿
(90,060.64 ₫)
     -15.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,000,000.00 ฿
(1,388,637,720.29 ₫)
1,375,448.74 ฿
(955,000,000.00 ₫)
     -31.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 917,088.24 ฿
(636,751,658.18 ₫)
1,358,645.70 ฿
(943,333,333.33 ₫)
     +48.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Bangkok Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 3,320.82 ฿
(2,305,705.29 ₫)
2,647.51 ฿
(1,838,215.24 ₫)
     -20.3 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 465.74 ฿
(323,371.46 ₫)
224.09 ฿
(155,590.91 ₫)
     -51.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 528.67 ฿
(367,068.16 ₫)
385.79 ฿
(267,862.78 ₫)
     -27.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Bangkok Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,993.63 ฿
(1,384,217.06 ₫)
989.12 ฿
(686,761.71 ₫)
     -50.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 400.06 ฿
(277,766.89 ₫)
408.21 ฿
(283,429.42 ₫)
     +2.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 ฿
(173,579.72 ₫)
172.83 ฿
(120,000.00 ₫)
     -30.9 %
Childcare
Bangkok Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 24,051.64 ฿
(16,699,505.13 ₫)
10,171.84 ฿
(7,062,500.00 ₫)
     -57.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 464,288.64 ฿
(322,364,356.78 ₫)
560,506.95 ฿
(389,170,547.75 ₫)
     +20.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
Bangkok Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,049.00 ฿
(1,422,659.34 ₫)
1,292.23 ฿
(897,222.22 ₫)
     -36.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,382.61 ฿
(959,973.15 ₫)
1,024.19 ฿
(711,111.11 ₫)
     -25.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,562.33 ฿
(2,473,395.22 ₫)
3,632.66 ฿
(2,522,222.22 ₫)
     +2.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,256.48 ฿
(2,261,034.27 ₫)
3,516.64 ฿
(2,441,666.67 ₫)
     +8.0 %
Rent Per Month
Bangkok Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 21,029.41 ฿
(14,601,117.21 ₫)
18,328.31 ฿
(12,725,692.88 ₫)
     -12.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,297.37 ฿
(7,149,657.10 ₫)
11,479.43 ฿
(7,970,382.07 ₫)
     +11.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 58,810.34 ฿
(40,833,131.59 ₫)
43,622.27 ฿
(30,287,762.27 ₫)
     -25.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 29,130.36 ฿
(20,225,756.37 ₫)
23,798.01 ฿
(16,523,408.31 ₫)
     -18.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Bangkok Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 17,853.39 ฿
(12,395,946.88 ₫)
14,659.84 ฿
(10,178,604.61 ₫)
     -17.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 8,052.14 ฿
(5,590,750.58 ₫)
7,061.25 ฿
(4,902,762.29 ₫)
     -12.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Bangkok Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 23,118.40 ฿
(16,051,539.38 ₫)
17,788.28 ฿
(12,350,739.13 ₫)
     -23.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.08 9.42      +54.9 %
Last update: June 2024June 2024
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