Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Ho Chi Minh City 

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Cost of Living in Ho Chi Minh City is 61.6% lower than in London (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Ho Chi Minh City is 70.3% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Ho Chi Minh City are 81.3% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Ho Chi Minh City are 80.8% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Ho Chi Minh City are 46.9% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Ho Chi Minh City is 63.6% lower than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 £
(648,705.49 ₫)
1.54 £
(50,000.00 ₫)
     -92.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 £
(2,594,821.95 ₫)
18.50 £
(600,000.00 ₫)
     -76.9 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 £
(259,482.19 ₫)
3.70 £
(120,000.00 ₫)
     -53.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 £
(210,829.28 ₫)
0.92 £
(30,000.00 ₫)
     -85.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.50 £
(178,394.01 ₫)
1.54 £
(50,000.00 ₫)
     -72.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.60 £
(116,736.16 ₫)
1.47 £
(47,823.07 ₫)
     -59.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.01 £
(65,283.25 ₫)
0.42 £
(13,486.45 ₫)
     -79.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.59 £
(51,484.40 ₫)
0.26 £
(8,581.78 ₫)
     -83.3 %
Markets
London Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.95 £
(160,479.23 ₫)
4.51 £
(146,419.76 ₫)
     -8.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.40 £
(45,433.16 ₫)
0.79 £
(25,588.19 ₫)
     -43.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.94 £
(30,431.44 ₫)
0.33 £
(10,805.23 ₫)
     -64.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.20 £
(103,632.22 ₫)
1.20 £
(38,880.00 ₫)
     -62.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.46 £
(112,377.71 ₫)
4.22 £
(136,808.66 ₫)
     +21.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.42 £
(110,913.58 ₫)
1.31 £
(42,637.73 ₫)
     -61.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.52 £
(178,898.51 ₫)
3.75 £
(121,748.46 ₫)
     -31.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.20 £
(38,834.76 ₫)
1.20 £
(38,975.39 ₫)
     +0.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.60 £
(19,377.38 ₫)
0.37 £
(12,080.69 ₫)
     -37.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.20 £
(39,064.85 ₫)
0.47 £
(15,303.83 ₫)
     -60.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.50 £
(48,710.15 ₫)
0.41 £
(13,418.79 ₫)
     -72.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.57 £
(18,467.02 ₫)
0.46 £
(14,925.37 ₫)
     -19.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.53 £
(17,143.94 ₫)
0.45 £
(14,601.37 ₫)
     -14.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.97 £
(31,473.40 ₫)
0.76 £
(24,687.50 ₫)
     -21.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.30 £
(42,061.23 ₫)
0.37 £
(12,076.92 ₫)
     -71.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.50 £
(308,135.11 ₫)
9.25 £
(300,000.00 ₫)
     -2.6 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.13 £
(68,951.04 ₫)
0.73 £
(23,730.19 ₫)
     -65.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.44 £
(78,986.38 ₫)
1.21 £
(39,190.48 ₫)
     -50.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 £
(486,529.11 ₫)
0.92 £
(30,000.00 ₫)
     -93.8 %
Transportation
London Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £
(90,818.77 ₫)
0.22 £
(7,000.00 ₫)
     -92.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 £
(6,487,054.87 ₫)
8.48 £
(275,000.00 ₫)
     -95.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 £
(145,958.73 ₫)
0.46 £
(15,009.23 ₫)
     -89.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.13 £
(101,663.34 ₫)
0.79 £
(25,749.51 ₫)
     -74.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 £
(973,058.23 ₫)
2.47 £
(80,000.00 ₫)
     -91.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.72 £
(185,535.68 ₫)
2.78 £
(90,089.87 ₫)
     -51.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,955.00 £
(874,292,819.65 ₫)
28,672.49 £
(930,000,000.00 ₫)
     +6.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,860.62 £
(838,796,466.30 ₫)
28,376.04 £
(920,384,615.38 ₫)
     +9.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 291.61 £
(9,458,592.11 ₫)
55.26 £
(1,792,357.25 ₫)
     -81.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 15.14 £
(490,954.21 ₫)
4.76 £
(154,428.57 ₫)
     -68.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.23 £
(1,012,831.22 ₫)
8.05 £
(261,136.36 ₫)
     -74.2 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.61 £
(1,479,445.68 ₫)
20.98 £
(680,538.20 ₫)
     -54.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.35 £
(465,519.90 ₫)
8.57 £
(277,879.17 ₫)
     -40.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 £
(486,529.11 ₫)
3.70 £
(120,000.00 ₫)
     -75.3 %
Childcare
London Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,840.34 £
(59,691,951.57 ₫)
233.95 £
(7,588,235.29 ₫)
     -87.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,054.76 £
(650,481,704.07 ₫)
11,992.40 £
(388,976,675.77 ₫)
     -40.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 82.36 £
(2,671,335.93 ₫)
29.94 £
(971,052.63 ₫)
     -63.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.57 £
(1,283,498.56 ₫)
22.80 £
(739,473.68 ₫)
     -42.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.67 £
(2,875,919.34 ₫)
80.65 £
(2,615,789.47 ₫)
     -9.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 97.93 £
(3,176,419.97 ₫)
75.28 £
(2,441,666.67 ₫)
     -23.1 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,131.63 £
(69,140,089.88 ₫)
407.59 £
(13,220,148.59 ₫)
     -80.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,611.23 £
(52,260,712.01 ₫)
242.51 £
(7,865,975.95 ₫)
     -84.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,422.97 £
(143,460,341.75 ₫)
906.46 £
(29,401,129.01 ₫)
     -79.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,858.97 £
(92,731,617.64 ₫)
507.81 £
(16,470,831.42 ₫)
     -82.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,292.57 £
(41,924,721.75 ₫)
341.69 £
(11,082,693.95 ₫)
     -73.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 739.22 £
(23,976,881.00 ₫)
151.91 £
(4,927,099.04 ₫)
     -79.5 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,496.97 £
(113,425,126.52 ₫)
377.07 £
(12,230,318.18 ₫)
     -89.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.48 9.64      +76.0 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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