Cost of Living Comparison Between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City 

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Cost of Living in Ho Chi Minh City is 5.2% higher than in Hanoi (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Ho Chi Minh City is 10.4% higher than in Hanoi
Rent Prices in Ho Chi Minh City are 29.6% higher than in Hanoi
Restaurant Prices in Ho Chi Minh City are 1.2% higher than in Hanoi
Groceries Prices in Ho Chi Minh City are 3.0% higher than in Hanoi
Local Purchasing Power in Ho Chi Minh City is 5.7% lower than in Hanoi
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Restaurants
Hanoi Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 50,000.00 ₫ 57,500.00 ₫      +15.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 600,000.00 ₫ 600,000.00 ₫      0.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 131,000.00 ₫ 120,000.00 ₫      -8.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 25,000.00 ₫ 30,000.00 ₫      +20.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 47,500.00 ₫ 50,000.00 ₫      +5.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 47,500.00 ₫ 48,060.98 ₫      +1.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 10,909.09 ₫ 13,335.70 ₫      +22.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 6,860.00 ₫ 7,805.54 ₫      +13.8 %
Markets
Hanoi Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 133,549.35 ₫ 149,388.60 ₫      +11.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 23,993.88 ₫ 24,948.98 ₫      +4.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 10,722.94 ₫ 10,886.23 ₫      +1.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 42,436.36 ₫ 39,000.00 ₫      -8.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 113,886.71 ₫ 138,452.57 ₫      +21.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 42,977.93 ₫ 43,436.06 ₫      +1.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 118,992.54 ₫ 124,522.05 ₫      +4.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 40,689.95 ₫ 36,892.22 ₫      -9.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 12,037.66 ₫ 12,403.42 ₫      +3.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 19,589.54 ₫ 14,927.33 ₫      -23.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 12,814.00 ₫ 13,844.44 ₫      +8.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 11,653.85 ₫ 14,991.25 ₫      +28.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 14,480.08 ₫ 14,378.90 ₫      -0.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 19,000.00 ₫ 22,687.50 ₫      +19.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 13,863.64 ₫ 12,370.37 ₫      -10.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 300,000.00 ₫ 300,000.00 ₫      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 21,496.39 ₫ 23,916.67 ₫      +11.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 37,625.00 ₫ 37,761.90 ₫      +0.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 35,000.00 ₫ 33,000.00 ₫      -5.7 %
Transportation
Hanoi Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 8,000.00 ₫ 7,000.00 ₫      -12.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200,000.00 ₫ 330,000.00 ₫      +65.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 16,000.00 ₫ 16,000.00 ₫      0.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 24,140.17 ₫ 25,749.51 ₫      +6.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 65,000.00 ₫ 100,000.00 ₫      +53.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 88,266.77 ₫ 89,953.02 ₫      +1.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,000,000,000.00 ₫ 980,000,000.00 ₫      -2.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 781,500,000.00 ₫ 915,384,615.38 ₫      +17.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Hanoi Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,099,136.54 ₫ 1,881,282.31 ₫      -10.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 135,187.50 ₫ 155,720.00 ₫      +15.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 220,526.32 ₫ 257,800.00 ₫      +16.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Hanoi Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 657,575.76 ₫ 659,289.29 ₫      +0.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 320,000.00 ₫ 265,237.04 ₫      -17.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 120,000.00 ₫ 120,000.00 ₫      0.0 %
Childcare
Hanoi Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 5,961,538.46 ₫ 6,735,294.12 ₫      +13.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 335,678,571.43 ₫ 371,845,616.05 ₫      +10.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Hanoi Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 811,461.54 ₫ 857,500.00 ₫      +5.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 700,875.24 ₫ 705,263.16 ₫      +0.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,199,468.19 ₫ 2,573,684.21 ₫      +17.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,376,153.85 ₫ 2,307,142.86 ₫      -2.9 %
Rent Per Month
Hanoi Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 8,528,112.23 ₫ 12,214,108.92 ₫      +43.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 5,323,529.41 ₫ 7,572,598.61 ₫      +42.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 21,411,111.11 ₫ 29,287,532.08 ₫      +36.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 14,966,666.67 ₫ 16,000,352.62 ₫      +6.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
Hanoi Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 6,038,647.34 ₫ 9,910,458.11 ₫      +64.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,450,655.62 ₫ 5,014,536.47 ₫      +45.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Hanoi Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 12,151,742.95 ₫ 12,656,423.08 ₫      +4.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.95 9.55      -12.8 %
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