Cost of Living Comparison Between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City 

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Consumer Prices in Ho Chi Minh City are 1.2% higher than in Hanoi (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Ho Chi Minh City are 5.9% higher than in Hanoi
Rent Prices in Ho Chi Minh City are 20.8% higher than in Hanoi
Restaurant Prices in Ho Chi Minh City are 10.1% higher than in Hanoi
Groceries Prices in Ho Chi Minh City are 1.2% higher than in Hanoi
Local Purchasing Power in Ho Chi Minh City is 12.5% lower than in Hanoi
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Restaurants
Hanoi Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 50,000.00 ₫ 50,000.00 ₫      0.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 500,000.00 ₫ 600,000.00 ₫      +20.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 120,000.00 ₫ 120,000.00 ₫      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 22,500.00 ₫ 25,589.82 ₫      +13.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 41,221.48 ₫ 45,000.00 ₫      +9.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 46,521.74 ₫ 49,158.73 ₫      +5.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 11,238.10 ₫ 12,892.84 ₫      +14.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 6,795.45 ₫ 8,262.32 ₫      +21.6 %
Markets
Hanoi Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 135,758.66 ₫ 143,408.90 ₫      +5.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 24,495.56 ₫ 24,593.99 ₫      +0.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 10,965.12 ₫ 10,556.34 ₫      -3.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 42,782.61 ₫ 39,000.00 ₫      -8.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 108,257.51 ₫ 136,954.82 ₫      +26.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 43,624.97 ₫ 41,813.02 ₫      -4.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 115,180.20 ₫ 121,395.79 ₫      +5.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 40,067.37 ₫ 37,988.41 ₫      -5.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 11,491.02 ₫ 12,120.00 ₫      +5.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 19,580.09 ₫ 14,824.24 ₫      -24.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 12,700.60 ₫ 13,092.34 ₫      +3.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 11,653.85 ₫ 14,920.82 ₫      +28.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 14,305.62 ₫ 13,703.28 ₫      -4.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 20,214.29 ₫ 24,642.86 ₫      +21.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 13,894.74 ₫ 11,800.00 ₫      -15.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 300,000.00 ₫ 220,000.00 ₫      -26.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 20,575.76 ₫ 22,699.04 ₫      +10.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 38,000.00 ₫ 35,722.22 ₫      -6.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 35,000.00 ₫ 30,000.00 ₫      -14.3 %
Transportation
Hanoi Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 7,000.00 ₫ 7,000.00 ₫      0.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200,000.00 ₫ 206,769.70 ₫      +3.4 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 16,000.00 ₫ 15,000.00 ₫      -6.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 22,933.16 ₫ 24,868.46 ₫      +8.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50,000.00 ₫ 60,000.00 ₫      +20.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 89,086.04 ₫ 89,562.86 ₫      +0.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,000,000,000.00 ₫ 800,000,000.00 ₫      -20.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 785,000,000.00 ₫ 903,500,000.00 ₫      +15.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Hanoi Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,063,857.33 ₫ 1,712,075.35 ₫      -17.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 130,363.64 ₫ 156,437.50 ₫      +20.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 222,941.18 ₫ 264,347.83 ₫      +18.6 %
Sports And Leisure
Hanoi Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 658,333.33 ₫ 746,697.11 ₫      +13.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 290,000.00 ₫ 277,253.16 ₫      -4.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 112,500.00 ₫ 110,000.00 ₫      -2.2 %
Childcare
Hanoi Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 6,250,000.00 ₫ 7,535,714.29 ₫      +20.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 337,583,427.53 ₫ 413,795,394.35 ₫      +22.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Hanoi Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 840,818.18 ₫ 926,470.59 ₫      +10.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 831,759.47 ₫ 779,411.76 ₫      -6.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,160,012.07 ₫ 2,600,000.00 ₫      +20.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,569,000.00 ₫ 2,327,272.73 ₫      -9.4 %
Rent Per Month
Hanoi Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 8,589,236.72 ₫ 12,213,172.28 ₫      +42.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 5,437,500.00 ₫ 7,413,043.48 ₫      +36.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 23,588,235.29 ₫ 28,252,320.05 ₫      +19.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 14,507,692.31 ₫ 15,094,330.01 ₫      +4.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Hanoi Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,901,738.74 ₫ 10,624,803.90 ₫      +80.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,303,495.31 ₫ 4,690,972.96 ₫      +42.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Hanoi Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 11,926,578.82 ₫ 11,048,500.00 ₫      -7.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.61 9.99      -5.8 %
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