Cost of Living Comparison Between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi 

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Consumer Prices in Hanoi are 1.1% lower than in Ho Chi Minh City (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Hanoi are 5.6% lower than in Ho Chi Minh City
Rent Prices in Hanoi are 17.2% lower than in Ho Chi Minh City
Restaurant Prices in Hanoi are 9.2% lower than in Ho Chi Minh City
Groceries Prices in Hanoi are 1.2% lower than in Ho Chi Minh City
Local Purchasing Power in Hanoi is 14.3% higher than in Ho Chi Minh City
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Restaurants
Ho Chi Minh City Edit Hanoi Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 50,000.00 ₫ 50,000.00 ₫      0.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 600,000.00 ₫ 500,000.00 ₫      -16.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 120,000.00 ₫ 120,000.00 ₫      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 25,589.82 ₫ 22,500.00 ₫      -12.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 45,000.00 ₫ 41,221.48 ₫      -8.4 %
Cappuccino (regular) 49,158.73 ₫ 46,521.74 ₫      -5.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 12,892.84 ₫ 11,238.10 ₫      -12.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 8,262.32 ₫ 6,795.45 ₫      -17.8 %
Markets
Ho Chi Minh City Edit Hanoi Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 143,408.90 ₫ 135,758.66 ₫      -5.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 24,593.99 ₫ 24,495.56 ₫      -0.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 10,556.34 ₫ 10,965.12 ₫      +3.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 39,000.00 ₫ 42,782.61 ₫      +9.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 136,954.82 ₫ 108,257.51 ₫      -21.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 41,813.02 ₫ 43,624.97 ₫      +4.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 121,395.79 ₫ 115,180.20 ₫      -5.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 37,988.41 ₫ 40,067.37 ₫      +5.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 12,120.00 ₫ 11,491.02 ₫      -5.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 14,824.24 ₫ 19,580.09 ₫      +32.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 13,092.34 ₫ 12,700.60 ₫      -3.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 14,920.82 ₫ 11,653.85 ₫      -21.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 13,703.28 ₫ 14,305.62 ₫      +4.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 24,642.86 ₫ 20,214.29 ₫      -18.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 11,800.00 ₫ 13,894.74 ₫      +17.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 220,000.00 ₫ 300,000.00 ₫      +36.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 22,699.04 ₫ 20,575.76 ₫      -9.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 35,722.22 ₫ 38,000.00 ₫      +6.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 30,000.00 ₫ 35,000.00 ₫      +16.7 %
Transportation
Ho Chi Minh City Edit Hanoi Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 7,000.00 ₫ 7,000.00 ₫      0.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 206,769.70 ₫ 200,000.00 ₫      -3.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 15,000.00 ₫ 16,000.00 ₫      +6.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 24,868.46 ₫ 22,933.16 ₫      -7.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60,000.00 ₫ 50,000.00 ₫      -16.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 89,562.86 ₫ 89,086.04 ₫      -0.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 800,000,000.00 ₫ 1,000,000,000.00 ₫      +25.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 903,500,000.00 ₫ 785,000,000.00 ₫      -13.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Ho Chi Minh City Edit Hanoi Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,712,075.35 ₫ 2,063,857.33 ₫      +20.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 156,437.50 ₫ 130,363.64 ₫      -16.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 264,347.83 ₫ 222,941.18 ₫      -15.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Ho Chi Minh City Edit Hanoi Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 746,697.11 ₫ 658,333.33 ₫      -11.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 277,253.16 ₫ 290,000.00 ₫      +4.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 110,000.00 ₫ 112,500.00 ₫      +2.3 %
Childcare
Ho Chi Minh City Edit Hanoi Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 7,535,714.29 ₫ 6,250,000.00 ₫      -17.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 413,795,394.35 ₫ 337,583,427.53 ₫      -18.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Ho Chi Minh City Edit Hanoi Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 926,470.59 ₫ 840,818.18 ₫      -9.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 779,411.76 ₫ 831,759.47 ₫      +6.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,600,000.00 ₫ 2,160,012.07 ₫      -16.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,327,272.73 ₫ 2,569,000.00 ₫      +10.4 %
Rent Per Month
Ho Chi Minh City Edit Hanoi Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 12,213,172.28 ₫ 8,589,236.72 ₫      -29.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 7,413,043.48 ₫ 5,437,500.00 ₫      -26.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 28,252,320.05 ₫ 23,588,235.29 ₫      -16.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 15,094,330.01 ₫ 14,507,692.31 ₫      -3.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
Ho Chi Minh City Edit Hanoi Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 10,624,803.90 ₫ 5,901,738.74 ₫      -44.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,690,972.96 ₫ 3,303,495.31 ₫      -29.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Ho Chi Minh City Edit Hanoi Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 11,048,500.00 ₫ 11,926,578.82 ₫      +7.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.99 10.61      +6.2 %
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