Cost of Living Comparison Between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi 

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Consumer Prices in Hanoi are 3.90% lower than in Ho Chi Minh City (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Hanoi are 15.14% lower than in Ho Chi Minh City
Rent Prices in Hanoi are 39.79% lower than in Ho Chi Minh City
Restaurant Prices in Hanoi are 12.78% lower than in Ho Chi Minh City
Groceries Prices in Hanoi are 1.70% lower than in Ho Chi Minh City
Local Purchasing Power in Hanoi is 7.02% 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 ₫ 47,901.95 ₫      -4.20 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 560,000.00 ₫ 400,000.00 ₫      -28.57 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 97,500.00 ₫ 120,000.00 ₫      +23.08 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 20,000.00 ₫ 20,000.00 ₫      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 35,000.00 ₫ 40,000.00 ₫      +14.29 %
Cappuccino (regular) 46,749.21 ₫ 38,000.00 ₫      -18.72 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 12,732.91 ₫ 12,230.77 ₫      -3.94 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 7,592.35 ₫ 7,620.00 ₫      +0.36 %
Markets
Ho Chi Minh City Edit Hanoi Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 121,375.21 ₫ 123,246.72 ₫      +1.54 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 17,170.90 ₫ 15,538.41 ₫      -9.51 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 8,396.26 ₫ 8,668.66 ₫      +3.24 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 32,701.39 ₫ 36,060.87 ₫      +10.27 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 134,913.45 ₫ 110,676.67 ₫      -17.96 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 31,637.59 ₫ 38,158.50 ₫      +20.61 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 118,099.86 ₫ 113,114.73 ₫      -4.22 %
Apples (1 lb) 28,638.11 ₫ 31,629.75 ₫      +10.45 %
Banana (1 lb) 9,815.18 ₫ 10,007.39 ₫      +1.96 %
Oranges (1 lb) 15,400.58 ₫ 17,378.28 ₫      +12.84 %
Tomato (1 lb) 9,580.44 ₫ 10,373.10 ₫      +8.27 %
Potato (1 lb) 11,777.03 ₫ 11,291.22 ₫      -4.12 %
Onion (1 lb) 11,345.83 ₫ 10,743.17 ₫      -5.31 %
Lettuce (1 head) 20,211.15 ₫ 13,211.11 ₫      -34.63 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 12,038.05 ₫ 12,690.48 ₫      +5.42 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 250,000.00 ₫ 245,000.00 ₫      -2.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 20,075.37 ₫ 16,903.41 ₫      -15.80 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 31,118.08 ₫ 30,833.33 ₫      -0.92 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 26,500.00 ₫ 30,000.00 ₫      +13.21 %
Transportation
Ho Chi Minh City Edit Hanoi Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 6,000.00 ₫ 7,000.00 ₫      +16.67 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150,000.00 ₫ 200,000.00 ₫      +33.33 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12,000.00 ₫ 11,000.00 ₫      -8.33 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 23,335.50 ₫ 19,312.13 ₫      -17.24 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33,694.02 ₫ 30,000.00 ₫      -10.96 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 76,353.08 ₫ 74,405.55 ₫      -2.55 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,000,000,000.00 ₫ 1,000,000,000.00 ₫      0.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 815,942,669.14 ₫ 838,416,666.67 ₫      +2.75 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Ho Chi Minh City Edit Hanoi Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,595,315.04 ₫ 1,538,808.07 ₫      -3.54 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1,970.36 ₫ 1,735.20 ₫      -11.93 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 273,802.79 ₫ 231,833.33 ₫      -15.33 %
Sports And Leisure
Ho Chi Minh City Edit Hanoi Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 534,664.63 ₫ 515,572.92 ₫      -3.57 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 183,386.12 ₫ 193,437.50 ₫      +5.48 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 100,000.00 ₫ 90,000.00 ₫      -10.00 %
Childcare
Ho Chi Minh City Edit Hanoi Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,857,775.15 ₫ 4,270,833.33 ₫      +49.45 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 229,542,956.88 ₫ 263,877,744.29 ₫      +14.96 %
Clothing And Shoes
Ho Chi Minh City Edit Hanoi Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,013,191.26 ₫ 773,076.92 ₫      -23.70 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 643,490.73 ₫ 654,761.90 ₫      +1.75 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,271,001.26 ₫ 1,917,391.30 ₫      -15.57 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,048,487.75 ₫ 1,595,454.55 ₫      -22.12 %
Rent Per Month
Ho Chi Minh City Edit Hanoi Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 12,963,937.11 ₫ 8,017,502.50 ₫      -38.16 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 9,118,974.43 ₫ 5,417,896.16 ₫      -40.59 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 28,314,261.09 ₫ 17,294,510.54 ₫      -38.92 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 18,830,229.55 ₫ 10,952,874.52 ₫      -41.83 %
Buy Apartment Price
Ho Chi Minh City Edit Hanoi Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 6,313,239.61 ₫ 4,577,223.22 ₫      -27.50 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,794,640.24 ₫ 2,354,870.50 ₫      -15.74 %
Salaries And Financing
Ho Chi Minh City Edit Hanoi Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 10,769,175.72 ₫ 9,780,387.53 ₫      -9.18 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.20 8.77      -4.75 %
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