Cost of Living Comparison Between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi 

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Consumer Prices in Hanoi are 3.59% lower than in Ho Chi Minh City (without rent)
Rent Prices in Hanoi are 38.51% lower than in Ho Chi Minh City
Restaurant Prices in Hanoi are 8.91% lower than in Ho Chi Minh City
Groceries Prices in Hanoi are 1.74% lower than in Ho Chi Minh City
Local Purchasing Power in Hanoi is 15.63% higher than in Ho Chi Minh City
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Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 50,000.00 ₫ 47,301.05 ₫      -5.40 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 500,000.00 ₫ 400,000.00 ₫      -20.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 100,000.00 ₫ 120,000.00 ₫      +20.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 20,000.00 ₫ 20,000.00 ₫      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 40,000.00 ₫ 40,000.00 ₫      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 46,492.76 ₫ 39,230.77 ₫      -15.62 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 12,046.04 ₫ 12,423.08 ₫      +3.13 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 7,554.48 ₫ 7,540.00 ₫      -0.19 %
Markets
Ho Chi Minh City[ Edit ] Hanoi[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 121,240.47 ₫ 124,089.43 ₫      +2.35 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 16,869.13 ₫ 14,698.26 ₫      -12.87 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 8,432.79 ₫ 8,845.06 ₫      +4.89 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 32,431.74 ₫ 35,971.43 ₫      +10.91 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 148,429.97 ₫ 111,382.26 ₫      -24.96 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 31,140.09 ₫ 39,985.96 ₫      +28.41 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 119,110.63 ₫ 112,188.65 ₫      -5.81 %
Apples (1 lb) 28,751.68 ₫ 33,307.89 ₫      +15.85 %
Banana (1 lb) 9,739.47 ₫ 9,979.04 ₫      +2.46 %
Oranges (1 lb) 15,645.11 ₫ 19,469.60 ₫      +24.45 %
Tomato (1 lb) 9,424.96 ₫ 10,308.65 ₫      +9.38 %
Potato (1 lb) 11,670.14 ₫ 11,774.52 ₫      +0.89 %
Onion (1 lb) 11,349.73 ₫ 10,882.45 ₫      -4.12 %
Lettuce (1 head) 19,955.91 ₫ 12,655.56 ₫      -36.58 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 12,140.20 ₫ 13,205.88 ₫      +8.78 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 250,000.00 ₫ 250,000.00 ₫      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 19,762.19 ₫ 17,020.20 ₫      -13.87 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 30,790.91 ₫ 30,909.09 ₫      +0.38 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 25,500.00 ₫ 30,000.00 ₫      +17.65 %
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) 22,530.82 ₫ 19,312.13 ₫      -14.29 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 31,962.57 ₫ 30,000.00 ₫      -6.14 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 80,964.75 ₫ 77,021.50 ₫      -4.87 %
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) 813,652,425.46 ₫ 832,833,333.33 ₫      +2.36 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Ho Chi Minh City[ Edit ] Hanoi[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,570,161.17 ₫ 1,621,209.88 ₫      +3.25 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2,023.45 ₫ 1,749.09 ₫      -13.56 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 278,013.92 ₫ 229,375.00 ₫      -17.50 %
Sports And Leisure
Ho Chi Minh City[ Edit ] Hanoi[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 559,519.40 ₫ 521,206.90 ₫      -6.85 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 187,068.18 ₫ 180,294.12 ₫      -3.62 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 100,000.00 ₫ 85,000.00 ₫      -15.00 %
Childcare
Ho Chi Minh City[ Edit ] Hanoi[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,837,694.25 ₫ 4,576,923.08 ₫      +61.29 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 228,451,290.38 ₫ 275,910,737.87 ₫      +20.77 %
Clothing And Shoes
Ho Chi Minh City[ Edit ] Hanoi[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,074,626.07 ₫ 826,000.00 ₫      -23.14 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 716,976.98 ₫ 669,230.77 ₫      -6.66 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,299,818.93 ₫ 1,928,571.43 ₫      -16.14 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,035,081.40 ₫ 1,623,809.52 ₫      -20.21 %
Rent Per Month
Ho Chi Minh City[ Edit ] Hanoi[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 13,177,778.81 ₫ 8,279,525.69 ₫      -37.17 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 9,370,448.78 ₫ 5,495,373.67 ₫      -41.35 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 28,292,902.93 ₫ 17,424,817.08 ₫      -38.41 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 18,269,146.55 ₫ 11,295,497.45 ₫      -38.17 %
Buy Apartment Price
Ho Chi Minh City[ Edit ] Hanoi[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 6,262,190.98 ₫ 4,488,868.62 ₫      -28.32 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,786,496.14 ₫ 2,229,654.40 ₫      -19.98 %
Salaries And Financing
Ho Chi Minh City[ Edit ] Hanoi[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 10,416,116.83 ₫ 10,303,940.01 ₫      -1.08 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.21 8.93      -3.13 %
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