Cost of Living Comparison Between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City 

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Consumer Prices in Ho Chi Minh City are 1.9% higher than in Hanoi (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Ho Chi Minh City are 8.1% higher than in Hanoi
Rent Prices in Ho Chi Minh City are 28.8% higher than in Hanoi
Restaurant Prices in Ho Chi Minh City are 0.6% lower than in Hanoi
Groceries Prices in Ho Chi Minh City are 2.3% higher than in Hanoi
Local Purchasing Power in Ho Chi Minh City is 10.5% 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 600,000.00 ₫ 600,000.00 ₫      0.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 135,500.00 ₫ 120,000.00 ₫      -11.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 25,000.00 ₫ 27,000.00 ₫      +8.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 45,000.00 ₫ 50,000.00 ₫      +11.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 47,600.00 ₫ 48,309.78 ₫      +1.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 11,636.36 ₫ 12,801.37 ₫      +10.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 7,060.00 ₫ 8,193.25 ₫      +16.1 %
Markets
Hanoi Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 131,112.93 ₫ 141,079.41 ₫      +7.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 24,398.88 ₫ 25,275.45 ₫      +3.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 10,886.23 ₫ 10,632.22 ₫      -2.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 43,254.55 ₫ 39,200.00 ₫      -9.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 110,397.54 ₫ 136,900.01 ₫      +24.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 42,852.59 ₫ 41,375.56 ₫      -3.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 116,573.38 ₫ 121,395.79 ₫      +4.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 40,965.11 ₫ 37,376.06 ₫      -8.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 11,491.02 ₫ 12,398.21 ₫      +7.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 19,148.10 ₫ 15,484.01 ₫      -19.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 12,458.69 ₫ 13,213.36 ₫      +6.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 11,469.42 ₫ 14,903.77 ₫      +29.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 14,305.62 ₫ 14,152.10 ₫      -1.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 20,214.29 ₫ 24,000.00 ₫      +18.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 14,200.00 ₫ 12,280.00 ₫      -13.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 300,000.00 ₫ 275,000.00 ₫      -8.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 21,018.18 ₫ 23,679.39 ₫      +12.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 38,250.00 ₫ 38,052.63 ₫      -0.5 %
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) 7,500.00 ₫ 7,000.00 ₫      -6.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200,000.00 ₫ 275,000.00 ₫      +37.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 18,000.00 ₫ 15,000.00 ₫      -16.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 23,737.83 ₫ 25,749.51 ₫      +8.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 65,000.00 ₫ 80,000.00 ₫      +23.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 88,262.72 ₫ 89,987.85 ₫      +2.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,000,000,000.00 ₫ 865,000,000.00 ₫      -13.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 787,777,777.78 ₫ 892,272,727.27 ₫      +13.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Hanoi Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,082,469.88 ₫ 1,748,051.54 ₫      -16.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 129,500.00 ₫ 156,473.68 ₫      +20.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 217,777.78 ₫ 268,000.00 ₫      +23.1 %
Sports And Leisure
Hanoi Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 635,714.29 ₫ 731,450.82 ₫      +15.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 290,000.00 ₫ 270,917.01 ₫      -6.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 110,000.00 ₫ 120,000.00 ₫      +9.1 %
Childcare
Hanoi Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 6,125,000.00 ₫ 7,533,333.33 ₫      +23.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 322,821,428.57 ₫ 394,483,831.92 ₫      +22.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
Hanoi Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 811,461.54 ₫ 913,888.89 ₫      +12.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 700,408.25 ₫ 739,473.68 ₫      +5.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,119,759.66 ₫ 2,622,222.22 ₫      +23.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,390,833.33 ₫ 2,400,000.00 ₫      +0.4 %
Rent Per Month
Hanoi Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 8,643,496.85 ₫ 12,868,296.93 ₫      +48.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 5,176,470.59 ₫ 7,698,308.66 ₫      +48.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 22,000,000.00 ₫ 28,390,317.89 ₫      +29.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 14,507,692.31 ₫ 15,809,360.75 ₫      +9.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Hanoi Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,926,186.70 ₫ 10,722,014.56 ₫      +80.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,187,063.88 ₫ 4,722,990.64 ₫      +48.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Hanoi Edit Ho Chi Minh City Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 12,153,478.96 ₫ 11,765,095.24 ₫      -3.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.30 10.06      -11.0 %
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