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Cost of Living in Hanoi

Summary about cost of living in Hanoi:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1.76 $ 1.32-2.64
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 21.96 $ 13.18-21.96
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4.39 $ 3.51-6.59
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 0.88 $ 0.44-1.32
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.20 $ 1.32-3.07
Cappuccino (regular) 2.02 $ 1.10-2.64
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.47 $ 0.35-0.88
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.27 $ 0.22-0.44
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.25 $ 4.49-6.15
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.54 $ 0.40-1.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.35 $ 0.28-0.54
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.51 $ 1.10-2.07
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.06 $ 1.99-4.98
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.11 $ 1.39-2.79
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.83 $ 3.63-5.98
Apples (1 lb) 1.27 $ 1.00-1.69
Banana (1 lb) 0.50 $ 0.40-0.62
Oranges (1 lb) 0.95 $ 0.60-1.20
Tomato (1 lb) 0.50 $ 0.24-0.70
Potato (1 lb) 0.47 $ 0.34-0.80
Onion (1 lb) 0.44 $ 0.30-0.60
Lettuce (1 head) 0.72 $ 0.22-1.10
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.54 $ 0.35-0.88
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.98 $ 8.78-13.18
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.67 $ 0.44-1.32
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.40 $ 0.88-2.20
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 1.10 $ 0.97-1.19
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.31 $ 0.31-0.31
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 8.78 $ 4.39-8.78
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.44 $ 0.44-0.53
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.78 $ 0.71-0.85
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 1.32 $ 0.88-1.98
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.72 $ 2.44-2.99
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 45,894.61 $ 28,546.89-48,310.12
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,090.71 $ 30,742.80-39,526.46
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 66.99 $ 37.33-101.81
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 $ 0.04-0.08
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 11.10 $ 7.69-14.05
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 44.62 $ 17.57-87.84
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.98 $ 8.78-13.18
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 4.72 $ 3.95-5.71
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 146.39 $ 87.84-307.43
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,687.68 $ 5,270.19-15,009.18
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 38.97 $ 17.57-76.86
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.89 $ 17.57-52.70
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 72.63 $ 43.92-109.80
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 59.64 $ 39.53-87.84
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 408.85 $ 307.43-530.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 287.00 $ 175.67-439.18
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 910.03 $ 614.86-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 546.98 $ 307.43-1,097.96
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 254.35 $ 163.20-408.01
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 90.93 $ 65.28-110.16
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 267.35 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 8.33 0.00-0.00

Prices in Hanoi

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Last update: September 2017
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15 Comments so far

#chady bayram on Aug 17, 2016 :
hi

its really appreciated for all these info where its mention above,but shall i have an idea if i m living there with my wife how much i need for living cost per month(no children)?

And could i have an idea about the fruits and vegetables prices?(local,imported)

is it a good country to save money there? or it s becoming expensive like the other countries?
#Anonymous on Jun 18, 2016 :
very helpful, but for taxi is bit outdated, and beware the taxi driver will mary go round. For meal also incorrect, much increase higher.
#ComoCamaron on Apr 17, 2016 :
Very Helpfull and, or what I can see in Hanoi, quite accurate :) Thanks !
#David P on Feb 16, 2016 :
Visiting Hanoi soon. Have UK Pounds/sterling . Best place to exchange ? Please. Thanks
#Martha on Feb 06, 2016 :
I am thinking of living in Hanoi or in a small town just outside of Hanoi. I want to pay no more than $100 U.S. for rent and am a single person. I will need transportation, mostly public.Does anyone think I can do this? I also want to change money to the Dong, and invest in the stock brokerage in Hanoi. Can anyone tell me if this is possible? I am retired but would not mind teaching English.. I am a retired high school teacher.
#claudio on Jun 26, 2015 :
Beware.... The rates shown here for an 3 bedroom apartment for foreigners much much higher. We came to Hanoi back in November 2014 and paid 1500$ in Tay Ho...because there's the lakeview... After a million of problems with the landlord, who did not register us as he should and signed a fake contract (500 $) in order to pay less taxes and cheated continously on us making us even pay 3500 vnd per kw of electricity compared to the 2000-2200 vnd/kw for VN people we decided to change apartment and went a little more down south in a residential area called Times City where we pay 800$ for the same kind of apartment....
#Kientruc Theky on May 26, 2015 :
Hi everybody!

I have a nice apartment for rent.
You can see detail in link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSXMDtznnCo

Hope you will like.

Regards,
#Rosana on Dec 22, 2014 :
How much is the cost of living in Hanoi from room rent food and transportation in one month for one person?
#Texeng on Dec 02, 2014 :
I want to know living cost in Vietnam as well as the people behavior.

Want to know the apartment price?
#izzzz on Nov 19, 2014 :
#GonzoBobH:

"Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 5,000,000.00 ₫ - Is approximately 500.00 USD "

Not true - 5 milion dong = 230 USD.
Try to use any conventer in the future.
#GonzoBobH on Jul 24, 2014 :
"is in the vietnam currency or USA currency?"

Dong. A quick way to approximate conversion to USD is to knock of four zeros.

Sooo....

Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 5,000,000.00 ₫

Is approximately 500.00 USD

I am hopeful that is helpful.

Cheers,

GBH
#Viet on Apr 05, 2014 :
@peter: The price of car is right, Vietnam has a taxation of 200% (two hundred percent) on car imports.
#TNB on Mar 04, 2014 :
To Martin: VNese people usually don't tell you true about all of his/her income. Instead, we'd like to complain about low salary, or badly treated from boss...
#peter on Dec 17, 2013 :
Is the price of car right?
Too expensive
#Tharanga on Nov 24, 2013 :
Hi, I want to know 1kg Chicken whole sale and retail price in Vietnam can any one to help me to know it