Cost of Living in Vientiane

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Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1.84 € 1.60-3.69
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 27.66 € 18.44-46.10
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 3.67 € 3.23-4.61
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.11 € 0.92-1.38
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.77 € 1.84-3.69
Cappuccino (regular) 1.54 € 1.07-3.60
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.79 € 0.53-1.20
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.46 € 0.45-0.46
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.62 € 5.24-8.10
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.87 € 0.63-1.01
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.42 € 0.36-0.49
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.53 € 1.07-1.87
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.06 € 5.66-10.46
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.51 € 1.25-4.18
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.46 € 2.09-2.83
Apples (1 lb) 0.91 € 0.81-1.09
Banana (1 lb) 0.37 € 0.29-0.42
Oranges (1 lb) 0.94 € 0.63-1.25
Tomato (1 lb) 0.47 €
Potato (1 lb) 0.46 € 0.42-0.51
Onion (1 lb) 0.46 € 0.42-0.51
Lettuce (1 head) 0.76 €
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.39 € 0.27-0.46
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.38 € 9.22-13.83
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.06 € 0.70-1.34
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.58 € 0.89-2.31
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1.85 € 1.48-2.23
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.55 €
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) ?
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.84 € 1.30-4.46
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.34 € 1.72-2.97
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 4.61 €
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.70 € 4.22-6.98
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,895.35 €
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,271.75 €
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 102.48 € 78.37-117.56
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 30.05 € 23.05-37.06
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 14.72 €
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46.84 € 9.22-71.36
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 4.61 €
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 2.75 € 2.31-4.46
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 324.87 € 92.20-557.54
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,220.50 € 4,610.25-13,830.75
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 90.12 € 26.76-153.48
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 64.15 € 61.39-66.90
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 68.36 € 46.10-92.09
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 40.87 € 23.05-53.52
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 668.49 € 414.92-1,336.97
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 821.85 € 461.03-1,290.87
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,013.51 € 829.85-3,872.61
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,523.91 € 691.54-3,503.79
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 299.81 €
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 8.57 €
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 345.77 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.25

Prices in Vientiane

This city had 99 entries in the past 12 months by 7 different contributors.
Last update: February 2024
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4 Comments so far
Sana on Nov 16, 2023:
This is why the quality of life in the country of Laos is bad for the citizens. All the politicians are not in the best interest of the country and it's people but instead are sellouts. I guess they don't have much of a choice in a way but who am I to speak on this subject. If you would create jobs that would pay more than the cost of living then everything would improve and people would want to work. You can't keep doing this to the citizens and expect to still have a country. I guess you sellout politicians are just willing to give up your country, culture, and identity because you aren't willing to stand up and fight for it. I am Laotian looking from the outside and this is my view!
Brendon Paul on Jan 24, 2022:
Hmm, Unexpectable. Cant believe the price for a bottle of 330ml water in Vientiane. I can have 3 bottles of 1.5L mineral water for that price here in Malaysia
John E Harding on Feb 26, 2021:
I have been living in Vientaine Laos for the past two years. I lived in Nongkai, Thailand for 14 years. If you live outside of Vientaine past the airport about 4 km. you can find apartments for less than $200.00. I live in a brand new 1 bedroom unfurnished apartment with a large bedroom, nice kitchen and a sizable living room with a very nice bathroom for $170.00. I also have two air conditioners one in the bedroom and one in the living room. I have never had an electrical bill over $33.00 and I even have a washing machine and two ceiling fans, and I run my air conditioning system a lot. If you live downtown Vientaine yes you are going to pay more, much more, but living just 7km outside of the center of Vientaine you can live very cheap, and save a lot of money on everything. I live for half the price here than I did in Nongkai, Thailand. I do miss Tesco Lotus in Nongkai though.
Anonymous on Dec 24, 2020:
Laos is going to be much more expensive especially since Laos government agreed to allow China to build a railroad shipping route and a power grid.