Cost of Living in Vientiane

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Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3.11 € 1.76-5.18
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 24.92 € 20.70-51.76
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.18 € 4.39-5.18
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.17 € 1.04-1.55
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.85 € 2.06-4.14
Cappuccino (regular) 2.17 € 1.72-4.04
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.11 € 0.66-1.55
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.47 € 0.34-1.34
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 12.04 € 5.88-13.59
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.81 € 0.75-2.07
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.69 € 0.47-0.94
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.15 € 1.24-3.73
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.83 € 5.58-14.09
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.03 € 1.17-2.56
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.38 € 3.72-7.04
Apples (1 lb) 2.22 € 2.09-2.35
Banana (1 lb) 0.51 € 0.33-0.74
Oranges (1 lb) 1.28 € 0.94-1.63
Tomato (1 lb) 1.40 € 0.47-2.33
Potato (1 lb) 1.17 € 0.70-1.63
Onion (1 lb) 1.10 € 0.56-1.63
Lettuce (1 head) 1.80 € 0.52-3.08
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.55 € 0.41-0.72
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.49 € 6.21-25.64
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.12 € 0.89-1.24
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.18 € 1.72-3.11
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2.11 € 1.66-2.56
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.70 € 0.62-0.82
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 6.15 €
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.07 € 2.07-5.13
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.48 € 1.93-3.33
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.18 €
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.15 € 3.92-7.84
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 61,541.78 €
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 46,156.34 €
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 98.35 € 69.89-207.04
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 € 0.02-0.23
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 105.61 € 33.50-307.71
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 35.42 € 15.39-51.76
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.79 € 16.82-30.77
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5.18 € 5.13-7.25
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child ?
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,648.95 € 2,051.39-7,246.51
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 96.42 € 20.51-172.32
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 52.41 € 35.90-68.93
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 128.62 € 103.39-153.85
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 46.36 € 41.03-51.69
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 527.64 € 465.85-828.17
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 283.97 € 205.14-517.61
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,133.98 € 931.69-1,538.54
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 856.86 € 517.61-1,121.27
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 239.77 € 142.93-336.61
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 47.64 €
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 323.03 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.12 10.00-10.25

Prices in Vientiane

This city had 104 entries in the past 12 months by 11 different contributors.
Last update: August 2022
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4 Comments so far
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.
Anonymous on Mar 14, 2019:
Vietiane is very expensive expect rent for a one bedroom one bath apartment to start at $600 USD for a decent place.I wouldn't recommend living there.