Vientiane travel budget

Vientiane: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Vientiane

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Vientiane for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 14 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.1 per person
  • $ 2.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 465* (4235630 ₭)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 35 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 30 per person
  • $ 5.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 1844* (16820384 ₭)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 76 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 21 per person
  • $ 82 per person
  • $ 11 per person

Total budget:

$ 4208* (38387706 ₭)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Vientiane compared to Laos in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Vientiane in 2020 is 17% less than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Vientiane in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):



Local prices in Vientiane by expense type

Restaurant budget in Vientiane

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Vientiane is 46% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.3/person
($ 2.3 to $ 5.5)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 12/person
($ 8.2 to $ 29)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.5/person
($ 2.6 to $ 8.8)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.3 for 500ml
($ 1.1 to $ 2.6)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.9 for 330ml
($ 2.3 to $ 3.3)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.7/cup
($ 1.7 to $ 3.3)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1/can
($ 0.7 to $ 1.7)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 1.4)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Vientiane

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Vientiane is 67% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 18/night
($ 18 to $ 18)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 22/night
($ 15 to $ 28)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 47/night
($ 30 to $ 64)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 104/night
($ 52 to $ 153)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 134/night
($ 93 to $ 193)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 16/month
($ 11 to $ 20)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 70/month
($ 47 to $ 89)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 76/month
($ 40 to $ 122)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 27/month
($ 20 to $ 35)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 162/month
($ 79 to $ 315)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Vientiane

On average, the price of supermarket food in Vientiane is 7% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 3.2/litre
($ 2.2 to $ 4.7)

270% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.3/500g
($ 1.7 to $ 3.3)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.3)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.6/12 eggs
($ 1.3 to $ 1.9)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 41/kg
($ 34 to $ 47)

255% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 3.5/kg
($ 2.7 to $ 4.2)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 5.5/kg
( $ 5.5)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.3/kg
( $ 2.3)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.1/kg
( $ 1.1)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.7/kg
( $ 1.7)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 0.6/salad
( $ 0.6)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7
($ 0.6 to $ 0.8)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 14/kg
($ 11 to $ 17)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Vientiane

On average, the price of transport in Vientiane is 14% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.7/ticket
($ 0.2 to $ 0.8)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 4.9/month
( $ 4.9)

93% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 5.3/km
( $ 5.3)

213% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.3)

64% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2
( $ 2)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 42/24hrs
($ 28 to $ 85)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Vientiane

On average, the cost of housing in Vientiane is 24% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 103/month
($ 64 to $ 222)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 113/month
($ 34 to $ 609)

67% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 682/month
($ 554 to $ 885)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1367
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 470/month
($ 216 to $ 554)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1095
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1768/month
($ 1106 to $ 2541)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2195
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1326/month
($ 774 to $ 1989)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1739
Gym
Gym
$ 48/month
($ 26 to $ 114)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 285/month
($ 244 to $ 333)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 953
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 6997/yr
($ 5522 to $ 8614)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16399

Leisure activity budget in Vientiane

On average, budget for leisure activities in Vientiane is 27% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 5.5/ticket
($ 5.3 to $ 6.6)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 17/hr
( $ 17)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Vientiane

On average, shopping budget in Vientiane is 21% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3.6/pack
($ 2.2 to $ 5)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 78
($ 67 to $ 89)

71% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 54
( $ 54)

44% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 128
($ 89 to $ 167)

64% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 82
( $ 82)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 98

Plane ticket budget

Sydney → Vientiane
Sydney → Vientiane
Sydney → Vientiane
$ 695
(fair price: $ 578)
London → Vientiane
London → Vientiane
London → Vientiane
$ 881
(fair price: $ 790)
Melbourne → Vientiane
Melbourne → Vientiane
Melbourne → Vientiane
$ 671
(fair price: $ 535)
Los Angeles → Vientiane
Los Angeles  → Vientiane
Los Angeles  → Vientiane
$ 1241
(fair price: $ 940)
New York City → Vientiane
New York City → Vientiane
New York City → Vientiane
$ 1347
(fair price: $ 1077)
Perth → Vientiane
Perth → Vientiane
Perth → Vientiane
$ 667
(fair price: $ 557)
Toronto (Ontario) → Vientiane
Toronto (Ontario) → Vientiane
Toronto (Ontario) → Vientiane
$ 1584
(fair price: $ 1310)
Manchester → Vientiane
Manchester → Vientiane
Manchester → Vientiane
$ 1111
(fair price: $ 942)
Montreal → Vientiane
Montreal → Vientiane
Montreal → Vientiane
$ 1624
(fair price: $ 1372)
Dublin → Vientiane
Dublin → Vientiane
Dublin → Vientiane
$ 1039
(fair price: $ 900)
Auckland → Vientiane
Auckland → Vientiane
Auckland → Vientiane
$ 1081
(fair price: $ 938)

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About this information on the cost of living in Vientiane

The information about the cost of living in Vientiane shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including: Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

The information about the cost of living in Vientiane was updated on 13-10-2020.

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