Travel budget in Vietnam

Vietnam: calculate your travel budget

Vietnam: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 17 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 4.5 per person
  • $ 1.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 391* (8859984 VND)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 35 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 10.2 per person
  • $ 4.3 per person
  • $ 4.1 per person

Total budget:

$ 996* (22567146 VND)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 69 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 9.9 per person
  • $ 8.1 per person

Total budget:

$ 1882* (42668962 VND)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Vietnam in 2020

Cost of living: Vietnam VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Vietnam in 2020 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Vietnam by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Vietnam compared to the national average.

Cities /Vietnam View Details
Viet Tri 14% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Viet Tri
Ho Chi Minh City 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Ho Chi Minh City
Hanoi 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Hanoi
Phan Thiet 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Phan Thiet
Da Nang 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Da Nang
Soc Trang 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Soc Trang
Hoi An 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Hoi An

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Local prices in Vietnam by expense type

Vietnam: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Vietnam costs 67% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 2.2/person
($ 1.3 to $ 4.4)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 9.8/person
($ 6.6 to $ 20)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.4/person
($ 3.9 to $ 6.6)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Local beer
Local beer
$ 0.8 for 500ml
($ 0.5 to $ 2)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.4 for 330ml
($ 0.8 to $ 2.2)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.8/cup
($ 0.8 to $ 2.9)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.5/can
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 0.7)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Vietnam: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Vietnam costs 67% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 20/night
($ 14 to $ 28)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 26/night
($ 15 to $ 40)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 44/night
($ 24 to $ 72)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 95/night
($ 60 to $ 149)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 220/night
($ 132 to $ 363)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 20/month
($ 14 to $ 29)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 81/month
($ 42 to $ 150)

52% 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 $ 138)

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
$ 26/month
($ 16 to $ 44)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 116/month
($ 48 to $ 242)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Vietnam: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Vietnam costs 42% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.8)

69% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.7/500g
($ 0.4 to $ 1.8)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.4/12 eggs
($ 1 to $ 2.2)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 14/kg
($ 6.6 to $ 36)

22% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 3.6/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 4.7)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 2.9/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 5.3)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.6/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 3.1)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.3)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.8)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 0.8/salad
($ 0.2 to $ 1.3)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 10.4/kg
($ 5.3 to $ 15)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Vietnam: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Vietnam costs 59% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.4/ticket
($ 0.2 to $ 0.4)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 7.9/month
($ 4.4 to $ 14)

89% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 75
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.6/km
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.1)

29% 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)
$ 0.5
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3

Vietnam: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Vietnam costs 61% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 71/month
($ 45 to $ 132)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 11/month
($ 6.6 to $ 21)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 420/month
($ 219 to $ 788)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1391
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 293/month
($ 176 to $ 517)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1112
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 894/month
($ 525 to $ 1530)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2230
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 585/month
($ 351 to $ 1094)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1762
Gym
Gym
$ 23/month
($ 11 to $ 45)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 147/month
($ 76 to $ 306)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 964
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 9896/yr
($ 5244 to $ 18178)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16769

Vietnam: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Vietnam costs 60% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 4.1/ticket
($ 3.1 to $ 5.3)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 7.4/hr
($ 4.4 to $ 8.7)

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

Vietnam: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Vietnam costs 23% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.2/pack
($ 1 to $ 1.6)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 40
($ 14 to $ 84)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 32
($ 14 to $ 53)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 94
($ 53 to $ 132)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 82
($ 36 to $ 132)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 100

Plane ticket budget

London → Ho Chi Minh City
London → Ho Chi Minh City
London → Ho Chi Minh City
$ 805
(fair price: $ 656)
London → Hanoi
London → Hanoi
London → Hanoi
$ 823
(fair price: $ 691)
Los Angeles → Ho Chi Minh City
Los Angeles  → Ho Chi Minh City
Los Angeles  → Ho Chi Minh City
$ 823
(fair price: $ 678)
Manchester → Ho Chi Minh City
Manchester → Ho Chi Minh City
Manchester → Ho Chi Minh City
$ 900
(fair price: $ 777)
Manchester → Hanoi
Manchester → Hanoi
Manchester → Hanoi
$ 915
(fair price: $ 821)
New York City → Hanoi
New York City → Hanoi
New York City → Hanoi
$ 996
(fair price: $ 843)
New York City → Ho Chi Minh City
New York City → Ho Chi Minh City
New York City → Ho Chi Minh City
$ 968
(fair price: $ 765)
Dublin → Hanoi
Dublin → Hanoi
Dublin → Hanoi
$ 812
(fair price: $ 700)
Dublin → Ho Chi Minh City
Dublin → Ho Chi Minh City
Dublin → Ho Chi Minh City
$ 874
(fair price: $ 770)
Los Angeles → Hanoi
Los Angeles  → Hanoi
Los Angeles  → Hanoi
$ 887
(fair price: $ 759)
Toronto (Ontario) → Ho Chi Minh City
Toronto (Ontario) → Ho Chi Minh City
Toronto (Ontario) → Ho Chi Minh City
$ 1170
(fair price: $ 989)
Auckland → Ho Chi Minh City
Auckland → Ho Chi Minh City
Auckland → Ho Chi Minh City
$ 799
(fair price: $ 711)
Auckland → Hanoi
Auckland → Hanoi
Auckland → Hanoi
$ 848
(fair price: $ 746)
Edinburgh → Ho Chi Minh City
Edinburgh → Ho Chi Minh City
Edinburgh → Ho Chi Minh City
$ 923
(fair price: $ 820)
Sydney → Ho Chi Minh City
Sydney → Ho Chi Minh City
Sydney → Ho Chi Minh City
$ 668
(fair price: $ 520)
Edinburgh → Hanoi
Edinburgh → Hanoi
Edinburgh → Hanoi
$ 974
(fair price: $ 874)
Sydney → Hanoi
Sydney → Hanoi
Sydney → Hanoi
$ 649
(fair price: $ 561)
Toronto (Ontario) → Hanoi
Toronto (Ontario) → Hanoi
Toronto (Ontario) → Hanoi
$ 1254
(fair price: $ 983)
Montreal → Ho Chi Minh City
Montreal → Ho Chi Minh City
Montreal → Ho Chi Minh City
$ 1211
(fair price: $ 1007)
Melbourne → Ho Chi Minh City
Melbourne → Ho Chi Minh City
Melbourne → Ho Chi Minh City
$ 613
(fair price: $ 531)
Montreal → Hanoi
Montreal → Hanoi
Montreal → Hanoi
$ 1263
(fair price: $ 1044)
Melbourne → Hanoi
Melbourne → Hanoi
Melbourne → Hanoi
$ 621
(fair price: $ 560)
Perth → Hanoi
Perth → Hanoi
Perth → Hanoi
$ 531
(fair price: $ 484)
Perth → Ho Chi Minh City
Perth → Ho Chi Minh City
Perth → Ho Chi Minh City
$ 500
(fair price: $ 446)

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About the information on the cost of living in Vietnam

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

Information about cost of living in Vietnam updated on 18-09-2020.

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