Abidjan vs Ho Chi Minh - Cost of Living Comparison

Abidjan Ho Chi Minh
🚶 Cost of living one person
$860
$734
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2382
$2025
🏠 One person rent
$380
$378
🏘️ Family rent
$1014
$820
🍽️ Food expenses
$282
$213
🚐 Transport expenses
$114
$66.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$125
$534
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
14 km
2 km
🎓 Higher education
32
63
😀 Quality of life
36
68
🏙️ Population
4.98M
10.4M

The cost of living in Abidjan is 17% more expensive than in Ho Chi Minh. Cities ranked 5869th and 6318th ($860 vs $734) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in Ivory Coast and Vietnam, respectively. Check Ivory Coast vs Vietnam comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.1 months in Abidjan compared to 0.7 months in Ho Chi Minh. Abidjan ranked 1st best city to live in Ivory Coast vs Ho Chi Minh ranked 1st in Vietnam, while ranked 7742nd and 3095th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abidjan vs Ho Chi Minh

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Abidjan Ho Chi Minh
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.15
$2.04
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$28.9
$22.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.55
$4.2
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
$1.01
 Cappuccino
$2.02
$2.1
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.69
$0.57
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$465
$454
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$188
$288
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1219
$1129
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$735
$641
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$82.8
$46.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$128
$71.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$53.8
$9.98
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.64%
8.98%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1737
$5180
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$978
$1997
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.31
$0.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$39.1
$7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.07
$5.87
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.02
$0.97
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.59
$1.49
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.51
$1.15
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
$0.97
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.85
$1.43
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.5
$11.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.91
$3.43
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.74
$12.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.74
$2.99
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$1.07
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.81
$1.45
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$1.07
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.92
$1.34
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
$1.52
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.47
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.14
$0.95
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.67
$11.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.86
$0.97
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.48
$1.24
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.9
$2.18
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.17
$3.63
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.38
$1.32
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.27
$0.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.9
$22.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.73
$4.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$24.8
$34.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.96
$3.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$52.7
$47.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$75.6
$96.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$116
$225
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2611
$15038

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36 km or 22 mi Grand-Bassam
$600
39 km or 24 mi Dabou
$761
70 km or 43 mi Agboville
$767
157 km or 98 mi Divo
$772
166 km or 103 mi Abengourou
$766
215 km or 134 mi Yamoussoukro
$975
229 km or 142 mi Gagnoa
$775
255 km or 158 mi Sekondi-Takoradi
$536
276 km or 172 mi Obuasi
$571
284 km or 176 mi Bouake
$805
306 km or 190 mi Kumasi
$555
425 km or 264 mi Koforidua
$462
426 km or 265 mi Accra
$671
444 km or 276 mi Ashaiman
$485
445 km or 277 mi Tema
$524
491 km or 305 mi Korhogo
$778
517 km or 321 mi Ho
$446
537 km or 334 mi Hohoe
$538
544 km or 338 mi Kpalime
$568
556 km or 345 mi Greenville
$483
557 km or 346 mi Yekepa
$483
564 km or 350 mi Sanniquellie
$483
572 km or 356 mi Tamale
$508
587 km or 365 mi Lome
$607
593 km or 369 mi Nzerekore
$867
619 km or 385 mi Atakpame
$568
651 km or 404 mi Bobo-Dioulasso
$671
659 km or 410 mi Sotouboua
$567
675 km or 419 mi Leo
$592
689 km or 428 mi Sikasso
$495
696 km or 433 mi Abomey
$560
699 km or 434 mi Sokode
$574
712 km or 442 mi Kakata
$483
722 km or 449 mi Cotonou
$681
742 km or 461 mi Kara
$569
746 km or 463 mi Porto-Novo
$593
758 km or 471 mi Monrovia
$525
764 km or 475 mi Gueckedou
$862
775 km or 482 mi Manga
$593
776 km or 482 mi Bougouni
$487

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Distance City Cost of living
21 km or 13 mi Thu Dau Mot
$520
25 km or 15 mi Bien Hoa
$502
72 km or 45 mi Vung Tau
$538
96 km or 60 mi Svay Rieng
$645
113 km or 70 mi Sa Dec
$494
127 km or 79 mi Can Tho
$551
141 km or 88 mi Long Xuyen
$531
153 km or 95 mi Soc Trang
$530
162 km or 100 mi Prey Veng
$642
167 km or 104 mi Phan Thiet
$433
181 km or 112 mi Mui Ne
$504
184 km or 114 mi Kampong Cham
$509
189 km or 117 mi Rach Gia
$521
198 km or 123 mi Bac Lieu
$514
205 km or 127 mi Phnom Penh
$850
233 km or 145 mi Da Lat
$496
244 km or 151 mi Ca Mau
$518
257 km or 160 mi Buon Ma Thuot
$425
270 km or 168 mi Phan Rang-Thap Cham
$509
271 km or 168 mi Kampot
$531
300 km or 186 mi Phu Quoc
$510
309 km or 192 mi Stung Treng
$639
320 km or 199 mi Nha Trang
$622
343 km or 213 mi Sihanoukville
$870
414 km or 257 mi Siem Reap
$639
433 km or 269 mi Qui Nhon
$518
452 km or 281 mi Battambang
$540
488 km or 303 mi Ko Chang
$536
502 km or 312 mi Serei Saophoan
$638
527 km or 327 mi Ubon Ratchathani
$457
533 km or 331 mi Quang Ngai
$465
584 km or 363 mi Klaeng
$549
592 km or 368 mi Hoi An
$504
605 km or 376 mi Da Nang
$639
637 km or 396 mi Hue
$468
663 km or 412 mi Nong Prue
$535
664 km or 413 mi Chaophraya Surasak
$537
668 km or 415 mi Pattaya
$584
670 km or 416 mi Laem Chabang
$534
676 km or 420 mi Nakhon Ratchasima
$580