Afghanistan vs Vietnam - Cost of Living Comparison

AfghanistanVietnam
🚶 Cost of living One person
$354
$639
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$814
$1696
🏠 One person rent
$152
$319
🏘️ Family rent
$254
$637
🍽️ Food Expenses
$119
$199
🚐 Transport Expenses
$49.2
$48.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$195
$443
💸 GDP per capita
$509
$2786
😃 Human freedom index
4
6.18
❤️ Life expectancy
64.8
75.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
19
36
🏙️ Population
37.5M
94.7M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($354) is 45% less expensive than in Vietnam ($639). Afghanistan ranked 197th vs 138th for Vietnam in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Afghanistan compared to 0.7 months in Vietnam. Ranked 191st and 77th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs Vietnam

AfghanistanVietnam
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.09
$2.07
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$6.14
$18.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$2.89
$4.7
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.44
$0.96
☕ Cappuccino
$0.88
$1.71
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.29
$0.56
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$84.3
$364
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$51.2
$244
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$218
$787
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$128
$510
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.9
$39.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.7
$61
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$68.5
$10.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.41%
9.55%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$721
$2404
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$312
$1180
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.22
$0.32
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.4
$8.57
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.87
$5.1
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.54
$0.84
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.53
$1.45
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.33
$0.84
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$0.91
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.09
$1.42
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.38
$11.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.4
$3.56
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.91
$10.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.78
$2.57
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.09
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$1.67
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.45
$0.92
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.31
$1.19
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.26
$1.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.2
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.75
$1.07
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$2.58
$9.91
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
$0.79
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.41
$1.33
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.88
$2.35
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.85
$3
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.85
$1.13
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.39
$1.03
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$10.7
$21.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$1.87
$4.13
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19.6
$35
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.35
$3.13
👖 Brand Jeans
$18.2
$38.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$32.9
$94.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$23.3
$153
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$885
$12299

Cities Comparison in Afghanistan vs Vietnam

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Afghanistan

CityCost of livingPopulation
Kabul
$354
4.27M
Kandahar
$358
614K
Herat
$347
556K
Mazar-i-Sharif
$359
469K
Kunduz
$353
357K
Lashkargah
$345
202K
Jalalabad
$357
263K
Sheberghan
$345
176K
Khost
$351
160K
Ghazni
$362
143K
Puli Khumri
$341
114K
Gardez
$363
70K

In Vietnam

CityCost of livingPopulation
Ho Chi Minh
$747
10.4M
Hanoi
$614
7.79M
Haiphong
$597
2.1M
Bien Hoa
$515
1.1M
Da Nang
$692
1.23M
Can Tho
$559
1.24M
Bac Ninh
$577
520K
Nam Dinh
$509
352K
Vung Tau
$673
327K
Ca Mau
$557
315K
Hai Duong
$593
507K
Vinh
$540
490K
Thu Dau Mot
$562
417K
Thanh Hoa
$574
393K
Buon Ma Thuot
$472
340K
Thai Nguyen
$573
330K
Qui Nhon
$556
311K
Ha Long
$559
300K
Hue
$639
455K
Long Xuyen
$571
279K
Nha Trang
$660
392K
Viet Tri
$543
278K
Thai Binh
$580
268K
Quang Ngai
$578
260K
Phan Thiet
$448
205K
Rach Gia
$565
251K
Bac Lieu
$551
240K
Da Lat
$500
231K
Soc Trang
$574
221K
Sa Dec
$539
214K