Afghanistan vs Vietnam - Cost of Living Comparison

Afghanistan Vietnam
🚶 Cost of living one person
$397
$622
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$883
$1741
🏠 One person rent
$164
$296
🏘️ Family rent
$232
$646
🍽️ Food expenses
$144
$201
🚐 Transport expenses
$54.6
$51.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$441
💸 GDP per capita
$517
$2786
😃 Human freedom index
4
5.9
❤️ Life expectancy
65.2
75.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
16
39
🌐 English speaking %
6%
16%
🎓 Higher education
25
54
😀 Quality of life
17
55
🏙️ Population
37.5M
94.7M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($397) is 36% less expensive than in Vietnam ($622). Afghanistan ranked 193rd vs 139th 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 0.4 months in Afghanistan compared to 0.7 months in Vietnam. Ranked 188th and 68th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs Vietnam

We calculate prices for Afghanistan and Vietnam as a population-weighted mean of 12 and 38 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Afghanistan Vietnam
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.16
$2.05
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$11
$19.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.39
$4.51
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.82
$0.91
 Cappuccino
$1.44
$1.83
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.26
$0.52
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$124
$344
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$80.2
$220
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$218
$850
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$125
$503
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.9
$40.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.9
$63.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48.8
$10.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
13.04%
9.75%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$770
$2746
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$313
$1285
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.22
$0.31
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.6
$7.81
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.35
$5.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.72
$1.03
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.6
$1.43
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.28
$1.02
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
$0.99
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.21
$1.45
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.2
$12.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$3.62
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.88
$10.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$2.6
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
$1.13
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.63
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$0.98
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$1.17
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.23
$1.18
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.2
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.78
$1.02
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.4
$9.11
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.35
$0.82
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.63
$1.3
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.94
$2.01
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.72
$2.94
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.8
$1.16
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.36
$0.99
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$12.5
$23.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.44
$4.15
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.4
$36.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.36
$3.05
👖 Brand Jeans
$17.7
$41.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$32.9
$90.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$22.2
$198
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1250
$13343

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Cities Comparison in Afghanistan vs Vietnam

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Afghanistan

City Cost of living Population
Kabul
$422
4.27M
Mazar-i-Sharif
$355
469K
Kandahar
$373
614K
Herat
$383
556K
Kunduz
$363
357K
Jalalabad
$361
263K
Lashkargah
$355
202K
Sheberghan
$352
176K
Khost
$346
160K
Ghazni
$346
143K
Puli Khumri
$349
114K
Gardez
$353
70K

In Vietnam

City Cost of living Population
Ho Chi Minh
$734
10.4M
Hanoi
$638
8.25M
Haiphong
$571
2.1M
Bien Hoa
$502
1.1M
Da Nang
$639
1.23M
Can Tho
$551
1.24M
Nam Dinh
$513
352K
Vung Tau
$538
327K
Bac Ninh
$529
520K
Hai Duong
$549
507K
Vinh
$514
490K
Hue
$468
653K
Thu Dau Mot
$520
417K
Thanh Hoa
$532
393K
Nha Trang
$622
392K
Thai Nguyen
$528
330K
Ca Mau
$518
315K
Qui Nhon
$518
311K
Ha Long
$540
300K
Viet Tri
$487
278K
Long Xuyen
$531
279K
Phan Thiet
$433
205K
Thai Binh
$472
268K
Quang Ngai
$465
260K
Rach Gia
$521
251K
Bac Lieu
$514
240K
Buon Ma Thuot
$425
340K
Da Lat
$496
231K
Soc Trang
$530
221K
Sa Dec
$494
214K