Canada vs Vietnam - Cost of Living Comparison

Canada Vietnam
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1832
$622
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4256
$1741
🏠 One person rent
$1065
$296
🏘️ Family rent
$1824
$646
🍽️ Food expenses
$513
$201
🚐 Transport expenses
$128
$51.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3381
$441
💸 GDP per capita
$43258
$2786
😃 Human freedom index
8.85
5.9
❤️ Life expectancy
81.7
75.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
74
39
🌐 English speaking %
82.1%
16%
🎓 Higher education
99
54
😀 Quality of life
82
55
🏙️ Population
37M
94.7M

The average cost of living in Canada ($1832) is 195% more expensive than in Vietnam ($622). Canada ranked 14th 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 1.8 months in Canada compared to 0.7 months in Vietnam. Ranked 7th and 68th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Canada vs Vietnam

We calculate prices for Canada and Vietnam as a population-weighted mean of 153 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.

Canada Vietnam
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$14
$2.05
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$62.2
$19.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.06
$4.51
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.11
$0.91
 Cappuccino
$3.56
$1.83
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.83
$0.52
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1053
$344
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$885
$220
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1892
$850
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1564
$503
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$88.2
$40.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$136
$63.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$58
$10.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.09%
9.75%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5829
$2746
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4449
$1285
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.59
$0.31
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$82.9
$7.81
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.5
$5.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.5
$1.03
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.02
$1.43
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.22
$1.02
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.73
$0.99
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.04
$1.45
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.6
$12.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$3.62
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$10.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.42
$2.6
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.13
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.31
$1.63
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.55
$0.98
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.21
$1.17
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.17
$1.18
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.14
$1.02
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.7
$9.11
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.69
$0.82
🚬 Cigarette pack
$12
$1.3
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.1
$2.01
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.36
$2.94
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.44
$1.16
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.15
$0.99
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.8
$23.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11
$4.15
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$76
$36.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$16
$3.05
👖 Brand Jeans
$53.1
$41.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$84.7
$90.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$864
$198
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13499
$13343

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Cities Comparison in Canada vs Vietnam

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Canada

City Cost of living Population
Toronto
$2286
2.73M
Calgary
$1881
1.24M
Montreal
$1727
1.76M
Edmonton
$1692
933K
Ottawa
$1867
934K
Brampton
$1957
594K
Vancouver
$2298
631K
Mississauga
$2225
722K
Quebec City
$1249
549K
Surrey
$1950
518K
Winnipeg
$1582
705K
Hamilton
$1926
537K
Halifax
$1926
403K
Laval
$1389
438K
London
$1712
384K
Longueuil
$1411
254K
Markham
$2466
329K
Vaughan
$2378
306K
Oshawa
$1649
159K
Saskatoon
$1513
246K
Burnaby
$2209
233K
Greater Sudbury
$1446
162K
Richmond
$1869
198K
Kitchener
$1693
233K
Richmond Hill
$2166
195K
Regina
$1502
215K
Burlington
$2146
183K
Gatineau
$1490
291K
Oakville
$2191
194K
Windsor
$1812
217K

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