Changsha vs Ho Chi Minh - Cost of Living Comparison

Changsha Ho Chi Minh
🚶 Cost of living one person
$828
$734
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1985
$2025
🏠 One person rent
$413
$378
🏘️ Family rent
$495
$820
🍽️ Food expenses
$252
$213
🚐 Transport expenses
$86.1
$66.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$810
$534
😷 Air quality
Bad
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
2 km
🎓 Higher education
94
63
😀 Quality of life
54
68
🏙️ Population
10M
10.4M

The cost of living in Changsha is 13% more expensive than in Ho Chi Minh. Cities ranked 5988th and 6318th ($828 vs $734) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 22nd and 1st in China and Vietnam, respectively. Check China vs Vietnam comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1 months in Changsha compared to 0.7 months in Ho Chi Minh. Changsha ranked 31st best city to live in China vs Ho Chi Minh ranked 1st in Vietnam, while ranked 5898th and 3095th among best cities to live in the world.

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Changsha Ho Chi Minh
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.96
$2.04
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18.7
$22.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.19
$4.2
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.11
$1.01
 Cappuccino
$3.56
$2.1
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$0.57
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$496
$454
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$334
$288
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$552
$1129
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$401
$641
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.3
$46.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$47.7
$71.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15.7
$9.98
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.61%
8.98%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2269
$5180
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1773
$1997
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$0.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.9
$7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.04
$5.87
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.09
$0.97
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.86
$1.49
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.8
$1.15
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$0.97
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.15
$1.43
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.5
$11.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.91
$3.43
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.6
$12.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.59
$2.99
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$1.07
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.45
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
$1.07
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
$1.34
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$1.52
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1
$0.95
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.3
$11.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.67
$0.97
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.1
$1.24
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.46
$2.18
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.79
$3.63
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.91
$1.32
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.34
$0.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$22.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.56
$4.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$21.9
$34.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.28
$3.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$63.5
$47.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$79.9
$96.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$299
$225
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$29093
$15038

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$683
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76 km or 47 mi Yiyang
$739
79 km or 49 mi Liling
$676
107 km or 66 mi Pingxiang
$696
108 km or 67 mi Loudi
$733
131 km or 81 mi Yueyang
$749
140 km or 87 mi Lianyuan
$682
145 km or 90 mi Yichun
$747
149 km or 93 mi Linxiang
$661
150 km or 93 mi Hengyang
$678
157 km or 97 mi Changde
$770
162 km or 101 mi Lengshuijiang
$651
178 km or 111 mi Shishou
$661
182 km or 113 mi Shaoyang
$767
186 km or 116 mi Honghu
$669
192 km or 119 mi Jinshi
$643
197 km or 122 mi Xinyu
$680
198 km or 123 mi Chibi
$657
225 km or 140 mi Xianning
$711
231 km or 144 mi Ji'an
$747
237 km or 147 mi Yongzhou
$751
246 km or 153 mi Xiantao
$638
247 km or 153 mi Jingzhou
$693
249 km or 155 mi Songzi
$669
264 km or 164 mi Zhangjiajie
$690
267 km or 166 mi Chenzhou
$815
285 km or 177 mi Yidu
$653
285 km or 177 mi Hanchuan
$677
287 km or 178 mi Daye
$671
290 km or 180 mi Nanchang
$665
295 km or 183 mi Wuhan
$639
299 km or 186 mi Huangshi
$705
305 km or 189 mi Huaihua
$739
307 km or 191 mi Ezhou
$678
311 km or 193 mi Yingcheng
$662
311 km or 193 mi Huanggang
$763
311 km or 193 mi Wuxue
$664
314 km or 195 mi Dangyang
$661

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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