Chicago vs Ho Chi Minh - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Ho Chi Minh
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$734
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$2025
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$378
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$820
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$213
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$66.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$534
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
2 km
🎓 Higher education
100
63
😀 Quality of life
95
68
🏙️ Population
2.75M
10.4M

The cost of living in Chicago is 225% more expensive than in Ho Chi Minh. Cities ranked 203rd and 6318th ($2384 vs $734) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 1st in the United States and Vietnam, respectively. Check the United States vs Vietnam comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 0.7 months in Ho Chi Minh. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Ho Chi Minh ranked 1st in Vietnam, while ranked 17th and 3095th among best cities to live in the world.

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Chicago Ho Chi Minh
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$2.04
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$22.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$4.2
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$1.01
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$2.1
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$0.57
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$454
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$288
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$1129
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$641
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$46.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$71.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$9.98
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
8.98%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$5180
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$1997
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$0.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$5.87
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$0.97
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.49
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$1.15
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$0.97
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$1.43
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$11.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$3.43
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$12.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$2.99
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.07
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$1.45
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$1.07
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.34
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$1.52
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$0.95
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$11.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$0.97
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$1.24
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$2.18
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$3.63
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$1.32
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$0.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$22.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$4.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$34.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$3.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$47.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$96.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$225
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$15038

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Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 7 mi Cicero
$1942
14 km or 8.8 mi Berwyn
$2119
14 km or 8.9 mi Oak Park
$2128
16 km or 10 mi Elmwood Park
$1932
18 km or 11 mi Maywood
$1949
18 km or 11 mi Evanston
$2124
19 km or 12 mi Skokie
$1944
19 km or 12 mi Burbank
$1941
20 km or 12 mi Melrose Park
$1945
21 km or 13 mi Oak Lawn
$1941
22 km or 14 mi Morton Grove
$1946
22 km or 14 mi Niles
$1487
23 km or 14 mi Park Ridge
$1951
23 km or 14 mi Wilmette
$1938
25 km or 16 mi Blue Island
$1937
26 km or 16 mi Elmhurst
$1946
27 km or 17 mi Glenview
$1939
28 km or 17 mi Des Plaines
$1871
28 km or 18 mi Dolton
$1946
29 km or 18 mi Villa Park
$1941
30 km or 19 mi Harvey
$1938
30 km or 19 mi East Chicago
$1789
30 km or 19 mi Westmont
$1938
31 km or 19 mi Calumet
$1945
31 km or 20 mi South Holland
$1948
32 km or 20 mi Lombard
$1848
32 km or 20 mi Hammond
$1946
32 km or 20 mi Oak Forest
$1942
33 km or 20 mi Northbrook
$1941
33 km or 20 mi Mount Prospect
$1937
33 km or 20 mi Darien
$1951
33 km or 21 mi Elk Grove Village
$1937
34 km or 21 mi Downers Grove
$1960
35 km or 22 mi Orland Park
$1940
36 km or 22 mi Lansing
$1935
36 km or 22 mi Glen Ellyn
$1938
37 km or 23 mi Highland Park
$1931
37 km or 23 mi Munster
$1935
37 km or 23 mi Tinley Park
$1943
37 km or 23 mi Wheeling
$1937

Cities near Ho Chi Minh

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