Cost of Living in Vientiane

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$885
$2398
🛋️ Without rent
$463
$1408
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$422
$991
🍽️ Food
$271
$698
🚐 Transport
$90.9
$247
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$349
🏙️ Population
760K

The average cost of living in Vientiane is $885, which is in the top 37% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 5813th out of 9294 in our global list and 3rd out of 4 in Laos.

The median after-tax salary is $349, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months. Ranked 8389th (TOP 91%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1st best city to live in Laos. With an estimated population of 760K, Vientiane is the 1st largest city in Laos.

Why living in Vientiane costs 2.5 times more than the average salary? Because we have a developed country lifestyle as a reference and in some least developed countries maintaining such a standard of living is hard and expensive. Thus, living costs in Vientiane for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport5 kmWattay International Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate22.4 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank6081National University of Laos
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Prices in Vientiane

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.81
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$19.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.34
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.18
☕ Cappuccino
$2.39
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.05

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$458
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$284
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1084
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$804
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$82.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.31%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3469
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$579

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.68
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$37.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.9
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.02

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.48
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.92
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.56
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.73
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$21.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.77
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.01
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.4
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.64
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.01
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.38
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.27
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.86
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.96
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.49
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$40.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.72
👖 Brand Jeans
$80.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$110
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$275
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6350

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