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Cost of Living in Ho Chi Minh | Vietnam

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$735
$1851
🛋️ Without rent
$344
$1077
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$391
$774
🍽️ Food
$204
$529
🚐 Transport
$66.8
$190
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$398
🏙️ Population
10.4M

The average cost of living in Ho Chi Minh is $735, which is in the top 34% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 6120th out of 9294 in our global list and 2nd out of 38 in Vietnam.

The median after-tax salary is $398, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months. Ranked 2834th (TOP 31%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1st best city to live in Vietnam. With an estimated population of 10.4M, Ho Chi Minh is the 1st largest city in Vietnam.

✈️ Closest airport2 kmTan Son Nhat International Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate25.3 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank2252Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
Cost of living in Ho Chi Minh infographic

Prices in Ho Chi Minh

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.41
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$21
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.11
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.04
☕ Cappuccino
$2.4
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.53

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.41
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.81
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.83
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.38
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.06
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.19
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.97
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.93
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.94
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.5
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.07
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.98

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$9.16
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.59
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.92

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$446
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$314
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1009
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$627
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$60.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$10.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.2%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2971
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1288

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$26
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.43
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$26.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$42.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$96
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$123
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9112

Ho Chi Minh Cost of Living comparison