Cost of living comparison

compared to

Vietnam is 32.0% cheaper than Beijing.

If you lived in Vietnam instead of Beijing, you would:

pay 10.9% less for restaurants

 
Beijing
Vietnam
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $4.37
CN¥31.86
$1.96
₫47,836
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$5.82
CN¥42.48
$4.91
₫119,670
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.53
CN¥3.86
$0.59
₫14,473

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pay 8.9% less for groceries

 
Beijing
Vietnam
Bread
1 loaf
$2.04
CN¥14.88
$1.11
₫26,944
Local cheese (8 oz) $6.63
CN¥48.39
$6.92
₫168,707
Milk (1 gallon) $7.67
CN¥55.97
$5.46
₫133,064

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pay 5.6% less for transportation

 
Beijing
Vietnam
Gasoline (1 gallon) $4.79
CN¥34.97
$4.05
₫98,731
Monthly public transit pass $43.66
CN¥318.61
$8.00
₫194,903
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $24,196.95
CN¥176,565.16
$40,523.11
₫987,647,181

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pay 47.6% less for housing

 
Beijing
Vietnam
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$20.10
CN¥146.64
$10.02
₫244,147
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $1,154.95
CN¥8,427.65
$364.76
₫8,890,193
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $634.84
CN¥4,632.40
$221.46
₫5,397,475

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pay 69.8% less for childcare

 
Beijing
Vietnam
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $951.31
CN¥6,941.74
$226.70
₫5,525,342
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $27,770.10
CN¥202,638.39
$10,132.35
₫246,950,206

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pay 56.5% less for entertainment and sports

 
Beijing
Vietnam
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.46
CN¥10.62
$0.94
₫22,814
Cappuccino in mid-range area $4.37
CN¥31.92
$1.86
₫45,377
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$4.37
CN¥31.86
$1.29
₫31,392

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pay 24.6% less for clothing

 
Beijing
Vietnam
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$69.18
CN¥504.78
$33.66
₫820,428
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$43.88
CN¥320.21
$29.49
₫718,758
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$89.48
CN¥652.93
$90.06
₫2,194,921

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