Vietnam is 0.2% more expensive than Malawi.

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

pay 4.5% less for restaurants

 
Malawi
Vietnam
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $2.94
MWK3,020.01
$2.06
₫48,141
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$4.90
MWK5,033.34
$4.84
₫112,942
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.62
MWK633.36
$0.58
₫13,580

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pay 10.7% more for groceries

 
Malawi
Vietnam
Bread
1 loaf
$0.52
MWK531.53
$0.90
₫20,991
Local cheese (8 oz) $7.11
MWK7,298.35
$7.20
₫168,169
Milk (1 gallon) $2.74
MWK2,810.36
$5.41
₫126,440

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pay 5.6% less for transportation

 
Malawi
Vietnam
Gasoline (1 gallon) $3.44
MWK3,530.10
$4.22
₫98,459
Monthly public transit pass $44.97
MWK46,155.75
$7.61
₫177,802
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $26,974.01
MWK27,683,383.51
$41,229.46
₫962,855,151

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pay 5.6% less for housing

 
Malawi
Vietnam
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$156.94
MWK161,066.96
$10.34
₫241,536
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $325.24
MWK333,792.42
$370.83
₫8,660,137
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $161.55
MWK165,797.05
$231.89
₫5,415,472

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pay 3.7% more for childcare

 
Malawi
Vietnam
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $243.53
MWK249,932.03
$170.02
₫3,970,476
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $7,642.39
MWK7,843,370.26
$10,518.96
₫245,655,321

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pay 19.2% less for entertainment and sports

 
Malawi
Vietnam
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $0.78
MWK805.33
$0.90
₫21,133
Cappuccino in mid-range area $2.13
MWK2,187.41
$1.83
₫42,627
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$2.94
MWK3,020.01
$1.33
₫31,156

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pay 21.6% more for clothing

 
Malawi
Vietnam
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$48.05
MWK49,309.56
$36.93
₫862,358
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$23.79
MWK24,411.71
$35.21
₫822,265
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$66.29
MWK68,037.04
$92.94
₫2,170,558

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