Vietnam is 45.4% cheaper than Pennsylvania.

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

pay 71.0% less for restaurants

 
Pennsylvania
Vietnam
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $19.31
 
$1.96
₫48,147
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$9.17
 
$4.91
₫120,448
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $2.15
 
$0.59
₫14,567

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pay 41.4% less for groceries

 
Pennsylvania
Vietnam
Bread
1 loaf
$3.12
 
$1.11
₫27,119
Local cheese (8 oz) $5.93
 
$6.92
₫169,804
Milk (1 gallon) $4.05
 
$5.46
₫133,929

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pay 17.9% less for transportation

 
Pennsylvania
Vietnam
Gasoline (1 gallon) $3.73
 
$4.05
₫99,373
Monthly public transit pass $66.81
 
$8.00
₫196,170
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $23,412.45
 
$40,523.11
₫994,066,912

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pay 76.7% less for housing

 
Pennsylvania
Vietnam
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$78.35
 
$10.02
₫245,734
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $1,247.33
 
$364.76
₫8,947,979
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $1,088.60
 
$221.46
₫5,432,559

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pay 45.6% less for childcare

 
Pennsylvania
Vietnam
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $938.73
 
$226.70
₫5,561,257
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $11,989.52
 
$10,132.35
₫248,555,388

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pay 61.7% less for entertainment and sports

 
Pennsylvania
Vietnam
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $4.22
 
$0.94
₫22,963
Cappuccino in mid-range area $4.13
 
$1.86
₫45,672
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$9.01
 
$1.29
₫31,596

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pay 3.4% less for clothing

 
Pennsylvania
Vietnam
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$41.52
 
$33.66
₫825,761
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$32.35
 
$29.49
₫723,430
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$73.62
 
$90.06
₫2,209,188

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