Vientiane is 32.8% cheaper than Washington.

If you lived in Vientiane instead of Washington, you would:

pay 64.3% less for restaurants

 
Washington
Vientiane
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $17.50
 
$3.50
₭28,864
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$10.00
 
$5.00
₭41,235
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $2.46
 
$1.16
₭9,587

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pay 3.2% less for groceries

 
Washington
Vientiane
Bread
1 loaf
$3.12
 
$1.93
₭15,916
Local cheese (8 oz) $6.66
 
$13.98
₭115,288
Milk (1 gallon) $3.65
 
$12.70
₭104,710

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pay 5.1% more for transportation

 
Washington
Vientiane
Gasoline (1 gallon) $4.48
 
$4.16
₭34,291
Monthly public transit pass $112.00
 
$5.94
₭49,027
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $24,500.00
 
$59,448.31
₭490,270,204

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pay 32.7% less for housing

 
Washington
Vientiane
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$60.33
 
$100.81
₭831,369
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $2,127.78
 
$509.69
₭4,203,391
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $1,707.69
 
$281.90
₭2,324,868

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pay 87.2% less for childcare

 
Washington
Vientiane
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $2,162.50
 
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Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $35,109.75
 
$4,490.81
₭37,035,669

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pay 66.9% less for entertainment and sports

 
Washington
Vientiane
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $6.50
 
$1.15
₭9,484
Cappuccino in mid-range area $4.77
 
$2.24
₭18,446
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$9.00
 
$2.04
₭16,812

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pay 19.5% more for clothing

 
Washington
Vientiane
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$52.67
 
$88.76
₭731,979
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$32.09
 
$50.63
₭417,546
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$94.85
 
$109.50
₭903,029

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