Budget Direct Insurance Money Magazine's Insurer of the Year 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021

Money magazine
Insurer of the
Year 2017-21

prices shown in
Damascus vs Hanoi
Dam vs Han

Average net salary (After tax)

Hanoi
Damascus

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Han
Dam
Outside city centre
Han
Dam

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Han
Dam
Outside city centre
Han
Dam

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Han
Dam
Outside city centre
Han
Dam

Mortgage rates

Hanoi
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%
Compare our
home insurance prices

Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

Electricity, heating, water, Garbage for a 85m2 Apartment

Hanoi
Damascus

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Han
Dam

Mobile phone data

One-minute local prepaid call (no plan or discount)

Han
Dam

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Han
Dam

Monthly pass

Regular price

Han
Dam

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Hanoi
Damascus

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Han
Dam
Compare our
car insurance prices

Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Han
Dam
White bread 500g
Han
Dam
Eggs 12
Han
Dam
White rice 1kg
Han
Dam

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Hanoi
Damascus

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Han
Dam
Beef round 1kg
Han
Dam
Local cheese 1kg
Han
Dam

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Han
Dam
Lettuce 1 head
Han
Dam
Tomatoes 1kg
Han
Dam

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Han
Dam
Oranges 1 head
Han
Dam
Bananas 1kg
Han
Dam

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

Inexpensive restaurant 2 meals
Han $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth
Mid-range restaurant Three-course meal for two people
Han $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Hanoi
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Hanoi are 17.14% higher than in Damascus

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Han $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Han $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Han $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Han
Dam
Market 0.5L bottle
Han
Dam

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Han
Dam
Market 0.33L bottle
Han
Dam

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Hanoi
5
Damascus

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Han
Dam

Summer dress

From a chain store (e.g. Zara, H&M)

Han
Dam

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Han
Dam
1 pair men's leather shoes
Han
Dam

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Hanoi
$15.33
Damascus
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Han $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Han $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth