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Hanoi vs Bangkok
Han vs Bkk

Average net salary (After tax)

Bangkok
Hanoi

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bkk
Han
Outside city centre
Bkk
Han

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bkk
Han
Outside city centre
Bkk
Han

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Bkk
Han
Outside city centre
Bkk
Han

Mortgage rates

Bangkok
4.5%
Hanoi
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Bangkok
Hanoi

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Bkk
Han

Mobile phone data

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

Bkk
Han

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Bkk
Han

Monthly pass

Regular price

Bkk
Han

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Bangkok
Hanoi

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Bkk
Han
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Bangkok
Hanoi

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Bkk
Han
Lettuce 1 head
Bkk
Han
Tomatoes 1kg
Bkk
Han

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Bkk
Han
Oranges 1 head
Bkk
Han
Bananas 1kg
Bkk
Han

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Bangkok
4.5%
Hanoi
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Bangkok are 17.14% higher than in Hanoi

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Bkk
Han
Market 0.5L bottle
Bkk
Han

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Bkk
Han
Market 0.33L bottle
Bkk
Han

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Bangkok
5
Hanoi

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Bkk
Han

Summer dress

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

Bkk
Han

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Bangkok
$15.33
Hanoi
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Bkk $4,070.74/mth
Han $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Bkk $4,070.74/mth
Han $4,070.74/mth