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Hanoi vs Houston
Han vs Hou

Average net salary (After tax)

Houston
Hanoi

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Han
Outside city centre
Hou
Han

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Han
Outside city centre
Hou
Han

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Hou
Han
Outside city centre
Hou
Han

Mortgage rates

Houston
4.5%
Hanoi
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Houston
Hanoi

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Hou
Han

Mobile phone data

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

Hou
Han

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Hou
Han

Monthly pass

Regular price

Hou
Han

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Houston
Hanoi

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Hou
Han
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Houston
Hanoi

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Hou
Han
Lettuce 1 head
Hou
Han
Tomatoes 1kg
Hou
Han

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Hou
Han
Oranges 1 head
Hou
Han
Bananas 1kg
Hou
Han

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Houston
4.5%
Hanoi
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Houston are 17.14% higher than in Hanoi

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Hou
Han
Market 0.5L bottle
Hou
Han

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Hou
Han
Market 0.33L bottle
Hou
Han

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Houston
5
Hanoi

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Hou
Han

Summer dress

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

Hou
Han

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Houston
$15.33
Hanoi
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Han $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Han $4,070.74/mth