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Los Angeles vs Hanoi
Lax vs Han

Average net salary (After tax)

Hanoi
Los Angeles

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Han
Lax
Outside city centre
Han
Lax

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Han
Lax
Outside city centre
Han
Lax

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Han
Lax
Outside city centre
Han
Lax

Mortgage rates

Hanoi
4.5%
Los Angeles
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Hanoi
Los Angeles

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Han
Lax

Mobile phone data

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

Han
Lax

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Han
Lax

Monthly pass

Regular price

Han
Lax

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Hanoi
Los Angeles

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Han
Lax
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Hanoi
Los Angeles

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Han
Lax
Lettuce 1 head
Han
Lax
Tomatoes 1kg
Han
Lax

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Han
Lax
Oranges 1 head
Han
Lax
Bananas 1kg
Han
Lax

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Hanoi
4.5%
Los Angeles
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Hanoi are 17.14% higher than in Los Angeles

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Han
Lax
Market 0.5L bottle
Han
Lax

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Han
Lax
Market 0.33L bottle
Han
Lax

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Hanoi
5
Los Angeles

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Han
Lax

Summer dress

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

Han
Lax

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Hanoi
$15.33
Los Angeles
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Han $4,070.74/mth
Lax $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Han $4,070.74/mth
Lax $4,070.74/mth