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San Francisco vs Hanoi
Sfo vs Han

Average net salary (After tax)

Hanoi
San Francisco

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Han
Sfo
Outside city centre
Han
Sfo

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Han
Sfo
Outside city centre
Han
Sfo

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Han
Sfo
Outside city centre
Han
Sfo

Mortgage rates

Hanoi
4.5%
San Francisco
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Hanoi
San Francisco

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Han
Sfo

Mobile phone data

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

Han
Sfo

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Han
Sfo

Monthly pass

Regular price

Han
Sfo

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Hanoi
San Francisco

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Han
Sfo
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Hanoi
San Francisco

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Han
Sfo
Lettuce 1 head
Han
Sfo
Tomatoes 1kg
Han
Sfo

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Han
Sfo
Oranges 1 head
Han
Sfo
Bananas 1kg
Han
Sfo

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Hanoi
4.5%
San Francisco
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Hanoi are 17.14% higher than in San Francisco

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Han
Sfo
Market 0.5L bottle
Han
Sfo

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Han
Sfo
Market 0.33L bottle
Han
Sfo

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Hanoi
5
San Francisco

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Han
Sfo

Summer dress

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

Han
Sfo

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Hanoi
$15.33
San Francisco
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Han $4,070.74/mth
Sfo $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Han $4,070.74/mth
Sfo $4,070.74/mth