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Seoul vs Hanoi
Sel vs Han

Average net salary (After tax)

Hanoi
Seoul

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Han
Sel
Outside city centre
Han
Sel

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Han
Sel
Outside city centre
Han
Sel

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Han
Sel
Outside city centre
Han
Sel

Mortgage rates

Hanoi
4.5%
Seoul
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Hanoi
Seoul

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Han
Sel

Mobile phone data

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

Han
Sel

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Han
Sel

Monthly pass

Regular price

Han
Sel

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Hanoi
Seoul

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Han
Sel
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Hanoi
Seoul

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Han
Sel
Lettuce 1 head
Han
Sel
Tomatoes 1kg
Han
Sel

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Han
Sel
Oranges 1 head
Han
Sel
Bananas 1kg
Han
Sel

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Hanoi
4.5%
Seoul
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Hanoi are 17.14% higher than in Seoul

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Han
Sel
Market 0.5L bottle
Han
Sel

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Han
Sel
Market 0.33L bottle
Han
Sel

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Hanoi
5
Seoul

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Han
Sel

Summer dress

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

Han
Sel

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Hanoi
$15.33
Seoul
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Han $4,070.74/mth
Sel $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Han $4,070.74/mth
Sel $4,070.74/mth