HCMC living costs cheaper than many Southeast Asia peers – VnExpress International


By Nguyen Quy  &nbspApril 24, 2021 | 06:15 pm GMT+7
HCMC living costs cheaper than many Southeast Asia peers  HCMC living costs cheaper than many Southeast Asia peers - VnExpress International 215861455251587441449158744190 6877 5051 1619163614

A woman rides past the HCMC People's Committee building, April 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Son Dong.


Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s largest urban expanse, has the second cheapest cost of living among six Southeast Asian cities included in a report by data aggregator iPrice Group.

The average monthly cost of living, including rent, food, transportation and other utilities, for a single person in HCMC was P39,608 (Philippine peso, or $819), according to data culled by the Malaysia-based firm across six popular Southeast Asian cities.

Kuala Lumpur was the cheapest destination with a monthly cost of living at P38,314 ($792).

Singapore has the most expensive cost of living at P119,732 ($2,474), followed by Bangkok, Manila and Jakarta.

“There was a significant gap between the overall expenses of Filipinos living in Manila and its ASEAN neighbors with a “comparable economic state,” the report said.

HCMC, home to 13 million people including migrants, has consistently been the most popular tourist destination in Vietnam, with its modern skyscrapers, French colonial buildings and war relics.

Around 90,000 foreigners lived and worked in Vietnam, mainly in Hanoi and HCMC, as of last year, according to official data.

Ho Chi Minh City topped a list of 10 most affordable destinations for American expats with typical monthly costs of $462.62 per person, according to an InterNations survey released last year.

e.VnExpress

What's Your Reaction?

Cry Cry
0
Cry
Cute Cute
0
Cute
Damn Damn
0
Damn
Dislike Dislike
0
Dislike
Like Like
0
Like
Lol Lol
0
Lol
Love Love
0
Love
Win Win
0
Win
WTF WTF
0
WTF

Comments 0

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

HCMC living costs cheaper than many Southeast Asia peers – VnExpress International

log in

Become a part of our community!

reset password

Back to
log in
Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Open List
Open List
Ranked List
Ranked List
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF