Lowcost locations for expats; Vietnam takes topspot.

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Re: Lowcost locations for expats; Vietnam takes topspot.

Post by hanno » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:48 pm

siliconlife wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:35 am
hanno wrote:
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siliconlife wrote:
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hanno wrote:
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I have no idea how they measure that but I am currently in Ha Noi and find it considerably more expensive than Cambodia, especially when buying things like cheese or cold cuts or going out to eat.
I found Ha Noi living much cheaper than Cambodia. Some things are more expensive, but in general, compared to Siem Reap and PP i was spending about 2/3rds what i would spend for regular stuff eg meals, dental visits, you name it, and a most of it better quality too.
We obviously have different life styles as I spend considerably more in Ha Noi than in Temple Town. Imported things such as cheeses are 50% more expensive in Ha Noi, I spend a lot of money on Uber or Grab, the rent for a small serviced apartment is higher than for my 4-bedroom house in SR, and so on.
Yeah, rent is a bit pricier, that's true. I tend to eat more imported food in Cambodia because the local stuff is so unappealing to me, but was eating like a king in Hanoi for $5 or less a day, $10 if you want to go to little restaurants and have something different to street food. Maybe I just found that the quality I was getting for the prices I was paying was just so much better than Cambo.
Agreed, but I meant the Western restaurants. There is a complete oversupply in Temple Town so prices for Western food are pretty low.
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Re: Lowcost locations for expats; Vietnam takes topspot.

Post by simon43 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:53 pm

From the OP, the reason why Myanmar is #3 in the Personal Finance list (do you have enough money to live on?) is because there is bugger-all to buy....
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Re: Lowcost locations for expats; Vietnam takes topspot.

Post by Cowshed Cowboy » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:27 pm

I'm only just starting to plan an initial look and see Hanoi trip March or April time, probably for a month. I normally spend the equivalent of $500 a month here in Thailand on food and booze so I'm guessing that shouldn't be too off the mark, but wondering what I should allow for accomodation and transport ? Is $20-$25 a night likely to get me something reasonable in Central Hanoi ?
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