Trying to figure out how much it costs to travel Hanoi,Vietnam and how many Dong you need to bring? We would love to share with you some experience that may help you out with better Vietnam trip planning
Hanoi, Vietnam is probably the tightest travel budgeting you could do, to give you an idea of how you can travel. We would love to give you the detailed information that AZ Local Trip do research.
Note: Vietnamese Dong is expressed in large denominations. In the infographic below, Vietnamese Dong is shortened by three decimal places. For, example 10,000 VND is shown as 10 VND and 100,000 VND is shown as 100 VND.
If you are one of those who has chosen Hanoi for your next trip, and are planning an itinerary, we think you should notice some details before coming here:
In Vietnam, We use the Dong (VND)
As of now (December 2018), $1 USD = 23,300 VND.
Example Costs in Vietnam:
The following table is a breakdown of the average costs per person for daily expenses and for big activities.
Everyday Expenses in Vietnam:
Traveling by small boat at Ha Long Bay
Big Expenses in Vietnam (per person)
Budget accommodation is generally of an okay standard. Sometimes you will had ants in the room and sometimes just bare floorboards, so choose the hotel where you stay carefully. Many places also throw in breakfast of banana pancakes as well.
Beside many luxury 5stars hotel you can also find some 3stars hostel with a suitable prices but still high-quality
Transport in Hanoi, Vietnam
Mostly travellers will travel by local busese, this is the most popular transport for travelers in Vietnam and the cheapest ones, Thinking about traveling by train to have more more pleasant and comfortable experiences. The price is only very slightly higher, so it’s worth looking into.
You can also save money by booking buses and trains in advance.
If you are a budget travelers:
Cyclo - a transport vehicles you can try to go around the streets in Hanoi
Cost of Transport in Hanoi
Train is a convenient and cheap transportation with amazing facilities you can choose
Vietnam is a top travel destination for food lovers, even if you’re on a budget or others. If you want to eat cheap and keep the cost to travel Vietnam down, stick to local Asian eateries and street food.
Food gets expensive if you plan on trying to eat in more tourist-orientated restaurants or any Western food establishment.
Delicious Pho Bo - Beef noodle - a famous traditonal dish that you can not miss when go to Hanoi
List of Street food should be tried
More the list of Best Street Food in Hanoi
Budget Activities in Hanoi Vietnam
You’ll read that there are a lot of “must-do” activities in Vietnam.
At the top of that list are a Halong Bay cruise and a Sapa trek., and Ninh Binh (Bai Dinh, Trang An)
A Sapa trekking tour with locals
There are loads of tour operators out to rip tourists off so it’s really important to compare prices.
Despite not being one of the “must-do” activities in, Hanoi Vietnam, I would love to recommend Halong Bay 2 days 1 night.
Of course, if you really want to keep the cost to travel Vietnam down super low, then there are lots of good free activities,including visiting temples and pagodas and walking around enjoying the bustle of the cities.
The entrance Fee for each city is about 30.000Đ ($1.2): Things to do in hanoi
What You should not Include in the Vietnam Travel Budget
Things you should take note is ATM withdrawal charges, gifts for our friends, families – just in time for Christmas!
Banana pyjamas - cute gift for your children you can buy in Hanoi
These expenses would give a skewed perspective of the cost of travelling in Hanoi, Vietnam because they aren’t essential. You can find another one cheaper and better