Question: My husband and I will travel to Vietnam for 2 weeks. We will begin from Hanoi and make our way to Ho Chi Minh City. We have already booked hotels at many destinations. And, we do not know how money to take to Vietnam to pay for eating, and drinking. Any suggestions and advice would be highly appreciated. (Laura Ms)
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Vietnam is a beautiful destination waiting for your journeys. From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City have different beauty, culture, and local food.
It depends on what kind of travelling you like to do; you will spend from just 600,000VND (~30 USD) for local style to over 1,400,000VND (~70USD) for luxury travel for 2 of you. It means that you should take 8,400,000VND (~420USD) to 19,600,000VND (~980USD) for spending during 2 weeks in Vietnam for food and drinks. You can carry USD, then change them into Vietnamese currency at the banks.
Check exchange rate at Vietcombank here!
You can check the list of food and drinks at the local restaurants as below. That is great to taste Vietnamese local food. If at the tourist, the price is higher, at some restaurants, the price can be double.
1) Noodle is great to taste:
Noodle Soup in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City: from 50,000VND per bowl that’s enough for one meal.
Bun Bo Hue in Hue City (Beef Noodle Soup): 40,000VND per bowl that’s enough for one meal.
Grilled pork noodle in Ho Chi Minh: 40,000VND per bowl.
Bun Cha in Hanoi: 40,000VND per bowl.
2) Spring rolls are served in many cities in Vietnam. Average of spring roll dishes with 5 short rolls is 30,000VND.
3) Pancake has deference price.
Banh Xeo – Pancake in Ho Chi Minh City: 80,000VND/big pancake; 30,000VND/small one
Banh Xeo in Hoi An & Da Nang: 15,000VND/pancake
Banh Khoai in Hue: 25,000VND/pancake
4) Banh Mi – Vietnamese Bread
In Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, 30,000VND per bread
In Da Nang and Hoi An: 15,000VND – 20,000VND per bread.
Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk: from 12,000VND per cup
Local beer from 10,000VND to 20,000VND per can or bottle
Can of Coke: from 10,000VND
Small bottle of water: from 5,000VND
Big bottle of water: from 10,000VND
Vietnam Drive hopes the information will help you to have overviews of how much money to take to travel to Vietnam for your holidays. Enjoy your time!