How Much Money to Take to Vietnam for 2 Weeks?

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 much 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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How much money to take to Vietnam for 2 weeks

Hi Laura,

Vietnam is a beautiful destination waiting for your journey. From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City have different beauty, culture, and local food.

It depends on what kind of traveling you like to do: you will spend from just 600,000 VND (~24 USD) for local style to over 1,400,000VND (~ 56 USD) for luxury travel for 2 of you.

It means that you should take 8,400,000 VND (~336 USD) to 19,600,000 VND (~784 USD) to spend during 2 weeks in Vietnam for food and drinks.

You can carry USD, then change it into Vietnamese Dong at many banks in Vietnam.

You may want to check the exchange rate at Vietcombank here!

You can check the list of food and drinks at the local restaurants below. It is great to taste Vietnamese local food during your trips to this lovely country.

Spending on food:

1) Noodle is great to taste:

  • Noodle Soup in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City: from 60,000 VND per bowl that’s enough for one meal.
  •  Bun Bo Hue in Hue City (Beef Noodle Soup): 50,000 VND per bowl that’s enough for one meal.
  •  Grilled pork noodles in Ho Chi Minh: 40,000 VND per bowl.
  •  Bun Cha in Hanoi: from 60,000VND to 80,000VND per bowl.

2) Spring rolls are served in many cities in Vietnam. The average of spring roll dishes with 5 short rolls is 50,000 VND.

3) Pancake has deference prices.

  • Banh Xeo – Pancake in Ho Chi Minh City: 80,000 VND/big pancake; 50,000 VND/small one
  •  Banh Xeo in Hoi An & Da Nang: 20,000 VND/pancake
  •  Banh Khoai in Hue: 30,000 VND/pancake

4) Banh Mi (Vietnamese Bread)

  • In Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City: 30,000 VND per bread
  •  In Da Nang and Hoi An: 15,000 VND – 20,000 VND per bread. The top place to taste Vietnamese Banh Mi is in Hoi An City.

Spending for drinks:

  • Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk: from 20,000 VND per cup
  •  Local beer from 15,000 VND to 20,000 VND per can or bottle
  •  Can of Coke: from 10,000 VND to 20,000 VND (at tourist places)
  •  Small bottle of water: from 5,000 VND to 10,000 VND (at tourist destinations)
  •  Big bottle of water: from 15,000 VND

Vietnamdrive hopes the information will help you to have an overview of how much money to carry to travel to Vietnam during your holidays.

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