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Cost of Living and Inflation in Hanoi: What do you need to know?

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Here's what three local experts had to say about prices and the cost of living in Hanoi.

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Charming, historical, safe, friendly people, good variety of foods at reasonable prices.

The city is very green and there is a lot to see and do. Restaurants and coffee shops abound – try the world renowned ‘egg coffee’. The cost of living is cheap, if you buy local. Obviously, buying imported western goods increases the price considerably. The people are friendly, but not pushy. They will smile and say ‘hello’ but won’t want to know your life story. Hanoi is becoming more of a modern 21st century city, with electric buses/cars/bikes (own by Vingroup – which pretty much owns EVERYTHING) everywhere. Yes, the traffic can be awful, particularly in rush hour (5-7pm) but people are courteous and calm, not losing their temper. June is the hottest month, (35oC+) with storms frequently. All in all it is a much more all round pleasant experience than Bangkok.

Michelle, says: 2023

Ha Noi is the capital of Vietnam. My city has a lot of beautiful scenes like The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, The Temple of Literature, Sword Lake, West Lake, Hanoi Old Quarter. However, Ha Noi has problems with traffic and pollution. Only over six million people but there are 4.5 million motorbikes and cars. Traffic jams occur. There’s a lot of smoke and dust in the air. The air isn’t really clean. The price and service are a bit expensive, so many people don’t like living here.

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