Ancient Town Hoi An, Vietnam (a UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Ancient Town Hoi An, Vietnam (a UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Ancient Town Hoi An, Vietnam (a UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Cost of Living in Vietnam

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: What is the cost of living in Vietnam? Hear what expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Vietnam have to say about the cost of housing, health insurance and general living costs.

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"Exceeded them. I live on half of my retirement income and I live very well. It is possible for a married couple to live well on $1,200 per month," added another person living in Ho Chi Minh.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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