Prices for Vietnamese foodstuffs, companies and merchandise are very low in comparison with these in Western international locations, though the quality of manufactured goods is a few times poor.
This table is a tough guide to present prices.
|Vietnam||$USD||€ Euro||Vietnam||$USD||€ Euro||International||$USD||€ Euro|
|Street meal||2.00||1.50||Vietnamese coffee||0.40||0.12||Restaurant meal||20.00||15.20|
|Café meal||4.00||3.04||Canned soft drink(300ml)||0.50||0.38||Cappuccino||2.50||2.00|
|Restaurant meal||6.00||4.56||Mangoes (kg)||1.00||0.76||Bottle of wine||20.00||15.20|
|‘Fresh’ local beer||0.25||0.19||Pineapple (whole)||0.20||0.16||Heineken (330ml)||2.00||1.52|
|Hanoi beer (330ml)||0.80||0.61||Baguette||0.08||0.06||Fresh orange juice||3.00||2.28|
|Silk dress (bespoke)||15.00||11.40||Tee Shirt||8.00/
|Silk Dress||80.00/ 100.00||60.08/
|Man’s suit (bespoke)||80.00/ 100.00||61.00/
|0.50||0.38||Bicycle hire (per day)||1.00||0.76||Limousine
A previous ‘two tier’ pricing system is now in the last stages of being phased out – just a few hotel tariffs, medical charges in some Vietnamese hospitals, and sometimes entry ticket prices are still officially higher for foreigners.
Faux goods abound – watch out for designer labels on garments, sun shades, watches, ‘Zippo’ lighters and so on.
Just about all CDs, DVDs and tapes are pirated copies. Although they’re very cheap, they are often of poor quality. Practically all ‘Western’ products have to be imported and are, subsequently, usually more expensive than in your individual country. The prices for food and services in international hotels and restaurants are also very excessive in comparison with their local equivalent.
Tax and repair charges
Most eating places, cafes and small hotels include VAT and repair charges of their menu prices. Up-market eating places and most hotels exclude them, and add them to the bill. Typically, the surcharge might be written as 10% for VAT and a 5% service charge, however sometimes you might come across ‘plus plus’ or ‘+ +’ instead – it means the identical thing.
In the event you travel with Gia Linh Travel, all taxes and repair charges for lodging, meals and related objects in your itinerary shall be included within the worth of the tour. Tips are up to you – there’s some suggestions on the ‘Gifts and Gratuities’ page.