Firstly, Ho Chi Minh City, where the weather is warm year-round. According to Travel2Next, the long-term accommodation cost here is 300 USD (~ 7.300.000 VND) - 400 USD (~ 9.700.000 VND) per month for a basic apartment. With a rent of 2000 USD (~ 48.000.000 VND) per month, travelers can stay in high-end apartments with full amenities. The cuisine is diverse, delicious and costs around 200 USD (~ 4.800.000 VND) for each month.

street food in Ho Chi Minh City

Foreigners experience street food in Ho Chi Minh City

Secondly, Hanoi, a traditional and lively city. The cost of living is slightly lower than in Ho Chi Minh City. Monthly apartment rental prices in Hanoi range from 300 USD (~ 7.300.000 VND) to 1000 USD (~ 24.300.000 VND). The culinary scene is equally diverse, offering many traditional dishes with an expenditure of around 150 USD (~ 3.640.000 VND).

ta hien street hanoi

Travelers in Ta Hien Street, Hanoi

The last city introduced by Travel2Next is Da Nang, a coastal city that has the lowest cost among the three mentioned places. Accommodation costs fluctuate around 200 USD (~ 4.800.000 VND) per month. Additionally, Da Nang is a seafood paradise, with monthly food costs ranging from 100 USD (~ 2.430.000 VND) to 200 USD (~ 4.800.000 VND). There are also many premium experiences available in the city.

Dragon Bridge in Da Nang City

Dragon Bridge in Da Nang City

Travel2Next suggests that foreigners intending to live in Vietnam should consider buying a motorbike to save on commuting expenses. The public transportation system in these cities is noted as currently improving but it doesn't significantly impact travel. When moving between cities, travelers can choose between airplanes, trains, buses or self-driving rental cars.

motorbike in vietnam

Traveling by motorbike is an experience you should try when com to Vietnam (@journeyious)

In addition to the low cost of living, another reason Vietnam is considered a 'worthwhile place to live' is its good and affordable healthcare system. The Australian website advises travelers to purchase insurance for precautionary measures. In the aforementioned cities, there are many high-quality clinics and public hospitals that meet most medical needs. A general health check-up, including blood tests, can cost 40 USD (~ 970.000 VND) without insurance.

Besides, culinary delights are also a compelling reason to find Vietnam attractive. Travel2Next introduces Vietnam as having a 'coffee culture' worth savoring and exploring, with coconut coffee being a recommended choice.

Vietnam coconut coffee

You must try drinking Vietnam coconut coffee

Vietnam is also praised for its natural beauty, with its extensive coastline. From Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Da Nang, tourists can reach various tourist destinations within just a 2-hour journey.

The reasons Australia's travel advisory website offers are sure to make you want to visit VIetnam once in your life. If you’d like to book a package tour explore Vietnam, contact New Asia Tours on our website