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Hanoi, Thu Do Ha Noi, Vietnam

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How much money will you need for your trip to Hanoi? You should plan to spend around d954,673 ($41) per day on your vacation in Hanoi, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, d249,722 ($11) on meals for one day and d136,352 ($5.81) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Hanoi for a couple is d1,000,339 ($43). So, a trip to Hanoi for two people for one week costs on average d13,365,418 ($570). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Hanoi for one week usually costs around d6,682,709 for one person. So, a trip to Hanoi for two people costs around d13,365,418 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs d26,730,836 in Hanoi. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Hanoi can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Hanoi? How much money do I need for Hanoi?

How much does a trip to Hanoi cost? Is Hanoi expensive? The average Hanoi trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Hanoi prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Hanoi
Average Daily Costs

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The average price for one person for accommodation in Hanoi is d500,169. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Hanoi is d1,000,339.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

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Transportation Budget in Hanoi
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Hanoi is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent d136,352 per person, per day, on local transportation in Hanoi.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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What did other people spend on Transportation in Hanoi?

Typical prices for Transportation in Hanoi are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Hanoi, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Taxi to Bus Station
  • Shuttle Bus From Airport (for Two)
  • Local Bus Ride (for Two)
  • Short Taxi Ride
  • Short Motorbike Ride (10 Minutes)

Food Budget in Hanoi
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Hanoi can vary, the average cost of food in Hanoi is d249,722 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Hanoi should cost around d99,889 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Hanoi is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


What did other people spend on Food in Hanoi?

Typical prices for Food in Hanoi are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Hanoi, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • High End Dinner (for Two)
  • Casual Lunch (for Two)
  • Bowl of Pho
  • Italian Dinner (for Food)

Entertainment Budget in Hanoi
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Hanoi typically cost an average of d170,419 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Hanoi?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Hanoi are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Hanoi, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Puppet Theater
  • The Hanoi Hilton Entrance
  • National History Museum
  • Puppet Theater Ticket

Tips and Handouts Budget in Hanoi
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average price for Tips and Handouts in Hanoi is d168,871 per day. The usual amount for a tip in Hanoi is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Hanoi
Average Daily Costs

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  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Hanoi is d286,649.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in Hanoi
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about d154,146 on alcoholic beverages in Hanoi per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in Hanoi
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend d19,733 on bottled water in Hanoi per day. The public water in Hanoi is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Last Updated: Jul 13, 2022
Hanoi On a Budget
Hanoi Tran Quoc Pagoda, Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi is the chaotic capital of Vietnam, and it serves as a great introduction to the country for many travelers. It's the second largest city in the country after Saigon and is an interesting combination of East meets West. There's traditional Vietnamese culture with subtle influences brought by the French. The city continues to grow and change rapidly and it's easy to get lost amidst the chaos.

Definitely allow yourself several days to explore the area, sample the food, and do some day trips to the surrounding areas. You can see the colonial French influence in much of the architecture around the city. The city itself continues to develop and modernize, and it is quickly becoming an influence in Asian culture.

Hanoi's climate is tropical and the temperatures stay hot and damp through most months. The winter can be surprisingly chilly though and the wind chill and humidity make it feel even cooler. It's best to avoid the hottest summer months when the city feels almost unbearable and the air is very stagnant.
There is no shortage of sights in and around Hanoi. Some of the more interesting museums include the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Vietnamese Women's Museum, Ho Chi Minh Museum, and Ho Chi Minh's Vestige In The Presidential Palace Area. There are also plenty of temples around the area with some of the most famous being the Temple of Literature, Ngoc Son Temple, and Bach Ma Temple. There are also some educational and memorial sights related to the war. These include the Hoa Lo Prison (The Hanoi Hilton), B-52 Lake, and the Army Museum. Parks in the area include Hoan Kiem Lake, Ho Tay, the Lenin Statue and Park, and Ly Thai To Statue and Lake. Also while you're in Hanoi it's worth checking out the famous Vietnamese puppet theater. You can see this at Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre, which is near Hoan Kiem Lake.

Also check out the interesting Phung Hung Street Art, located in various parts of the city.

If you're interested in traveling through Vietnam while saving money, check out this great guide to Motorbiking Vietnam on a budget.
Hanoi has a variety of neighborhoods that are worth exploring. It is suggested that you spend at least a few days here, perhaps as part of a 7-day itinerary of Vietnam. Hanoi makes a great base for exploring the nearby towns as well.

Hoan Kiem is named for the lake and has green landscape and a social setting. In the morning there are many exercisers and during the day there are local families and tourists wandering about.

The Old Quarter has winding, narrow streets with flower carts, spice shops, and restaurants lining them.

West Lake is north of the Old Quarter and has many palaces and ancient architecture. There are also high end hotels and restaurants in the area.

Ba Dinh is where you'll find the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum compound as well as botanical gardens, the Temple of Literature, the One Pillar Pagoda and many nice hotels.

Tourists rarely visit the Hai Ba Trung area and it has many local markets, merchants, and food stalls. It's where you'll find the best local food and a truly authentic experience.

There are a variety of activities that you can enjoy in Hanoi. Cooking classes are quite popular and fun. Eco tours and food tours are common as well. There are a variety of markets that you can visit in Hanoi also. Hang Da is a 6 story building with a variety of kiosks and shops. Other markets around town include Cho Hom, Dong Xuan, and the night market which opens at 7 pm in the old quarter. You can also get a massage in Hanoi as the Omamori Spa.
Food and Dining
Vietnam has a very diverse and delicious cuisine that makes use of fresh ingredients. Soup, or "pho" is a popular dish around town. It is prepared with a variety of ingredients including "Ga" (chicken) or "Bo" (beef). There are thousands of small restaurants around town that serve up dishes with chicken, beef, fish, vegetables, or seafood. Street stalls are also very common and incredibly cheap. They typically offer plastic tables and chairs that you can eat at and the food is quite good. Many of these eateries are located in the Old Quarter. The atmosphere here is great and there are many places that cater specifically to tourists. One of the best authentic restaurants in Hanoi is Bun Bo Nam Bo, so check it out when you're in town.

Western food is also abundant but quality can vary and prices are dramatically higher than local food. Pizza, pasta, burgers, and other types of Asian food are all available around town. Street baguettes are also quite common.

A good first stop in the city is the Tourist Information Center, which is just north of Hoan Kiem Lake. It's staffed by English speaking attendants who can offer you some great advice and give you a map of the area. You can also access the Internet from their office.

If you're traveling a distance of any real length, your best bet is to hop into a taxi. Taxis have meters, but most have been tinkered with, so you'll likely do better to set a price ahead of time. Like everything else in Vietnam, negotiate hard. Don't be afraid to let one taxi go by if they aren't giving you a fair rate and flag down another. For shorter distances, cyclos or pedicabs are a good option. They tend to be cheaper and are a fun way to travel.

There are buses that travel through the city as well. They are a little difficult to navigate but are surprisingly comfortable and convenient. There are over 60 bus lines and the conductors are usually helpful with information.
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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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Travel Tips

The Old Quarter

By Bryan in Entertainment
The old quarter of Hanoi is the best place to stay in the city, because you can wander out of your hotel and immediately start exploring the city with its old buildings, small restaurants, and interesting shops. Traffic is crazy, and the narrow roads are full of motorbikes. You don't want to be on one, so just walk around. Don't miss the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre, it's a unique cultural and artistic show that you won't see anywhere else in the world.

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