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Can Tho, Tinh Can Tho, Vietnam

How much does it cost to travel to Can Tho?

You should plan to spend around $58 (d1,422,455) per day on your vacation in Can Tho. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $18 (d430,390) on meals
  • $13 (d323,347) on local transportation
  • $56 (d1,362,972) on hotels

A one week trip to Can Tho for two people costs, on average, $815 (d19,914,373). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

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
    $58
    d1,422,455
  • One Week Per person
    $408
    d9,957,186
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $815
    d19,914,373
  • One Month Per person
    $1,747
    d42,673,656
  • One Week For a couple
    $815
    d19,914,373
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $1,631
    d39,828,746
  • One Month For a couple
    $3,494
    d85,347,312
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Can Tho cost?

A one week trip to Can Tho usually costs around $408 (d9,957,186) for one person and $815 (d19,914,373) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Can Tho on average costs around $815 (d19,914,373) for one person and $1,631 (d39,828,746) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per 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 Can Tho will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Can Tho on average costs around $1,747 (d42,673,656) for one person and $3,494 (d85,347,312) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Can Tho has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Can Tho expensive to visit?

Can Tho is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Vietnam, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It falls in the average range in the country for its prices. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Asia, Can Tho is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) or Nanchang.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Can Tho Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Can Tho?

The average Can Tho trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Can Tho travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) d1,362,972 ($56)
Local Transportation 1 d323,347 ($13)
Food 2 d430,390 ($18)
Entertainment 1 d414,374 ($17)
Tips and Handouts 1 d9,375 - 28,125 ($0 - 1)
Alcohol 2 d82,538 - 247,614 ($3 - 10)
Accommodation Budget in Can Tho
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Can Tho is $28 (d681,486). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Can Tho is $56 (d1,362,972). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $28
    d681,486
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $56
    d1,362,972

Hotel Prices in Can Tho

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Can Tho based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $26. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Can Tho
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Can Tho is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $13 (d323,347) per person, per day, on local transportation in Can Tho.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $13
    d323,347

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Food Budget in Can Tho
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Can Tho can vary, the average cost of food in Can Tho is $18 (d430,390) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Can Tho should cost around $7.05 (d172,156) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Can Tho is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $18
    d430,390

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What did other people spend on Food in Can Tho?

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


  • Restaurant Dinner (for Two)
    d130,000
  • Coconut
    d7,000
  • Mango
    d27,000
  • Hot Pot Dinner (for Two)
    d174,000
  • Two Vietnamese Iced Coffees
    d16,000
  • Casual Lunch (for One)
    d70,000


Entertainment Budget in Can Tho
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Can Tho typically cost an average of $17 (d414,374) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $17
    d414,374

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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Can Tho?

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


  • Sunset Boat Ride
    d50,000
  • Half Day Floating Market Tour
    d210,000


Tips and Handouts Budget in Can Tho
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Can Tho is $0.77 (d18,750) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Can Tho is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    $0.77
    d18,750

What did other people spend on Tips and Handouts in Can Tho?

Typical prices for Tips and Handouts in Can Tho are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Can Tho, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Boat Driver Tip
    d30,000


Alcohol Budget in Can Tho
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $6.76 (d165,076) on alcoholic beverages in Can Tho per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $6.76
    d165,076

What did other people spend on Alcohol in Can Tho?

Typical prices for Alcohol in Can Tho are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Can Tho, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Beer
    d80,000


Water Budget in Can Tho
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $1.55 (d37,813) on bottled water in Can Tho per day. The public water in Can Tho is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $1.55
    d37,813


Can Tho On a Budget
Can Tho Can Tho, Vietnam
Can Tho is the largest city of Vietnam's Mekong Delta, and is best known for its canal network of floating markets, restaurants, bars, and hotels, Buddhist pagodas, and the beauty of the delta, which is illuminated in the evenings.
Sights
The main attractions of Can Tho are the floating markets and the pagodas. One of the biggest and most active Buddhist temples is Quang Duc Pagoda, located on Mau Than Street, where monks live and visitors are welcome. Also worth visiting is the newer Buu Tri Pagoda on Mau Than Street and the Khmer Pagoda of Munirangsyaram on Hoa Bình street. Mau Than Street is the longest street in the Mekong Delta and central street in Can Tho. Aside from the more touristy floating market area, this street has some of the best opportunities for local shopping and dining.

The floating markets are one of the most unique attractions of Can Tho. Cai Rang is the main wholesale floating market, and can only be reached by boat. Other markets on the water include Phong Dien, Phung Hiep, and Tra On. All of them are very lively, typically open earlier in the day, and can only be reached by boat. Floating market tours are available for visitors who wish to have a more guided experience of the local bustle.

Can Tho also has a number of impressive markets on land. Cai Khe Market on Tran Van Kheo sells fresh fish and other products that arrive on the river, Xuan Khanh Market on Mau Than Street predominately sells fresh food, fish, vegetables, and fruit, and Ninh Kieu Pier Tourist Market mainly caters to tourists.
Neighborhoods
In Can Tho, the center of all activity is on the waterfront along Hai Ba Tr?ng Street. This is where visitors will find the famous floating markets and other floating attractions like hotels, bars, and restaurants. The central district for the waterfront is Ninh Ki?u, the wealthiest and most-populated of Can Tho's nine districts. Ninh Ki?u's port is also the hub for boat trips on surrounding waterways. Other urban districts include Bình Th?y, Cai R?ng, Ô Mon, and Th?t N?t, while the rural districts are C? ??, Phong ?i?n, Th?i Lai, and V?nh Th?nh. Each district then has its own assortment of communities and towns. Most visitors stick to the city center, between the Can Tho University and the Ninh Ki?u quay. This area can be easily explored on foot, though there are also opportunities for renting bicycles or motorbikes to get around the city.

Activities
The best way to experience Can Tho is to explore. Whether on foot, bike, motorbike, or boat, any means of transportation will allow visitors to immerse themselves in the unique market culture of the city. A variety of tours are available from boat cruises to dinner food tours-there is something for everyone. The city also comes to life in a whole different way at night with the illuminated waterfront bustling with busy restaurants and bars.
Food and Dining
Can Tho is especially known for its lighter fare made with fresh fruits and vegetables. The markets are a great place to try local produce. There are many varieties of mangoes, oranges, jackfruit, pomeloes, and grapefruit, as well as more exotic fruits like custard apple, corossol, longans, and durian. Many locals get their produce at Xuan Khanh Market.

For a unique dining experience, visit H?m Vit Nau Chao, or the Hot Pot Alley. Here restaurants specialize in the Can Tho Hot Pot, a soup made from your choice of different vegetables, leaves, egg noodles or rice noodles, tofu, and eggs. Varieties of hot pot include duck, seafood, apple mangrove, and many varieties of fish. Other local specialties include magenta sticky rice cakes, cai rang grilled rolls made from pork, baked sticky rice banana bun, grilled green pepper snails, cong cake made from seafood and served with a sweet and sour fish sauce, Vietnamese noodles served with pork in coconut cream, traditional Vietnamese pancakes, banh mi (baguette sandwich), and many more.

Transportation
The city and the rest of the Mekong Delta is served by Can Tho International Airport. Flights are offered by VietJet Air, Thai VietJet Air, Vietnam Airlines, and VASCO. Because flights are limited in Can Tho, many visitors also opt to travel into Phnom Penh International Airport, the largest airport in Cambodia. Flight connections can be made to Can Tho, or it can be reached by car from Phnom Penh in about 5 hours 40 minutes (226 kilometers).

There are also express bus services that connect most locations in the Mekong Delta, including Ho Chi Minh City where many visitors also arrive. By car, it is about 4 hours northeast of Can Tho (197 kilometers).

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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. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.