Travel Budget for Hoi An

Tinh Quang Nam, Vietnam

How much does it cost to travel to Hoi An?

How much money will you need for your trip to Hoi An? You should plan to spend around d979,670 ($42) per day on your vacation in Hoi An, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, d171,049 ($7.38) on meals for one day and d337,841 ($15) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Hoi An for a couple is d1,060,236 ($46). So, a trip to Hoi An for two people for one week costs on average d13,715,377 ($591). 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
    d979,670
  • One Week Per person
    d6,857,688
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    d13,715,377
  • One Month Per person
    d29,390,094
  • One Week For a couple
    d13,715,377
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    d27,430,754
  • One Month For a couple
    d58,780,187
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A vacation to Hoi An for one week usually costs around d6,857,688 for one person. So, a trip to Hoi An for two people costs around d13,715,377 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs d27,430,754 in Hoi An. 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 Hoi An can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.



How expensive is Hoi An?

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

While meal prices in Hoi An can vary, the average cost of food in Hoi An is d171,049 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Hoi An should cost around d68,420 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Hoi An is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

The cost of a taxi ride in Hoi An is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent d337,841 per person, per day, on local transportation in Hoi An.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    d530,118
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    d1,060,236
  • Food2 Meals for one day
    d171,049
  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    d33,421
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    d337,841
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    d194,097
  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    d94,455
  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
    d131,112
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    d142,388
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2019
Flights to Hoi An

How much does it cost to go to Hoi An? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend SkyScanner or Kayak because they can find the best deals across all of the airlines.




How much money do I need for Hoi An?

Typical travel prices in Hoi An are listed below. These actual costs can give you an idea of the price of travel in Hoi An. Please keep in mind that the cost of travel in Hoi An can vary depending on your specific style of travel.


  • Internet
    d3,000
  • Laundry
    d38,000
  • Motorbike Rental
    d20,000
  • Dinner at Bamboo Village (for Two)
    d356,000
  • Taxi Around Town
    d16,000
  • Golf (for Two)
    d3,706,000
  • Short Taxi Ride
    d40,000
  • Casual Lunch (for Two)
    d100,000
  • Short Boat Ride
    d40,000
  • Coffee and Dessert (for Two)
    d140,000
  • Cooking Class (for Two)
    d1,278,000
  • Bottle of Wine
    d240,000
  • Hoi An Ancient City Tickets (for Two)
    d200,000
  • Taxi From Danang to Hoi An
    d220,000
  • Taxi to Train Station
    d115,000
  • Tailored Top & Pants
    d1,000,000
Typical tour prices for Hoi An

How much do tours to Hoi An cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    10 days
    $ 1025
    ($103/day)
  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    12 days
    $ 1675
    ($140/day)
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    10 days
    $ 900
    ($90/day)
  • Trafalgar Award-winning tours
    14 days
    $ 2525
    ($180/day)
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Hoi An Hoi An, Vietnam
Located just south of the city of Da Nang, Hoi An is famous for it's beautiful old town. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Unfortunately, since its designation as a World Heritage Site in 1999, mass tourism has grown and the city has felt the growing pains. Most of the homes and shops in the old town are now used for commercial purposes. The city is still quaint, but the old town is lined with tailor shops, souvenir stores, and restaurants. Foreigners are required to purchase a ticket to enter the old town of Hoi An (120,000 VND, about $5).
Sights
There are many historic sights that are in Hoi An's old town. The town operates on a coupon system and for a set price you can get a ticket to visit five attractions including museums, old houses, assembly halls, and workshops, as well as the Japanese Covered Bridge or the Quan Cong Temple. The Japanese Covered Bridge is free to cross without a ticket. It was built in the early 1600's by the Japanese community and is a major landmark of the city.

Popular museums around town include the Museum of Folk Culture, the Museum of Trade Ceramics, the Hoi An Museum of History and Culture, and the Museum of Sa Huynh Culture. The historic houses include the Phung Hung House, Quan Thang House, and Tan Ky House.

Other sights include the Cantonese Assembly Hall, Hokien Meeting Hall, the Chinese All-Community Meeting Hall, the Hoi An Handicraft Workshop, the Traditional Theatre, and the Swan Boats.
Neighborhoods
Most visitors spend the majority of their time in Hoi An's Old Town. This area is quaint, but commercialized. It has a main road cutting through it called Tran Phu that is lined with stores and shops. To the south of town, across the Thu Bon River are two islands: An Hoi is to the west and Cam Nam is to the east.

There's also a nice beach near Hoi An that many travelers choose to visit for a day. The best way to make your way there is to either hire a bicycle or motorbike. Alternatively, you can take a taxi, but these are usually more expensive and can be somewhat more difficult to find. The beach itself is nice, but you are likely to be harassed by vendors, so the experience may not be as relaxing as you had hoped. There are some shacks and cafes by the beach where you can pick up a decent lunch while you're relaxing on the beach.

Activities
If you find yourself in town on the 14th or 15th of a lunar month you'll get to see a good number of activities in celebration. These include traditional games like bai choi, trong quan, and dap nieu, which are played out all over town.

Another popular activity in Hoi An is to have the city's tailors make you some articles of clothing. It's fun to flip through the books they have on hand and select some items of your choosing. They'll take your measurements and within a couple of days you'll have some tailor made cloths.

Hoi An itself is a very romantic location, as the streets are lined with old buildings full of interesting shops. Hoi An makes a great destination for a Honeymoon in Vietnam, too, as it is affordable, fun, and it also has some nice beaches nearby. In fact, some of the beaches in this region of Vietnam are actually quite good. An Bang beach is one of the best beaches in Vietnam, and any visitor can have a good time here. The beach area is only about 10 minutes from the middle of town by car or motorbike.
Food and Dining
Hoi An is also famous for its local cuisine. (During our trip there, we absolutely fell in love with the food in Hoi An!) There are local specialties that you should definitely try while you're in town. Cao lao is a rice noodle dish that is topped with roast pork, dough fritters, and some veggies. Another favorite is called white rose, which is a unique form of a shrimp dumpling. Wonton dumplings are also common and are usually served in a soup or deep fried. To try some of these dishes, check out our guide to the best restaurants in Hoi An or this other guide to where to eat in Hoi An.

The Central Market is a great place to grab a meal or a snack from food vendors. You'll also find plenty of pubs and cafes along the river. Prices at restaurants in the center of town are higher due to the frequency of tourists, but in general you can get a decent meal for a low price at most places. Still, as tourism continues to thrive in Hoi An, prices continue to go up.

Transportation
Vietnam Bus and Train Prices
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It's really easy to walk around the old town portion of Hoi An. The entire area is pedestrianized during the day time, making it a fun place to wander, but keep your wits about you in the evening hours when motorbikes are more common.

Like elsewhere in Vietnam, motorbike rentals are available. Negotiate hard for the price and ensure that the bike is in good condition before you leave. Make sure you are given a helmet as there is a fine if you don't wear one. Also remember that foreign international driving licences are not valid in Vietnam and you will be at fault if you are in an accident.

Both car taxis and motorbike taxis are available. Taxis are available at the middle of Le Loi Street. Negotiate prices hard and you can still expect to pay a significant markup.


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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

Food!

By Bryan
Hoi An is known for three great things: the unique local food, the many clothing tailors, and the interesting old town full of old buildings. The local food is to die for. Try it all, and try it a lot. It's often really cheap. For one meal, we ate a huge amount of delicious soup dumplings for under $1. There's also a nearby beach that you can visit by taking a motorbike taxi. You might have to pay to sit on the beach depending on where you go, a lot of the beach land is privately owned.

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