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How much money do I need for 2 weeks in Vietnam - Sao La Tours FAQ

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“How much money do I need for 2 weeks in Vietnam?” - you probably wonder the same question when planning for a two-week trip to Vietnam.

How much money do I need for 2 weeks in Vietnam?” - you probably wonder the same question when planning for a two-week trip to Vietnam. It’s undoubtedly true that Vietnam is one of the cheapest countries in Asia. However, you can easily over-budget if you don’t pay attention to your budget or have no preparation. In this article Sao La Tours will give you great advice on the amount of money you should bring when visiting Vietnam for 2 weeks.

Cost of accommodation in Vietnam

If you’re visiting the major cities, there’s a myriad of accommodation types for you to choose from. apartments to hostels, hotels or high-end resorts. The luxury 5-star hotels, most of which are found in the city center, usually cost around $120 - 500. This is also the price for renting resorts located along the beaches in Phu Quoc, Nha Trang or other coastal cities.

A 3 or 4-star hotel should do the job for mid-budget travelers. They come with an affordable price of only $35 - 70 or $70 - 100 for 1 night. If you want to save more money, we suggest staying at the guesthouses or apartments, where they charge only about $10 or less per night. Each room often has 10 to 12 people.

Stay in the luxury resorts for your two-week trip in Vietnam

Stay in the luxury resorts for your two-week trip in Vietnam (Source: Collected)

Cost of food in Vietnam

Breakfast

Most 4 and 5-star hotels serve free breakfast. Their menus can range Vietnamese traditional dishes to Asian and Western specialities. Some 2 or 3-star hotels can provide you with complimentary breakfast. It’s important to check with the hotel before booking your room.

Street food in Vietnam is quite cheap and you can easily enjoy a full-of-nutrient breakfast for only $1.5. The most common dishes for breakfast are Vietnamese bread (Banh Mi), sticky rice (Xoi), Pho and so on.

A breakfast meal at a local restaurant will cost around $5 - 7 and if you’re looking for a more high-end experience, expect to pay $15 - 20 per meal.

Enjoy a nutritious breakfast during your 2 weeks in Vietnam

Enjoy a nutritious breakfast during your 2 weeks in Vietnam (Source: Collected)

Lunch and Dinner

In Vietnam you can enjoy a quite decent lunch/dinner for just $1.5. There are numerous eateries, stalls or open-air restaurants that you can find when strolling through the streets. Dining at more luxury restaurants can cost $25 to $60 per person. If you can’t adapt to Vietnamese food, there are many restaurants which serve food that originated your country.

Lunch in open-air restaurants only cost around $1.5 per person

Lunch in open-air restaurants only cost around $1.5 per person (Source: Collected)

Cost of transportation in Vietnam

Travel within cities

The most comfortable way to get around in Vietnam is by hiring a private car, which costs between $40 to $80 each day. A more budget-friendly way is to hire a motorbike with a price of $7 per day. You can also download some popular transportation booking apps such as Bee, Grab, Fast go or GoViet. The price will be charged depending on the distance of each ride. Travel by bus is also a good idea to reduce the fees, because you only have to pay VND 7.000 per route.

Travel between cities

Traveling between cities can be long and tiring. That’s why you can consider paying for sleeper trains, which are more convenient than buses. The average ticket price ranges $22 to $30.

Traveling by plane will save you lots of time getting around one city to another. The flight ticket usually changes depending on the flight companies and the dates. It’s recommended that you book your flight as early as possible and avoid peak seasons if you can.

Experience sleeper train in Vietnam when travel between cities

Experience sleeper train in Vietnam when travel between cities (Source: Collected)

Cost of shopping in Vietnam

There are lots of things you may want to buy in Vietnam to bring home as souvenirs. The most common souvenirs are:

  • Ao Dai (a Vietnamese traditional costume): $50 - 100 per item

  • Ceramic products (can be found inside the cities, local shops or Bat Trang village in Hanoi): $15 - 20 per item

  • Small gifts (t-shirts, tea, coffee, hand fan, hats etc.): $5

Buying souvenirs to bring home your two-week trip in Vietnam

Buying souvenirs to bring home your two-week trip in Vietnam (Source: Collected)

Cost for visiting the attractions in Vietnam

A group tour for one day generally costs around $25 to $40. These tours usually include some famous attractions of the city you're visiting. Going on private tours will cost you a lot more, between $70 and $150 per one-day tour. The price varies according to the destinations of the tour. Below are the fees for visiting the most popular attractions of Vietnam:

  • Halong Bay: $10

  • Trang An (Ninh Binh): $10

  • Sun World Ba Na Hill (Da Nang): $30 (cable car ride included)

  • Vinpearland Nha Trang: $25

  • Hoi An: $6

There are other spots that cost less than $4.5 for entrance fees, such as museums, historical spots or the theaters. Besides, many places are totally free to enter, such as temples, night markets or theme parks.

Visiting Trang An in Ninh Binh cost you around $10 as entrance fee 

Visiting Trang An in Ninh Binh cost you around $10 as entrance fee (Source: Collected)

How much money do I need for 2 weeks in Vietnam?

The following table will suggest the amount of money you should spend for 2 weeks in Vietnam:

 

Small Budget (per person)

Medium Budget (per person)

Luxury Budget (per person)

Accommodation

$7 to $10 per night

$35 to $70 per night

$120 to $500 per night

Food

$10 to $15 per day

$20 to $30 per day

$80 to $150 per day

Transportation

$8 to $10 per day

$15 to $18 per day

$40 to $80 per day

Shopping

$3 to $5 per item

$15 to $20 per item

$50 to $100 per item

Attractions

$5 to $10 per day

$25 to $40 per day

$70 to $105 per day

Total (for 1 day)

$33

$95

$310

Total (for 2 weeks)

$462

$1.330

$4.340

If you’re still confused over the question: how much money do I need for 2 weeks in Vietnam, simply send Sao La Tours a message or call us and we’d be glad to give you a detailed answer.

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