How much money do I need for 2 weeks in Vietnam - Sao La Tours FAQ
“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.
Cost of food in Vietnam
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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)
$7 to $10 per night
$35 to $70 per night
$120 to $500 per night
$10 to $15 per day
$20 to $30 per day
$80 to $150 per day
$8 to $10 per day
$15 to $18 per day
$40 to $80 per day
$3 to $5 per item
$15 to $20 per item
$50 to $100 per item
$5 to $10 per day
$25 to $40 per day
$70 to $105 per day
Total (for 1 day)
Total (for 2 weeks)
How much money do I need for 2 weeks in Vietnam