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list of prices for goods/services in Hanoi?

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1. Posted by sandy456 (Full Member 213 posts) 10y

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list of prices for goods/services in Hanoi?

Does anyone have a list of local's prices for goods/services in Hanoi, Vietnam?

Most importantly, how much should a stingy (or wise) traveller pay for:

1) A cheap Viet meal (no drink)
2) A cheap French or other non-Viet meal (no drink)
2b) A good French pastry/baguette
3) An average motorbike taxi ride (day/night) and
4) The cheapest possible dorm in the old quarter

Also, what is the best place to do grocery shopping if you plan on cooking on your own? Where do the local's shop? How much are basic food items like bread, fruits, eggs, oil, etc... Is there a superstore like a Chinese-style Wal-mart or only a bazaar?

Some say, offer in return to the seller's first , about 25-30%? So a merchant quotes you 100,000 Dong for something or another. What is the local's price for that item. Is it 25,000? What's the ratio in Hanoi?

If you'd like to add to this list, I'm sure future travellers (and myself) would save a lot of money and headache by reading it. Please help out if you can.

2. Posted by linhzom (Budding Member 30 posts) 10y

I'm telling you goods in Hanoi are quite cheap compared with other capitals! Now i think i'll give u some tips abou traveling here

1,it depends on what you want to eat here and which restaurant you go to. It may varied from the cheapest: 2000 VND for a dish of sticky rice. "pho" may cost you from 5000 to 10000 VND.And don't worry as the local hardly overcharge you in the matter of eating.
2,Non- Vietnam meal may cost you a bit more. Chinese foof may cost 2 $ or more. Western food may vary from $3.
A pizza range from $3 to 9$ depends on where you have it.

3, It makes no different whether u travel by day or night. For a taxi drive- keep it at 2000 to 3000 per km, for taxi is 10000 er km and no bargain!

4,the cheapest dorm in the Old quarter costs you at least 15000 VND (=1 dollar) a night.

If you wanna cook by yourself, ytou may go to the local super market for grocery. It's better to be accompanied by a local person as hardly any merchant know foreign language. you may make a bargain there up to 30% but nowadays, i feel that they no longer ask you for more money than the real price. Or you may go to the supermarket. Price there is not much more than the local market and besides, products there have high qualities.
Have a good time in Hanoi. If you want to klnow anything more, just ask!

3. Posted by linhzom (Budding Member 30 posts) 10y

I'm telling you goods in Hanoi are quite cheap compared with other capitals! Now i think i'll give u some tips abou traveling here

1,it depends on what you want to eat here and which restaurant you go to. It may varied from the cheapest: 2000 VND for a dish of sticky rice. "pho" may cost you from 5000 to 10000 VND.And don't worry as the local hardly overcharge you in the matter of eating.
2,Non- Vietnam meal may cost you a bit more. Chinese foof may cost 2 $ or more. Western food may vary from $3.
A pizza range from $3 to 9$ depends on where you have it.

3, It makes no different whether u travel by day or night. For a taxi drive- keep it at 2000 to 3000 per km, for taxi is 10000 er km and no bargain!

4,the cheapest dorm in the Old quarter costs you at least 15000 VND (=1 dollar) a night.

If you wanna cook by yourself, ytou may go to the local super market for grocery. It's better to be accompanied by a local person as hardly any merchant know foreign language. you may make a bargain there up to 30% but nowadays, i feel that they no longer ask you for more money than the real price. Or you may go to the supermarket. Price there is not much more than the local market and besides, products there have high qualities.
Have a good time in Hanoi. If you want to klnow anything more, just ask!