Vietnam Budget

Total Amount Spent in Vietnam: 10,769,000 Dong + $612 ($1,210)

Exchange Rate: $1 = 18,000 Dong

Number of Days Spent in Vietnam: 14 (July 9-22, 2009)

Daily Average: $86.50

BREAKDOWN BY CATEGORY

  • Food: 3,139,000 Dong ($174.38)
  • Transportation: 5,499,000 Dong + $14 ($319.50)
  • Accommodations: 692,000 Dong + $102 ($140.44)

Activities: 1,000,000 Dong + $266 ($321.55)
Communication: 14,000 Dong ($0.77)
Shopping: 305,000 Dong + $195 ($211.94)
Laundry: 120,000 Dong ($6.67)
Visas: $35

Visa Fees: $35 for a 30-day visa for a U.S. citizen from the embassy in Cambodia. Swedish citizens get 15 day entry for free.

Three Day Mekong Delta Trip: $44 per person

Sandwich from a street vendor: 5,000 Dong ($0.28)

Flight from Saigon to Hanoi: 1,057,000 Dong ($58.72)

Fruit Shake: 8,000 Dong ($0.44)

Admission to the Reunification Palace in Saigon: 15,000 Dong ($0.84)

Halong Bay Overnight Trip with Kangaroo Cafe: $89 per person

One Day Trek with Local Villager in Sapa: 200,000 Dong for two people ($11.10)

Men’s Suit Tailor Made in Hoi An: $125

Moto Bike Tour of Hue: 100,000 per person ($5.55)

Computer Power Supply Fixed at Local Shop: $3

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