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Have you ever think about moving to other countries? If you are looking for a place to have chilling & slow life, Da Nang will be the one. In this post, I will explain the cost of living in Da Nang, Vietnam.
What is the Da Nang City Like? #
Da Nang city locates in the middle of Vietnam, at the point of heart mark icon.
Da Nang city is like a mixture of urban and rural. You can enjoy marine sports in the beach or riding a motorbike to the mountain or going shopping just by the 15 min drive from the center of the city. Also, there are plenty of things you can enjoy the nightlife. There are lots of bars, beach club and casinos. If you are looking for a place to chill, it’s worth visiting this hidden gem.
Goods Prices In Da Nang #
In case of moving to another city, it’s necessary to know about the cost of living there. Unfortunately, the price of goods in Vietnam has been gradually going upward through this 5 years. But still many things are affordable more than Japan. Let me make a comparison of goods prices between Vietnam and Japan.
|Product||Japan (USD)||Vietnam (USD)|
|Mobile Sim (monthly)||$23 ~ $38||$4.2|
|Electricity Bill (1kw)||$0.15||$0.07|
I also talked more about the cost of living in Da Nang on my video, so please check it out if you got interested:)
Apartment Rent Fee In Da Nang #
Another point I should mention here is apartment rent fee. Compared with Japanese one, the apartment rent fee in Vietnam is much cheaper.
Here is the list of the each room grade based
|$0 ~ $100||1 Bed Room, Old Room, Shared Bath Room, No Equipped Furniture, Room Size is around 18m2|
|$100 ~ $200||1 Bed Room, 1 Bath Room, Equipped Furniture, Room Size is around 28m2|
|$200 ~ $300||1 Bed Room, 1 Bath Room, Equipped Modern Furniture, Room Size is around 40m2|
|$300 ~ $400||1 Bed Room, 1 Living Room, 1 Bath Room, Equipped Modern Furniture, Room Size is around 50m2|
|$400 ~ $500||1 Bed Room, 1 Living Room, 1 Bath Room, Equipped Modern Furniture, Room Size is around 60m2, Free Gym, Free Swimming Pool|
If you want to know more details about living in Da Nang, this post will be interesting to you:)
How Much I Can Save Monthly? #
Here is my cost of living monthly in Vietnam.
|Water||Free (included in my house rent fee)|
|House Rent Fee||$340|
|Gasoline for my motorbike||$15|
Basically, I cook by myself for my breakfast & dinner. For lunch, I go to local restaurant and it costs around $1 ~ $1.5 for my lunch.
Taxes In Vietnam #
In Japan, there are many different types of taxes and automatically deducted from your salary. But in Vietnam, we only have an income tax(except consumption tax). An income tax in Vietnam applies progessive taxation. It means that you needs to pay higher tax if you receive higher salary.
About me #
I hope this post is informative to you:) For someone who doesn’t know me, here is the summary about me:)
- I started my IT career without any CS background
- I have a couple of years of working experiences as software developer (mainly mobile & web) in Japan
- I got tired of the life in Japan and moved to Vietnam, Da Nang
- I love to create the mobile apps, Youtube videos and share the life in Vietnam
- I hope I can create the space to connect devs all over the world:)
For more details, I am waiting for you on my Youtube channels:)