Living in Danang is a more relaxed lifestyle, more beaches, and possibly new business opportunities. Danang is a new popular choice for long-term expats in Vietnam, especially if they are planning to make Vietnam their forever home. The first thing to consider is whether the cost of living is balanced. In this article, When in Danang will analyse the living cost as an Expats in Danang.
If you are looking for spacious, budget-friendly accommodation, rental houses are a perfect choice. The houses are fully equipped with basic amenities, including bedroom, bathroom, living room, kitchen and dining room, as well as garden and parking space. For those who decide to settle down for a long time, you can negotiate with the landlord for even more furniture before moving in.
The rental price will depend on the house’s size, location, and interior, ranging from 15 million dong to 30+ million dong.
Apartments for rent in Da Nang are generally considered more expensive than rental houses. Usually parts of multi-story buildings, these apartments are not large in size (around 30 to 50 square meters), but are stylish in design and equipped with modern amenities; making them suitable for those living alone or couples.
Pricing for this segment varies a lot. A studio apartment with full furniture costs around 6 to 8 million dong per month; a one-bedroom apartment is slightly more expensive, at about 9 to 11 million dong; and for a two-bedroom apartment, the price is 13 to 16 million dong. Luxurious apartments with 5-star standards are also available for long-term leasing with the price between 20 and 30 million dong.
Based on location, size, and facilities, rental price can go from 40 million dong to 100 million dong per month. A four-bedroom villa with inside swimming pool in costs around 60 to 70 million dongs per month. A six-bedroom one can be notably more pricey, costing 80 to 90 million dong per month.
- The price of fiber optic internet that each household needs to pay each month is about 200,000 VND for a 20Mbps speed package; 250,000 VND for a 30 Mpbs speed package; 400,000 VND for a 40 Mbps package, etc. For more details, you can refer to the internet price list bellow: The 5th column is the fee per month, the 6th is the fee if you pay 6 months in advance, last is if you pay 12 months in advance.
- The cost of water is not to worry about because it is often very cheap – only about 6.000 VND/m3. Averagely, a family of 4 pays around under 100,000 VND – appx $4,5 a month for their water consumption.
- Average charge of electricity usage is from 3,500 to 4,000 dong per kWh. If you stay in a 1-bedroom apartment for 2 persons with air-conditioner in the living room, then you pay about VND 400,000 / month – $17.5 per month, 2 bedrooms less than VND 600,000 / month – $26 per month. A 2 bedroom house about under $40 per month. So it’s quite cheap here.
Da Nang offers a lively and diverse food scene where the choices are endless. In general, there are three options for eating: Restaurants, street food and cooking your own food.
Local Vietnamese Street food is extremely fresh, delicious and affordable. For example, Bánh mì (sandwich with eggs and meat) costs around 15,000 VND, a bowl of Phở around 30,000 VND, a rice buffet (Cơm Bình Dân) will set you full for about 25,000 VND. A huge meal with a drink on the side won’t exceed 50,000 VND. ‘Chay’ places which means vegetarian food. I’ve found a very nice vegetarian rice buffet in An Thuong area that will set you for 25,000 VND. Here is the list of must try food when in Danang you may check.
Danang has a range of luxury restaurants with variety of styles, such as Thai, Japanse, Chinese, Mekong, Traditional, Korean, Western, ect. The price to have meal at these places will fluctuate between 500.000 VND and 2.000.000 VND or more.
If you decide to cook your own food, you can’t miss with local markets. Local markets feature friendly vendors selling the freshest ingredients for affordable prices. When you go to groceries shopping, you will find hat it cost less than 40.000 VND for a meal.
There are so many places that supply motors and cars for monthy/yearly rent with a price between 800.000 VND and 1.000.000 VND. You can rent a car or a motor only if you have a international driving listence.
In recent years, Danang has been growing with Grab and Be. In case you are not confident enough to commuting in Vietnames streets, you can book for a ride in stead of renting a vihicle. The prices will based on the distance between your location to the destination but on the whole, Grab or Be cost from 12.000 – 15.000 VND per kilometer.
Heath and recreation
Monthy fee to join a fitness club is around 500.000 VND to 700.000 VND.
Danang also offers English personnels for health care. With a range of hospitals/clinics such as VinMec, Family Medical Practice, Hoan My Hospital. In compare with international health care services, Danang’s services are much cheaper.
In addtion, Danang is heaven of entertainment. There are a lot of cinema, the price if around 70.000 VND – 90.000 VND for a seat. You can visit Helio Center or Asian Park with budget from 200.000 VND to 500.000 VND to take part in many kinds of outdoor activitiess. You can also enjoy the nightlife in Danang with budget from 100.000 VND to 200.000 VND. The previous articles in which When in Danang recommended you top bars and clubs in the city, you can refer to find a place to discover.
Moreover, Danang is also famous for milktea and coffee. The price in this segment is from around 15.000 VND (street café) to 70.000 (big brands)
You can check out the list of best coffee shop in Danang