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Table statistics the cheapest cities to visit

Table statistics the cheapest cities to visit

The famed Trip Adivor site has recently named Hanoi as top of the world cheapest city to travelers after a survey made from 4 criteria. From expertise and experiences over the years, the 2 last criteria are nominated by our team, Indochina Voyages.

* Accomodation/hotels: This most critical concern is well mentioned when Hanoi offers a wide ranges of hotel from 2-5 star ratings while alomost all of the locations are city central or walking distance to the city focal points. Its also help as a right base for many day or several package tours out of Hanoi as Halong Bay, Hai Phong, Ninh Binh, Mai Chau, Perfume Pagoda and a lot other traditional handicraft villages dotted along the Red River Delta.

The hotel from 2-5 star ratings in Hanoi

The hotel from 2-5 star ratings in Hanoi

* Meals: As from the survey for 3.5 days with lunches and dinners, the cost is so competitive in compared with the rest of the list, if it is not said the cheapest. This statistic is counted for having meals in quite good scale restaurants BUT keep in mind that Hanoi is a world famous street-eats city which provide so many eating expriences, diversified foods and of course, with yummy tastes. Expenses for these places are much cost saved than the number appeared on the table.

Locals are enjoying their favourist street foods

Locals are enjoying their favorite street foods

* Sightseeing fee: Beside some of the public monuments, historical sites which are open free to travelers, most of the museums, sightseeing places in this city offer a charge of 0.5 cent up to $2. You can see the cost is so thrilled to make a busy city tour at wishes.

A corner of Hanoi

A corner of Hanoi – source internet

* Taxi fare to get a round in a day: Considerably cheapest in compare with those countries in the Asean block, taxi is also part of the fun of your travel in this crazy driven traffic when you can have the peace of mind and watch the amazing traffic show in the streets. To minimize any scam might happen, my tips for the good taxi and to be well self-protected as below:

– Get the reputable ones as Hanoi taxi (04.38.53.53.53), Mai Linh taxi (04.38.222.666), Thanh Nga taxi (04.38.215.215) and Thanh Cong taxi (04.32.57.57.57). The two last is the best with cost, while the car is a bit smaller.

– Provide the taxi driver with a fix address and if possible, have taxi-ordered from your hotels, restaurant or the establishment you are about to leave.

– Take a photo once you are in. Photo should be with the Taxi brand and its number, mostly appeared to the top right of the car. This help to warn the taxi driver to serve you right.

Taxis are always available in Hanoi

Taxis are always available in Hanoi

* Hair Cut and Hairdresser: From my research and experiences, this is quite a good chance to save your $ while you can experience a different ambiance for your new hair-cut…in the open street side. Your travel  partner can also have a good photo of you to boast with friends at home of a new experience that Hanoi had offered. Price for these haircut ( male client ) is ranging from $1.5- $2. For the indoor hairdresser (serve female client ) a hair cut is ranging from $6- $9  plus a hair wash and blow of $2- $3.

Price for these haircut ( male client ) is ranging 1.5$- 2$

Price for these haircut ( male client ) is ranging 1.5$- 2$

* Bia Hoi: This last but not least, a real culture of Hanoi in the last several decades but started to be well-known by travelers around the world. A bia hoi cost around 0.3 cents and you can order some local snacks to go with your beer. You will be amazed at the crowd but fun of these places while immerse yourself with the local ambiance of the Bia Hoi corner has to offer.

A bia hoi cost around 0.3 cents in Hanoi

A bia hoi cost around 0.3 cents in Hanoi

If you find more reasons, feel free to contribute with us and we are very happy to talk and share our Hanoi to you, maybe we can sit down in a street-side coffee shop and enjoy Hanoi the way we want…

IV blogging team

 

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