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Many would say the coffee alone is worth spending time in the capital of Vietnam. Add in the wonderful food, deeply embedded traditions and low prices for rent and Hanoi seems quite ideal for remote workers. While there is some pollution, the city is safe, full of attractive neighborhoods to explore and home to a unique cultural mix with influences from the Chinese, French and other Southeast Asian countries. There's some great coworking spaces and cafes to work from as well. Escaping the city to explore the Ha Long Bay or the stunning countryside and tribal communities to the north requires only a few hours drive.

Monthly cost of living for remote workers

A remote worker can expect to spend an average of 27259165 1188 979 ${ selected_currency } per month in Hanoi, with an average rent of 11758384 513 422 ${ selected_currency }.
Rent
1 bedroom apartment / modern / central / short term
${ selected_currency } 11758384 513 422
Groceries
Basic groceries
${ selected_currency } 3536782 154 127
Dining out
12 dinners and 8 lunches
${ selected_currency } 3124000 136 112
Cafe
20 coffees / teas
${ selected_currency } 900000 39 32
Coworking space
1 month membership / hot desk
${ selected_currency } 1683166 73 60
Mobile internet
Prepaid SIM / 5 GB data / fast
${ selected_currency } 89000 4 3
Public transportation
20 roundtrip journeys
${ selected_currency } 460000 20 17
Taxis
5 short trips
${ selected_currency } 313750 14 11
Shared bicycles and scooters
10 trips
${ selected_currency } 0 0 0
Sport and cultural events
1 event
${ selected_currency } 65000 3 2
Museums and sights
3 sights / entrance tickets
${ selected_currency } 96000 4 3
Nightlife
5 nights out / 3 drinks per night
${ selected_currency } 2077500 91 75
Gym
1 month membership
${ selected_currency } 1337250 58 48
Yoga
10 classes
${ selected_currency } 1333333 58 48
Massage
1 massage
${ selected_currency } 485000 21 17
TOTAL
${ selected_currency } 27259165 1188 979
Latest tips
Valuable advice straight from the experiences of your fellow remote workers.
Do you have a tip about Hanoi? Please share and help the community!
Some of the best short trips from this city (maybe 1 - 3 days) are to Duong Lam Ancient Village, Ninh Binh Province, to the Mua Cave, and spending a night in Mai Chau Valley. Hanoi is awesome but every now and then it's good to get away from the hustle and bustle!
By Victor L. Places to visit
Blackbird Cafรฉ is a great place to work. It's always been my favorite, most reliable place. My second option is EMMโ€™s Cafรฉ.
By Chris M. Workspaces
When crossing the street, walk at a slow, steady pace and the cars, scooters, and bikes will go around you. It is scary at first, but it works!
By Iva A. Safety
Soon after you arrive, take a Street Food tour to help you understand the local dishes. The food here is incredible but it takes time to learn about all the dishes since you're most likely not familiar with most of them ahead of time.
By Iva A. Food and drink
If youโ€™re taking a taxi, make sure they use the meter. They will try to overcharge you otherwise. Unfortunately, sometimes they take a longer route or deliberately take you to the wrong place so make sure you know where you're going. Otherwise, I personally recommend downloading the app Grab, it's like Uber.
By Lee C. Transportation
Average weather in Hanoi
Most common months to visit: January, February, October - December
What to know
Population
8,053,663
Main airport
Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN)
Language
Vietnamese
Tap water
Not drinkable
Tipping
Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%.
Taxi apps
Grab, GoViet