Last Updated August, 2020
You’ve probably heard hundreds of times why you should visit Vietnam. And perhaps you’ve already visited this historically rich country. Have you fallen in love with it yet? We were really skeptical about people, living conditions, and country in general before stepping on Vietnamese land. The last thing on our mind was a thought about the possibility to settle down anywhere here. Why would we even want to move to Vietnam, right?
The answers are simple and you’ll find them below. Take a look at the list of reasons why to move to Vietnam to get inspired.
Why Move to Vietnam as a Digital Nomad, Expat, or Retiree
1. Cost of Living
I will start with this one because the Cost of Living is probably one of the main elements that we, people, are looking at when thinking to move abroad. It’s no news that living and traveling in Vietnam is very affordable. And it really is.
You can rent a good quality studio or one-bedroom apartment anywhere here between 200-350 dollars. More spacious and luxurious flats will cost you more. Houses go between 500-800 dollars per month.
Saigon and Hanoi have slightly higher prices, but even there they are very reasonable. We have an entire post about the apartments we rented in Vietnam here.
When Mark and I were shopping for a place to live in Nha Trang, Dalat, and Ho Chi Minh City we found many cool options.
For instance, we were checking out an amazing two-bedroom apartment on 40th floor with an ocean view for $550 per month, a studio in a newly built complex for $250 per month, an entire 3 bedroom house with garage and lawn for $500 (which we didn’t need).
Travel around Vietnam is also cheap and has a lot of options on how to move around the country.
You definitely don’t need to make one of the top ten salaries in the world to live comfortably in Vietnam. Food, accommodation, entertainment, gas, and public transportation is so affordable that you will almost forget about such a thing as bills and payments.