Accommodation is not difficult to find and prices range from US$200-400 per month, plus about US$30 for utilities. Typically, these rooms are semi furnished with just enough space for one person with minimal belongings.
There is a lot of choice when dining out in Vietnam and prices are reasonable. A budget meal would cost around VND16,845- 50,535 (US$1-3), a moderate meal in the region of VND67,380-134,760 (US$4-8) and meals at high end restaurants are about 673,800 VND (US$40). A bottle of beer costs VND8422-42,112 (US$.50-2.50), depending on the establishment.
In Vietnam, there are various means of traveling around the city. ‘Cyclos’, or bicycle taxis are cheap and slow, but best when sightseeing. A short ride would cost you less than a dollar. Regular taxis cost VND13,476-16,845 (US$0.80-1) basic fee plus 8,422 VND(US$0.50) per km after 2 kms. Riding a motorcycle taxi is even cheaper. Many people choose to rent motorcycles for as little as VND842,250-1,179,150 (US$50-70) per month.
Visiting a local doctor in Vietnam would cost you VND84,255 (US$5), while international doctors in private hospitals would charge VND336, 900- 1,094,925 (US$20-65). Dentist rates a bit cheaper at VND101,070-202,140 (US$6-12) per visit.
TEFL English teaching job listings in Vietnam
A general overview of what to expect teaching English in Vietnam
Information on visa requirements to teach English in Vietnam
Interviews with English Teachers in Vietnam
Interview with Sherry Ott, teaching English in Vietnam
Vietnam Official Website
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Vietnam Tourism Guide
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Vietnam News (VN Agency)
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