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On the average what does it cost to eat per day ?

On the average what does it cost to eat per day there that's breakfast lunch and dinner nothing fancy just normally trying to decide if three hundred a week will be enough cash to bring

Bánh mì 25,000 VND (about 1USD)
Phở 35,000 VND (about 1.5 USD)
Street barbeque 50,000 VND (about 2 USD)
Beer at non-expat local bar/restaurant 20,000 VND (about 1 USD)
I can't think of anything else one would need to eat or drink :)
Bottle water 5,000 VND
Bottle Coke 15,000 VND

supertaper :

what does it cost to eat per day there that's breakfast lunch and dinner

I don't know about prices in expat areas, but my usual ceiling is 80K ($3.50) for two people -- 100K ($4.50) if spouse wants beer.  That's not street food, but a meal (lunch or dinner) in most mom-and-pop restaurants.  If the meal costs more than 100K, it better be very, very good. ot that would be the last time we visit the place.

supertaper :

if three hundred a week will be enough cash to bring

Not counting rent, $300 is our grocery, eating out, transportation, electricity, water delivery service, two cell phone plans, and all other household expenses (flowers, nails, hair cut, cleaning supplies, etc.) for a month.

I don't know how keen you are to eat Vietnamese food for every meal, every day. Here is the alternative.
For breakfast, I often get something at the French bakeries, they are all around. 30.000 to 50.000 . Starbucks coffee 80.000 , their cakes 50.000 to 80.000.
MacDonalds cheeseburger 'set', 80.000. Bigmac set (fries/drink) about double.
Pizza Hut often has something on sale, guess 100.000 or 120.000.
Thai Express (from memory) 120.000
Hardrock Cafe big burger $10? Maybe $12
Indian food like biriani 100.000
Australian bangers and mash in Vung Tau was 90.000?
Japanese - costs a lot.
The basic rule is Vietnamese (90% of food places) can range from street food prices to a few dollars.
Any foreign food is close to US prices. And up in downtown D1. Can be difficult to find non-Viet food in small towns.
Beer is the bargain in Vietnam.

FYI same kind of thing goes in Thailand. Thai food cheap, foreign not. Our favorite little authentic Vietnamese hole in the wall on a backstreet sells good pho - for $3.  (did I just hear Ciambella faint?)

gobot :

Our favorite little authentic Vietnamese hole in the wall on a backstreet sells good pho - for $3.  (did I just hear Ciambella faint?)

I fell off the sofa!  Moving to Thailand will not be in my plan anytime soon.

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