Retired budget travel: Monthly cost to live seaside in Vietnam

(This post was written by Tedly.)

What does it cost to live comfortably, seaside in Vietnam?  Below are our actual expenses for the month of April 2019 – when we spent a month in a beachfront Airbnb in Nha Trang, Vietnam, and made a three-night side trip by bus to Dalat, Vietnam.

We use the free app ‘Spending Tracker’ to record every penny we spend as we endlessly roam around the planet.  Each morning, over coffee, we recount and enter the previous day’s expenditures.

Do you know what you spend every day/week/month? We would highly advise anyone wanting to do long-term travel/living/retirement to get a clear understanding of all costs involved. 

Apartment rents……  $574.00
Restaurant/Bar………  $409.45
US property…………..  $387.50
Travel……………………  $144.90
Groceries………………  $115.85
Excursions…………….  $95.00
Health…………………..  $50.50
Clothing………………..  $50.25
Vietnam visas………..  $43.33
Credit card interest… $26.60
Gifts/Charity………….  $21.75
Misc. supplies……….  $18.50

TOTAL = $1,937.63

A few notes:
-Rents included electricity, water/sewer, internet & cable TV.
-Vietnam visa amount is one third of our 90-day, $65 per person visas.
-US property accounts for taxes and insurance on our rented Ohio, USA house.
-Excursions are major sightseeing trips, tours, admissions, etc.
-Health is over-the-counter medicines and our travel insurance policy providing emergency medical & evacuation coverage.
-Travel includes initial bus transport from Ho Chi Minh City and all local Nha Trang & Dalat buses, taxis & Grab rides.

Have any questions? Send us an email on the Contact us page, or join our Facebook group, Earth Vagabonds: Retired Budget Travelers. This post first appeared in our group, where we also answer questions and get helpful information from other fellow travelers. Our Facebook group is also where we posted the video of our Nha Trang apartment in the comments section.

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