The United Economist Intelligence has shown, through a study, that Ho Chi Minh City is among the top 10 cities where the cost of living is very affordable. In addition, several expatriates say that with an income of 800 to 1000€ per month, it is possible to live quite comfortably by adopting a Vietnamese style.
This is surprising and there can be no doubt about it, since with only 200 euros per month, many of the locals are doing very well.
For more information on cost indications, we suggest you consult our article on the standard of living in Vietnam.
As a result of this ease of living, Saigon is a destination of choice for people with modest incomes, such as retirees and annuitants. Vietnam in general is a very favorable country for people whose source of income is freelance work such as writers or web editors, webmasters, and any other employment in the field of outsourcing. All you need is a basic internet connection and you’re done.
To finish with this point, please note that the very low cost of living in Vietnam allows considerable savings and thus to have a significant investment power.
Find our guide to make your expatriation in Vietnam a success.
Source: Move To Asia