According to the survey of the largest travel website Tripadvisor, Hanoi is ranked to be the second cheapest city in the world, only standing after Sofia of Bulgaria.
The survey was conducted for 49 cities from 49 countries that have largest numbers of international visitors according to the World Tourism Organization of the United Nations (UNWTO).
The results are based on comparing the total cost of 4 categories: Cost of one night stay at the 4 star hotel for 2 people, drinks, dinner for 2 people with a bottle of wine included, and tax expense to and from the distance of 3.2 km per turn.
Accordingly, Oslo (Norway) is the most expensive city in the world for tourists because the cost for two people in a day charges $ 581.08.
Meanwhile, the cost of two foreign visitors to Hanoi is $ 176.14 average, the second lowest in the world just after Sofia, Bulgaria ($ 158.42).
Food cost for tourists in Hanoi is the lowest among 49 cities surveyed.
Tripadvisor has launched an interesting comparison: Just catch a cab for 3 times in Zurich, Switzerland, the second most expensive city in the world, tourists spent $ 144.54, on a par with one night stay in a 4-star hotel in Ha Noi ($ 142.37). Or the cost of a dinner for 2 people in Oslo may be enough for 15 people in Hanoi.
Ranked in the next position in the top 10 cities priced “soft” for visitors is Warsaw of Poland, Sharm el Sheikh of Egypt and Budapest of Hungary. Bangkok (Thailand) is one of the main competitors of Vietnam in attracting tourists in the region, only ranked 6th. Surprisingly, the hotel and taxi cost here are quite a lot cheaper than Hanoi.