Most of you who are planning on visiting Vietnam on a budget may want to get the most of their journey for a reasonable amount of money. There are different ways for you to make sure you’re spending your money rationally in Vietnam so today, we’re talking about some of the most important of them.
After reading this post, you’ll be able to use your limited funds in a best possible way. Read on to check out our awesome tips for money saving in Vietnam.
Forget about your SIM card.
If you’re an Internet addict or you need to stay in touch with people back home, your SIM card probably won’t be the best solution. Its usage may lead to numerous additional and unplanned costs. On the other hand, all of the urban areas in Vietnam have a strong WiFi connection which means you can connect to the Internet in any of the stores, hotels, restaurants, and other public places in the cities. Use your SIM card only when traveling to rural areas and during the long-distance trips, if you really need it.
Eat in the street.
No, this is not a joke. The food sold in the streets of Vietnam may be the most delicious street food you’ve ever tasted! Equally important is the fact the street food is really cheaper than the meals you can enjoy in the restaurants. Additionally, you can witness the process of food preparation right in front of you. Some of the best street specialties are local meat sandwiches (banh mi), the traditional beef and noodle soup named pho, as well as donuts and bananas. Most of them you can get for about 20,000 VND!
Choose the low-cost Vietnamese flights.
Once you realize it could be pretty exhausting and time-wasting to travel across the entire country by bus or train, you should provide yourself with some airline tickets. However, make sure not to rush into the nearest airline company and to compare the prices since Vietnam offers some really inexpensive tickets. No matter what part of the country you are traveling to, you can save a significant amount of money by choosing the right airline company, such as VietJet and FlyVietnam.
Tourist buses may be a perfect money-savers.
If you aren’t willing to use a plane to get from one place to another, in Vietnam, you can travel by tourist bus. The obvious advantage of this transport means is the fact it’s incredibly cheaper than the low-cost flights. Also, if you’re wondering why local transportation is not as good an option as a tourist bus, the reason is obvious: If you decide to use a tourist bus, you’ll get the “tourist” price, which is pretty economic. In a tourist bus, the journey from one part of the country to the another one will cost you only about 1,200,000 VND!
Don’t be ashamed to bargain.
Vietnam is also known as the country of the bargain, however, tourists can also be charged the higher prices than the local people. That’s why you have to improve your bargain skills. No matter whether we’re talking about taxis, street food, or clothes, chances are you’ll always have some space for bargaining. It may save you more money you’ve expected.