Would you enjoy living in a five-story mansion, directly on the beach?
Well, you can. And for very little money.
In fact, renting huge villa, with an ocean view, costs less than staying in a cheap hotel (think Holiday Inn) back in the USA.
Over the course of this article I will show you exactly how to rent an apartment in Vietnam, save tons of money on the property you pick, and find stunning locations to stay at.
But first, let’s take a look at housing prices throughout the country.
How Much Does It Cost To Rent An Apartment In Vietnam?
The exchange rate between U.S. dollars and Vietnamese Dong is about 1 to 22,000. In other words, every one U.S. dollar is worth about 22,000 Vietnam Dong.
Not only is your money worth more in Vietnam, but every day items are super cheap here as well. A bottle of ice tea sells for 7,000 Dong ($0.31), and a whole meal can cost as little as 25,000 Dong ($1.12).
This buying power carries over to everything, including housing.
A studio apartment, in a nice neighborhood, goes for as little as $350 – $450 a month. And for this price you’ll get all kinds of amazing features, like maid service and free dry cleaning.
I other words, for $450 a month you get:
- A place to stay
- Free maid service to clean your apartment every day
- All of your laundry washed and dried for you
- Free high-speed Internet
- Other benefits like free breakfast or free electricity
(View From My $450 A Month Apartment)
For $15 a day you can rent a fantastic apartment in bustling Ho Chi Minh City, and have your own maids and staff to take care of all the daily cooking and cleaning. It’s an incredible value and a luxury that only the ultra-wealthy get to enjoy back in America.
How To Find Apartments To Rent?
While Vietnamese apartments are inexpensive and offer tons of luxuries, it can be difficult to find places to stay. Especially if you aren’t in Asia yet.
(Many Real Estate Agents Only Deal With Customers Face-To-Face)
Many Vietnamese real estate websites are underwhelming. They don’t have the best apartment options, or they only showcase expensive properties that need long-term rental contracts. Because of this, most of the places you’ll see online cost $600, $1,000, or even $3,000 a month.
Those are fine prices if you want to get spendy, but there are plenty of good budget choices as well. And the best place to find them is on Agoda.com.
Why Rent With Agoda?
(This Was A Five Story Mansion I Rented)
While not well-known in the West, Agoda is a huge travel company based in Singapore. They do tons of rentals all over Asia, and offer insanely low rates on hotels, resorts, and apartments.
Additionally, Agoda offers cheaper rental options (in Asia at least) than similar sites like Airbnb or TripAdvisor.
On Agoda you’ll find a wider variety of properties, and the prices are lower than Airbnb.
For example, using Agoda, I found a five-story beach-front mansion that I was able to rent for under $500 a month. It was in a little coastal village, the perfect place for relaxing and escaping the bustle of Ho Chi Minh City.
If you do some searching, you’re sure to find incredible properties at bargain level prices.
Lastly, if savings alone didn’t convince you to try this site, here are the top five reasons you should use Agoda for finding rental properties:
- Agoda is more popular than rival sites like Airbnb.
- It’s easy to rent properties online, and you can pay with PayPal. This is incredibly convenient because most Vietnamese properties only accept cash when you try to rent them in person.
- With Agoda you can rent everything from hotels and resorts to apartments and villas.
- The site is easy to use and more comprehensive than its rival, TripAdvisor.
- Agoda offers over 100,000 different rental properties. You’re sure to find something you like.
(Another Place I Rented Off Agoda, This One With A Rooftop Garden!)
Rent is cheap in Vietnam. And your dollar goes a lot further than it would back home. For less than $500 you can live in a nice apartment with maid service and free dry cleaning.
While this is all well and good, finding an apartment can be tough.
Unless you’re already in the city you want to live in, finding a property is difficult. Fortunately, Agoda solves this issue. The site has a ton of great rental properties and you can find everything, from hotel rooms to seaside mansions.
The next time you’re planning a trip to Vietnam, or just looking for a new place to stay, give this site a look.
P.S. Want to see some of the places Agoda has to offer? Then take a look at this!