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Travel like a local in Vietnam

Unforgettable experiences are everywhere in Vietnam. There’s gazing over a surreal seascape of limestone islands from the deck of a traditional boat in Halong Bay. Taking 10 minutes just to cross the street through a tsunami of motorbikes in Hanoi. Exploring the world’s most spectacular cave systems in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. Witnessing the terrors of the vietnam war in the memorial museum in Ho Chi Minh whilst paying respects to those who suffered and fought valiantly. Wherever you’re heading and whatever you’re doing the currency for you is the Vietnamese Dong. Travelling with cash is very important in Vietnam as like most other Southeast Asian countries it is a predominantly cash based economy. Although credit cards are becoming seemingly more popular in all the major cities if you are travelling to smaller rural places you may struggle to find places with eftpos or currency exchanging services.

Use our currency calculator for AUD to VND in order to help you understand how much things will cost on your holiday or simply sign up to our Rate Alert and we can send you a notification when your desired rate hits the market. Being one of the most traded currency in the world your best to get your travel budget early and watch for the best exchange rate for your trip.

The Vietnamese Dong?

The Dong has been the official currency of Vietnam since 1978. The dong was once subdivided into 10 hào, which were then further subdivided into 10 xu. Neither are used today. The Dong has quite a large number of different banknote denominations with 11 different notes, that’s more than double what Australia has. The denominations for Vietnamese Dong are coins of 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000 and polymer banknotes of 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000, 20000, 50000, 100000, 200000. Although coins are technically still a legal tender most retail stores do not accept them anymore, but most banks will.

How much cash do you need in Vietnam? Food and drink are predominantly inexpensive compared to Australia. If you’re on a budget try eating at smaller traditional vietnamese restaurants as they will be significantly cheaper than western restaurants, and if you want to eat super cheaply try ordering food from local street vendors where you can save big bucks.

Average Prices:
Bottle of water: 6000 ₫
Bottle of beer: 20000₫
Cappuccino: 40000₫
Meal at traditional vietnamese restaurant: 40000₫
Meal at western restaurant: 150000₫
Street Food: 25000₫
Meal at Mcdonalds ( or equivalent): 100000₫



Remember to try and use up all your coins before you return home