Ho Chi Minh City Fact Sheet

Geography
Geographic coordinates: 10 11N 106 107E
Total area: 2,095.6km2
Coastline: 15km
Time: UTC/GMT + 7 hours
Districts: 24
Central City:
D1, D2, D3, D4, Binh Thanh D, Phu Nhuan D.
Climate:
Rainy season from May to November
Dry season from December to April
Average temperature: 27.550C.

Population
HCMC Total Population: 8.2 million (2015 est.)
Population growth rate: 1.62% (2015 est.)
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Hoa, Khmer, Cham...

Miscellaneous
Ports and terminals:
Tan Son Nhat Airport
Cat Lai Port
Sai Gon New Port
Sai Gon Railway Station
Economy
GDP: VND957,358 billion
GDP growth rate: 8.5% (2015 est.)
GDP per capita: US$5.538
Labour force: 4.2 million (2015 est.)
Unemployment rate: 2.31% (2015 est.)
Minimum wage in Ho Chi Minh City:
VND3.1 million / month
Currency: Vietnam Dong: US$1=VND22,300 (2015)
Infation rate (consumer prices): 0.63%
Imports: US$29.4 billion (2015 est.)
Main imports: machinery and equipment, petroleum
products, steel products, raw materials for clothing
and shoe industries, electronics, plastics, automobiles.
Exports: US$27.3 billion (2015 est.)
Main exports: clothes, shoes, electronics, seafood,
wooden products, machinery.
Foreign tourist: 4.6 million (2015 est.)
Total Revenue of Tourism: VND94,000 billion
Investment: VND285,160 billion

If you’re wondering how much money to withdraw at the ATM to see you through, check below for some of the average costs that you will fnd in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1.
 
Exchange rate:
USD 1 = VND 22,300
VND USD
Vietnamese street coffee 12,000 0.54
Western style cappucino 50,000 2.24
Small bottle of water (street) 6,000 0.27
Soft drink can (street) 10,000 0.45
Soft drink (restaurant) 30,000 1.35
Coconut juice (street) 12,000 0.54
Fruit shake (street) 20,000 0.90
Beer 33 cl. bottle (local restaurant) 20,000 0.90
Cigarettes 22,000 0.99
Pho (noodle soup) 40,000 1.79
Meal (mid-range restaurant) 190,000 8.50
Milk (1 litre) 30,000 1.35
Taxi - per km 15,000 0.67
Exchange rate:
USD 1 = VND 22,300
VND USD
City centre bus fare (short hop) 5,000 0.22
Motorbike taxi (short hop) 20,000 0.90
Cyclo (per hour) 60,000 2.69
Petrol (per litre) 14,000 0.63
Postcard 5,000 0.22
International postcard stamp 12,000 0.54
English language newspaper 5,800 0.26
T-shirt (market) 60,000 2.69
Shoe shine (per pair) 20,000 0.90
Hairwash 25,000 1.12
Laundry (per item) 10,000 0.45
Thin rain poncho 10,000 0.45
Thick rain poncho 50,000 2.24

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Ho Chi Minh City Fact Sheet

Geographic coordinates: 10 11N 106 107E
Total area: 2,095.6km2
Coastline: 15km
Time: UTC/GMT + 7 hours
Climate: Rainy season from May to November
Dry season from December to April

Airline Listings in Ho Chi Minh City

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