Next week: Is living in Viet Nam really that cheap?
A proposal to increase the minimum wage of workers starting next year has been submitted to the Prime Minister for approval. Workers of private companies and organisations living in big cities like Ha Noi, Hai Phong and HCM City have a minimum wage of VND3.5 million (US$155) a month.
Lawmakers who proposed this said that this wage was enough for the workers to be able to live on in cities.
Do you agree with this? Do you think that one can survive in cities with only $155 a month? If you are an expat, do you find living in Viet Nam comfortable with the money you earn? Is the living standard in Viet Nam's cities considered "cheap" compared to other neighbouring developing countries? Is it good value for money?
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