HA NOI (VNS) — Ha Noi, HCM City and Hoi An has been ranked second, sixth and 12th respectively in the top 30 Asian cities based on price in the backpacker index for 2014, a database of travel costs around the world.
Ha Noi, Viet Nam's cheapest city for backpackers, is described to have the world's cheapest beer, bia hoi.
"The food is also top-notch, especially when you are sitting amongst locals at one of the thousands of plastic-chair cafes."
Ha Noi's daily backpacker index, which is the daily budget required to travel there, is US$15.86, while HCM City is $18.25 and Hoi An $23.23.
The top city is Pokhara, Nepal with a daily backpacker index of $14. — VNS