|One-pillar pagoda, a famous sigh-seeing in centre Hà Nội. The city has been known for its cheap food and accommodation options, is much more affordable than many other Asian destinations. — Photo travel.com.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội, known for its cheap food and accommodation options, is much more affordable than many other Asian destinations, according to a MasterCard survey.
Statistics show that each foreign visitor to the city spends an average US$110 per day, while a local tourist spends around $55. The numbers are much lower than for other leading tourist cities in the region.
According to a MasterCard survey last year tourists spent $258 per day in Seoul, $255 in Singapore and $262 in Beijing.
In Bali tourists often spend around $125, according to the Indonesian central bank.
In July the 2016 TripIndex report by TripAdvisor named Hà Nội the least expensive among 20 favourite cities surveyed for the third year in a row. It beat Bangkok and Mumbai.
But the data could vary based on the source, online newspaper VnExpress warns. — VNS