Asia

Hanoi

Scooters, pedestrians and blaring horns compete for space and attention on the chaotic streets of Vietnam’s northern capital. From the buzzing Old Quarter to the tree-lined boulevards filled with colonial architecture, the city reveals its Chinese and French-influenced past, but today Hanoi is home to more than seven million people and is the most important domestic political center. Outside the administrative buildings, the city’s lifestyle revolves around its streets, where the visitor finds ubiquitous and delicious fast food, crowded local markets and the noisy, fast local pace that never seems to end.

City rank out of 77 cities

Price level
71
Earning level
65
Purchasing power
45
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Facts about Hanoi

Price Level Index
Hanoi
47.2
New York
100.0
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1
5
71
77
Earnings Level Index
Hanoi
15.7
New York
100.0
Global rankingShow all cities
1
7
65
77
Working Time
Hanoi
0/ 49.4m
New York
0/ 15.2m
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1
12
58
77
Purchasing Power Index
Hanoi
33.3
New York
100.0
Global rankingShow all cities
1
10
45
77
Did you know…
Hanoi has had many official and unofficial names in its history. For example, in 1010 it was called "Thang Long," meaning "Ascending Dragon." Today its name translates to "city inside rivers."