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How to reduce living expenses for digital nomads in Danang

Nowadays, the foreign travelers, digital nomads, freelancers tend to work and live in Danang; especially, in 2018, this coastal city becomes the only Vietnamese candidate listed in the world’s top 10 worth-living destinations for expat conducted by Live and Invest travel magazine. Let’s discover the reasons why you should choose this place to be your next stop on your freelance journey.

The best choice for working and living

The foremost thing makes this coastal city became the most worth-living in Vietnam is its climate, which is good enough to enjoy every activity. It brings pleasant with peaceful atmosphere and green space. Similarly, Danang located at the central of Vietnam, gather the harmonic beauty of mountains, sea, and explore many breathtaking landscapes such as the verdant Son Tra Mountain, charming of beach or Han river. In particular, the statistic of Nomadlist.com can show clearly score for attractive aspects of this city:


Source: Nomadlist.com

Although converging many advantages of economic center, the city has reasonable living expenses with a low rate of inflation. Consequently, Danang creates many opportunities for expats, freelancers, nomads and entrepreneurs choose this place to experience the most life. Specifically, cost of the costs are for food and accommodation as the below chart:

Source: Thedeepdish.com

So, how much for a person working and living in Danang? Obviously, this below detail of numbers collected to Exptistan.com, Theblondtravel.vn and Numbeo.com will provide us estimate budget for anyone is about to experience in this city.

Stastistic of living cost in Danang

No

Category

Expatistan.com

Theblondtravel.vn

Numbeo.com

Housing

1
Monthly rent furnished studio for living in expensive area
643.00
380.00
377.31
2
Utilities (heating, gas, electricity,…) for 1 person
45.00
45.00
59.16
3
Internet
11.00
N/A
9.63
4
Flat screen TV
414.00
N/A
382.98
5
Microwave
97.00
N/A
106.38
6
Laundry detergent/month
23.64
N/A
17.02
7
Cleaning service/month
27.12
N/A
25.53

Working

8
Monthly rent furnished studios for working in expensive area
500.00
350.00
377.31
9
Utilities (electricity, gas, paperwork process, amenities,…) for office
102.00
45.00
60.00

Entertainment

10
Phone service fee/min
0.06
N/A
0.06
11
Basic dinner at pub
13.00
N/A
 
12
A pair of cinema ticket
5.35
N/A
3.34
13
Dinner at foreign restaurant (Appertises, main course, wine, dessert)
33.00
179.00
17.22
14
Drink in Pub
3.47
N/A
15
Gym service
46.00
N/A
26.25
16
Package of cigarettes
1.31
N/A
1.25
17
Foot or Face or body massage
N/A
9.00
N/A

Transportation

18
1 liter of gas
0.92
0.70
0.80
19
Monthly ticket public transport
9.00
 
3.30
20
Taxi 1km
5.29
0.70
0.58
21
Monthly pass
N/A
 
3.87
22
Motorbike taxi/km
N/A
0.25
N/A
23
Motorbike rental per day
N/A
5.50
N/A
24
Motorbike rental per month
N/A
45.00
N/A
25
Motorbike parking fee
N/A
0.15
N/A

Clothes

26
A pair of jeans
51.00
N/A
27.26
27
A summer dress at High Street Store (H&M, Zara,…)
25.00
N/A
19.37
28
A pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas,…)
122.00
N/A
59.54
29
A pair of men’s leather business shoe
43.00
N/A
68.86
30
T-shirt from a market
N/A
3.50
N/A

Personal Care

31
Cold medicine
1.46
N/A
N/A
32
1 box of antibiotics
9.00
N/A
N/A
33
Short visit to doctor
65.00
N/A
N/A
34
1 box of tampons
5.48
N/A
N/A
35
Deodorant 50ml
2.39
N/A
N/A
36
Hair shampoo 2in1 400ml
1.29
N/A
N/A
37
4 rolls of toilet paper
1.19
N/A
N/A
38
Tube of toothpaste
1.46
N/A
N/A
39
Standard men’s haircut
2.96
N/A
N/A

Food

40
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district
3.99
537.00
1.29
41
Combo fast food
4.52
4.30
42
Rice (1 kg)
N/A
1.21
43
500 gr of boneless chicken breast
2.06
1.66
44
Beef round (1 kg) or Equivalent back leg red meat
N/A
9.07
45
1 liter of milk
1.66
1.55
46
12 eggs
1.36
1.17
47
1 kg of tomatoes
0.70
0.86
48
500 gr of local cheese
7.00
16.96
49
1 kg of apples
2.14
2.58
50
1 kg of bananas
N/A
0.54
51
1 kg of oranges
N/A
1.18
52
1 kg of potatoes
1.33
0.97
53
1 kg of onions
N/A
0.88
54
1 head of lettuce
N/A
0.57
55
0.5 liter of  domestic beer
0.54
0.90
0.62
56
0.5 liter of red table wine, good quality
11.00
N/A
16.14
57
2 liter of Coca-Cola
0.93
3.50
2.00
58
Bread for 2 people for 1 day
0.86
N/A
3.58
59
Capuchino (regular)
1.74
1.60
1.62
60
Water (1.5 liter bottle)
7.00
6.00
1.55
61
Loaf of fresh white bread
N/A
0.70
1.08
62
Visa
28.00
28.00
28.00
Estimated minimal total of cost2,386.221,641.501,746.40

The expense of default seems very high, doesn’t it? However, in fact, you can save a big amount of money by using services at Enouvo in Danang. Based on IT company, Enouvo Space can support to consult and resolve technical problems immediately which make you not be worry about interrupting data line, especially on important meeting. In addition, you can join its events getting opportunities for connecting, sharing ideas, knowledge and expanding relationships. After that, the best way to save your budget is using Co-working service. With total cost is 0.64$ (about 15.000 VND) per hour (include utilities), you not only work at comfortable space, but also access our event, use private room for calling or video meeting. Besides, free filter water, instant coffee, tea bags assure your energy for creation.

Furthermore, it shares risks by giving you low-maintenance with reasonable renting price if you are entrepreneurs with limited budget. Your budget for buying amenities such as table, chair, air conditioner, electric costs…in your office is easy to spend effectively because of including your renting fee. Another paper-tools is provided with approachable fee.

To be more specific, the reduced costs for living in an apartment or dorm and working at the co-working space include cleaning service, modernize equipment, free amenities, free parking fee. You just pay electric bill depend on using level every month. For more details, you can have a look at the table below:

NoCategoryMinimal Statistical FeeEnouvo FeeSaved cost (Based on imparity between statistical cost and Enouvo fee)Reason
1Monthly rent furnished studio for living in expensive area377.31 $

(~8.866.785 VND)

340.43 $

(~8.000.105 VND)

36.88 $

(~866.680)

Price of apartment or dorm at Enouvo is about 149$ to 468$
2Internet11 $

(~258.500 VND)

011 $ 

(~258.500 VND)

Free high-speed wifi
3Flat screen TV382.98 $

(~9.000.030 VND)

0382.98 $

(~9.000.030 VND)

Renting accommodation include refrigerator, cooker, stove, TV, lamp, closet,…
4Cleaning service/month25.53 $

(~599.955 VND)

025.53 $

(~599.955 VND)

Free weekly cleaning service
5Monthly rent furnished studios for working in expensive area350 $

(~8.225.000 VND)

297.87 $

(~7.000.000 VND)

52.13 $

(~1.225.055 VND)

Monthly rent furnished studios for working in expensive area.

Co-working space is about 76.6 per month.

6Instant Coffee and tea bag1.6 $ 

(~37.600 VND)

01.6 $ 

(~37.600 VND)

Free coffee and tea bag
7Filtered Water1.55 $

(~36.425 VND)

01.55 $

(~36.425 VND)

Free drink water
Estimate saved cost when using Enouvo’s service510.3 $

(~11.992.050 VND)

In short, launching and running a business cost a huge amount of money. Needless to say, saving money can help you invest smartly in your business, especially when capital is low. Let’s consider and get a smart choice for life in Danang for global citizens. Considering investing carefully and cover all your bases to ensure you come out victorious!

See more information about Enouvo Space on Danang News.

Source: Thedeepdish.com, Expatistan.com, Numbeo.com and Theblondtravel.com

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