HCMC among world's cheapest nightlife destinations: Time Out

By Hoang Phong   March 17, 2024 | 07:37 pm PT
HCMC among world's cheapest nightlife destinations: Time Out
Bui Vien backpacker street in Ho Chi Minh City is crowded at night. Photo by VnExpress/Thanh Tung
British travel magazine Time Out has ranked Ho Chi Minh City at sixth place among world's 10 cheapest nightlife destinations with the average cost of £8.66 (US$11).

To compile the list, it used a metric created by U.K. tour operator Ski Vertigo which analyzes the cost of three beers, a 5-km taxi journey, and a McDonald's meal across 183 major cities to see which is the friendliest for the budget of travelers.

China's Guangzhou, famous for its bustling night-time activities, topped the list where the average nightlife cost was $9.35, followed by India's Gurgaon ($10.36) and Egypt's Alexandria ($10.46).

Two Indian cities Coimbatore ($10.81) and Kolkata ($10.92) ranked at fourth and fifth places.

The rest of the top 10 were China's Shenzhen ($11.33), Tunis in Tunisia ($11.43), China's Beijing ($11.75) and Indonesia's Jakarta ($12.07).

HCMC, home to the famous Bui Vien backpacker precinct and pedestrian zones, is known for its night-time entertainment that remains open until late.

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