VietNamNet Bridge - Hanoi ranked second and HCM City ranked sixth in the top 10 cities with the cheapest hotel room rates on hotels.com. The remaining eight cities in the top ten include Phnom Penh (1st) for a night room rate of $55. Siem Reap ranked third with $70.2. Two Thai cities of Chiang Mai and Pattaya ranked fourth ($76.9) and fifth ($ 76.9). The four cities ranked from sixth to tenth are Riga ($102), Bangkok ($102), Krakow ($103.6) and Vilnius ($107). The world's most expensive places to stay in 2013 were Monte Carlo of Monaco with up to $331.1/night, followed by the city of Muscat (Oman) with $324.4/night, New York $309 and Key West $285.9. The city of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) ranked fifth with $279.2, then Cancun $265.9, Moscow $259.2, Boston $252.5, Cannes $252.5 and Geneva $250.8. T. Van … [Read more...] about Hanoi, HCM City in top cities with cheapest hotel prices in the world
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VietNamNet Bridge - With only $7 in hand, a visitor to Vietnam can rent a room for one night, enjoy a delicious bowl of pho and down a cool glass of beer, according to Skyscanner. Travel site Skyscanner has published a list of the 10 cheapest destinations in 2014, and ranks Vietnam in first place. Below are Skyscanner's top ten cheapest destinations in the world: 1. Vietnam In addition to low occupancy rates in cities, Vietnam is known by foreign tourists as a destination where tourists can easily enjoy the culinary art at reasonable prices. … [Read more...] about Vietnam tops the world for low-cost travel in 2014
Among the most expensive cities of the world Hanoi ranks 41st in Asia and 217th worldwide, ECA International has announced. Meanwhile Ho Chi Minh City placed 43rd in Asia and 224th in the world, according to a cost-of-living survey conducted by ECA International, the world's leader in the development and provision of solutions for the management and assignment of employees around the world. Tokyo is the most expensive city in Asia, following by Nagoya, Yokahama and Kobe (Japan), Seoul (the Republic of Korea-RoK), Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong (China), and Busan (the RoK). Singapore overtook Hong Kong, jumping from 8th last year to 6th position in this year's list, because the Singapore dollar is increasingly stronger against other currencies in the world and average price of goods and services rose by 5.7 percent. The last city on the list in Asia is Karachi, southern Pakistan. According to the survey, four other ASEAN cities are more expensive than Hanoi: Jakarta … [Read more...] about Hanoi among the top 50 most expensive cities in Asia
The cost of living for expatriates in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City is now higher than every other ASEAN city excluding Singapore, said a survey by consultants at Mercer. The survey released Thursday said the cost of living ranking of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City moved up significantly to 58th in the world from 91st and 69th from 100th respectively between March 2008-March 2009. In the Mercer survey cost of living indices, New York is used as the base city for the index and scores 100 points and all cities are compared against the city while currency movements are measured against the US dollar. The Vietnamese dong has weakened slightly against the US dollar, which gained almost 9 percent, Mercer said. Inflation in Vietnam has been higher than the base city, according to the survey. This has pushed Hanoi and HCMC up through the ranking table again despite a small decrease in their cost of living indices. The index in Hanoi decreased to 77.7 from 79 and HCMC to 74.9 from 76.3 in the … [Read more...] about Cost of living on the rise in Hanoi, HCMC
Cleaning your plate may not help feed starving children today, but the time-worn advice of mothers everywhere may help reduce food waste from the farm to the fork, help the environment and make it easier to feed the world's growing population. Hard data is still being collected, but experts at the Reuters Food and Agriculture Summit in Chicago this week said an estimated 30 percent to 50 percent of the food produced in the world goes uneaten. The average American throws away 33 pounds of food each month -- about $40 worth -- according to the Natural Resources Defense Council, which plans to publish a report on food waste in April. In a year, that means each person throws away almost 400 pounds of food, the weight of an adult male gorilla. (Graphic, U.S. food waste in 2010: link.reuters.com/fad27s ) The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that 23 percent of eggs and an even higher percentage of produce ends up in the trash. "We forget we have all these fresh fruits and … [Read more...] about Clean your plate, save the world?