How much does the local market cost in Hoi An, Vietnam? Good question!
We just came back from the market, and we’ve got a couple examples for you. These examples show what you can buy without any bartering. (People generally recommend bartering, but sometimes you just want to pretend you believe the first price quoted, and support the performing arts by paying “full price”.)
Ashley poses next to fruit purchased for 60k dong, which is about $3 USD.
Curtiss poses next to produce purchased for about 160k dong, or $8 USD.
PS: Yes, we know it sounds pretty funny that Vietnamese currency is called “dong”.
PPS: No, we don’t stop snickering while discussing how many “dongs” something costs.
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