Budget Tip: Try Local Drinks
When it comes to drinking, Vietnamese coffee rules, in terms of both taste and price! It is strongly recommended that you try Vietnamese coffee, which costs less than $1 in most places. If you want to try something more adventurous, get some cocktails from various bars in Hanoi or Saigon. The price of a drink usually ranges from $2 to $3.
Beer averages between $.75 and $1. Some places might even surprise you with a price as low as $.50. Of course, you should try the celebrated bia hoi (fresh beer) in Vietnam. The beer is usually brewed early in the morning and sold in several stalls at the street corners for less than $.25.
It is essential to note that vending machines are used in Vietnam, so you should look for grocery stores on the street if you suddenly want water and no coffee house is nearby.
If you are a foreign tourist, you would surely encounter one of the most problematic issues of global tourism – two tiers of pricing.
This tip is great for those possessing a quality stomach and wanting to save extra bucks.
Tipping is not required in Vietnam.