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Vientiane Cost of Living
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Currency: the kip


 Budget: US$0.50 -1

 Mid-range: US$1-3

 Top-end: US$3 and upwards


 Budget: US$2.50-8

 Mid-range: US$8-15

 Top-end: US$25 and upwards

Staying in Vientiane will normally cost you very little - travellers are expected to pay from about $1.75 in the country and from US$5 in the capital for a basic room. You will pay from about $15 up to around $60 per night in a flashier tourist hotel. One meal will generally cost you not more than $2 - one cup of coffee is about 15c, one bowl of rice noodles soup is about 50c to $1 and a litre of beer is about 70c. If you want air conditioning, hot water and foreign food, you'll be paying between $25 and $75 a day.