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Ho Chi Minh City, was formerly known as Saigon until it fell in 1975 and was re-christened, however both locals and expats often refer to the city as Saigon even now. Ho Chi Minh City is often abbreviated when written down to just HCMC or HCM, and it is the largest city in Vietnam. 

The city is crowded and vibrant and offers visitors the chance to mingle with the Vietnamese as the country pushes through its development stage, and also to relax and take in some of the old colonial presences still found in Ho Chi Minh City today.


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Facts and Stats for Ho Chi Minh City*

  • Pollution Statistics in Ho Chi Minh City

    Know the pollution level of Ho Chi Minh City before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 89 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 78.07 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 69.33 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 79.3 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 64.17 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 79.87 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 77.24 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 68.54 (High)
  • Ho Chi Minh City: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Ho Chi Minh City for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ho Chi Minh City.

    • Burglary and Theft 62.85 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 64.05 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 52.59 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 86.67 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 55.66 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 60.58 (High)
    • Attacks 45.95 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 55.42 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 63.66 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 37.38 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 44.1 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 28.37 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 60.95 (High)
  • Living in Ho Chi Minh City - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Ho Chi Minh City is 75.1 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 43.72 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 63.44 (High)
    • Pollution Index 93.72 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 33.45 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 38.53 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 55.57 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 20.36 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 33.21 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Ho Chi Minh City

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ho Chi Minh City

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.51 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 29.91 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 83.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 33.72 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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