There are five levels of electricity fees in HCMC. The commercial price is almost double of that applied for families, and even more if you’re an expat because you’re simply not Vietnamese. In order to avoid unpleasant surprises before renting a place, it is wise to ask for the landlord’s rate. Note that living near government buildings may grant you access to cheaper electricity. Additionally, be aware that some landlords try to resell electricity, which is a criminal offence in Vietnam.

To give you an idea, the price per kWh is VND1,864 (8 cents) as of March 20, 2019. The rate of course changes depending on supply and demand, as well as the city you live in. If you live in the city then expect the price to differ from those in the province.

Current domestic official rates for electricity are:

From 0-50 kWh : VND1,549/kW

From 51-100 kWh : VND1,600/kW

From 101-200 kWh : VND1,858/kW

From 201-300 kWh : VND2,340/kW

From 301-400 kWh : VND2,615/kW

From 401 kWh : VND2,701/kW

For info Vietnam’s electrical von on living in Saigon go to Saigon: Not Yet a Tourism Hub

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