Ho Chi Minh City | Apartment rentals

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Renting in Ho Chi Minh City.

Ho Chi Minh is a city of delectable smells, auditory and visual experiences you thought could not exist.

A true sensory overload in every way.

Ho Chi Minh City offers everything from cheap rentals to top of the world class street food. Its colonial history mixed with its more recent tourist boom means Ho Chi Minh city is a very popular destination for expats and tourists alike.

Apartments for rent Ho Chi Minh City can vary in size, price and location. From suburbs, or districts as they are called in Vietnam, like Distict 1 to Go Vap, Hoc Mon and many more.

In such a huge city it is possible to live very cheaply amongst the locals, or very luxuriously in an expat community.

As an example, I am living in Go Vap in a 3 story house for which I pay less than $200 per week.But a friend of mine is paying the same amount to live in a 3 room apartment closer to the city center.

District 1, the main center  has some of the most expensive apartments for rent in Ho Chi Minh city because of its great location and closeness to the cities historical sights.

A locally built Saigon apartment is likely to be smaller than those in  North America or Australia and Europe. This is a relatively small country with a big poulation.so you pay for space.

Cheap apartments abound but tend to be very small and the more expensive apartments are larger with more space.

Expats come here for a variety of jobs, the main being to teach English.

Teaching Jobs.

High paying teaching jobs here allow the expats the income to afford great serviced apartments in affluent areas in the city like district 1 and 2 and district 7. But there are now a lot of teachers and expats choose to live in districts that are more Vietnamese in feel.

If you choose an apartment you will quite often find it comes equiped with  a pool, gym and sauna.

 Apartments in Ho Chi Minh City

Serviced and non Serviced apartments.

Serviced and some non serviced apartments in Ho Chi Minh City are more geared towards the expat community. The four main areas of Ho Chi Minh city for expats are District 1, 2 and 3, and 7 and District 9..

Modern and well built apartments have been constructed with expats in mind. And the properties are roomy and of good quality and design.

A  serviced apartment in Ho Chi Minh city, depending on price, will usually include facilities like underground parking and a 24 hour reception desk.

For people that value their privacy and security, and in a city with crazy traffic like Ho Chi Minh city  these things can be very important.


District 1.

Address: Nguyen Van Thu, Dakao ward, District 1.This is central snad it will only take a few minutes to get to more ex-pat areas like District 3,7. Abd about 15 minutes to District 2 .

40sqm – Type: big studio, spacious, breezy balcony. – Fully equipped kitchen, windows around with natural lights. – This is very clean, comfortable, and perfectly sized for one to two people

Rental: 10.3 million dong ( $450) per month includes some free services like TV cable, high speed internet, parking. and cleaning and changing bedsheet, laundry. plus Security 24/7.


District 2.

Located in Thao Dien ward in district 2 where a lot of foreigners are living and working .It is close to a lot of markets, supermarkets, convenience stores, restaurants & coffee shops as well as medical centers and  international schools,…

75sqm, two bedrooms and two bathrooms – Large balcony with beautiful river views – Fully furnished, comfortable living & modern fittings.

Amenitites: swimming pool, gym, BBQ garden, playground for kids and small park.

Rental: 14.8 million dong per month ($650 US)

District 3

On  Vo Thi Sau street in district 3 which is close to the heart of  Ho Chi Minh City.. You would be close to banks, restaurants and coffee shops, supermarkets, markets..

35sqm, Type: big studio, spacious, breezy balcony. – Fully equipped kitchen and windows providing natural light

Rental: 10.3 million dong ( $450 US ) per month. It includes some free services like TV cable, high speed internet, parking.  Cleaning, changing bedsheet, laundry.and Security 24/7..

District 7

Design: 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms

Area: 91 sqm

The apartment is suitable for a  family. It s only one unit with 2 bedrooms at River view , fresh and breezy.

Rental fee: 13 million dong per month ($575.00 US)

Furniture: fully optioned

Public amenities of Riviera point: schools, universities, hospitals, and shopping centers are all close.

Security protection 24/24 with cameras and security.

Riviera point is one of the newer complexes in District 7. it is located on Nguyen Van Tuong street next to Long Ca Cam river. Riviera Point has modern facilities like a big swimming pool, fully equipped gym, a tennis court, children’s play ground and a sky garden…

Close by you will find super markets, restaurants, coffee shops and hair-salons

District 7.

Saigon South Residence is located in a peaceful and relatively green area, Saigon south Residence Nha Be is one of the more desirable residential complexes for many people.

From this Saigon south residence it takes 5 minutes drive to SC Vivo City, 10 minutes to RMIT, and 20 minutes to the center of District 1.

It has 3 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms. Unfurnished.

Price is 20.000.000 million dong per month ( $880.00 US)


If you wish to find out where these Districts are have a look at my ==> maps <== page.


Moving to any Country has its own problems. I just hope this helps some people by providing information about the costs of living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

If you have found this helpful please check out my other blogs about Vietnam. They cover everything from what you need to teach, to the etiquette of the locals.

I am always happy to answer questions so please leave a comment.

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2 thoughts on “Ho Chi Minh City | Apartment rentals”

  1. I loved this article My brother spent 2 tours in-country during the Vietnam conflict, of course, it’s going to be a world apart from what it was then.

    Recently I had a friend the is was an offshore oil field worker and had taken up residency of he lived like a king he had bought 2 bars that he would work while he was in port.

    He lived in a mention with marble floors and servants.

    I would definitely like to do something like that but I don’t think they want to learn Texican and my English isn’t a school book.

    Thank you for this very entertaining article.

    Bill Wright  

    1. Thanks Bill,  There are a few oil rig workers in Vietnam and yes they live like Kings. The money they make is considerably more than Teachers here. But considerably more dangerous. I know a couple who live in Vung Tau. A smaller city with a great population of expats.

      Lol, you are probably right about teaching  “Texican English”  And I am sure you meant mansion not mention and your English is definitely not text book. 

      Thanks for the entertaining reply.

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