The prices in Phu Quoc were slightly more expensive than the rest of Vietnam, most noticeably when it came to accommodation. As always, how much you’ll spend in Phu Quoc depends on how much of a drinker / eater / sunbather / shopper you are, but here’s a quick price guide from my week to give you an idea.

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I loved my week on Phu Quoc and would recommend making the effort to get there from mainland Vietnam to anyone. It was so relaxing after the craziness of the big Vietnamese cities and a chance to really chill out. My return flight from Ho Chi Minh City cost me £100 / 2,832,000 VND a week before, but you can go on the bus and boat from Ho Chi Minh City for around a tenner. Ruddy bargain!

How Much Will I Spend in Phu Quoc?

Here’s everything I made a note of spending during my week in Phu Quoc. In February 2017, there were around 28,000 Dong to £1 / or 22,000 Dong to $1.

Remember, with all the zeros managing your money in Vietnam can be quite difficult. It takes just £36 to be a millionaire in Vietnamese Dong so make sure to double check which notes you’re passing when you hand them over!

*I worked out the currency conversions for the prices in Phu Quoc on two different days, so it might not be right to the Dong, but you get the idea.

*All conversions done by

Transport in Phu Quoc

Driving in Phu Quoc

– 20-minute taxi from Phu Quoc Airport to Duong Dong | 150,000 VND | £5.40

– And back again from Duong Dong to Phu Quoc Airport | 150,000 VND | £5.40

*You can get the 50,000 VND Jetstar bus to save money if you prefer.

And if, like me, you leave your hiking boots at the hotel and have to pay the hotel staff to scooter them to you – you can add another 200,000 VND. I’ll presume you won’t be so stupid though.

Transport total = £10.80

READ MORE: Travel Advice for Phu Quoc: Everything You Need to Know

Activities in Phu Quoc

Looking at the water in Phu Quoc

All I did for ‘activities’ was to rent the moped. I did debate going scuba diving and snorkelling but locals told me it wasn’t a good time of year. You could snorkel from £20 for the day. I drove the moped through national parks, down to beaches and all round that island. It was great fun. 

– 5 days moped rental 150,000 VND x 5 = 750,000 | £26.56

* I got my moped from my hotel – be careful, check reviews, wear a helmet and drive safely. 

– Petrol for 5 days | 50,000 VND | £1.77

The rest of the time I lay on the beach, explored the island park, went round the little towns and just relaxed. I even read a book – first one for ages!

*That took me a long way.

Activities total = £28.33

Food and drink

Food at the night market

*I’d been in Vietnam three weeks by the time I got to Phu Quoc, I was ready for some Western food, as you’ll see. I also didn’t drink much as I was trying to keep up the healthy living from the bike ride. In fact, I only had a cocktail on the last night. That saved some cash. 

*This is everything I remember eating – both of my accommodation choices had breakfast included which was a choice between Pho or eggs and bread. 

– Crab and Asian Slaw at Rory’s Beach Bar | 200,000 VND | £7 | $8.80  [this was the most expensive meal I had in Vietnam!]

– 500ml water in the shop | 10,000 VND | £0.36 | $0.44   (Obviously had a lot of these over 6 days – let’s say 3 a day – oh and always buy litre bottles when you can – saves money and plastic) so 180,000 VND | £6.37 | $7.92

– Soda water at Hilltop Hostel | 10,000 VND | £0.36 | $0.44

– Bacon wrapped shrimp at Hilltop Hostel |  80,000 VND | £2.84 | $3.52

– Chicken curry at Hilltop Hostel | 150,000 VND | £5.31 | $6.60

– Ice cream at at Buddy Ice Cream | 100,000 VND | £3.54 | $4.40

*Expensive, but totally worth it. Had two 🙂

– Burger and chips at the Info Cafe | 150,000 VND | £5.31 | $6.60

– Street stall feast at Duong Dong Street Market | 50,000 VND each x 5 = 250,000 | £8.86 |  $11

*Just go round trying everything – a self led food tour if you will. 

– Delicious anchovy pizza at Bia Soi | 150,000 VND | £5.31 | $6.60

– Bun Hue Ho and 2 waters | 70,000 VND | £2.48 | $3.08

Cost of Lunch Vietnam

– Noodle lunch at Vung Tao with large water | 90,000 VND | £3.19 | $3.96

– Coffee and smoothie at Peach Bar | 70,000 VND | £2.48 | $3.08

– Seafood Clay pot at Coco Palm Resort | 200,000 VND | £7.09 | $8.08

– Fresh spring rolls and banana crepe at Coco Palm Resort | 160,000 VND | £5.67 | $7.04

– Watermelon juice at Cua Can sunset bar | 40,000 VND | £1.42 | $1.76

– Cocktail at Mango Bay Resort (it was horrible, but the setting was lovely. Go, but just choose something else) | 100,000 VND | £3.54 | $4.40

Food and drink total = £70.77

Wow, that’s cheap! Felt like I ate like a boss too!


Shopping on Phu Quoc island

Stripey shirt off the Phu Quoc Market | 200,000 VND | £7.09 | $8.08

Shopping total = £7.09


– 2 nights at Hilltop Hostel in a 12 bed with breakfast (no other guests!) |  423k x 2 VND | £7.50 x 2 = £15 | $18 

*Really liked this hostel, would’ve stayed longer if they didn’t play music so loud till 2am, and I hadn’t realised a private double down the road was so cheap. Love the prices in Phu Quoc :). 

– 5 nights in a budget double at Coco Valley Garden Hotel with breakfast | 1.4 million VND | $12.67 x 5 = $63.35 | £51

Accommodation total = £66


Total spent in Phu Quoc in 6 Days

= £182.99

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