500 VND = less than 1 cent; pretty much can't buy you anything 1000 VND = 5 cents; can probably buy you a small bagel 5000 = 25 cents; eat a small plate of "banh beo"

500 VND = less than 1 cent; pretty much can’t buy you anything
1000 VND = 5 cents; can probably buy you a small bagel
5000 = 25 cents; eat a small plate of “banh beo”

this is banh beo!

The bills that I use most frequently! (ex. taxi rides) 10,000 VND = 50 cents; can buy a Vietnamese sub! 20,000 VND = 1 dollar!! buy some nice soup

The bills that I use most frequently! (ex. taxi rides)
10,000 VND = 50 cents; can buy a Vietnamese sub!
20,000 VND = 1 dollar!! can buy some nice soup

Important fact: 30,000 VND can get you one bowl of pho! Which is $1.5!!!! Legit, legit.

The luxury bills! 50,000 VND = $2.5; can buy you a filling lunch 100,000 VND = $5; a day's worth of grocery 500,000 VND = $25; seafood (note: seafood is really expensive here b/c it's better than Vancouver's)

The luxury bills!
50,000 VND = $2.5; can buy you a filling lunch
100,000 VND = $5; a day’s worth of grocery
500,000 VND = $25; seafood (note: seafood is really expensive here b/c it’s better than Vancouver’s)

I don’t like the fact that the bills here have a billion zeros. When I buy stuff, I actually go crazy from counting the zeros. Well, why don’t I just look at the colour of the bills instead? The colour of the bills are actually really confusing too LOL. For example, I find 10,000 and 50,000 colours are veeeery similar. 20,000 and 500,000 are very similar too.

The money system here is messed up.

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