In this blog post, I journaled my 8 days spending breakdown while travelling in Nha Trang, Vietnam.

Keep in mind that I used my Marriott 7-night category 4 certificate here. That means Karen and myself didn’t pay for accommodation during our time here.

Complete 8 Days Nha Trang Vietnam spending breakdown

  • Vietnam Airlines from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang for Karen and myself (I owed Karen some money so I just paid her back by paying for her flights) – $222.84 CAD (3,788,280 VND)
  • Vietnam Airlines from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh for Karen and myself (I owed Karen some money so I just paid her back by paying for her flights) – $150.68 CAD (2,561,560 VND)
  • 10-days tourist SIM card – $17.65 CAD (300,000 VND)
  • Poncho – $3.82 CAD (65,000 VND)
  • Ponagar Tower tickets – $1.30 CAD (22,000 VND)
  • Christ the King entrance “donation” – $0.59 CAD (10,000 VND)
  • Grab taxi for 7 days – $19.18 CAD (326,000 VND)
  • Airport shuttle and hotel phone call fees – $70.22 CAD (1,193,820 VND)
  • Orchid Spa foot and Vietnamese massage including tip – $29.41 CAD (500,000 VND)
  • Sen Spa deep tissue massage – $23.53 CAD (400,000 VND)
  • Sen Spa foot massage including tip – $15.30 CAD (260,000 VND)
  • Food – $43.09 (732,514 VND)
  • Hotel room tip (Karen and myself took turns tipping) – $3.30 CAD (56,000 VND)

Grand total:

Total Nha Trang Vietnam spending: $600.91 CAD (10,215,470 VND)

Total Nha Trang Vietnam spending without flights: $227.39 CAD (3,865,630 VND)

Average daily Nha Trang Vietnam spending: $75.11 CAD (1,276,870 VND)

Average daily Nha Trang Vietnam spending without flights: $28.42 CAD (483,140 VND)

Points and Miles spent: 150,000 Aeroplan Miles (including my flight to Rwanda and Romania), 7-night Category 4 Marriott certificate

Vietnam is a relatively cheap travel destination. If I didn’t pay for both Karen and my domestic flights in the country, I would have saved even more money.

Also, we took Vietnam Airlines which is the more pricy airlines. I’ve taken Jetstar Airways before and it wasn’t bad. I think if you want to save money on flights in Vietnam, you probably want to buy your flight ticket from Jetstar Airways or Vietjet.

The main reason I went with Vietnam Airlines is because they’re more reliable and we can catch our connecting flight out of the country on time.


If you’re looking for a budget friendly travel destination, Vietnam is definitely a great place to visit. Nha Trang is great if you want to be a tourist and not a backpacker.

You can do sight seeing, eating local foods, and getting spa treatments without breaking the bank. So if you want to travel like a tourist, then Nha Trang might be the choice for you.

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