Frequent question: Is Hanoi better than Saigon?

Is Hanoi more expensive than Saigon?

New data confirms Saigon and Hanoi are the two most expensive cities in Vietnam, the former dearer than the latter. According to the Spatial Cost of Living Index compiled by the General Statistics Office (GSO), Saigon was approximately 1.5 percent more expensive to live in than Hanoi in 2018.

Do Vietnamese prefer Saigon or Ho Chi Minh?

I have no personal knowledge of this, but Wikipedia says: “The former name Saigon is still widely used by many Vietnamese, especially in informal contexts. Generally, the term Saigon refers only to the urban districts of Ho Chi Minh City.”

Is Saigon bigger than Hanoi?

Both Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi can feel overwhelmingly busy, but the former definitely has the upper hand; it’s the largest city in the country and a thriving hub of commerce. On top of that, it has a population of 8.4 million and an estimated 7.4 million motorbikes.

What is Hanoi now called?

Hanoi has been the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam since 1976.

Hanoi.

Hanoi Hà Nội
Official name Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thăng Long – Hanoi
Criteria Cultural: (ii), (iii), (vi)
Reference 1328

Is Vietnam still divided?

Yes, it is divided when it comes to geography. … When it comes to matters of geography, Vietnam is divided into three. The Northern part of Vietnam, the Central part, and further down is the Southern part. Now, when it comes to dialects, there are more than three.

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Whose capital is Hanoi during the Vietnam War?

List of historical capitals of Vietnam

Capital Period Nation
Saigon 1945 Indochina under Japanese Occupation
Huế 1945 Vietnam
Hanoi 1945–1976 Vietnam, later North Vietnam
Saigon 1945-1954 French Occupation