Hanoi among top affordable Asian destinations: survey

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Ha Noi, known for its cheap food and accommodation options, is much more affordable than many other Asian destinations, according to a MasterCard survey

Statistics show that each foreign visitor to the city spends an average US$110 per day, while a local tourist spends around $55. The numbers are much lower than for other leading tourist cities in the region.

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According to a MasterCard survey last year tourists spent $258 per day in Seoul, $255 in Singapore and $262 in Beijing.

In Bali tourists often spend around $125, according to the Indonesian central bank.

In July the 2016 TripIndex report by TripAdvisor named Ha Noi the least expensive among 20 favourite cities surveyed for the third year in a row. It beat Bangkok and Mumbai.

But the data could vary based on the source, online newspaper VnExpress warns.