Thursday, February 7, 2013

How to convert Vietnam Dong (VND) to Philippine Peso (PHP)

When I was preparing for my trip to Ho Chi Minh City, Rubel and I discussed the simple conversion of Vietnam Dong (VND) to Philippine Peso (PHP). A friend of his actually taught him how to do the math.

Let's say that you're eyeing a Class A "The North Face" Rucksack for 800,000 VND. It may look very expensive with all the zero's to it. But it's actually quite affordable. You'll just need to take the last three zero's, and then multiply the remaining three digits to 2. This will then be your estimate. So 800 x 2 is PHP1,600! That's your estimated value in pesos. Simple, right?

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So, if you happen to find yourself shopping in Saigon Square or paying for a bowl of hot Pho in Ben Thanh market, then make sure to remember this simple conversion. It will make your life easier, I promise!

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