Cost of living in Hong Kong

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district HK$78
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) HK$33
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast HK$38
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk HK$21
12 eggs, large HK$30
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes HK$25
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese HK$82
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples HK$25
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes HK$27
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket HK$12
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality HK$159
2 liters of Coca-Cola HK$14
Bread for 2 people for 1 day HK$13
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area HK$39,442
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat HK$1,182
Internet 8MB (1 month) HK$197
40” flat screen TV HK$5,741
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt HK$1,730
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) HK$54
Hourly rate for cleaning help HK$64
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) HK$708
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) HK$288
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) HK$734
1 pair of leather business shoes HK$1,068
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new HK$247,521
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas HK$17
Monthly ticket public transport HK$514
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) HK$55
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) HK$66
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) HK$53
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) HK$40
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) HK$48
4 rolls of toilet paper HK$15
Tube of toothpaste HK$20
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city HK$181
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub HK$365
2 tickets to the movies HK$172
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) HK$1,083
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert HK$709
1 cocktail drink in downtown club HK$93
Cappuccino in expat area of the city HK$38
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) HK$44
iPod nano 16GB HK$1,188
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) HK$0.39
1 month of gym membership in business district HK$644
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes HK$57
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 5,715 prices entered by 748 different people.
Latest price update: August 04, 2015.

Hong Kong position in our World Ranking

the world
9th
out of 197
asia
1st
out of 17

Cheapest and most expensive products in Hong Kong compared to other cities:

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1st
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1st
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3rd
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3rd
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1st
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