Cost of living in Hong Kong

Lunchtime menu in the business district HK$71
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) HK$33
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast HK$40
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk HK$22
12 eggs, large HK$30
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes HK$27
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese HK$66
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples HK$22
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes HK$31
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket HK$12
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality HK$135
2 liters of Coca-Cola HK$15
Bread for 2 people for 1 day HK$15
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area HK$40,849
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat HK$1,189
Internet 8MB (1 month) HK$200
40” flat screen TV HK$6,527
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt HK$1,310
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) HK$49
Hourly rate for cleaning help HK$61
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) HK$721
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) HK$291
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) HK$759
1 pair of leather business shoes HK$1,199
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new HK$235,667
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas HK$17
Monthly ticket public transport HK$504
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) HK$79
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) HK$56
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) HK$58
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) HK$43
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) HK$45
4 rolls of toilet paper HK$14
Tube of toothpaste HK$22
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city HK$186
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub HK$355
2 tickets to the movies HK$177
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) HK$1,319
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert HK$607
1 cocktail drink in downtown club HK$100
Cappuccino in expat area of the city HK$37
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) HK$42
iPod nano 16GB HK$1,241
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) HK$0.38
1 month of gym membership in business district HK$617
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes HK$56
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 5,277 prices entered by 708 different people.
Latest price update: June 30, 2015.

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