Cost of living in Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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Latest price update: December 19, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district HK$106
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) HK$35
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast HK$47
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk HK$22
12 eggs, large HK$29
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes HK$26
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese HK$95
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples HK$25
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$149
2 liters of Coca-Cola HK$15
Bread for 2 people for 1 day HK$16
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area HK$42,104
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat HK$1,239
Internet 8MB (1 month) HK$212
40” flat screen TV HK$7,827
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt HK$1,289
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) HK$53
Hourly rate for cleaning help HK$66
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) HK$691
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) HK$289
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) HK$717
1 pair of leather business shoes HK$1,251
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new HK$246,355
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas HK$17
Monthly ticket public transport HK$597
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) HK$109
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) HK$55
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) HK$55
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) HK$35
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) HK$42
4 rolls of toilet paper HK$12
Tube of toothpaste HK$18
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city HK$235
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub HK$320
2 tickets to the movies HK$166
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) HK$1,831
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert HK$1,197
1 cocktail drink in downtown club HK$90
Capuccino in expat area of the city HK$38
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) HK$55
iPod nano 16GB HK$1,310
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) HK$1.74
1 month of gym membership in business district HK$972
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes HK$56

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