- Cost of Living
- Hong Kong
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Hong Kong**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 162% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Hong Kong is 162% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | HK$91 (E£ 209) | E£ 142 | + 48% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | HK$38 (E£ 86) | E£ 69 | + 26% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | HK$45 (E£ 104) | E£ 39 | + 169% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | HK$25 (E£ 58) | E£ 14 | + 305% | |

12 eggs, large | HK$34 (E£ 78) | E£ 21 | + 266% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | HK$24 (E£ 56) | E£ 10 | + 452% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | HK$88 (E£ 203) | E£ 32 | + 539% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | HK$31 (E£ 70) | E£ 25 | + 186% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | HK$25 (E£ 56) | E£ 7 | + 732% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | HK$16 (E£ 36) | E£ 22 | + 62% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | HK$159 (E£ 364) | E£ 146 | + 150% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | HK$15 (E£ 33) | E£ 12 | + 169% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | HK$17 (E£ 40) | E£ 5.81 | + 588% | |

Housing | + 650% | |||

Housing in Hong Kong is 650% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | HK$42,945 (E£ 98,501) | E£ 8,190 | + 1103% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | HK$29,880 (E£ 68,534) | E£ 5,267 | + 1201% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | HK$1,220 (E£ 2,798) | E£ 908 | + 208% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | HK$26,957 (E£ 61,830) | E£ 6,098 | + 914% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | HK$18,381 (E£ 42,160) | E£ 3,794 | + 1011% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | HK$836 (E£ 1,918) | E£ 610 | + 214% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | HK$190 (E£ 436) | E£ 235 | + 85% | |

40” flat screen TV | HK$4,443 (E£ 10,192) | E£ 6,021 | + 69% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | HK$951 (E£ 2,181) | E£ 3,030 | - 28% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | HK$93 (E£ 214) | E£ 102 | + 110% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | HK$70 (E£ 161) | E£ 91 | + 77% | |

Clothes | + 19% | |||

Clothes in Hong Kong is 19% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | HK$598 (E£ 1,372) | E£ 874 | + 57% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | HK$341 (E£ 782) | E£ 761 | + 3% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | HK$636 (E£ 1,459) | E£ 1,831 | - 20% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | HK$1,195 (E£ 2,741) | E£ 1,123 | + 144% | |

Transportation | + 100% | |||

Transportation in Hong Kong is 100% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | HK$197,499 (E£ 452,999) | E£ 444,807 | + 2% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | HK$15 (E£ 35) | E£ 6 | + 487% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | HK$518 (E£ 1,189) | E£ 435 | + 173% | |

Personal Care | + 141% | |||

Personal Care in Hong Kong is 141% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | HK$61 (E£ 140) | E£ 37 | + 276% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | HK$87 (E£ 200) | E£ 75 | + 166% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | HK$367 (E£ 843) | E£ 351 | + 140% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | HK$63 (E£ 145) | E£ 60 | + 142% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | HK$43 (E£ 98) | E£ 49 | + 99% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | HK$49 (E£ 111) | E£ 48 | + 133% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | HK$15 (E£ 34) | E£ 25 | + 35% | |

Tube of toothpaste | HK$24 (E£ 55) | E£ 19 | + 195% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | HK$269 (E£ 618) | E£ 70 | + 783% | |

Entertainment | + 107% | |||

Entertainment in Hong Kong is 107% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | HK$396 (E£ 908) | E£ 320 | + 184% | |

2 tickets to the movies | HK$202 (E£ 462) | E£ 133 | + 247% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | HK$1,031 (E£ 2,364) | E£ 728 | + 225% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | HK$863 (E£ 1,979) | E£ 524 | + 278% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | HK$119 (E£ 272) | E£ 95 | + 187% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | HK$44 (E£ 100) | E£ 42 | + 141% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | HK$63 (E£ 145) | E£ 41 | + 257% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | HK$4,074 (E£ 9,345) | E£ 9,559 | - 2% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | HK$1.20 (E£ 2.76) | E£ 4.68 | - 41% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | HK$889 (E£ 2,038) | E£ 787 | + 159% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | HK$59 (E£ 136) | E£ 37 | + 264% | |

TOTAL | + 222% |

These prices were last updated on December 14, 2018.
Exchange rate:
2.294
EGP
/
HKD

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#
Cost of living in
**Hong Kong**
is
**222% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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