- Cost of Living
- Hong Kong
- Egypt
- Comparison
Cost of living in Hong Kong compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 155% | |||
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Food in Hong Kong is 155% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | HK$88 (E£ 193) | E£ 130 | + 49% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | HK$40 (E£ 87) | E£ 70 | + 25% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | HK$45 (E£ 99) | E£ 39 | + 155% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | HK$26 (E£ 56) | E£ 15 | + 281% | |
12 eggs, large | HK$34 (E£ 74) | E£ 21 | + 247% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | HK$21 (E£ 47) | E£ 10 | + 388% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | HK$90 (E£ 196) | E£ 31 | + 543% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | HK$29 (E£ 64) | E£ 25 | + 160% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | HK$24 (E£ 53) | E£ 8 | + 582% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | HK$16 (E£ 35) | E£ 23 | + 53% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | HK$175 (E£ 383) | E£ 161 | + 139% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | HK$15 (E£ 32) | E£ 13 | + 153% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | HK$18 (E£ 39) | E£ 5.47 | + 615% | |
Housing | + 613% | |||
Housing in Hong Kong is 613% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | HK$42,484 (E£ 93,076) | E£ 8,316 | + 1019% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | HK$28,805 (E£ 63,108) | E£ 4,892 | + 1190% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | HK$1,318 (E£ 2,887) | E£ 763 | + 278% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | HK$27,713 (E£ 60,715) | E£ 6,256 | + 870% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | HK$18,273 (E£ 40,032) | E£ 4,018 | + 896% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | HK$708 (E£ 1,550) | E£ 594 | + 161% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | HK$186 (E£ 407) | E£ 218 | + 87% | |
40” flat screen TV | HK$3,612 (E£ 7,914) | E£ 5,901 | + 34% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | HK$867 (E£ 1,899) | E£ 3,116 | - 39% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | HK$77 (E£ 168) | E£ 96 | + 76% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | HK$76 (E£ 167) | E£ 88 | + 89% | |
Clothes | + 10% | |||
Clothes in Hong Kong is 10% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | HK$599 (E£ 1,311) | E£ 884 | + 48% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | HK$354 (E£ 775) | E£ 841 | - 8% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | HK$772 (E£ 1,691) | E£ 1,956 | - 14% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | HK$1,188 (E£ 2,603) | E£ 933 | + 179% | |
Transportation | + 58% | |||
Transportation in Hong Kong is 58% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | HK$193,260 (E£ 423,403) | E£ 428,575 | - 1% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | HK$16 (E£ 35) | E£ 7 | + 427% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | HK$529 (E£ 1,159) | E£ 701 | + 65% | |
Personal Care | + 139% | |||
Personal Care in Hong Kong is 139% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | HK$65 (E£ 142) | E£ 41 | + 245% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | HK$87 (E£ 191) | E£ 72 | + 164% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | HK$402 (E£ 880) | E£ 290 | + 203% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | HK$57 (E£ 126) | E£ 47 | + 166% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | HK$43 (E£ 94) | E£ 49 | + 93% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | HK$49 (E£ 106) | E£ 49 | + 117% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | HK$15 (E£ 32) | E£ 25 | + 26% | |
Tube of toothpaste | HK$22 (E£ 48) | E£ 22 | + 123% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | HK$252 (E£ 553) | E£ 76 | + 626% | |
Entertainment | + 133% | |||
Entertainment in Hong Kong is 133% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | HK$454 (E£ 995) | E£ 350 | + 185% | |
2 tickets to the movies | HK$203 (E£ 445) | E£ 128 | + 248% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | HK$1,039 (E£ 2,275) | E£ 798 | + 185% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | HK$813 (E£ 1,780) | E£ 581 | + 206% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | HK$124 (E£ 271) | E£ 75 | + 263% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | HK$45 (E£ 98) | E£ 40 | + 146% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | HK$64 (E£ 139) | E£ 43 | + 224% | |
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | HK$3,938 (E£ 8,628) | E£ 9,712 | - 11% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | HK$1.16 (E£ 2.55) | E£ 1.89 | + 35% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | HK$1,049 (E£ 2,299) | E£ 802 | + 187% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | HK$61 (E£ 133) | E£ 39 | + 245% | |
TOTAL | + 195% |
These prices were last updated on April 21, 2019.
Exchange rate:
2.191
EGP
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HKD
This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 4,215 prices entered by 542 different people.
Cost of living in Hong Kong is 195% more expensive than in Egypt
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