- Cost of Living
- Hong Kong
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 166% | |||
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Food in Hong Kong is 166% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | HK$90 (E£ 206) | E£ 145 | + 42% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | HK$38 (E£ 86) | E£ 71 | + 22% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | HK$50 (E£ 115) | E£ 39 | + 194% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | HK$26 (E£ 58) | E£ 14 | + 311% | |

12 eggs, large | HK$35 (E£ 80) | E£ 22 | + 266% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | HK$26 (E£ 59) | E£ 11 | + 456% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | HK$94 (E£ 215) | E£ 33 | + 548% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | HK$35 (E£ 81) | E£ 26 | + 213% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | HK$29 (E£ 65) | E£ 7 | + 893% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | HK$15 (E£ 35) | E£ 21 | + 63% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | HK$150 (E£ 344) | E£ 156 | + 121% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | HK$15 (E£ 35) | E£ 12 | + 184% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | HK$18 (E£ 41) | E£ 6 | + 575% | |

Housing | + 647% | |||

Housing in Hong Kong is 647% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | HK$42,033 (E£ 96,027) | E£ 8,380 | + 1046% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | HK$30,353 (E£ 69,342) | E£ 5,100 | + 1260% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | HK$1,370 (E£ 3,129) | E£ 913 | + 243% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | HK$25,740 (E£ 58,804) | E£ 5,889 | + 898% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | HK$17,778 (E£ 40,615) | E£ 3,880 | + 947% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | HK$775 (E£ 1,770) | E£ 604 | + 193% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | HK$206 (E£ 470) | E£ 251 | + 87% | |

40” flat screen TV | HK$4,375 (E£ 9,995) | E£ 6,122 | + 63% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | HK$1,262 (E£ 2,883) | E£ 2,985 | - 3% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | HK$70 (E£ 160) | E£ 101 | + 58% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | HK$68 (E£ 156) | E£ 88 | + 78% | |

Clothes | + 19% | |||

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

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | HK$649 (E£ 1,484) | E£ 907 | + 64% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | HK$363 (E£ 830) | E£ 790 | + 5% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | HK$638 (E£ 1,458) | E£ 1,891 | - 23% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | HK$1,152 (E£ 2,631) | E£ 1,119 | + 135% | |

Transportation | + 108% | |||

Transportation in Hong Kong is 108% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | HK$220,633 (E£ 504,043) | E£ 459,253 | + 10% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | HK$15 (E£ 35) | E£ 5.73 | + 502% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | HK$545 (E£ 1,246) | E£ 435 | + 187% | |

Personal Care | + 152% | |||

Personal Care in Hong Kong is 152% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | HK$56 (E£ 128) | E£ 37 | + 245% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | HK$91 (E£ 207) | E£ 79 | + 163% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | HK$344 (E£ 786) | E£ 314 | + 151% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | HK$44 (E£ 100) | E£ 51 | + 95% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | HK$43 (E£ 98) | E£ 52 | + 88% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | HK$51 (E£ 116) | E£ 48 | + 144% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | HK$17 (E£ 39) | E£ 21 | + 88% | |

Tube of toothpaste | HK$25 (E£ 58) | E£ 21 | + 181% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | HK$290 (E£ 661) | E£ 70 | + 840% | |

Entertainment | + 100% | |||

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

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | HK$389 (E£ 888) | E£ 323 | + 175% | |

2 tickets to the movies | HK$201 (E£ 459) | E£ 131 | + 250% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | HK$976 (E£ 2,230) | E£ 693 | + 222% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | HK$860 (E£ 1,965) | E£ 524 | + 275% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | HK$110 (E£ 252) | E£ 104 | + 142% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | HK$44 (E£ 101) | E£ 42 | + 141% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | HK$64 (E£ 147) | E£ 56 | + 161% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | HK$3,376 (E£ 7,713) | E£ 10,206 | - 24% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | HK$1.41 (E£ 3.23) | E£ 4.68 | - 31% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | HK$922 (E£ 2,106) | E£ 831 | + 154% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | HK$58 (E£ 132) | E£ 36 | + 266% | |

TOTAL | + 221% |

These prices were last updated on October 18, 2018.
Exchange rate:
2.285
EGP
/
HKD

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#
Cost of living in
**Hong Kong**
is
**221% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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