- Cost of Living
- Hong Kong
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

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

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | HK$98 (E£ 221) | E£ 139 | + 59% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | HK$36 (E£ 81) | E£ 66 | + 23% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | HK$40 (E£ 91) | E£ 40 | + 128% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | HK$25 (E£ 56) | E£ 14 | + 306% | |

12 eggs, large | HK$35 (E£ 79) | E£ 21 | + 287% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | HK$35 (E£ 78) | E£ 11 | + 579% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | HK$83 (E£ 186) | E£ 31 | + 507% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | HK$34 (E£ 77) | E£ 24 | + 218% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | HK$22 (E£ 49) | E£ 6 | + 664% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | HK$15 (E£ 33) | E£ 21 | + 56% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | HK$140 (E£ 314) | E£ 160 | + 97% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | HK$16 (E£ 36) | E£ 12 | + 208% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | HK$17 (E£ 38) | E£ 9 | + 337% | |

Housing | + 632% | |||

Housing in Hong Kong is 632% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | HK$40,163 (E£ 90,328) | E£ 7,993 | + 1030% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | HK$29,395 (E£ 66,110) | E£ 4,568 | + 1347% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | HK$1,408 (E£ 3,166) | E£ 926 | + 242% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | HK$23,033 (E£ 51,802) | E£ 5,466 | + 848% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | HK$16,378 (E£ 36,836) | E£ 3,027 | + 1117% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | HK$811 (E£ 1,823) | E£ 590 | + 209% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | HK$193 (E£ 434) | E£ 260 | + 67% | |

40” flat screen TV | HK$4,582 (E£ 10,305) | E£ 6,070 | + 70% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | HK$1,122 (E£ 2,523) | E£ 2,826 | - 11% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | HK$73 (E£ 164) | E£ 83 | + 98% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | HK$59 (E£ 133) | E£ 92 | + 44% | |

Clothes | + 4% | |||

Clothes in Hong Kong is 4% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | HK$589 (E£ 1,324) | E£ 772 | + 72% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | HK$274 (E£ 616) | E£ 740 | - 17% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | HK$663 (E£ 1,492) | E£ 1,819 | - 18% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | HK$1,109 (E£ 2,493) | E£ 1,339 | + 86% | |

Transportation | + 128% | |||

Transportation in Hong Kong is 128% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | HK$232,983 (E£ 523,990) | E£ 467,502 | + 12% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | HK$15 (E£ 34) | E£ 5.00 | + 579% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | HK$527 (E£ 1,186) | E£ 300 | + 295% | |

Personal Care | + 154% | |||

Personal Care in Hong Kong is 154% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | HK$54 (E£ 122) | E£ 39 | + 216% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | HK$76 (E£ 171) | E£ 75 | + 127% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | HK$325 (E£ 730) | E£ 269 | + 171% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | HK$45 (E£ 101) | E£ 60 | + 67% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | HK$40 (E£ 91) | E£ 49 | + 87% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | HK$52 (E£ 117) | E£ 44 | + 167% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | HK$14 (E£ 32) | E£ 20 | + 63% | |

Tube of toothpaste | HK$21 (E£ 48) | E£ 19 | + 152% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | HK$253 (E£ 570) | E£ 56 | + 922% | |

Entertainment | + 57% | |||

Entertainment in Hong Kong is 57% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | HK$393 (E£ 884) | E£ 307 | + 188% | |

2 tickets to the movies | HK$197 (E£ 442) | E£ 128 | + 246% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | HK$1,379 (E£ 3,101) | E£ 647 | + 379% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | HK$937 (E£ 2,108) | E£ 485 | + 334% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | HK$110 (E£ 247) | E£ 100 | + 146% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | HK$44 (E£ 100) | E£ 37 | + 169% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | HK$71 (E£ 160) | E£ 56 | + 184% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | HK$3,478 (E£ 7,822) | E£ 11,911 | - 34% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | HK$1.38 (E£ 3.09) | E£ 15 | - 79% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | HK$827 (E£ 1,859) | E£ 677 | + 175% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | HK$58 (E£ 130) | E£ 32 | + 302% | |

TOTAL | + 199% |

These prices were last updated on April 23, 2018.
Exchange rate:
2.249
EGP
/
HKD

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#
Cost of living in
**Hong Kong**
is
**199% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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