- Cost of Living
- Hong Kong
- Egypt
- Comparison
Cost of living in Hong Kong compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 184% | |||
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Food in Hong Kong is 184% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | HK$95 (E£ 215) | E£ 125 | + 71% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | HK$37 (E£ 83) | E£ 59 | + 41% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | HK$39 (E£ 87) | E£ 37 | + 135% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | HK$24 (E£ 55) | E£ 13 | + 316% | |
12 eggs, large | HK$37 (E£ 83) | E£ 21 | + 294% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | HK$28 (E£ 64) | E£ 7 | + 785% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | HK$92 (E£ 206) | E£ 31 | + 573% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | HK$30 (E£ 67) | E£ 22 | + 207% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | HK$19 (E£ 43) | E£ 6 | + 575% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | HK$15 (E£ 33) | E£ 17 | + 93% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | HK$154 (E£ 347) | E£ 146 | + 137% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | HK$17 (E£ 39) | E£ 10 | + 274% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | HK$15 (E£ 34) | E£ 5.05 | + 567% | |
Housing | + 852% | |||
Housing in Hong Kong is 852% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | HK$37,564 (E£ 84,679) | E£ 6,306 | + 1243% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | HK$27,157 (E£ 61,219) | E£ 3,151 | + 1843% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | HK$1,367 (E£ 3,083) | E£ 553 | + 457% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | HK$22,274 (E£ 50,211) | E£ 3,881 | + 1194% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | HK$15,961 (E£ 35,980) | E£ 1,753 | + 1953% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | HK$929 (E£ 2,094) | E£ 423 | + 395% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | HK$194 (E£ 436) | E£ 288 | + 52% | |
40” flat screen TV | HK$5,582 (E£ 12,583) | E£ 6,163 | + 104% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | HK$1,390 (E£ 3,134) | E£ 2,760 | + 14% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | HK$75 (E£ 168) | E£ 82 | + 104% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | HK$66 (E£ 148) | E£ 33 | + 350% | |
Clothes | - 4% | |||
Clothes in Hong Kong is 4% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | HK$542 (E£ 1,221) | E£ 891 | + 37% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | HK$254 (E£ 572) | E£ 786 | - 27% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | HK$717 (E£ 1,617) | E£ 1,664 | - 3% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | HK$1,028 (E£ 2,316) | E£ 1,294 | + 79% | |
Transportation | + 147% | |||
Transportation in Hong Kong is 147% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | HK$239,532 (E£ 539,965) | E£ 462,272 | + 17% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | HK$15 (E£ 34) | E£ 4.40 | + 671% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | HK$517 (E£ 1,165) | E£ 252 | + 362% | |
Personal Care | + 163% | |||
Personal Care in Hong Kong is 163% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | HK$51 (E£ 116) | E£ 39 | + 196% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | HK$65 (E£ 146) | E£ 77 | + 90% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | HK$315 (E£ 711) | E£ 232 | + 206% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | HK$45 (E£ 101) | E£ 59 | + 71% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | HK$41 (E£ 91) | E£ 42 | + 117% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | HK$48 (E£ 109) | E£ 39 | + 180% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | HK$15 (E£ 34) | E£ 16 | + 107% | |
Tube of toothpaste | HK$21 (E£ 47) | E£ 19 | + 153% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | HK$212 (E£ 477) | E£ 50 | + 848% | |
Entertainment | + 184% | |||
Entertainment in Hong Kong is 184% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | HK$384 (E£ 865) | E£ 284 | + 205% | |
2 tickets to the movies | HK$192 (E£ 432) | E£ 117 | + 269% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | HK$1,394 (E£ 3,143) | E£ 398 | + 690% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | HK$937 (E£ 2,113) | E£ 451 | + 369% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | HK$115 (E£ 260) | E£ 84 | + 210% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | HK$47 (E£ 106) | E£ 33 | + 221% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | HK$76 (E£ 172) | E£ 57 | + 201% | |
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | HK$3,342 (E£ 7,534) | E£ 11,870 | - 37% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | HK$1.00 (E£ 2.24) | E£ 0.23 | + 890% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | HK$757 (E£ 1,706) | E£ 562 | + 204% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | HK$58 (E£ 130) | E£ 32 | + 311% | |
TOTAL | + 276% |
These prices were last updated on November 20, 2017.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in Hong Kong is 276% more expensive than in Egypt
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