Cost of living in Hong Kong

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district HK$90
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) HK$34
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast HK$42
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk HK$24
12 eggs, large HK$38
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes HK$24
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese HK$75
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples HK$27
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes HK$17
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket HK$13
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality HK$195
2 liters of Coca-Cola HK$15
Bread for 2 people for 1 day HK$15
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area HK$37,572
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area HK$24,587
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat HK$1,401
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area HK$22,405
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area HK$14,167
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio HK$682
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) HK$210
40” flat screen TV HK$4,788
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) HK$1,413
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) HK$73
Hourly rate for cleaning help HK$80
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) HK$616
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) HK$284
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) HK$747
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes HK$1,113
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new HK$241,459
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas HK$15
Monthly ticket public transport HK$557
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) HK$74
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) HK$68
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) HK$95
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) HK$384
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) HK$61
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) HK$42
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) HK$52
4 rolls of toilet paper HK$12
Tube of toothpaste HK$21
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city HK$200
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub HK$409
2 tickets to the movies HK$186
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) HK$1,127
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert HK$1,032
1 cocktail drink in downtown club HK$104
Cappuccino in expat area of the city HK$43
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) HK$55
iPod nano 16GB HK$1,189
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) HK$0.54
1 month of gym membership in business district HK$885
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes HK$60
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,430 prices entered by 274 different people.
Latest price update: December 08, 2016.

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