Cost of living in Hong Kong

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district HK$89
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) HK$34
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast HK$46
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk HK$22
12 eggs, large HK$40
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes HK$24
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese HK$94
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples HK$27
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes HK$18
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket HK$11
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality HK$190
2 liters of Coca-Cola HK$15
Bread for 2 people for 1 day HK$14
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area HK$38,588
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area HK$24,925
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat HK$1,158
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area HK$22,385
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area HK$15,038
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio HK$689
Internet 8MB (1 month) HK$201
40” flat screen TV HK$5,508
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) HK$1,179
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) HK$58
Hourly rate for cleaning help HK$66
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) HK$644
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) HK$289
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) HK$696
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes HK$1,172
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new HK$262,811
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas HK$15
Monthly ticket public transport HK$578
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) HK$69
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) HK$61
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) HK$94
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) HK$320
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) HK$55
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) HK$45
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) HK$50
4 rolls of toilet paper HK$15
Tube of toothpaste HK$21
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city HK$213
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub HK$342
2 tickets to the movies HK$186
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) HK$1,374
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert HK$953
1 cocktail drink in downtown club HK$96
Cappuccino in expat area of the city HK$41
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) HK$54
iPod nano 16GB HK$1,192
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) HK$0.47
1 month of gym membership in business district HK$742
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes HK$59
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,983 prices entered by 308 different people.
Latest price update: May 25, 2016.

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