Cost of living in Hong Kong

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district HK$94
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) HK$36
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast HK$39
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk HK$25
12 eggs, large HK$38
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes HK$27
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese HK$92
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples HK$29
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes HK$19
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket HK$16
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality HK$168
2 liters of Coca-Cola HK$16
Bread for 2 people for 1 day HK$17
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area HK$37,556
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area HK$25,586
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat HK$1,475
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area HK$22,776
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area HK$15,500
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio HK$957
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) HK$228
40” flat screen TV HK$5,673
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) HK$1,183
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) HK$76
Hourly rate for cleaning help HK$75
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) HK$618
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) HK$259
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) HK$768
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes HK$1,053
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new HK$239,658
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas HK$15
Monthly ticket public transport HK$504
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) HK$61
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) HK$65
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) HK$80
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) HK$348
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) HK$51
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) HK$36
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) HK$49
4 rolls of toilet paper HK$13
Tube of toothpaste HK$24
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city HK$182
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub HK$397
2 tickets to the movies HK$191
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) HK$1,470
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert HK$933
1 cocktail drink in downtown club HK$111
Cappuccino in expat area of the city HK$45
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) HK$69
iPod nano 16GB HK$1,350
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) HK$0.87
1 month of gym membership in business district HK$847
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes HK$59
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,872 prices entered by 323 different people.
Latest price update: May 26, 2017.

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