Cost of living in Hong Kong

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district HK$90
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) HK$35
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast HK$38
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk HK$23
12 eggs, large HK$37
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes HK$25
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese HK$78
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples HK$23
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes HK$16
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket HK$15
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality HK$192
2 liters of Coca-Cola HK$15
Bread for 2 people for 1 day HK$15
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area HK$38,739
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area HK$25,873
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat HK$1,436
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area HK$22,773
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area HK$14,160
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio HK$824
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) HK$204
40” flat screen TV HK$4,448
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) HK$1,321
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) HK$70
Hourly rate for cleaning help HK$80
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) HK$546
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) HK$277
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) HK$730
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes HK$1,080
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new HK$241,459
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas HK$15
Monthly ticket public transport HK$553
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) HK$64
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) HK$64
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) HK$95
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) HK$355
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) HK$63
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) HK$35
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) HK$51
4 rolls of toilet paper HK$12
Tube of toothpaste HK$22
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city HK$193
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub HK$382
2 tickets to the movies HK$187
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) HK$1,282
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert HK$1,026
1 cocktail drink in downtown club HK$105
Cappuccino in expat area of the city HK$43
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) HK$58
iPod nano 16GB HK$1,213
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) HK$0.63
1 month of gym membership in business district HK$790
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes HK$59
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,615 prices entered by 288 different people.
Latest price update: January 21, 2017.

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