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$34
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast HK$40
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk HK$23
12 eggs, large HK$40
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes HK$25
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese HK$94
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples HK$28
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes HK$20
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket HK$12
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality HK$207
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$36,616
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area HK$24,752
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat HK$1,248
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area HK$22,898
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area HK$14,385
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio HK$667
Internet 8MB (1 month) HK$201
40” flat screen TV HK$4,885
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) HK$1,315
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) HK$66
Hourly rate for cleaning help HK$81
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) HK$674
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) HK$290
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) HK$694
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes HK$1,139
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new HK$261,762
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas HK$14
Monthly ticket public transport HK$570
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) HK$68
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) HK$72
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) HK$94
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) HK$358
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) HK$55
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) HK$47
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) HK$51
4 rolls of toilet paper HK$15
Tube of toothpaste HK$23
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city HK$214
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub HK$353
2 tickets to the movies HK$182
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) HK$1,400
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert HK$1,027
1 cocktail drink in downtown club HK$100
Cappuccino in expat area of the city HK$41
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) HK$57
iPod nano 16GB HK$1,192
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) HK$0.50
1 month of gym membership in business district HK$816
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes HK$58
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,608 prices entered by 284 different people.
Latest price update: July 30, 2016.

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