Cost of living in Hong Kong

List of prices in Hong Kong. Current as of Mar 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district HK$87
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) HK$39
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast HK$46
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk HK$25
12 eggs, large HK$35
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes HK$22
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese HK$89
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples HK$29
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes HK$23
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket HK$16
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality HK$166
2 liters of Coca-Cola HK$15
Bread for 2 people for 1 day HK$17
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area HK$41,753
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area HK$29,404
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat HK$1,299
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area HK$27,055
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area HK$18,193
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio HK$793
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) HK$190
40” flat screen TV HK$3,931
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) HK$867
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) HK$72
Hourly rate for cleaning help HK$75
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) HK$599
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) HK$358
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) HK$718
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes HK$1,130
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new HK$200,463
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas HK$16
Monthly ticket public transport HK$512
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) HK$83
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) HK$63
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) HK$80
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) HK$381
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) HK$46
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) HK$42
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) HK$57
4 rolls of toilet paper HK$15
Tube of toothpaste HK$22
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city HK$252
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub HK$446
2 tickets to the movies HK$197
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) HK$1,051
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert HK$805
1 cocktail drink in downtown club HK$122
Cappuccino in expat area of the city HK$45
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) HK$64
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB HK$3,938
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) HK$1.16
1 month of gym membership in business district HK$1,053
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes HK$60
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,490 prices entered by 282 different people.
Latest price update: March 20, 2019

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