Cost of living in Hong Kong

Summary of cost of living in Hong Kong

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $7,634 (HK$59,162)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $5,605 (HK$43,440)
  • Hong Kong is the most expensive city in Asia (1 out of 14)
  • Cost of living in Hong Kong is more expensive than in 95% of cities in the World (13 out of 221)

List of prices in Hong Kong. Current as of Sep 2020.

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Food [Edit]
HKD USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district HK$82 ($11)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) HK$39 ($5.08)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast HK$46 ($5.97)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk HK$23 ($2.99)
12 eggs, large HK$28 ($3.56)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes HK$22 ($2.86)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese HK$94 ($12)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples HK$22 ($2.81)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes HK$15 ($1.99)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket HK$17 ($2.20)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality HK$220 ($28)
2 liters of coca-cola HK$14 ($1.75)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day HK$17 ($2.22)
Housing [Edit]
HKD USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area HK$42,824 ($5,526)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area HK$31,079 ($4,010)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat HK$1,361 ($176)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area HK$23,195 ($2,993)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area HK$14,012 ($1,808)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio HK$946 ($122)
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) HK$173 ($22)
40” flat screen tv HK$4,202 ($542)
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) HK$1,231 ($159)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) HK$73 ($9)
Hourly rate for cleaning help HK$88 ($11)
Clothes [Edit]
HKD USD
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) HK$648 ($84)
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) HK$312 ($40)
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) HK$730 ($94)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes HK$1,103 ($142)
Transportation [Edit]
HKD USD
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new HK$250,869 ($32,370)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas HK$16 ($2.10)
Monthly ticket public transport HK$532 ($69)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) HK$72 ($9)
Personal Care [Edit]
HKD USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) HK$46 ($5.96)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) HK$94 ($12)
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) HK$400 ($52)
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) HK$58 ($8)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) HK$39 ($5.06)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) HK$55 ($7)
4 rolls of toilet paper HK$12 ($1.55)
Tube of toothpaste HK$23 ($2.95)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city HK$252 ($33)
Entertainment [Edit]
HKD USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub HK$362 ($47)
2 tickets to the movies HK$193 ($25)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) HK$659 ($85)
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert HK$850 ($110)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club HK$117 ($15)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city HK$43 ($5.49)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) HK$63 ($8)
Ipad wi-fi 128gb HK$3,417 ($441)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) HK$1.30 ($0.17)
1 month of gym membership in business district HK$782 ($101)
1 package of marlboro cigarettes HK$60 ($8)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,167 prices entered by 189 different people.
Latest price update: September 19, 2020

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Hong Kong position in our World Ranking

the world
13th
out of 221
asia
1st
out of 14

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