Cost of living in Hong Kong

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district HK$90
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) HK$38
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast HK$46
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk HK$26
12 eggs, large HK$32
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes HK$23
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese HK$88
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples HK$34
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes HK$26
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket HK$15
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality HK$145
2 liters of Coca-Cola HK$15
Bread for 2 people for 1 day HK$18
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area HK$42,659
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area HK$30,022
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat HK$1,272
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area HK$26,431
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area HK$17,989
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio HK$752
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) HK$205
40” flat screen TV HK$5,388
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) HK$1,128
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) HK$75
Hourly rate for cleaning help HK$70
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) HK$588
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) HK$352
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) HK$614
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes HK$1,122
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new HK$205,761
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas HK$14
Monthly ticket public transport HK$527
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) HK$122
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) HK$58
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) HK$80
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) HK$358
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) HK$45
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$13
Tube of toothpaste HK$20
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city HK$277
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub HK$384
2 tickets to the movies HK$198
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) HK$807
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert HK$863
1 cocktail drink in downtown club HK$118
Cappuccino in expat area of the city HK$44
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) HK$64
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB HK$3,440
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) HK$1.33
1 month of gym membership in business district HK$895
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes HK$58
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,546 prices entered by 322 different people.
Latest price update: November 19, 2018.

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