Cost of living in Hong Kong

How expensive is Hong Kong compared to the World?

  • 13th out of 337 in the World
  • 1st out of 33 in Asia

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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$51
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk HK$25
12 eggs, large HK$35
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes HK$28
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese HK$91
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples HK$36
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes HK$30
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket HK$15
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality HK$143
2 liters of Coca-Cola HK$16
Bread for 2 people for 1 day HK$17
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area HK$42,318
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area HK$30,670
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat HK$1,380
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area HK$26,171
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area HK$18,099
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio HK$775
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) HK$212
40” flat screen TV HK$4,802
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) HK$1,262
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) HK$70
Hourly rate for cleaning help HK$67
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) HK$628
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) HK$335
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) HK$599
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes HK$1,117
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new HK$223,580
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas HK$15
Monthly ticket public transport HK$517
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) HK$139
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) HK$51
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) HK$83
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) HK$339
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) HK$45
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) HK$39
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) HK$53
4 rolls of toilet paper HK$17
Tube of toothpaste HK$20
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city HK$270
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub HK$397
2 tickets to the movies HK$201
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) HK$926
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert HK$899
1 cocktail drink in downtown club HK$108
Cappuccino in expat area of the city HK$44
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) HK$66
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB HK$3,376
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) HK$1.30
1 month of gym membership in business district HK$882
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes HK$58
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,602 prices entered by 340 different people.
Latest price update: September 21, 2018.

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Hong Kong position in our World Ranking

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1st
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