Cost of living in Hong Kong

Summary of cost of living in Hong Kong

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: HK$60,199
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: HK$43,667
  • Hong Kong is the most expensive city in Asia (1 out of 16)
  • Cost of living in Hong Kong is more expensive than in 95% of cities in the World (10 out of 198)

List of prices in Hong Kong
Current as of Feb 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district HK$78
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) HK$38
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast HK$44
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk HK$23
12 eggs, large HK$29
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes HK$22
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese HK$92
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples HK$24
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes HK$17
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket HK$17
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality HK$230
2 liters of coca-cola HK$15
Bread for 2 people for 1 day HK$19
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area HK$42,306
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area HK$31,492
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat HK$1,664
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area HK$23,566
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area HK$15,226
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio HK$1,062
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) HK$142
40” flat screen tv HK$5,312
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) HK$1,366
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) HK$69
Hourly rate for cleaning help HK$94
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) HK$704
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) HK$314
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) HK$728
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes HK$1,295
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new HK$243,567
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas HK$17
Monthly ticket public transport HK$613
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) HK$78
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) HK$49
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) HK$115
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) HK$463
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) HK$59
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) HK$38
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) HK$53
4 rolls of toilet paper HK$18
Tube of toothpaste HK$20
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city HK$265
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub HK$381
2 tickets to the movies HK$190
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) HK$1,027
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert HK$894
1 cocktail drink in downtown club HK$100
Cappuccino in expat area of the city HK$46
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) HK$69
Ipad wi-fi 128gb HK$3,416
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) HK$1.19
1 month of gym membership in business district HK$893
1 package of marlboro cigarettes HK$62
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,226 prices entered by 169 different people.
Latest price update: February 27, 2021

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Hong Kong position in our World Ranking

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10th
out of 198
asia
1st
out of 16

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