Cost of living in Kowloon, Hong Kong

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district HK$85
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) HK$35
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast HK$24
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk HK$22
12 eggs, large HK$37
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes HK$21
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese HK$75
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples HK$31
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes HK$12
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket HK$14
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality HK$89
2 liters of Coca-Cola HK$16
Bread for 2 people for 1 day HK$15
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area HK$41,969
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area HK$25,471
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat HK$1,143
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area HK$18,750
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area HK$13,500
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio HK$727
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) HK$188
40” flat screen TV HK$6,500
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) HK$1,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) HK$51
Hourly rate for cleaning help HK$68
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) HK$364
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) HK$290
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) HK$463
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes HK$620
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new HK$297,495
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas HK$15
Monthly ticket public transport HK$551
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) HK$140
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) HK$45
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) HK$68
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) HK$300
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) HK$48
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) HK$56
4 rolls of toilet paper HK$20
Tube of toothpaste HK$24
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city HK$176
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub HK$320
2 tickets to the movies HK$179
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) HK$417
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert HK$817
1 cocktail drink in downtown club HK$106
Cappuccino in expat area of the city HK$32
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) HK$56
iPad Air 2, 64GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) HK$2.57
1 month of gym membership in business district HK$487
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes HK$55
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 73 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: September 23, 2017.

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