Cost of living in Hong Kong

Summary of cost of living in Hong Kong

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: HK$60,056
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: HK$44,750
  • Hong Kong is the most expensive city in Asia (1 out of 19)
  • Cost of living in Hong Kong is more expensive than in 97% of cities in the World (10 out of 259)

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

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district HK$91
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) HK$41
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast HK$43
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk HK$25
12 eggs, large HK$29
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes HK$18
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese HK$82
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples HK$19
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes HK$16
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket HK$15
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality HK$172
2 liters of coca-cola HK$17
Bread for 2 people for 1 day HK$16
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area HK$44,945
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area HK$31,276
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat HK$1,134
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area HK$26,364
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area HK$16,876
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio HK$797
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) HK$185
40” flat screen tv HK$4,063
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) HK$826
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) HK$78
Hourly rate for cleaning help HK$83
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) HK$622
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) HK$307
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) HK$810
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes HK$1,065
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new HK$247,879
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas HK$17
Monthly ticket public transport HK$487
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) HK$81
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) HK$64
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) HK$82
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) HK$395
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) HK$45
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) HK$40
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) HK$52
4 rolls of toilet paper HK$12
Tube of toothpaste HK$22
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city HK$241
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub HK$420
2 tickets to the movies HK$214
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) HK$515
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert HK$919
1 cocktail drink in downtown club HK$111
Cappuccino in expat area of the city HK$41
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) HK$57
Ipad wi-fi 128gb HK$3,834
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) HK$1.02
1 month of gym membership in business district HK$847
1 package of marlboro cigarettes HK$60
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 870 prices entered by 202 different people.
Latest price update: March 30, 2020

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