Cost of living in Kowloon, Hong Kong

Summary of cost of living in Kowloon

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: HK$54,565
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: HK$38,775
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Kowloon
Current as of Feb 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district HK$96
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) HK$43
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast HK$30
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk HK$22
12 eggs, large HK$35
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes HK$22
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese HK$70
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples HK$32
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes HK$11
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket HK$13
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality HK$215
2 liters of coca-cola HK$16
Bread for 2 people for 1 day HK$16
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area HK$40,234
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area HK$25,015
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat HK$1,304
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area HK$17,523
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area HK$14,376
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio HK$700
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) HK$154
40” flat screen tv HK$5,625
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 Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) HK$350
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) HK$292
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) HK$476
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes HK$1,100
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new HK$225,709
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas HK$15
Monthly ticket public transport HK$575
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) HK$167
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) HK$44
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) HK$68
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) HK$289
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) HK$46
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) HK$52
4 rolls of toilet paper HK$20
Tube of toothpaste HK$24
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city HK$160
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub HK$300
2 tickets to the movies HK$177
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$679
1 cocktail drink in downtown club HK$85
Cappuccino in expat area of the city HK$32
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) HK$52
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) HK$3.59
1 month of gym membership in business district HK$618
1 package of marlboro cigarettes HK$51
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 13 prices entered by 5 different people.
Latest price update: February 29, 2024

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