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Cost of Living Comparison Between Hong Kong and New York, NY 

You would need around 6,511.85$ (50,494.81HK$) in New York, NY to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 45,000.00HK$ in Hong Kong (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 25.08% higher than in Hong Kong
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 12.21% higher than in Hong Kong
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 1.11% higher than in Hong Kong
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 66.16% higher than in Hong Kong
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 16.11% higher than in Hong Kong
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 46.96% higher than in Hong Kong

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  Hong Kong  New York, NY      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 50.00 HK$     116.31 HK$      +132.63 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 385.30 HK$     581.57 HK$      +50.94 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 30.00 HK$     54.28 HK$      +80.93 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 33.01 HK$     46.53 HK$      +40.95 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 30.00 HK$     54.28 HK$      +80.93 %
Cappuccino (regular) 32.05 HK$     30.38 HK$      -5.19 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 8.35 HK$     13.73 HK$      +64.51 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 6.02 HK$     11.73 HK$      +94.71 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 22.38 HK$     10.50 HK$      -53.09 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 13.78 HK$     22.19 HK$      +61.05 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 14.92 HK$     23.69 HK$      +58.82 %
Eggs (12) 24.12 HK$     23.29 HK$      -3.48 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 100.00 HK$     83.20 HK$      -16.80 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 62.99 HK$     64.92 HK$      +3.07 %
Apples (1kg) 22.40 HK$     32.21 HK$      +43.79 %
Oranges (1kg) 22.38 HK$     28.99 HK$      +29.54 %
Tomato (1kg) 23.46 HK$     35.67 HK$      +52.02 %
Potato (1kg) 19.27 HK$     15.46 HK$      -19.77 %
Lettuce (1 head) 8.50 HK$     17.78 HK$      +109.18 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 12.78 HK$     15.06 HK$      +17.88 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 120.00 HK$     116.31 HK$      -3.07 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 12.00 HK$     14.16 HK$      +18.04 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 20.73 HK$     19.58 HK$      -5.56 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 50.00 HK$     94.99 HK$      +89.98 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 8.00 HK$     19.39 HK$      +142.32 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 455.00 HK$     868.48 HK$      +90.88 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 20.00 HK$     19.39 HK$      -3.07 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 8.00 HK$     9.78 HK$      +22.24 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 90.00 HK$     232.63 HK$      +158.48 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 16.90 HK$     8.23 HK$      -51.31 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 236,000.00 HK$     178,348.90 HK$      -24.43 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 1,165.80 HK$     1,186.11 HK$      +1.74 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.32 HK$     1.27 HK$      +301.59 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 184.56 HK$     379.62 HK$      +105.69 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 518.75 HK$     712.62 HK$      +37.37 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 60.00 HK$     216.89 HK$      +261.49 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 80.00 HK$     105.65 HK$      +32.07 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 728.57 HK$     442.77 HK$      -39.23 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 311.29 HK$     368.07 HK$      +18.24 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 693.04 HK$     691.30 HK$      -0.25 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 850.00 HK$     951.78 HK$      +11.97 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 17,617.49 HK$     22,151.31 HK$      +25.73 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,304.41 HK$     13,124.15 HK$      +27.36 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 43,928.57 HK$     38,034.46 HK$      -13.42 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 24,923.08 HK$     24,540.74 HK$      -1.53 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 141,944.67 HK$     75,119.93 HK$      -47.08 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 84,765.79 HK$     33,628.94 HK$      -60.33 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 20,480.23 HK$     33,773.61 HK$      +64.91 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.73     3.92      +43.51 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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