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Cost of Living Comparison Between Shanghai and Hong Kong 

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Consumer Prices in Hong Kong are 52.76% higher than in Shanghai
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Hong Kong are 82.95% higher than in Shanghai
Rent Prices in Hong Kong are 133.85% higher than in Shanghai
Restaurant Prices in Hong Kong are 38.81% higher than in Shanghai
Groceries Prices in Hong Kong are 46.19% higher than in Shanghai
Local Purchasing Power in Hong Kong is 9.81% higher than in Shanghai
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  ShanghaiHong KongDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 35.00 ¥
(40.59 HK$)
43.11 ¥
(50.00 HK$)
     +23.18 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 235.00 ¥
(272.53 HK$)
344.92 ¥
(400.00 HK$)
     +46.77 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.00 ¥
(40.59 HK$)
30.18 ¥
(35.00 HK$)
     -13.77 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 ¥
(11.60 HK$)
43.11 ¥
(50.00 HK$)
     +331.15 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.00 ¥
(23.19 HK$)
51.74 ¥
(60.00 HK$)
     +158.69 %
Cappuccino (regular) 29.94 ¥
(34.72 HK$)
30.74 ¥
(35.65 HK$)
     +2.69 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.39 ¥
(5.09 HK$)
8.25 ¥
(9.57 HK$)
     +87.89 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.57 ¥
(2.98 HK$)
6.63 ¥
(7.69 HK$)
     +158.23 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 63.58 ¥
(73.73 HK$)
73.22 ¥
(84.91 HK$)
     +15.16 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 13.75 ¥
(15.94 HK$)
14.63 ¥
(16.97 HK$)
     +6.45 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.32 ¥
(3.85 HK$)
6.48 ¥
(7.52 HK$)
     +95.46 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 16.67 ¥
(19.33 HK$)
23.53 ¥
(27.29 HK$)
     +41.17 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 56.21 ¥
(65.19 HK$)
57.21 ¥
(66.35 HK$)
     +1.77 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 17.35 ¥
(20.12 HK$)
31.71 ¥
(36.78 HK$)
     +82.83 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 36.74 ¥
(42.61 HK$)
64.61 ¥
(74.93 HK$)
     +75.86 %
Apples (1 lb) 7.12 ¥
(8.26 HK$)
10.06 ¥
(11.67 HK$)
     +41.37 %
Banana (1 lb) 5.01 ¥
(5.81 HK$)
6.98 ¥
(8.09 HK$)
     +39.20 %
Oranges (1 lb) 7.55 ¥
(8.75 HK$)
8.33 ¥
(9.66 HK$)
     +10.43 %
Tomato (1 lb) 4.72 ¥
(5.48 HK$)
8.91 ¥
(10.34 HK$)
     +88.63 %
Potato (1 lb) 4.04 ¥
(4.69 HK$)
7.53 ¥
(8.73 HK$)
     +86.11 %
Onion (1 lb) 4.54 ¥
(5.26 HK$)
7.43 ¥
(8.61 HK$)
     +63.72 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.14 ¥
(4.80 HK$)
11.07 ¥
(12.84 HK$)
     +167.30 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.33 ¥
(5.03 HK$)
13.38 ¥
(15.52 HK$)
     +208.87 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 100.00 ¥
(115.97 HK$)
103.48 ¥
(120.00 HK$)
     +3.48 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.88 ¥
(6.82 HK$)
11.31 ¥
(13.11 HK$)
     +92.20 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 14.79 ¥
(17.15 HK$)
14.71 ¥
(17.06 HK$)
     -0.53 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 ¥
(23.19 HK$)
49.15 ¥
(57.00 HK$)
     +145.75 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 ¥
(4.64 HK$)
8.62 ¥
(10.00 HK$)
     +115.57 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 ¥
(231.94 HK$)
431.15 ¥
(500.00 HK$)
     +115.57 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 14.00 ¥
(16.24 HK$)
20.70 ¥
(24.00 HK$)
     +47.82 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.10 ¥
(4.76 HK$)
11.80 ¥
(13.68 HK$)
     +187.43 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 37.50 ¥
(43.49 HK$)
87.95 ¥
(102.00 HK$)
     +134.54 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 27.10 ¥
(31.42 HK$)
51.51 ¥
(59.73 HK$)
     +90.09 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 140,000.00 ¥
(162,357.82 HK$)
211,261.77 ¥
(245,000.00 HK$)
     +50.90 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 126,538.89 ¥
(146,746.99 HK$)
187,832.57 ¥
(217,829.19 HK$)
     +48.44 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 377.33 ¥
(437.59 HK$)
1,296.74 ¥
(1,503.82 HK$)
     +243.66 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.19 ¥
(0.22 HK$)
0.46 ¥
(0.54 HK$)
     +143.10 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 119.33 ¥
(138.39 HK$)
184.50 ¥
(213.97 HK$)
     +54.61 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 306.73 ¥
(355.72 HK$)
514.16 ¥
(596.27 HK$)
     +67.63 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 70.00 ¥
(81.18 HK$)
49.27 ¥
(57.14 HK$)
     -29.61 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 60.00 ¥
(69.58 HK$)
86.23 ¥
(100.00 HK$)
     +43.72 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,740.58 ¥
(4,337.95 HK$)
4,608.73 ¥
(5,344.74 HK$)
     +23.21 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 155,894.74 ¥
(180,790.93 HK$)
106,564.68 ¥
(123,582.93 HK$)
     -31.64 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 530.31 ¥
(615.00 HK$)
535.77 ¥
(621.33 HK$)
     +1.03 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 233.48 ¥
(270.76 HK$)
259.88 ¥
(301.39 HK$)
     +11.31 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 624.16 ¥
(723.84 HK$)
559.36 ¥
(648.68 HK$)
     -10.38 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 711.50 ¥
(825.13 HK$)
882.66 ¥
(1,023.62 HK$)
     +24.06 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 6,713.73 ¥
(7,785.90 HK$)
15,551.01 ¥
(18,034.48 HK$)
     +131.63 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,429.27 ¥
(3,976.92 HK$)
10,405.99 ¥
(12,067.81 HK$)
     +203.45 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 15,655.56 ¥
(18,155.73 HK$)
32,019.31 ¥
(37,132.76 HK$)
     +104.52 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 7,666.67 ¥
(8,891.02 HK$)
20,353.47 ¥
(23,603.90 HK$)
     +165.48 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 9,108.29 ¥
(10,562.88 HK$)
18,340.44 ¥
(21,269.39 HK$)
     +101.36 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,625.76 ¥
(5,364.49 HK$)
11,757.01 ¥
(13,634.59 HK$)
     +154.16 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 8,195.31 ¥
(9,504.09 HK$)
16,463.76 ¥
(19,093.00 HK$)
     +100.89 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.07 2.37      -53.24 %
Last update: January 2019January 2019
Contributors:257457
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: CNY