Cost of Living Comparison Between Taipei and Hong Kong 

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Consumer Prices in Hong Kong are 20.44% higher than in Taipei (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Hong Kong are 64.52% higher than in Taipei
Rent Prices in Hong Kong are 196.16% higher than in Taipei
Restaurant Prices in Hong Kong are 85.69% higher than in Taipei
Groceries Prices in Hong Kong are 3.06% higher than in Taipei
Local Purchasing Power in Hong Kong is 10.68% higher than in Taipei
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Restaurants
Taipei Edit Hong Kong Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 33.40 HK$
(120.00 NT$)
60.00 HK$
(215.58 NT$)
     +79.65 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 222.65 HK$
(800.00 NT$)
500.00 HK$
(1,796.53 NT$)
     +124.57 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 38.96 HK$
(140.00 NT$)
40.00 HK$
(143.72 NT$)
     +2.66 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 15.31 HK$
(55.00 NT$)
50.00 HK$
(179.65 NT$)
     +226.64 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 22.27 HK$
(80.00 NT$)
50.00 HK$
(179.65 NT$)
     +124.57 %
Cappuccino (regular) 26.30 HK$
(94.51 NT$)
36.76 HK$
(132.08 NT$)
     +39.75 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 7.28 HK$
(26.16 NT$)
8.94 HK$
(32.13 NT$)
     +22.80 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 5.72 HK$
(20.55 NT$)
7.44 HK$
(26.72 NT$)
     +30.07 %
Markets
Taipei Edit Hong Kong Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 97.30 HK$
(349.61 NT$)
88.76 HK$
(318.93 NT$)
     -8.77 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 13.88 HK$
(49.89 NT$)
13.39 HK$
(48.10 NT$)
     -3.58 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 11.80 HK$
(42.38 NT$)
7.63 HK$
(27.43 NT$)
     -35.28 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 19.97 HK$
(71.75 NT$)
28.37 HK$
(101.95 NT$)
     +42.09 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 75.37 HK$
(270.79 NT$)
66.23 HK$
(237.97 NT$)
     -12.12 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 36.13 HK$
(129.83 NT$)
35.84 HK$
(128.78 NT$)
     -0.81 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 73.04 HK$
(262.44 NT$)
77.97 HK$
(280.17 NT$)
     +6.76 %
Apples (1 lb) 17.38 HK$
(62.44 NT$)
14.26 HK$
(51.25 NT$)
     -17.91 %
Banana (1 lb) 7.65 HK$
(27.47 NT$)
8.13 HK$
(29.22 NT$)
     +6.37 %
Oranges (1 lb) 8.66 HK$
(31.13 NT$)
12.80 HK$
(45.97 NT$)
     +47.68 %
Tomato (1 lb) 11.48 HK$
(41.25 NT$)
9.31 HK$
(33.47 NT$)
     -18.86 %
Potato (1 lb) 9.39 HK$
(33.74 NT$)
8.51 HK$
(30.59 NT$)
     -9.33 %
Onion (1 lb) 7.84 HK$
(28.18 NT$)
9.44 HK$
(33.93 NT$)
     +20.43 %
Lettuce (1 head) 13.70 HK$
(49.22 NT$)
9.06 HK$
(32.54 NT$)
     -33.90 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 10.34 HK$
(37.15 NT$)
12.77 HK$
(45.87 NT$)
     +23.46 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 111.33 HK$
(400.00 NT$)
150.00 HK$
(538.96 NT$)
     +34.74 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 14.43 HK$
(51.86 NT$)
14.49 HK$
(52.05 NT$)
     +0.35 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 18.21 HK$
(65.43 NT$)
17.08 HK$
(61.37 NT$)
     -6.20 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 33.40 HK$
(120.00 NT$)
60.00 HK$
(215.58 NT$)
     +79.65 %
Transportation
Taipei Edit Hong Kong Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.57 HK$
(20.00 NT$)
10.00 HK$
(35.93 NT$)
     +79.65 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 356.24 HK$
(1,280.00 NT$)
496.70 HK$
(1,784.67 NT$)
     +39.43 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 19.48 HK$
(70.00 NT$)
24.00 HK$
(86.23 NT$)
     +23.19 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 11.20 HK$
(40.23 NT$)
13.68 HK$
(49.15 NT$)
     +22.16 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 69.58 HK$
(250.00 NT$)
102.00 HK$
(366.49 NT$)
     +46.60 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 29.12 HK$
(104.63 NT$)
66.32 HK$
(238.29 NT$)
     +127.74 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 250,483.50 HK$
(900,000.00 NT$)
250,000.00 HK$
(898,262.75 NT$)
     -0.19 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 199,653.06 HK$
(717,363.64 NT$)
237,566.67 HK$
(853,589.15 NT$)
     +18.99 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Taipei Edit Hong Kong Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 694.83 HK$
(2,496.55 NT$)
1,732.25 HK$
(6,224.08 NT$)
     +149.31 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.39 HK$
(4.98 NT$)
0.76 HK$
(2.74 NT$)
     -45.01 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 183.39 HK$
(658.93 NT$)
186.52 HK$
(670.18 NT$)
     +1.71 %
Sports And Leisure
Taipei Edit Hong Kong Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 367.55 HK$
(1,320.64 NT$)
563.06 HK$
(2,023.09 NT$)
     +53.19 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 115.36 HK$
(414.50 NT$)
78.05 HK$
(280.45 NT$)
     -32.34 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 83.49 HK$
(300.00 NT$)
100.00 HK$
(359.31 NT$)
     +19.77 %
Childcare
Taipei Edit Hong Kong Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 4,870.31 HK$
(17,499.29 NT$)
5,719.79 HK$
(20,551.49 NT$)
     +17.44 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 127,737.72 HK$
(458,968.13 NT$)
129,824.39 HK$
(466,465.65 NT$)
     +1.63 %
Clothing And Shoes
Taipei Edit Hong Kong Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 675.19 HK$
(2,426.00 NT$)
603.41 HK$
(2,168.09 NT$)
     -10.63 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 270.24 HK$
(971.00 NT$)
282.26 HK$
(1,014.16 NT$)
     +4.45 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 765.85 HK$
(2,751.72 NT$)
696.21 HK$
(2,501.53 NT$)
     -9.09 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 964.16 HK$
(3,464.29 NT$)
903.99 HK$
(3,248.07 NT$)
     -6.24 %
Rent Per Month
Taipei Edit Hong Kong Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 5,115.69 HK$
(18,380.95 NT$)
16,948.78 HK$
(60,897.83 NT$)
     +231.31 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,455.08 HK$
(12,414.29 NT$)
11,925.68 HK$
(42,849.56 NT$)
     +245.16 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 13,294.45 HK$
(47,767.65 NT$)
34,519.48 HK$
(124,030.25 NT$)
     +159.65 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 7,292.88 HK$
(26,203.70 NT$)
22,961.54 HK$
(82,501.98 NT$)
     +214.85 %
Buy Apartment Price
Taipei Edit Hong Kong Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 9,086.54 HK$
(32,648.42 NT$)
22,590.10 HK$
(81,167.38 NT$)
     +148.61 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,562.07 HK$
(19,984.78 NT$)
14,514.94 HK$
(52,152.91 NT$)
     +160.96 %
Salaries And Financing
Taipei Edit Hong Kong Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 12,742.78 HK$
(45,785.47 NT$)
23,203.15 HK$
(83,370.11 NT$)
     +82.09 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.70 2.53      +49.09 %
Last update: February 2021February 2021
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