Cost of Living Comparison Between Taipei and Hong Kong 

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Consumer Prices in Hong Kong are 20.01% higher than in Taipei (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Hong Kong are 65.12% higher than in Taipei
Rent Prices in Hong Kong are 205.83% higher than in Taipei
Restaurant Prices in Hong Kong are 56.36% higher than in Taipei
Groceries Prices in Hong Kong are 5.28% higher than in Taipei
Local Purchasing Power in Hong Kong is 19.32% higher than in Taipei
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Restaurants
Taipei Edit Hong Kong Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 39.63 HK$
(150.00 NT$)
60.00 HK$
(227.11 NT$)
     +51.41 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 317.03 HK$
(1,200.00 NT$)
500.00 HK$
(1,892.59 NT$)
     +57.72 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 39.63 HK$
(150.00 NT$)
42.50 HK$
(160.87 NT$)
     +7.25 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 15.85 HK$
(60.00 NT$)
52.50 HK$
(198.72 NT$)
     +231.20 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 25.63 HK$
(97.00 NT$)
50.00 HK$
(189.26 NT$)
     +95.11 %
Cappuccino (regular) 26.54 HK$
(100.45 NT$)
38.20 HK$
(144.59 NT$)
     +43.95 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 7.85 HK$
(29.72 NT$)
9.74 HK$
(36.85 NT$)
     +23.99 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 5.91 HK$
(22.38 NT$)
8.33 HK$
(31.54 NT$)
     +40.93 %
Markets
Taipei Edit Hong Kong Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 94.59 HK$
(358.04 NT$)
90.23 HK$
(341.53 NT$)
     -4.61 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 14.22 HK$
(53.81 NT$)
15.90 HK$
(60.19 NT$)
     +11.85 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 12.20 HK$
(46.18 NT$)
6.55 HK$
(24.79 NT$)
     -46.32 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 24.83 HK$
(93.99 NT$)
28.08 HK$
(106.29 NT$)
     +13.09 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 67.63 HK$
(256.00 NT$)
90.10 HK$
(341.06 NT$)
     +33.23 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 36.10 HK$
(136.63 NT$)
33.51 HK$
(126.84 NT$)
     -7.17 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 81.59 HK$
(308.84 NT$)
83.02 HK$
(314.26 NT$)
     +1.75 %
Apples (1 lb) 20.10 HK$
(76.09 NT$)
15.83 HK$
(59.93 NT$)
     -21.23 %
Banana (1 lb) 8.51 HK$
(32.21 NT$)
8.04 HK$
(30.44 NT$)
     -5.49 %
Oranges (1 lb) 11.24 HK$
(42.54 NT$)
12.54 HK$
(47.48 NT$)
     +11.61 %
Tomato (1 lb) 13.27 HK$
(50.24 NT$)
10.65 HK$
(40.30 NT$)
     -19.77 %
Potato (1 lb) 10.71 HK$
(40.53 NT$)
9.15 HK$
(34.63 NT$)
     -14.56 %
Onion (1 lb) 9.00 HK$
(34.05 NT$)
8.97 HK$
(33.94 NT$)
     -0.33 %
Lettuce (1 head) 16.61 HK$
(62.88 NT$)
12.69 HK$
(48.02 NT$)
     -23.63 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 9.22 HK$
(34.90 NT$)
12.63 HK$
(47.81 NT$)
     +36.99 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 105.68 HK$
(400.00 NT$)
150.00 HK$
(567.78 NT$)
     +41.94 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 14.06 HK$
(53.20 NT$)
14.94 HK$
(56.55 NT$)
     +6.29 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 22.67 HK$
(85.81 NT$)
21.62 HK$
(81.82 NT$)
     -4.65 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 34.34 HK$
(130.00 NT$)
62.00 HK$
(234.68 NT$)
     +80.52 %
Transportation
Taipei Edit Hong Kong Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 6.60 HK$
(25.00 NT$)
10.00 HK$
(37.85 NT$)
     +51.41 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 338.16 HK$
(1,280.00 NT$)
500.00 HK$
(1,892.59 NT$)
     +47.86 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 20.47 HK$
(77.50 NT$)
24.00 HK$
(90.84 NT$)
     +17.22 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 10.63 HK$
(40.23 NT$)
13.68 HK$
(51.78 NT$)
     +28.70 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 79.26 HK$
(300.00 NT$)
100.00 HK$
(378.52 NT$)
     +26.17 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 31.12 HK$
(117.81 NT$)
79.15 HK$
(299.58 NT$)
     +154.29 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 258,639.64 HK$
(979,000.00 NT$)
260,000.00 HK$
(984,149.23 NT$)
     +0.53 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 198,647.02 HK$
(751,916.58 NT$)
256,569.05 HK$
(971,162.42 NT$)
     +29.16 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Taipei Edit Hong Kong Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 658.58 HK$
(2,492.86 NT$)
1,433.29 HK$
(5,425.28 NT$)
     +117.63 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.38 HK$
(5.21 NT$)
0.81 HK$
(3.07 NT$)
     -41.16 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 210.79 HK$
(797.88 NT$)
202.98 HK$
(768.32 NT$)
     -3.71 %
Sports And Leisure
Taipei Edit Hong Kong Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 328.66 HK$
(1,244.03 NT$)
655.30 HK$
(2,480.42 NT$)
     +99.39 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 125.35 HK$
(474.46 NT$)
69.62 HK$
(263.54 NT$)
     -44.45 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 84.54 HK$
(320.00 NT$)
100.00 HK$
(378.52 NT$)
     +18.29 %
Childcare
Taipei Edit Hong Kong Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 5,262.62 HK$
(19,920.00 NT$)
6,145.86 HK$
(23,263.25 NT$)
     +16.78 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 124,680.03 HK$
(471,937.53 NT$)
146,048.28 HK$
(552,820.38 NT$)
     +17.14 %
Clothing And Shoes
Taipei Edit Hong Kong Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 716.27 HK$
(2,711.23 NT$)
631.21 HK$
(2,389.25 NT$)
     -11.88 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 274.11 HK$
(1,037.55 NT$)
304.77 HK$
(1,153.62 NT$)
     +11.19 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 747.90 HK$
(2,830.94 NT$)
697.73 HK$
(2,641.02 NT$)
     -6.71 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,038.89 HK$
(3,932.40 NT$)
1,031.94 HK$
(3,906.11 NT$)
     -0.67 %
Rent Per Month
Taipei Edit Hong Kong Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 5,547.94 HK$
(21,000.00 NT$)
17,568.97 HK$
(66,501.86 NT$)
     +216.68 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,517.86 HK$
(13,315.76 NT$)
12,285.71 HK$
(46,503.75 NT$)
     +249.24 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 12,319.88 HK$
(46,633.09 NT$)
35,717.65 HK$
(135,198.06 NT$)
     +189.92 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 8,216.23 HK$
(31,100.00 NT$)
24,631.25 HK$
(93,233.94 NT$)
     +199.79 %
Buy Apartment Price
Taipei Edit Hong Kong Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 11,648.31 HK$
(44,091.08 NT$)
23,394.35 HK$
(88,552.04 NT$)
     +100.84 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,402.99 HK$
(24,236.53 NT$)
15,838.16 HK$
(59,950.44 NT$)
     +147.36 %
Salaries And Financing
Taipei Edit Hong Kong Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 12,401.13 HK$
(46,940.61 NT$)
24,432.03 HK$
(92,479.87 NT$)
     +97.01 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.68 2.32      +37.82 %
Last update: June 2022June 2022
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