Cost of Living Comparison Between Taipei and Hong Kong 

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Consumer Prices in Hong Kong are 18.47% higher than in Taipei (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Hong Kong are 61.07% higher than in Taipei
Rent Prices in Hong Kong are 184.25% higher than in Taipei
Restaurant Prices in Hong Kong are 85.19% higher than in Taipei
Groceries Prices in Hong Kong are 0.28% lower than in Taipei
Local Purchasing Power in Hong Kong is 11.49% higher than in Taipei
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Restaurants
Taipei Edit Hong Kong Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 33.65 HK$
(120.00 NT$)
60.00 HK$
(213.99 NT$)
     +78.33 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 224.31 HK$
(800.00 NT$)
500.00 HK$
(1,783.27 NT$)
     +122.91 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 42.06 HK$
(150.00 NT$)
40.00 HK$
(142.66 NT$)
     -4.89 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 16.82 HK$
(60.00 NT$)
60.00 HK$
(213.99 NT$)
     +256.65 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 23.83 HK$
(85.00 NT$)
50.00 HK$
(178.33 NT$)
     +109.80 %
Cappuccino (regular) 25.54 HK$
(91.08 NT$)
37.32 HK$
(133.10 NT$)
     +46.13 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 7.90 HK$
(28.18 NT$)
9.03 HK$
(32.20 NT$)
     +14.27 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 6.09 HK$
(21.71 NT$)
7.45 HK$
(26.58 NT$)
     +22.48 %
Markets
Taipei Edit Hong Kong Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 99.76 HK$
(355.79 NT$)
90.30 HK$
(322.05 NT$)
     -9.48 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 13.81 HK$
(49.24 NT$)
13.85 HK$
(49.40 NT$)
     +0.32 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 11.30 HK$
(40.30 NT$)
7.35 HK$
(26.21 NT$)
     -34.96 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 20.81 HK$
(74.23 NT$)
28.69 HK$
(102.34 NT$)
     +37.86 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 84.17 HK$
(300.20 NT$)
67.82 HK$
(241.89 NT$)
     -19.42 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 39.37 HK$
(140.40 NT$)
36.15 HK$
(128.94 NT$)
     -8.16 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 74.97 HK$
(267.38 NT$)
81.17 HK$
(289.50 NT$)
     +8.27 %
Apples (1 lb) 19.71 HK$
(70.31 NT$)
14.39 HK$
(51.31 NT$)
     -27.03 %
Banana (1 lb) 7.92 HK$
(28.26 NT$)
8.42 HK$
(30.02 NT$)
     +6.22 %
Oranges (1 lb) 9.31 HK$
(33.20 NT$)
13.19 HK$
(47.03 NT$)
     +41.67 %
Tomato (1 lb) 11.79 HK$
(42.06 NT$)
9.36 HK$
(33.40 NT$)
     -20.60 %
Potato (1 lb) 10.28 HK$
(36.66 NT$)
8.90 HK$
(31.75 NT$)
     -13.37 %
Onion (1 lb) 7.76 HK$
(27.67 NT$)
9.36 HK$
(33.40 NT$)
     +20.71 %
Lettuce (1 head) 14.91 HK$
(53.19 NT$)
9.82 HK$
(35.01 NT$)
     -34.18 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 9.92 HK$
(35.38 NT$)
12.90 HK$
(46.00 NT$)
     +30.02 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 112.15 HK$
(400.00 NT$)
150.00 HK$
(534.98 NT$)
     +33.74 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 14.35 HK$
(51.19 NT$)
15.95 HK$
(56.90 NT$)
     +11.15 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 18.06 HK$
(64.42 NT$)
18.13 HK$
(64.65 NT$)
     +0.36 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 33.65 HK$
(120.00 NT$)
60.00 HK$
(213.99 NT$)
     +78.33 %
Transportation
Taipei Edit Hong Kong Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.61 HK$
(20.00 NT$)
10.00 HK$
(35.67 NT$)
     +78.33 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 358.89 HK$
(1,280.00 NT$)
492.50 HK$
(1,756.52 NT$)
     +37.23 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 19.63 HK$
(70.00 NT$)
24.00 HK$
(85.60 NT$)
     +22.28 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 11.28 HK$
(40.23 NT$)
13.68 HK$
(48.79 NT$)
     +21.26 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 70.10 HK$
(250.00 NT$)
102.00 HK$
(363.79 NT$)
     +45.51 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 29.21 HK$
(104.19 NT$)
67.65 HK$
(241.27 NT$)
     +131.57 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 252,346.05 HK$
(900,000.00 NT$)
250,000.00 HK$
(891,632.75 NT$)
     -0.93 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 201,774.88 HK$
(719,636.36 NT$)
236,172.41 HK$
(842,316.24 NT$)
     +17.05 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Taipei Edit Hong Kong Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 689.84 HK$
(2,460.33 NT$)
1,855.57 HK$
(6,617.93 NT$)
     +168.99 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.40 HK$
(4.98 NT$)
0.78 HK$
(2.79 NT$)
     -44.06 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 193.98 HK$
(691.83 NT$)
184.51 HK$
(658.08 NT$)
     -4.88 %
Sports And Leisure
Taipei Edit Hong Kong Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 367.46 HK$
(1,310.57 NT$)
555.93 HK$
(1,982.75 NT$)
     +51.29 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 109.01 HK$
(388.78 NT$)
84.09 HK$
(299.89 NT$)
     -22.86 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 84.12 HK$
(300.00 NT$)
100.00 HK$
(356.65 NT$)
     +18.88 %
Childcare
Taipei Edit Hong Kong Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 4,791.77 HK$
(17,090.00 NT$)
6,046.94 HK$
(21,566.59 NT$)
     +26.19 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 125,758.93 HK$
(448,523.12 NT$)
140,604.88 HK$
(501,471.66 NT$)
     +11.81 %
Clothing And Shoes
Taipei Edit Hong Kong Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 677.21 HK$
(2,415.28 NT$)
590.37 HK$
(2,105.56 NT$)
     -12.82 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 277.37 HK$
(989.24 NT$)
278.80 HK$
(994.35 NT$)
     +0.52 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 769.30 HK$
(2,743.75 NT$)
702.23 HK$
(2,504.53 NT$)
     -8.72 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,000.68 HK$
(3,568.97 NT$)
921.84 HK$
(3,287.76 NT$)
     -7.88 %
Rent Per Month
Taipei Edit Hong Kong Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 5,620.83 HK$
(20,046.88 NT$)
17,230.77 HK$
(61,454.07 NT$)
     +206.55 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,869.31 HK$
(13,800.00 NT$)
12,294.12 HK$
(43,847.35 NT$)
     +217.73 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 14,015.04 HK$
(49,985.08 NT$)
35,718.31 HK$
(127,390.46 NT$)
     +154.86 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 7,683.61 HK$
(27,403.85 NT$)
23,394.37 HK$
(83,436.73 NT$)
     +204.47 %
Buy Apartment Price
Taipei Edit Hong Kong Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 9,100.65 HK$
(32,457.75 NT$)
23,251.92 HK$
(82,928.69 NT$)
     +155.50 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,648.02 HK$
(20,143.86 NT$)
15,088.46 HK$
(53,813.47 NT$)
     +167.15 %
Salaries And Financing
Taipei Edit Hong Kong Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 12,804.26 HK$
(45,666.79 NT$)
22,992.65 HK$
(82,003.99 NT$)
     +79.57 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.58 2.48      +57.14 %
Last update: June 2021June 2021
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