Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and Hong Kong 

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Consumer Prices in Hong Kong are 14.73% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Hong Kong are 26.10% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Hong Kong are 36.35% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Hong Kong are 34.76% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Hong Kong are 13.73% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Hong Kong is 49.35% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA Edit Hong Kong Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 $
(139.63 HK$)
7.73 $
(60.00 HK$)
     -57.03 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $
(620.60 HK$)
64.45 $
(500.00 HK$)
     -19.43 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $
(77.57 HK$)
5.16 $
(40.00 HK$)
     -48.44 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $
(62.06 HK$)
6.45 $
(50.00 HK$)
     -19.43 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.50 $
(65.94 HK$)
6.45 $
(50.00 HK$)
     -24.17 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.83 $
(37.44 HK$)
4.74 $
(36.77 HK$)
     -1.78 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.49 $
(19.33 HK$)
1.15 $
(8.94 HK$)
     -53.75 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.06 $
(15.95 HK$)
0.96 $
(7.48 HK$)
     -53.12 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit Hong Kong Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.42 $
(34.26 HK$)
11.43 $
(88.68 HK$)
     +158.85 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.45 $
(26.75 HK$)
1.75 $
(13.54 HK$)
     -49.38 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.35 $
(18.24 HK$)
0.98 $
(7.59 HK$)
     -58.38 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.73 $
(28.93 HK$)
3.59 $
(27.83 HK$)
     -3.80 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.56 $
(50.87 HK$)
8.54 $
(66.23 HK$)
     +30.19 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.46 $
(50.14 HK$)
4.62 $
(35.84 HK$)
     -28.52 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.64 $
(51.54 HK$)
10.03 $
(77.79 HK$)
     +50.92 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.92 $
(22.68 HK$)
1.82 $
(14.15 HK$)
     -37.62 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.86 $
(6.69 HK$)
1.04 $
(8.08 HK$)
     +20.83 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.21 $
(17.11 HK$)
1.64 $
(12.73 HK$)
     -25.63 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.11 $
(24.16 HK$)
1.20 $
(9.32 HK$)
     -61.43 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.82 $
(14.12 HK$)
1.10 $
(8.51 HK$)
     -39.69 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.60 $
(12.43 HK$)
1.21 $
(9.40 HK$)
     -24.37 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.96 $
(15.22 HK$)
1.16 $
(9.02 HK$)
     -40.76 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.96 $
(15.17 HK$)
1.64 $
(12.72 HK$)
     -16.13 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(116.36 HK$)
19.34 $
(150.00 HK$)
     +28.91 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.74 $
(21.29 HK$)
1.88 $
(14.58 HK$)
     -31.52 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.80 $
(21.73 HK$)
2.18 $
(16.91 HK$)
     -22.15 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.34 $
(88.01 HK$)
7.73 $
(60.00 HK$)
     -31.82 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit Hong Kong Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 $
(23.27 HK$)
1.29 $
(10.00 HK$)
     -57.03 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 85.00 $
(659.38 HK$)
64.45 $
(500.00 HK$)
     -24.17 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(27.15 HK$)
3.09 $
(24.00 HK$)
     -11.61 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(23.27 HK$)
1.76 $
(13.68 HK$)
     -41.22 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $
(256.00 HK$)
13.15 $
(102.00 HK$)
     -60.16 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.57 $
(27.70 HK$)
8.59 $
(66.61 HK$)
     +140.47 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,500.00 $
(190,057.53 HK$)
32,227.08 $
(250,000.00 HK$)
     +31.54 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,859.18 $
(169,571.47 HK$)
30,617.69 $
(237,515.17 HK$)
     +40.07 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit Hong Kong Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 166.25 $
(1,289.71 HK$)
231.47 $
(1,795.65 HK$)
     +39.23 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $
(1.10 HK$)
0.10 $
(0.76 HK$)
     -30.78 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.95 $
(534.90 HK$)
23.43 $
(181.74 HK$)
     -66.02 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit Hong Kong Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 83.92 $
(650.98 HK$)
73.43 $
(569.65 HK$)
     -12.49 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.86 $
(169.56 HK$)
10.06 $
(78.03 HK$)
     -53.98 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(116.36 HK$)
12.76 $
(99.00 HK$)
     -14.92 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit Hong Kong Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,387.72 $
(18,522.61 HK$)
766.85 $
(5,948.84 HK$)
     -67.88 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 33,576.15 $
(260,465.33 HK$)
16,835.43 $
(130,600.00 HK$)
     -49.86 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit Hong Kong Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 57.08 $
(442.77 HK$)
78.07 $
(605.59 HK$)
     +36.77 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.79 $
(331.95 HK$)
36.11 $
(280.15 HK$)
     -15.60 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 90.44 $
(701.58 HK$)
89.79 $
(696.51 HK$)
     -0.72 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 141.64 $
(1,098.79 HK$)
116.53 $
(903.99 HK$)
     -17.73 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit Hong Kong Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,186.47 $
(24,718.89 HK$)
2,204.50 $
(17,101.30 HK$)
     -30.82 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,617.65 $
(20,306.30 HK$)
1,542.23 $
(11,963.77 HK$)
     -41.08 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,202.14 $
(55,870.26 HK$)
4,483.15 $
(34,777.78 HK$)
     -37.75 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,615.15 $
(35,801.81 HK$)
2,986.08 $
(23,164.38 HK$)
     -35.30 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit Hong Kong Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,345.75 $
(10,439.56 HK$)
2,954.58 $
(22,920.01 HK$)
     +119.55 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 939.87 $
(7,291.01 HK$)
1,900.59 $
(14,743.70 HK$)
     +102.22 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit Hong Kong Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,865.87 $
(61,019.13 HK$)
2,944.03 $
(22,838.16 HK$)
     -62.57 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.71 2.53      -31.78 %
Last update: February 2021February 2021
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