Cost of Living in Hong Kong

Summary about cost of living in Hong Kong:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 55.00 HK$ 45.00-70.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 350.00 HK$ 250.00-500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.00 HK$ 30.00-40.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 48.00 HK$ 30.00-70.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 50.00 HK$ 30.00-70.00
Cappuccino (regular) 34.45 HK$ 30.00-40.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 8.46 HK$ 6.50-12.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 6.80 HK$ 4.00-10.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 88.42 HK$ 68.14-113.56
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 14.91 HK$ 10.89-22.68
Rice (white), (1 lb) 6.44 HK$ 4.54-9.07
Eggs (regular) (12) 24.03 HK$ 15.00-35.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 52.77 HK$ 34.02-90.72
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 20.83 HK$ 11.34-40.82
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 87.90 HK$ 36.29-158.76
Apples (1 lb) 10.81 HK$ 5.99-18.14
Banana (1 lb) 7.03 HK$ 4.54-11.34
Oranges (1 lb) 9.70 HK$ 6.35-13.61
Tomato (1 lb) 8.26 HK$ 4.54-13.61
Potato (1 lb) 8.10 HK$ 4.99-11.34
Onion (1 lb) 7.22 HK$ 4.54-11.34
Lettuce (1 head) 9.86 HK$ 7.00-15.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 12.38 HK$ 10.00-20.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 150.00 HK$ 90.00-200.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 13.92 HK$ 10.00-25.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 16.00 HK$ 10.00-20.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 57.00 HK$ 55.00-65.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 10.00 HK$ 8.00-14.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 450.00 HK$ 400.00-547.50
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 24.00 HK$ 22.00-24.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 13.68 HK$ 12.55-13.68
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 102.00 HK$ 96.00-118.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 57.21 HK$ 53.00-64.35
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 220,000.00 HK$ 200,000.00-270,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 210,554.29 HK$ 180,000.00-300,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,291.41 HK$ 708.33-2,500.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.68 HK$ 0.20-1.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 199.35 HK$ 108.00-300.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 618.52 HK$ 300.00-1,100.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 69.81 HK$ 40.00-100.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 95.00 HK$ 80.00-110.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 5,021.05 HK$ 3,000.00-8,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 100,529.41 HK$ 58,000.00-170,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 547.97 HK$ 399.00-800.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 248.84 HK$ 150.00-400.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 638.04 HK$ 450.00-800.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 973.31 HK$ 600.00-1,500.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 16,071.43 HK$ 10,000.00-24,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,636.17 HK$ 7,329.51-15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 38,346.54 HK$ 24,000.00-50,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 23,235.29 HK$ 15,500.00-35,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 18,834.67 HK$ 14,864.36-24,999.79
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 11,959.26 HK$ 8,361.20-15,999.87
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 21,055.58 HK$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, Fixed-Rate 2.29 1.80-3.00

Prices in Hong Kong

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Last update: November 2017
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16 Comments so far

#Leiloo on Nov 02, 2017 :
Hello, is a 1000 euro enough for 1 month of staying in HK? I'm student from Europe and I'm going for an exchange and my rent is covered and also 1 meal per day.
#Anonymous on Sep 22, 2017 :
HK$14k a month "survive" ok if you'll be like most of the people here living with their families, i.e. no rent. most of the time eat at home if not at local restaurant or fast food and go out once a week. I think the rent shown here is outdated as it hiked a bit past few years.
#William on Aug 12, 2017 :
Is a salary of 14000 HKD/ month ( around 1800USD) enough to survive in Kowloon?
#Alex on Aug 06, 2017 :
If the offer is around 35K per month, would that suffice?
#Mikey Johnson on Jul 31, 2017 :
1M HKD is ~130k USD and you are struggling???? Perhaps you are living beyond your means.
#Anonymous on Jul 13, 2017 :
@#Dinesh, with 350k HKD a month, you can't really live that well in HK even if you're single. I earn 1M HKD per month and i'm struggling to make payments on my house and cars. Maybe you need to negotiate for more money.
#Dinesh on Mar 24, 2017 :
I got an offer to work in Central, HK @ HKD350,000 per month. I was thinking if it is sufficient for me to live comfortably. I'm single.
#Anonymous on Sep 27, 2016 :
'Average' salary in HK is closer to 14-15k NOT ~21k.
#Anonymous on Nov 26, 2015 :
The prices of beer in Markets is totally wrong, I can always buy six pack Korean beers for only HK$33!!
#David on Sep 01, 2014 :
Meal is way under priced here, 3 course dinner for two in mid-range rstrnt is min 500 hkd and can easily be 700. Dinner for 1 45 hkd is unrealistic unless you go to the cheapest places - which is not the same is inexpensive. Bread is very expensive, as is coffee. Same for imported organic food - 200 USD for 1 kg of beef and 60 usd for a small chicken is a bit over priced I think... for property, would be much easier to simply state - most expensive in the world.
#Anonymous on Jul 06, 2014 :
One bedroom apartment on Hong Kong island is easily 20-25,000 HKD/month
Three bedroom apartment on Hong Kong island is easily 35-40,000 HKD/month

Electricity + gas + water is respectively around 5000 HKD/2 months, 2500 HKD/2months + 2000 HKD/3 months = ~4500 HKD/month for a 1100 m2 apartment in Tung Chung.
#Mladen on Apr 14, 2014 :
City center is not defined there but I'd say Kowloon, the most densely populated place in the earth AFAIK sounds like a city center for Hong Kong...and indeed looks that way at the map!
#pbxpbx on Apr 11, 2014 :
For housing purposes what is meant by City Center? Is it HK Island or does it include Kowloon too?
And what is Outside City Center?
#Anonymous on Feb 15, 2014 :
Please quote all prices in US$.....that way it is understood by non-locals
#Anonymous on Jan 10, 2014 :
"Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant" ought to be "defined" a little better. At a local eatery (as in a Chinese dai-pai-dong) you may get soup noodles and something to drink for under HK$30. Other than the Internationals, there are several other local fast food outlets in Hong Kong, namely Cafe de Coral, Fairwoods and Maxims, where a decent western style breakfast can be had for under HK$30. Lunch and dinner in these places currently averages out at around HK$35 per set meal. When I returned to HK in late 2008, a dish that I order frequently in one of these fast food outlets has risen from HK$17 then to HK$35 today - so much for "food inflation" in this town.
#Anonymous on Nov 25, 2013 :
Where did someone find a loaf of bread for US$1.65? Heck, where'd they find a loaf of bread?