Cost of Living in Hong Kong

Summary about cost of living in Hong Kong, Hong Kong:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 60.00 HK$ 50.00-100.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 500.00 HK$ 300.00-800.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 43.00 HK$ 40.00-50.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 50.00 HK$ 30.00-80.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 60.00 HK$ 40.00-90.00
Cappuccino (regular) 39.75 HK$ 30.00-50.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 10.08 HK$ 6.00-20.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 8.15 HK$ 5.00-18.00
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 89.07 HK$ 56.78-105.99
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 16.15 HK$ 9.98-45.36
Rice (white), (1 lb) 6.76 HK$ 4.54-11.34
Eggs (regular) (12) 27.74 HK$ 16.20-36.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 91.03 HK$ 45.36-226.80
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 33.43 HK$ 13.61-49.90
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 81.40 HK$ 40.82-158.76
Apples (1 lb) 16.25 HK$ 6.80-30.00
Banana (1 lb) 8.10 HK$ 4.89-18.14
Oranges (1 lb) 13.29 HK$ 6.80-30.00
Tomato (1 lb) 10.29 HK$ 4.54-15.88
Potato (1 lb) 9.10 HK$ 4.00-14.00
Onion (1 lb) 9.27 HK$ 4.54-15.88
Lettuce (1 head) 12.32 HK$ 7.00-20.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 12.31 HK$ 7.00-20.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 150.00 HK$ 80.00-250.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 14.62 HK$ 8.00-26.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 21.16 HK$ 12.00-35.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 62.00 HK$ 60.00-80.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 10.00 HK$ 8.00-20.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 500.00 HK$ 400.00-650.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 24.00 HK$ 24.00-27.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 14.48 HK$ 12.87-38.62
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 HK$ 87.00-102.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 80.03 HK$ 68.14-89.30
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 260,000.00 HK$ 250,000.00-300,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 256,569.05 HK$ 220,000.00-300,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,530.57 HK$ 1,000.00-3,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.80 HK$ 0.12-1.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 180.58 HK$ 100.00-300.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 515.13 HK$ 200.00-1,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 71.08 HK$ 50.00-100.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 90.00 HK$ 80.00-120.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 6,194.69 HK$ 4,000.00-10,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 142,656.25 HK$ 100,000.00-250,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 624.11 HK$ 300.00-1,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 307.82 HK$ 199.00-500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 672.14 HK$ 400.00-900.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,017.83 HK$ 550.00-1,800.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 17,333.33 HK$ 13,000.00-25,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 12,489.13 HK$ 9,000.00-16,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 35,967.44 HK$ 25,000.00-60,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 23,918.60 HK$ 18,000.00-45,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 23,310.90 HK$ 17,999.85-29,999.75
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 14,658.68 HK$ 11,999.90-17,999.85
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 24,076.38 HK$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.33 1.80-3.25

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Last update: August 2022
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26 Comments so far
Anonymous on Jun 10, 2022:
A comfortable level for a family of two is 60k hkd. It was around 50k 7 years ago, when I moved in. If you have a kid, through in another 15k for school and expenses.
Anonymous on Jun 09, 2022:
Anonymous, I'd be looking at an income of around 50-70, 000 HKD monthly. Depending of course on the lifestyle you choose to live. School fees will work out around 24 - 36,000 per month total for two, and rent anywhere from 20K - any imaginable number! Add in transport, food, bills, entertainment etc... It all adds up very quickly!
Anonymous on May 05, 2022:
How much money is sufficient for a Family of four to survive in Hongkong which includes two kids one 8 years and one 4 years. Assuming both will go in international school.
MK on Dec 28, 2021:
If you earning 22000HKD per month.
50% for Rental + Electricity, Water (around 150-200ft non-sharing flat). You can save more if you can find 7-9K rent, i think it is okay for single person. But ask above the safety etc.
On average if you spend $150/day for food, it is $4650/month. But say you need to party per week, then maybe 8K per month for food. (40%)
So actually cannot save much. You can find cheap takeaway in HK (Like <$40 per meal), or cook at home (probably just $20 per meal).
Anonymous on Dec 28, 2021:
Hi all, I lived in hk for 46 years.
Here’s my comment:
For anyplace rental price below $10,000 in either hk island or Kowloon, you r expecting tiny small space of around 60 to 150 sq feet.
For a salary of $ 20,000, u can survive after paying 50% for food and 50% for rental.
For a 310sq feet, 3x to 4x year old apartment in Jordan, (close to TST), I paid $12888-14500 for 3 years
For a 430 sq feet 40 year old apartment, rental was $16000-18,000, depends on condition.
Everything in hk are expensive, be prepared to living very minimally if u earn below $30,000/ month as a single person.
hkppl123 on Dec 20, 2021:
Hi @NewAtThis
You could find a single place to rent for around 6k~12k hkd, depends on the quality.
22k HKD is just fine. Not much taxes you need to pay.
NewAtThis on Nov 04, 2021:
Hi everyone,
I am looking at immigrating to Hong Kong and so far, the vacancies I've seen offer a minimum salary of 22000HKD which is roundabout $2800USD and I am assuming this amount is the gross. Would it be a good move as a single person (no husband and no kids)? Would I have any disposable income after paying taxes and rent? Areas mentioned were Kowloon or New Territories side - is that central or will I find affordable accommodation as I prefer not to share a living space? Will I be able to have any leftover income to put into my savings? Many thanks.
Donia Saadallah on Oct 08, 2021:
is 10,000 hk/per month for one person in hk is enough ? not including the rent ofc
Anonymous on Aug 18, 2021:
@Daniel (Pataa): I am currently living in HK and based on the figures showing here, it should be monthly.
Daniel Pataa on Aug 07, 2021:
Please I want to know if the rent is a yearly rent?
Anonymous on Apr 28, 2021:
Hi Rich, 35k will be enough for one person or a couple but definitely not with kids (international schools are VERY expensive). 20k will be enough on a basic level only for at most 2 people,and you should expect to pay half of your pay (i.e. >10k) to pay the rent in this situation.
Rich on Apr 06, 2021:
I have been offered 20k-35k per month need to live in city center of Hong Kong for this job. can I make it or is it not paying enough
SCheng on Mar 29, 2021:
I make about $50000 and it is not enough to cover monthly expenses with clothing and travel expenses. However, this year I saved the money for travel ... Mortgage is around $21000 already. Management fee $3300 or so.
John on Mar 08, 2021:
I am a doctor working in the public sector and earn HK$70000 a month. To be honest, it's just enough for buying a decent flat and paying the mortgage since I was 28.
Edmond on Feb 20, 2021:
Buying 8 cans of coke is much cheaper here, on average 3.5 per can so the data is tricky
Anonymous on Dec 18, 2020:
Figure 20,000 hk per month for just 2 people it's that expensive
gopanda on Dec 14, 2020:
Rent : $5000 / room for one person ; $8000 studio for 2 person ; $11000 one bedroom flat for 2 person
John DeCarlos on Oct 03, 2020:
I earn only HK$9,600. And I am still living here happily. I go to bar every Friday. I enjoy cooking at my tiny apartment. I enjoy sleeping near my wife and near kids. I love tiny apartment and love to clean it. I use million dollars value MTR and my driver drive me to my office by my bus. I don’t need a car.
Thank you very much Gid for blessing me nice life.
Herra Dwima on May 13, 2020:
with 13000 HKD sallary per month , can I survive in Hong Kong?
Herra on May 13, 2020:
13000 HKD per month, can i survive in Hong Kong?
Anonymous on Dec 12, 2019:
It depends on the rental problem. If you have a place to leave in Hong Kong, you can only need to spend $5000 HKD per head monthly.
Anonymous on Nov 03, 2019:
hello . i offered 22000 HK$ monthly. is that sufficient to live easily and save money for future ?
Dani on Sep 06, 2019:
Hello! Is 10.000 a month enough for a single person to live in Hong Kong? Obviously this does not include rent, but being able to go out maybe twice a week, and saving a bit for holiday travels. Thanks!
Anonymous on Mar 26, 2019:
$3,000 USD each month won't support a family of three by any means unless you want to eat rice every day and live in shanty town.$3,000 USD isn't nearly enough for two even spending frugally.A good base to start with would be $5,000 USD don't forget electric costs, that alone averages $750 each month throughout the cold months.
Anonymous on Mar 12, 2019:
i want to ask if a monthly salary of 3000 USD sufficient to life in HK with my wife and my son?
ajay dueman on Feb 19, 2019:
Will 4500USD per month suffice to live in Hong Kong