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Cost of Living in Hong Kong

Summary about cost of living in Hong Kong:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 50.00 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) 45.00 HK$ 26.00-65.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 50.00 HK$ 30.00-65.00
Cappuccino (regular) 34.74 HK$ 30.00-40.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 8.40 HK$ 6.00-15.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 6.75 HK$ 4.00-10.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 86.84 HK$ 60.57-113.56
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 13.82 HK$ 9.07-18.14
Rice (white), (1 lb) 6.32 HK$ 3.97-13.61
Eggs (regular) (12) 24.68 HK$ 15.00-32.40
Local Cheese (1 lb) 51.37 HK$ 35.38-90.72
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 19.93 HK$ 11.34-40.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 74.18 HK$ 31.75-136.08
Apples (1 lb) 9.10 HK$ 6.30-15.88
Banana (1 lb) 6.96 HK$ 4.54-11.34
Oranges (1 lb) 9.15 HK$ 6.80-11.79
Tomato (1 lb) 8.43 HK$ 4.54-13.61
Potato (1 lb) 7.65 HK$ 4.99-11.34
Onion (1 lb) 7.46 HK$ 4.54-11.34
Lettuce (1 head) 9.99 HK$ 7.00-15.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 11.69 HK$ 9.00-15.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 150.00 HK$ 90.00-200.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 13.33 HK$ 10.00-25.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 15.86 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$ 8.00-14.20
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 460.00 HK$ 400.00-500.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 22.00 HK$ 22.00-24.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 13.68 HK$ 12.55-14.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 96.00 HK$ 96.00-120.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 56.11 HK$ 53.00-63.59
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 213,000.00 HK$ 200,000.00-260,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 217,532.86 HK$ 190,000.00-300,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,380.22 HK$ 708.33-2,550.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.58 HK$ 0.10-1.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 205.41 HK$ 108.00-300.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 606.77 HK$ 300.00-1,100.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 65.88 HK$ 40.00-100.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 90.00 HK$ 80.00-105.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 5,280.00 HK$ 3,000.00-8,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 98,200.00 HK$ 58,000.00-170,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 581.60 HK$ 400.00-850.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 268.98 HK$ 150.00-400.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 642.91 HK$ 480.00-900.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 980.90 HK$ 600.00-1,500.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 16,532.79 HK$ 10,000.00-24,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,950.00 HK$ 8,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 39,982.14 HK$ 24,000.00-50,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 23,517.86 HK$ 16,000.00-30,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 18,896.32 HK$ 14,864.36-26,012.63
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 11,694.78 HK$ 8,361.20-14,999.88
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 20,992.04 HK$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.25 2.00-3.00

Prices in Hong Kong

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Last update: July 2017
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12 Comments so far

#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.

http://www.tradingeconomics.com/hong-kong/wages

https://hk-magazine.com/article/inside-hk/hk-stories/13825/median-intensity-what-does-average-wage-get-you-hong-kong
#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?
#Michael on Aug 20, 2013 :
Greetings,
The index from Mid-Levels Hong Kong is defiantly misleading. The price of goods are much lower in reality.

For Example
1.Hong Kong McDonald provides $21 HKD Big Mac/Fish Fillet Combo Meal (USD $2.70)
2.A bottle of water (1.5 Liters) costs between $5-7 HKD (USD $0.75) from 7-11
3.I am using 100Megabit Hong Kong broadband Network and it would only cost me $198 HKD. For 1000 Megabit it would be $268.