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Cost of Living in Hong Kong

Summary about cost of living in Hong Kong:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 5.45 € 4.36-7.63
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 39.25 € 27.26-54.51
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 3.82 € 3.27-4.36
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.45 € 3.82-8.50
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 6.54 € 4.36-8.18
Cappuccino (regular) 3.86 € 3.27-4.36
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.00 € 0.76-1.85
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.82 € 0.55-1.31
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.40 € 7.84-11.56
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.94 € 1.19-3.46
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.84 € 0.49-1.24
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.91 € 1.64-3.92
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.46 € 3.86-12.36
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.89 € 2.37-5.93
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.70 € 3.96-14.84
Apples (1 lb) 1.31 € 0.65-2.47
Banana (1 lb) 0.89 € 0.59-1.31
Oranges (1 lb) 1.07 € 0.74-1.98
Tomato (1 lb) 1.08 € 0.49-1.98
Potato (1 lb) 0.96 € 0.49-1.64
Onion (1 lb) 0.90 € 0.49-1.64
Lettuce (1 head) 1.42 € 0.87-2.73
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.71 € 1.09-2.73
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.08 € 10.90-16.35
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.62 € 1.09-2.73
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.89 € 1.31-2.18
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.21 € 6.00-7.09
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.09 € 0.71-1.64
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 54.51 € 43.61-65.41
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.62 € 2.51-2.62
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.49 € 1.24-2.11
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 11.12 € 9.81-11.77
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.46 € 5.78-7.02
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,709.93 € 21,585.98-30,503.83
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,501.54 € 20,713.82-27,255.03
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 143.87 € 61.78-261.65
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 € 0.01-0.11
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 23.74 € 10.90-36.85
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 68.33 € 32.71-109.02
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 6.05 € 3.82-10.90
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.90 € 8.72-13.08
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 575.63 € 327.06-981.18
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 13,731.23 € 7,849.45-21,804.02
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 66.94 € 38.16-97.03
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 30.74 € 16.35-49.06
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 71.21 € 54.51-98.12
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 110.00 € 65.41-163.53
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,046.54 € 1,308.24-2,725.50
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,335.61 € 872.16-1,744.32
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,100.01 € 2,725.50-6,214.15
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,614.67 € 1,635.30-3,815.70
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,246.12 € 1,635.29-3,270.58
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,459.40 € 1,090.19-1,988.98
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,103.72 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.34 0.22-0.33

Prices in Hong Kong

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Last update: September 2018
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12 Comments so far

#Eric on Feb 23, 2018 :
Having lived in HK for four years up until September 2017, I can provide some insight. Like all cities, the cost will relate heavily to your lifestyle.

The most important thing to consider is rent. A very small (200-300 sq ft.) studio or 1-bed apartment unit in an older building that is located near city center and on one of the MTR lines will cost on average HK$14,000 a month. A nicely located, newer apartment of that size can easily be HK$18,000 a month. If you live further from the city center, and maybe without quick access to an MTR station, in an older building that could use renovation, you could pay as little as HK$10,000 a month. But you'll need to accept that the flat you're renting won't be a showplace.

Forget owning a car in HK unless you are making a very high income. Taxes, parking, auto payments, insurance, maintenance and fuel for autos in HK can easily equal what you pay in rent.

Many other things like groceries, mass transit, utilities, etc. are very on par with just about any place in the world.
#worried on Dec 11, 2017 :
is $15k a month okay in tung chung? please help! and how much is the tax deduction of 15k a month?
#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.

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.