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Cost of Living in Hong Kong | China

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$2624
$6285
🛋️ Without rent
$831
$2616
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1793
$3669
🍽️ Food
$473
$1236
🚐 Transport
$213
$563
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2966
🏙️ Population
7.5M

The average cost of living in Hong Kong is $2624, which is in the top 1% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 64th out of 9294 in our global list and 1st out of 544 in China.

The median after-tax salary is $2966, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months. Ranked 152nd (TOP 2%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 2nd best city to live in China. With an estimated population of 7.5M, Hong Kong is the 24th largest city in China.

✈️ Closest airport19 kmShek Kong Air Base
😷 Air qualityModerate20.3 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank150The University of Hong Kong
Cost of living in Hong Kong infographic

Prices in Hong Kong

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.31
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$57.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.1
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.73
☕ Cappuccino
$4.88
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.13

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.98
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.99
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.13
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.42
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$21.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.31
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.25
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.42
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.53
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.16
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.28
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.23
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.87
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$21.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.84
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.82
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.23
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.96
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.58
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.79

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.28
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$64.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$11.5
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.21

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$2290
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1505
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$4705
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$3175
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$107
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$164
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$24.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.59%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$31685
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$20038

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$85.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$48.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$25.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$77.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$95.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$747
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18788

Hong Kong Cost of Living comparison