Cost of Living in Kowloon | China

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$2380
$5140
🛋️ Without rent
$719
$2123
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1661
$3017
🍽️ Food
$404
$1044
🚐 Transport
$210
$561
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$742
🏙️ Population
2.11M

The average cost of living in Kowloon is $2380, which is in the top 2% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 123rd out of 9294 in our global list and 2nd out of 544 in China.

The median after-tax salary is $742, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.3 months. Ranked 5835th (TOP 63%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 207th best city to live in China. With an estimated population of 2.11M, Kowloon is the 197th largest city in China.

Why living in Kowloon costs 3.2 times more than the average salary? Because we have a developed country lifestyle as a reference and in some least developed countries maintaining such a standard of living is hard and expensive. Thus, living costs in Kowloon for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport17 kmShek Kong Air Base
😷 Air qualityModerate25.1 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank150The University of Hong Kong
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Prices in Kowloon

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.69
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$45.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.34
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$7.04
☕ Cappuccino
$4.18
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.56

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1800
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1486
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$4075
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2551
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$139
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$22
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.67%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3073
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1927

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$74.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$21.1
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.74
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.48
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$20
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.25
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.57
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.73
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.53
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.45
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.01
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$28
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.82
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.69
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$7.01
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.55
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.11

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$67.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$37.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$18.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$47.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$64.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$351
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10987