Hong Kong vs New Taipei - Cost of Living Comparison

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Hong Kong New Taipei
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2614
$1011
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$6294
$2876
🏠 One person rent
$1726
$394
🏘️ Family rent
$3471
$948
🍽️ Food expenses
$501
$390
🚐 Transport expenses
$242
$125
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4054
$1496
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
19 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
100
95
😀 Quality of life
89
88
🏙️ Population
7.41M
4.36M

The cost of living in Hong Kong is 159% more expensive than in New Taipei. Cities ranked 503rd and 5229th ($2614 vs $1011) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 2nd in China and Taiwan, respectively. Check China vs Taiwan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Hong Kong compared to 1.5 months in New Taipei. Hong Kong ranked 1st best city to live in China vs New Taipei ranked 1st in Taiwan, while ranked 168th and 181st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Hong Kong vs New Taipei

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Hong Kong New Taipei
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.92
$4.75
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$59
$28.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.76
$4.82
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.55
$1.81
 Cappuccino
$5.32
$2.42
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.34
$0.91
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$2033
$342
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1449
$302
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$4405
$1097
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2942
$766
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$139
$61.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$214
$94.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$21.9
$22.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.82%
1.77%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$28583
$9649
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$18618
$5036
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.52
$0.79
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$63.3
$39.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.5
$8.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$3
$1.01
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$3.14
$2.98
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.38
$1.71
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.49
$4.22
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.17
$2.89
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.9
$15.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$7.89
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$23.3
$23.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.83
$5.22
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.47
$1.58
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.87
$2.3
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.29
$2.99
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.86
$2.17
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.63
$1.9
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.1
$0.72
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.4
$1.73
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.8
$12.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.09
$1.61
🚬 Cigarette pack
$9.63
$3.45
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.19
$9.74
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.92
$7.86
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.82
$2
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.61
$2.76
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$82
$31.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.8
$9.42
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$48.7
$35.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$28.2
$16.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$78.3
$60.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.9
$84.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$896
$503
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$20363
$11035

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Cities near Hong Kong

Distance City Cost of living
5 km or 3.1 mi Kowloon
$2410
30 km or 19 mi Shenzhen
$939
61 km or 38 mi Zhuhai
$618
64 km or 40 mi Macau
$1565
88 km or 55 mi Zhongshan
$481
95 km or 59 mi Dongguan
$589
96 km or 60 mi Huizhou
$837
116 km or 72 mi Jiangmen
$812
132 km or 82 mi Guangzhou
$742
132 km or 82 mi Shanwei
$1083
137 km or 85 mi Foshan
$575
152 km or 94 mi Kaiping
$816
173 km or 107 mi Heyuan
$891
193 km or 120 mi Qingyuan
$781
195 km or 121 mi Zhaoqing
$791
229 km or 143 mi Yunfu
$830
231 km or 144 mi Yangjiang
$876
236 km or 147 mi Puning
$738
267 km or 166 mi Jieyang
$716
286 km or 178 mi Shaoguan
$856
287 km or 178 mi Shantou
$589
297 km or 184 mi Chaozhou
$588
301 km or 187 mi Meizhou
$799
320 km or 199 mi Wuzhou
$824
333 km or 207 mi Lianzhou
$774
341 km or 212 mi Maoming
$857
343 km or 213 mi Gaozhou
$831
357 km or 222 mi Hezhou
$785
403 km or 250 mi Ganzhou
$812
406 km or 252 mi Zhanjiang
$777
408 km or 254 mi Chenzhou
$752
414 km or 257 mi Yulin
$806
427 km or 266 mi Longyan
$713
435 km or 270 mi Zhangzhou
$719
469 km or 292 mi Xiamen
$721
471 km or 292 mi Haikou
$620
475 km or 295 mi Guigang
$735
489 km or 304 mi Kinmen
$851
516 km or 320 mi Guilin
$525
529 km or 329 mi Laibin
$611

Cities near New Taipei

Distance City Cost of living
9.6 km or 6 mi Taipei
$1169
29 km or 18 mi Taoyuan
$861
33 km or 20 mi Keelung
$860
42 km or 26 mi Yilan
$863
48 km or 30 mi Zhubei
$917
53 km or 33 mi Hsinchu
$860
80 km or 50 mi Miaoli
$746
124 km or 77 mi Taichung
$995
140 km or 87 mi Changhua
$890
144 km or 90 mi Nantou
$857
171 km or 106 mi Douliu
$791
198 km or 123 mi Chiayi
$725
246 km or 153 mi Fuzhou
$664
250 km or 155 mi Putian
$675
252 km or 157 mi Taitung
$952
259 km or 161 mi Tainan
$913
267 km or 166 mi Ningde
$694
283 km or 176 mi Ishigaki
$1114
289 km or 179 mi Quanzhou
$689
290 km or 180 mi Jinjiang
$676
291 km or 181 mi Kaohsiung
$932
318 km or 197 mi Rui'an
$744
321 km or 199 mi Kinmen
$851
341 km or 212 mi Wenzhou
$787
345 km or 214 mi Xiamen
$721
375 km or 233 mi Nanping
$678
375 km or 233 mi Wenling
$735
386 km or 240 mi Zhangzhou
$719
387 km or 241 mi Miyakojima
$1115
408 km or 253 mi Sanming
$667
411 km or 256 mi Lishui
$741
428 km or 266 mi Linhai
$719
445 km or 277 mi Longyan
$713
457 km or 284 mi Wuyishan
$655
489 km or 304 mi Jinhua
$811
497 km or 309 mi Yiwu
$725
507 km or 315 mi Quzhou
$644
510 km or 317 mi Chaozhou
$588
515 km or 320 mi Shangrao
$721
515 km or 320 mi Shantou
$589