Hong Kong vs New York City - Cost of Living Comparison

Hong Kong New York City
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2884
$3723
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$6543
$8021
🏠 One person rent
$1998
$2426
🏘️ Family rent
$3776
$3744
🍽️ Food expenses
$495
$752
🚐 Transport expenses
$237
$347
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2843
$5796
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
19 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
100
100
😀 Quality of life
91
95
🏙️ Population
7.5M
8.8M

The cost of living in Hong Kong is 23% less expensive than in New York City. Cities ranked 63rd and 3rd ($2884 vs $3723) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 1st in China and the United States, respectively. Check China vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1 months in Hong Kong compared to 1.6 months in New York City. Hong Kong ranked 1st best city to live in China vs New York City ranked 2nd in the United States, while ranked 99th and 23rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Hong Kong vs New York City

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Hong Kong New York City
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.04
$20.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$53.9
$84.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.75
$10.9
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$7.19
$8.05
 Cappuccino
$5.56
$5.2
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.21
$2.76
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$2462
$3237
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1711
$2007
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$4715
$4220
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$3295
$3341
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$109
$105
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$169
$160
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$27.8
$67.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.59%
5.68%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$31248
$14208
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$20660
$9347
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.54
$2.75
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$65.4
$129
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.7
$20.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.85
$1.2
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$3.13
$1.26
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.12
$4.16
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.06
$6.09
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.07
$5.37
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$24.2
$16.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$17.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$23.3
$21.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.21
$5.52
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.46
$2.31
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.72
$5.2
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.96
$6.12
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.62
$3.98
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$3.82
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.07
$1.63
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.25
$3.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$19.6
$18
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.73
$3.24
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.9
$15
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.1
$9.27
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.97
$6.98
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.72
$4.11
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.82
$2.01
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$84.4
$91
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.9
$18.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$47.7
$145
💇 Haircut, simple
$35.9
$24.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$88.3
$62.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$84.2
$94.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$755
$2250
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18730
$25572

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Cities near Hong Kong

Distance City Cost of living
5 km or 3.1 mi Kowloon
$2380
30 km or 19 mi Shenzhen
$1079
61 km or 38 mi Zhuhai
$686
64 km or 40 mi Macau
$1610
88 km or 55 mi Zhongshan
$612
95 km or 59 mi Dongguan
$762
96 km or 60 mi Huizhou
$757
116 km or 72 mi Jiangmen
$702
132 km or 82 mi Guangzhou
$863
132 km or 82 mi Shanwei
$709
137 km or 85 mi Foshan
$648
152 km or 94 mi Kaiping
$668
173 km or 107 mi Heyuan
$692
193 km or 120 mi Qingyuan
$730
195 km or 121 mi Zhaoqing
$724
229 km or 143 mi Yunfu
$716
231 km or 144 mi Yangjiang
$718
236 km or 147 mi Puning
$702
267 km or 166 mi Jieyang
$760
286 km or 178 mi Shaoguan
$701
287 km or 178 mi Shantou
$1049
297 km or 184 mi Chaozhou
$661
301 km or 187 mi Meizhou
$732
320 km or 199 mi Wuzhou
$721
333 km or 207 mi Lianzhou
$656
341 km or 212 mi Maoming
$516
343 km or 213 mi Gaozhou
$689
357 km or 222 mi Hezhou
$700
403 km or 250 mi Ganzhou
$788
406 km or 252 mi Zhanjiang
$658
408 km or 254 mi Chenzhou
$775
414 km or 257 mi Yulin
$717
427 km or 266 mi Longyan
$689
435 km or 270 mi Zhangzhou
$744
469 km or 292 mi Xiamen
$831
471 km or 292 mi Haikou
$597
475 km or 295 mi Guigang
$697
489 km or 304 mi Kinmen
$812
516 km or 320 mi Guilin
$533
529 km or 329 mi Laibin
$705

Cities near New York City

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.6 mi Astoria
$2139
11 km or 6.8 mi Hoboken
$3115
11 km or 7.1 mi Jersey
$2308
13 km or 8.3 mi Union
$2016
14 km or 8.8 mi West New York
$2208
14 km or 8.9 mi Bayonne
$2132
15 km or 9.6 mi North Bergen
$2012
17 km or 10 mi Secaucus
$2008
17 km or 11 mi Cliffside Park
$2017
18 km or 11 mi Kearny
$2023
20 km or 12 mi Valley Stream
$2020
20 km or 13 mi Fort Lee
$2611
20 km or 13 mi Lyndhurst
$2018
22 km or 14 mi Newark
$1921
23 km or 14 mi Elizabeth
$2027
23 km or 14 mi Belleville
$2025
25 km or 15 mi Hillside
$2008
25 km or 15 mi Long Beach
$2012
25 km or 15 mi Nutley
$2014
25 km or 16 mi East Orange
$1891
25 km or 16 mi Irvington
$2010
26 km or 16 mi Rockville Centre
$2011
26 km or 16 mi Linden
$2022
26 km or 16 mi Hackensack
$2006
26 km or 16 mi Bloomfield
$2093
26 km or 16 mi Teaneck
$1992
26 km or 16 mi Carteret
$2011
26 km or 16 mi Passaic
$2089
27 km or 17 mi Roselle
$2004
27 km or 17 mi Hempstead
$2889
28 km or 17 mi Union Township
$2023
28 km or 18 mi Clifton
$2509
28 km or 18 mi Maplewood
$2017
29 km or 18 mi Montclair
$2265
29 km or 18 mi Bergenfield
$2013
29 km or 18 mi Mount Vernon
$2146
30 km or 18 mi Rahway
$2020
30 km or 18 mi Uniondale
$2372
30 km or 18 mi West Orange
$2015
30 km or 18 mi New Rochelle
$2960