Hong Kong travel budget

Hong Kong: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Hong Kong

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Hong Kong for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 48 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 5.7 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1140* (7252 Ұ)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 106 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 28 per person
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 15 per person

Total budget:

$ 2969* (18886 Ұ)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 168 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 54 per person
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 29 per person

Total budget:

$ 5270* (33530 Ұ)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Hong Kong compared to China in 2021

On average, the cost of living in Hong Kong in 2021 is 14% higher than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Hong Kong in 2021 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):




Local prices in Hong Kong by expense type

Restaurant budget in Hong Kong

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Hong Kong is 14% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 7/person
($ 6.3 to $ 12)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 29/person
($ 18 to $ 44)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.9/person
($ 4.3 to $ 5.6)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 7 for 500ml
($ 4.3 to $ 9.9)

41% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.6 for 330ml
($ 1.7 to $ 4.3)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 5.1/cup
($ 4.3 to $ 5.6)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.2/can
($ 0.8 to $ 2.2)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1/bottle
($ 0.7 to $ 2.2)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Hong Kong

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Hong Kong is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 58/night
($ 38 to $ 90)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 60/night
($ 38 to $ 91)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 151/night
($ 100 to $ 223)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 185/night
($ 115 to $ 268)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 401/night
($ 279 to $ 539)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 63/month
($ 40 to $ 91)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 245/month
($ 144 to $ 363)

46% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 303/month
($ 167 to $ 450)

84% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 64/month
($ 39 to $ 102)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 441/month
($ 260 to $ 664)

153% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Hong Kong

On average, the price of supermarket food in Hong Kong is 25% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 3.1/litre
($ 2.2 to $ 3.9)

261% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.3/500g
($ 1.4 to $ 3.6)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 4.3)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.1/12 eggs
($ 2.2 to $ 4.3)

34% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 12/kg
($ 6.6 to $ 20)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.3
Apples
Apples
$ 3.9/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 6.2)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.3/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 6.2)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 5.6)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.9
($ 1.4 to $ 2.9)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Public and private transport budget in Hong Kong

On average, the price of transport in Hong Kong is 49% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.4/ticket
($ 1 to $ 2.2)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.2/km
($ 1.2 to $ 2.9)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Petrol
Petrol
$ 2.4/litre
($ 2.2 to $ 2.5)

252% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.3
($ 3.3 to $ 3.6)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3

Leisure activity budget in Hong Kong

On average, budget for leisure activities in Hong Kong is 11% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 15/ticket
($ 12 to $ 17)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 9.6/hr
($ 7 to $ 15)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Hong Kong

On average, shopping budget in Hong Kong is 37% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 8.4/pack
($ 8.1 to $ 9.2)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 91
($ 44 to $ 128)

100% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 39
($ 27 to $ 58)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 36

Plane ticket budget

London → Hong Kong
London → Hong Kong
London → Hong Kong
$ 604
(fair price: $ 525)
Los Angeles → Hong Kong
Los Angeles  → Hong Kong
Los Angeles  → Hong Kong
$ 848
(fair price: $ 642)
Manchester → Hong Kong
Manchester → Hong Kong
Manchester → Hong Kong
$ 780
(fair price: $ 616)
New York City → Hong Kong
New York City → Hong Kong
New York City → Hong Kong
$ 991
(fair price: $ 811)
Toronto (Ontario) → Hong Kong
Toronto (Ontario) → Hong Kong
Toronto (Ontario) → Hong Kong
$ 997
(fair price: $ 797)
Dublin → Hong Kong
Dublin → Hong Kong
Dublin → Hong Kong
$ 720
(fair price: $ 617)


About this information on the cost of living in Hong Kong

The information about the cost of living in Hong Kong shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including: Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

The information about the cost of living in Hong Kong was updated on 11-09-2021.

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