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:

  • $ 47 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 5.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1110* (7168 Ұ)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 103 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 27 per person
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 14 per person

Total budget:

$ 2890* (18648 Ұ)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 165 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 53 per person
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 28 per person

Total budget:

$ 5151* (33236 Ұ)

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


Cost of living in Hong Kong compared to China in 2019

On average, the cost of living in Hong Kong in 2019 is 11% higher than the average cost of living in United States.

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Hong Kong in 2019 compared to average prices in United States:


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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 15% cheaper than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 6.8/person
($ 6.1 to $ 8.8)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 28/person
($ 22 to $ 42)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.8/person
($ 4.1 to $ 5.5)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.7
Local beer
Local beer
$ 6.8 for 500ml
($ 4.1 to $ 8.8)

42% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.8
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.6 for 330ml
($ 1.8 to $ 4.1)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.9/cup
($ 4.1 to $ 5.5)

12% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.3/can
($ 1 to $ 2.7)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1/bottle
($ 0.7 to $ 2)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Hong Kong

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Hong Kong is essentially the same as in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 55/night
($ 38 to $ 81)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 60/night
($ 38 to $ 94)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 146/night
($ 96 to $ 217)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 179
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 185/night
($ 114 to $ 272)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 260
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 407/night
($ 279 to $ 555)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 500
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 63/month
($ 41 to $ 91)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 132
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 236/month
($ 140 to $ 346)

42% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 302/month
($ 158 to $ 459)

82% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 63/month
($ 39 to $ 98)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 219
Family room
Family room
$ 444/month
($ 250 to $ 688)

153% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Hong Kong

On average, the price of supermarket food in Hong Kong is 27% more expensive than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 3.1/litre
($ 2 to $ 3.8)

261% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.4/500g
($ 1.3 to $ 4.1)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 4.1)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.3/12 eggs
($ 2 to $ 4.8)

40% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 23/kg
($ 8.2 to $ 55)

102% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 12/kg
($ 6.6 to $ 20)

22% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 3.6/kg
($ 2 to $ 5.5)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 3.1/kg
($ 2 to $ 5.5)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.5/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 6.8)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.6/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 5.5)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1.7/salad
($ 1.1 to $ 3.5)

2% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2
($ 1.3 to $ 2.7)

5% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 20/kg
($ 10.3 to $ 32)

54% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Hong Kong

On average, the price of transport in Hong Kong is 17% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.3/ticket
($ 1.1 to $ 2)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 66/month
($ 55 to $ 83)

12% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.2/km
($ 1.2 to $ 1.9)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 2.3/litre
($ 2 to $ 2.5)

188% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.2
($ 3.2 to $ 3.5)

12% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.7

Budget for living and housing in Hong Kong

On average, the cost of housing in Hong Kong is 37% more expensive than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 212/month
($ 118 to $ 349)

31% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.2)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 27/month
($ 14 to $ 42)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 2409/month
($ 1640 to $ 3415)

75% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1382
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 1671/month
($ 1094 to $ 2460)

53% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1096
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 5189/month
($ 3415 to $ 7514)

132% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2243
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 3337/month
($ 2050 to $ 4781)

91% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1756
Gym
Gym
$ 81/month
($ 42 to $ 136)

103% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 739/month
($ 410 to $ 1162)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 961
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 17730/yr
($ 10928 to $ 24586)

4% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17191

Leisure activity budget in Hong Kong

On average, budget for leisure activities in Hong Kong is 18% cheaper than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 14/ticket
($ 12 to $ 17)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 9/hr
($ 5.5 to $ 14)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Hong Kong

On average, shopping budget in Hong Kong is 27% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 8/pack
($ 7.8 to $ 8.8)

1% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 85
($ 42 to $ 110)

82% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 39
($ 28 to $ 55)

2% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 97
($ 70 to $ 118)

21% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 137
($ 97 to $ 206)

34% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

Manchester → Hong Kong
Manchester → Hong Kong
Manchester → Hong Kong
$ 766
(fair price: $ 655)
Los Angeles → Hong Kong
Los Angeles  → Hong Kong
Los Angeles  → Hong Kong
$ 777
(fair price: $ 621)
Dublin → Hong Kong
Dublin → Hong Kong
Dublin → Hong Kong
$ 714
(fair price: $ 635)
New York City → Hong Kong
New York City → Hong Kong
New York City → Hong Kong
$ 979
(fair price: $ 808)
Toronto (Ontario) → Hong Kong
Toronto (Ontario) → Hong Kong
Toronto (Ontario) → Hong Kong
$ 1002
(fair price: $ 818)
London → Hong Kong
London → Hong Kong
London → Hong Kong
$ 713
(fair price: $ 597)
Edinburgh → Hong Kong
Edinburgh → Hong Kong
Edinburgh → Hong Kong
$ 830
(fair price: $ 692)
Montreal → Hong Kong
Montreal → Hong Kong
Montreal → Hong Kong
$ 1032
(fair price: $ 830)
Auckland → Hong Kong
Auckland → Hong Kong
Auckland → Hong Kong
$ 835
(fair price: $ 673)
Sydney → Hong Kong
Sydney → Hong Kong
Sydney → Hong Kong
$ 642
(fair price: $ 548)
Perth → Hong Kong
Perth → Hong Kong
Perth → Hong Kong
$ 570
(fair price: $ 511)
Melbourne → Hong Kong
Melbourne → Hong Kong
Melbourne → Hong Kong
$ 611
(fair price: $ 541)

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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 31-10-2019.

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