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:

  • $ 50 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 5.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1189* (8610 Ұ)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 84 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 30 per person
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 2694* (19502 Ұ)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 103 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 57 per person
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 26 per person

Total budget:

$ 4402* (31864 Ұ)

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



Cost of living in Hong Kong compared to United States in 2024

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Hong Kong in 2024 is 9% less 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 2024 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 28% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 8.6/person
($ 6.3 to $ 13)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 20
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 32/person
($ 20 to $ 51)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.6/person
($ 5.3 to $ 6.3)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Local beer
Local beer
$ 6.3 for 500ml
($ 3.4 to $ 11)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.8 for 330ml
($ 1.3 to $ 5.1)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 5.2/cup
($ 3.8 to $ 6.9)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.4/can
($ 1.1 to $ 2.5)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2/bottle
($ 0.8 to $ 1.9)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Hotel and accommodation budget in Hong Kong

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Hong Kong is 40% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 97/night
($ 27 to $ 292)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 142
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 81/night
($ 24 to $ 225)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 142
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 88/night
($ 24 to $ 208)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 203
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 118/night
($ 48 to $ 250)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 289
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 161/night
($ 58 to $ 310)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 498
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 85/month
($ 14 to $ 270)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 141
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 96/month
($ 39 to $ 207)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 203
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 143/month
($ 64 to $ 315)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 186
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 99/month
($ 26 to $ 292)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 221
Family room
Family room
$ 229/month
($ 45 to $ 599)

21% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 190

Supermarket food budget in Hong Kong

On average, the price of supermarket food in Hong Kong is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 3.2/litre
($ 2.1 to $ 3.8)

201% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 2.2/500g
($ 1.5 to $ 3.8)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.5 to $ 3.8)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.9/12 eggs
($ 1.8 to $ 5.3)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Chicken
Chicken
$ 10/kg
($ 4.5 to $ 21)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Apples
Apples
$ 3.8/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 6.3)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.2/kg
($ 1.5 to $ 5.5)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.7/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 4.1)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.7
($ 0.8 to $ 2.5)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2

Public and private transport budget in Hong Kong

On average, the price of transport in Hong Kong is 34% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.5/ticket
($ 1.1 to $ 2.5)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.3/km
($ 1.2 to $ 3.4)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 3/litre
($ 2.2 to $ 3.2)

208% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.4
($ 3.2 to $ 3.8)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7

Leisure activity budget in Hong Kong

On average, budget for leisure activities in Hong Kong is 37% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 13/ticket
($ 11 to $ 19)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 8/hr
($ 6 to $ 9.4)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 24

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Hong Kong

On average, shopping budget in Hong Kong is 15% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 12/pack
($ 10 to $ 14)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 77
($ 39 to $ 127)

43% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 54
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 40
($ 20 to $ 64)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45

Plane ticket budget

Sydney → Hong Kong
Sydney → Hong Kong
Sydney → Hong Kong
$ 908
(fair price: $ 716)
Melbourne → Hong Kong
Melbourne → Hong Kong
Melbourne → Hong Kong
$ 909
(fair price: $ 707)
Toronto → Hong Kong
Toronto → Hong Kong
Toronto → Hong Kong
$ 1908
(fair price: $ 1525)
Vancouver → Hong Kong
Vancouver → Hong Kong
Vancouver → Hong Kong
$ 1576
(fair price: $ 1204)
London → Hong Kong
London → Hong Kong
London → Hong Kong
$ 811
(fair price: $ 643)
New York City → Hong Kong
New York City → Hong Kong
New York City → Hong Kong
$ 1641
(fair price: $ 1367)

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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, Skyscanner and Hotels.com.

The information about the cost of living in Hong Kong was updated on 14-04-2024.

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