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Bucharest vs Hong Kong
Buh vs Hkg

Average net salary (After tax)

Hong Kong
Bucharest

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hkg
Buh
Outside city centre
Hkg
Buh

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hkg
Buh
Outside city centre
Hkg
Buh

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Hkg
Buh
Outside city centre
Hkg
Buh

Mortgage rates

Hong Kong
4.5%
Bucharest
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

Electricity, heating, water, Garbage for a 85m2 Apartment

Hong Kong
Bucharest

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Hkg
Buh

Mobile phone data

One-minute local prepaid call (no plan or discount)

Hkg
Buh

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Hkg
Buh

Monthly pass

Regular price

Hkg
Buh

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Hong Kong
Bucharest

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Hkg
Buh
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Hkg
Buh
White bread 500g
Hkg
Buh
Eggs 12
Hkg
Buh
White rice 1kg
Hkg
Buh

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Hong Kong
Bucharest

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Hkg
Buh
Beef round 1kg
Hkg
Buh
Local cheese 1kg
Hkg
Buh

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Hkg
Buh
Lettuce 1 head
Hkg
Buh
Tomatoes 1kg
Hkg
Buh

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Hkg
Buh
Oranges 1 head
Hkg
Buh
Bananas 1kg
Hkg
Buh

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

Inexpensive restaurant 2 meals
Hkg $4,070.74/mth
Buh $4,070.74/mth
Mid-range restaurant Three-course meal for two people
Hkg $4,070.74/mth
Buh $4,070.74/mth

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Hong Kong
4.5%
Bucharest
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Hong Kong are 17.14% higher than in Bucharest

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Hkg $4,070.74/mth
Buh $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Hkg $4,070.74/mth
Buh $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Hkg $4,070.74/mth
Buh $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Hkg
Buh
Market 0.5L bottle
Hkg
Buh

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Hkg
Buh
Market 0.33L bottle
Hkg
Buh

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Hong Kong
5
Bucharest

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Hkg
Buh

Summer dress

From a chain store (e.g. Zara, H&M)

Hkg
Buh

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Hkg
Buh
1 pair men's leather shoes
Hkg
Buh

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Hong Kong
$15.33
Bucharest
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Hkg $4,070.74/mth
Buh $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Hkg $4,070.74/mth
Buh $4,070.74/mth