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Hong Kong vs Bangkok
Hkg vs Bkk

Average net salary (After tax)

Bangkok
Hong Kong

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bkk
Hkg
Outside city centre
Bkk
Hkg

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bkk
Hkg
Outside city centre
Bkk
Hkg

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Bkk
Hkg
Outside city centre
Bkk
Hkg

Mortgage rates

Bangkok
4.5%
Hong Kong
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Bangkok
Hong Kong

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Bkk
Hkg

Mobile phone data

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

Bkk
Hkg

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Bkk
Hkg

Monthly pass

Regular price

Bkk
Hkg

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Bangkok
Hong Kong

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Bkk
Hkg
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Bangkok
Hong Kong

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Bkk
Hkg
Lettuce 1 head
Bkk
Hkg
Tomatoes 1kg
Bkk
Hkg

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Bkk
Hkg
Oranges 1 head
Bkk
Hkg
Bananas 1kg
Bkk
Hkg

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Bangkok
4.5%
Hong Kong
5.5%

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

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Bkk
Hkg
Market 0.5L bottle
Bkk
Hkg

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Bkk
Hkg
Market 0.33L bottle
Bkk
Hkg

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Bangkok
5
Hong Kong

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Bkk
Hkg

Summer dress

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

Bkk
Hkg

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Bangkok
$15.33
Hong Kong
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Bkk $4,070.74/mth
Hkg $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Bkk $4,070.74/mth
Hkg $4,070.74/mth