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Hong Kong vs Bucharest
Hkg vs Buh

Average net salary (After tax)

Bucharest
Hong Kong

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Buh
Hkg
Outside city centre
Buh
Hkg

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Buh
Hkg
Outside city centre
Buh
Hkg

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Buh
Hkg
Outside city centre
Buh
Hkg

Mortgage rates

Bucharest
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

Bucharest
Hong Kong

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Buh
Hkg

Mobile phone data

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

Buh
Hkg

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Buh
Hkg

Monthly pass

Regular price

Buh
Hkg

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Bucharest
Hong Kong

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Buh
Hkg
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Bucharest
Hong Kong

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

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

Fruit

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

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Bucharest
4.5%
Hong Kong
5.5%

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

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

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

Imported beer

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

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Bucharest
5
Hong Kong

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Buh
Hkg

Summer dress

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

Buh
Hkg

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Bucharest
$15.33
Hong Kong
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

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

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

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