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Hong Kong vs Canberra
Hkg vs Cbr

Average net salary (After tax)

Canberra
Hong Kong

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Cbr
Hkg
Outside city centre
Cbr
Hkg

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Cbr
Hkg
Outside city centre
Cbr
Hkg

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Cbr
Hkg
Outside city centre
Cbr
Hkg

Mortgage rates

Canberra
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

Canberra
Hong Kong

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Cbr
Hkg

Mobile phone data

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

Cbr
Hkg

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Cbr
Hkg

Monthly pass

Regular price

Cbr
Hkg

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Canberra
Hong Kong

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Cbr
Hkg
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Canberra
Hong Kong

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Cbr
Hkg
Lettuce 1 head
Cbr
Hkg
Tomatoes 1kg
Cbr
Hkg

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Cbr
Hkg
Oranges 1 head
Cbr
Hkg
Bananas 1kg
Cbr
Hkg

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Canberra
4.5%
Hong Kong
5.5%

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

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Cbr
Hkg
Market 0.5L bottle
Cbr
Hkg

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Cbr
Hkg
Market 0.33L bottle
Cbr
Hkg

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Canberra
5
Hong Kong

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Cbr
Hkg

Summer dress

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

Cbr
Hkg

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Canberra
$15.33
Hong Kong
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Cbr $4,070.74/mth
Hkg $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Cbr $4,070.74/mth
Hkg $4,070.74/mth