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Hong Kong vs New York
Hkg vs Nyc

Average net salary (After tax)

New York
Hong Kong

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Nyc
Hkg
Outside city centre
Nyc
Hkg

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Nyc
Hkg
Outside city centre
Nyc
Hkg

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Nyc
Hkg
Outside city centre
Nyc
Hkg

Mortgage rates

New York
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

New York
Hong Kong

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Nyc
Hkg

Mobile phone data

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

Nyc
Hkg

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Nyc
Hkg

Monthly pass

Regular price

Nyc
Hkg

Fuel prices

Per Litre

New York
Hong Kong

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Nyc
Hkg
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

New York
Hong Kong

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Nyc
Hkg
Lettuce 1 head
Nyc
Hkg
Tomatoes 1kg
Nyc
Hkg

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Nyc
Hkg
Oranges 1 head
Nyc
Hkg
Bananas 1kg
Nyc
Hkg

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

New York
4.5%
Hong Kong
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in New York are 17.14% higher than in Hong Kong

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Nyc
Hkg
Market 0.5L bottle
Nyc
Hkg

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Nyc
Hkg
Market 0.33L bottle
Nyc
Hkg

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

New York
5
Hong Kong

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Nyc
Hkg

Summer dress

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

Nyc
Hkg

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

New York
$15.33
Hong Kong
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Nyc $4,070.74/mth
Hkg $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Nyc $4,070.74/mth
Hkg $4,070.74/mth