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Hong Kong vs Panama City
Hkg vs Pan

Average net salary (After tax)

Panama City
Hong Kong

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Pan
Hkg
Outside city centre
Pan
Hkg

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Pan
Hkg
Outside city centre
Pan
Hkg

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Pan
Hkg
Outside city centre
Pan
Hkg

Mortgage rates

Panama City
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

Panama City
Hong Kong

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Pan
Hkg

Mobile phone data

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

Pan
Hkg

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Pan
Hkg

Monthly pass

Regular price

Pan
Hkg

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Panama City
Hong Kong

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Pan
Hkg
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Panama City
Hong Kong

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Pan
Hkg
Lettuce 1 head
Pan
Hkg
Tomatoes 1kg
Pan
Hkg

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Pan
Hkg
Oranges 1 head
Pan
Hkg
Bananas 1kg
Pan
Hkg

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Panama City
4.5%
Hong Kong
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Panama City are 17.14% higher than in Hong Kong

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Pan
Hkg
Market 0.5L bottle
Pan
Hkg

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Pan
Hkg
Market 0.33L bottle
Pan
Hkg

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Panama City
5
Hong Kong

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Pan
Hkg

Summer dress

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

Pan
Hkg

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Panama City
$15.33
Hong Kong
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Pan $4,070.74/mth
Hkg $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Pan $4,070.74/mth
Hkg $4,070.74/mth