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Hong Kong vs Vancouver
Hkg vs Van

Average net salary (After tax)

Vancouver
Hong Kong

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Van
Hkg
Outside city centre
Van
Hkg

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Van
Hkg
Outside city centre
Van
Hkg

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Van
Hkg
Outside city centre
Van
Hkg

Mortgage rates

Vancouver
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

Vancouver
Hong Kong

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Van
Hkg

Mobile phone data

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

Van
Hkg

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Van
Hkg

Monthly pass

Regular price

Van
Hkg

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Vancouver
Hong Kong

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Van
Hkg
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Vancouver
Hong Kong

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Van
Hkg
Lettuce 1 head
Van
Hkg
Tomatoes 1kg
Van
Hkg

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Van
Hkg
Oranges 1 head
Van
Hkg
Bananas 1kg
Van
Hkg

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Vancouver
4.5%
Hong Kong
5.5%

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

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Van
Hkg
Market 0.5L bottle
Van
Hkg

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Van
Hkg
Market 0.33L bottle
Van
Hkg

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Vancouver
5
Hong Kong

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Van
Hkg

Summer dress

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

Van
Hkg

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Vancouver
$15.33
Hong Kong
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Van $4,070.74/mth
Hkg $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Van $4,070.74/mth
Hkg $4,070.74/mth