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Hong Kong vs Wellington
Hkg vs Wlg

Average net salary (After tax)

Wellington
Hong Kong

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Wlg
Hkg
Outside city centre
Wlg
Hkg

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Wlg
Hkg
Outside city centre
Wlg
Hkg

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Wlg
Hkg
Outside city centre
Wlg
Hkg

Mortgage rates

Wellington
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

Wellington
Hong Kong

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Wlg
Hkg

Mobile phone data

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

Wlg
Hkg

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Wlg
Hkg

Monthly pass

Regular price

Wlg
Hkg

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Wellington
Hong Kong

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Wlg
Hkg
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Wellington
Hong Kong

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Wlg
Hkg
Lettuce 1 head
Wlg
Hkg
Tomatoes 1kg
Wlg
Hkg

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Wlg
Hkg
Oranges 1 head
Wlg
Hkg
Bananas 1kg
Wlg
Hkg

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Wellington
4.5%
Hong Kong
5.5%

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

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Wlg
Hkg
Market 0.5L bottle
Wlg
Hkg

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Wlg
Hkg
Market 0.33L bottle
Wlg
Hkg

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Wellington
5
Hong Kong

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Wlg
Hkg

Summer dress

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

Wlg
Hkg

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Wellington
$15.33
Hong Kong
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Wlg $4,070.74/mth
Hkg $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Wlg $4,070.74/mth
Hkg $4,070.74/mth